County and State Agencies


Rock Island County Recorder
210 15th Street
Rock Island IL 6
1201
309-786-4451


Real Estate and Servicemen's Discharges
The County Recorder's Office is located on the second floor, Rock Island Court House, 200 15th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, 309-786-4451.
The Recorder's office has custody of the fo
llowing records:
Real estate records that include the legal
description and grantee⁄grantor in transactions beginning 30 December 1835.
Records of mortgages beginning 1838.
Service
men's discharge records beginning 17 Jun 1865.
All records a
re indexed by name. There is no charge for searches, but there is a reproduction charge of 25 cents per page. Check should be drawn payable to the Rock Island County Recorder.

Probate
The
Circuit Clerk's Office has Probate Division located on the 1st floor of the Rock Island Court House, 200 15th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, 309-786-4451, ext 318, with Small Claims in room 105. They have will books dating back to 1860, indexed by the name of the deceased and by date of death.

A
t this time, there is no charge for searches by private individuals. There is a $4.00 fee per search by the Probate Division staff.
There is a reproduction charge of $1.00 for the fir
st page and $.50 for additional pages. Checks should be drawn payable to the office.

Rock Island County Courthouse
Rock I
sland Division
1528 3rd Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-793-34
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Rock Island County Office Building
1504 3rd Ave.
Rock Isl
and, IL 61201
309-786-4451


Birth, Marriage and Death

The County Clerk's Office is located on the first floor of the Rock Island County Office Building (also known as the old Modern Woodmen Building), 1504 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201, 309-786-4451. Office hours are from 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday.

The County Clerk's Office has the following records;
access limited to Index only 1916 and before. Records after 1916 must be searched by the County Clerk's staff, there is a $7.00 search fee, which includes one certified copy of document, if found. Cash, Certified Check, or Money Order.
Birth re
cords beginning 1877
Marriage records beginning 1833
Death r
ecords beginning 1878

Records are indexed by year, last nam
e, first name and in the case of marriages by both spouces names.

Rock Island County Courthouse (don't tell, but death ce
rtificates are a lot cheaper there than anywhere else I have had to get them). Land records, birth⁄marriage⁄death certs. Indexes to marriages are helpful. Info courtesy of Anne.

Coroner
The Rock Island County Coroners's Office, located in th
e south wing on the ground floor of the County Office Building at 1504 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201, 309-786-4451, maintains ledger records going back to 1890. Those ledgers from 1890 to 1990 are stored in the attic, but can be searched by the staff. Records for 1990 and later are maintained in the office. There is no fee for searches and abstracting by the staff, but persons seeking information should make inquiries by surname, month and year. (there are death certificate records in the County Clerk's Office also.)


Rock Island County C
ourthouse
East Moline Division
915 16th Ave.
East Moline, IL
61244
309-752-1524

Appellate Court 3rd District of Illinois

Supreme Court of Illinois
309-757-9458

Historic Preservatio
n Agency
Black Hawk State Historic Site
1510 46th Ave.
Rock I
sland, IL 61201
309-793-3439

Historic Preservation Agency
Ha
uberg Museum
1510 46th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-788-953
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