County Clerk/Recorder

County Clerk:  Patricia Duncheon

Office Information


102 South 7th Street

PO Box 465

County Courthouse

Petersburg, IL  62675


(217) 632-3201

(217) 632-4301 (Fax)


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

Monday - Friday


Patricia Duncheon - County Clerk

Carol Schafer - Chief Deputy

Elizabeth Schultz - Chief Deputy

Description of Services

The Recorders Office handles various matters that include:  deeds, mortgages, liens, etc., payroll and accounts payable, hunting and fishing licenses, raffle licenses, assumed name applications, elections and genealogy.

You can access some applications and forms by clicking below:


Assumed Name Certificate (For Businesses)

Application For Consumer Fireworks Display

Application For Liquor License

Application For Raffle License


Recording & Copy Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule


Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How much are genealogy copies?

A:  $3.00 for each page.

Q:  How can I find out what may be owed for back taxes?

A:  Contact the County Clerk for the total owed on your property.

Q:  How do I find out if I am registered to vote?

A:  Contact this office and an employee will be available to assist you.

Q:  Can I get a hunting and fishing license in the courthouse?

A:  The County Clerk can issue these in their first floor office.

Q:  How much are other copies?

A:  Certified copies are $11.00 for the first copy and $8.00 for each additional copy.

Q:  What is the current marriage/civil union license fee?

A:  $50.00

Q:  Is the Plat Act Affidavit available on-line?

A: Plat Act Affidavit