County Clerk & Recorder's Office

The Fayette County Clerk & Recorder's Office is responsible for issuing marriage licenses, maintaining birth, death and marriage records, military discharges, assumed names, campaign disclosure statements, statements of economic interests, certificates of taxes paid, and budgets and tax levees from local entities.

Voter Registration

The office also administers voter registration and all election proceedings, preparing official proceedings and retaining of the minutes for the County Board, the commissioning of notary publics and maintains land records including deeds, mortgages, liens, assignments, releases and documents pertaining to corporations.



For those interested in genealogy, our records for birth and deaths begin at 1877, and our marriages begin at 1821.


* Geneaology record fees are $4.00 per copy. 

* Certified copies of vital records are $7.00/first copy and $4.00/each 

    additional copy.

* Marriage Licenses are $20.00 - For more information about what is

    required for application of a marriage license, please call our office. 


We appreciate your interest in the Fayette County Clerk & Recorder's Office and would like to remind you that our newer vital records are not open to the public and we are not allowed to give legal advice about the recording of land documents, and suggest that you contact an attorney, abstract company, or title company.


For Recording Fees click here




**Notice of Foreclosure copies required to be provided to the County of Fayette under Public Act 96-856 pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1503(b), may be sent to:  Fayette County Clerk, P.O. Box 401, Vandalia, IL  62471



Additional Resources

County Clerk & Recorder's Office

221 S. 7th Street, Room 106 P.O. Box 401

Vandalia, Illinois  62471


Phone:  (618) 283-5000

Fax:      (618) 283-5004

Email County Clerk



Terri D. Braun

County Clerk & Recorder &

FOIA Officer

Trudy Zimmerman

Deputy Clerk/Payables


Iris Virden

Deputy Clerk/Delinquent Taxes


Connie Hirtzel

Deputy Clerk/Recording


Kelly Taylor

Chief Deputy Clerk/Elections


Tammie Kramer

Deputy Clerk/Vital Records

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