Piatt County, Illinois Genealogy Guide

Piatt County, Illinois (Map It) was created on January 27, 1841 from DeWitt County and Macon County. Piatt County was named for John Piatt, the patriarch of a prominent settler family in the early history of the county . Learn More About State of Illinois History

Piatt County is bordered by  McLean County (north), Champaign County (east), Douglas County (southeast), Moultrie County (south), Macon County (southwest), DeWitt County (west)

Piatt County Cities, Towns & Villages include  Monticello, Atwood, Bement, Cerro Gordo, Cisco, De Land, Hammond, Mansfield.

Piatt County Townships include  Goose Creek, Bement, Blue Ridge, Cerro Gordo, Monticello, Sangamon, Unity, Willow Branch. View the Piatt Federal Township Plats of Illinois from 1804-1891.

A Piatt County, Illinois General Highway Maps includes County, City and Township maps which contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Piatt County, Illinois Courthouse Records

Piatt County, Illinois Courthouse
Piatt County, IL Courthouse

The Piatt County Courthouse is located in Monticello, Illinois. Learn More About State of Illinois Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Piatt county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Piatt County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1841, Birth & Death Records from 1877 and Land Records from 1840. The County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County. The Recorder's duties are receiving, filing and maintaining all records related to real property in our county. These documents range from all types of conveyance deeds, mortgages, releases and assignments, property liens, as well as, assorted federal, state and local liens. The Recorder’s office is responsible for the recordation and storage of plats of subdivision, land surveys and monument records. Many other types of miscellaneous documents are recorded, such as; foreign birth certificates, foreign marriage licenses, and military discharge paperwork to name a few.
  • Piatt County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1843 and Court Records from 1841. The County Clerk of the Circuit Court, commonly known as the Circuit Clerk, is the keeper of the files and records of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk's Office retains documents some of which include criminal law, chancery, support, probate, adoption, ect....
  • Piatt County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the statutory duties required as County Treasurer and as Ex-Officio County Collector of Real Estate Property Taxes and Drainage District Taxes for the entire county.
  • Local Government Records Database provides a listing of the local governmental records held by the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system

Piatt County, Illinois Census Records

Piatt County, Illinois Vital Records

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