Recorder of Deeds' Duties
* Records documents pertaining to real estate
* Maintains surveys and subdivision plats
* Maintains Uniform Commercial Code, financing statements (Liens)
* Maintains military discharges
* Issues and files Marriage Licenses
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Family History Research
The Recorder of Deeds has many duties in regards to the preservation of records. All transactions having to due with land are recorded and permanently archived in this office. St. Clair County land records date back to 1840. All land records have been microfilmed from 1840 through the present date. Computerization has become an integral part of our daily operation. Our records are not on the internet, but are accessible by the public by way of our public computer workstation. Records available on the computer at the present time include:
* All Land records indexed with images from early 1920 to the present.
* All Marriage Licenses indexed with images from 1855 to the present.
* Federal and State Tax Liens/Releases Indexes from August 2000 to the present.
The Recorders Office takes Marriage License applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, reports marriages to the state, and maintains a permanent record of marriage. St. Clair County marriage records date back to 1855.