The Sangamon County Clerk’s office is the official record keeper for births, marriages/civil unions and deaths that occur in the City of Springfield and Sangamon County. The Sangamon County Clerk’s Department of Vital Records provides certified copies of these documents for eligible individuals upon request.
The Sangamon County Clerk’s office also issues marriage and civil union licenses to eligible couples.
Additionally, the Clerk’s office certifies the names of businesses that operate under a name other than that of its owner; and accepts economic interest filings for those required to file.
Notary Public applicants are no longer required to register with the County Clerk. You are now required to register with the Secretary of State. They will issue your notary commission upon your completed registration. Click here to access information from the Secretary of State.