Perry County, Indiana Genealogy Guide

Perry County, Indiana (Map It) was created on November 1, 1814 from Gibson County and Warrick County. This county was named forCommodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the War of 1812 . Learn More About State of Indiana History

Perry County is bordered by  Crawford County (northeast), Meade County, Kentucky (east), Breckinridge County, Kentucky (southeast), Hancock County, Kentucky (southwest), Spencer County (west), Dubois County (northwest).

Perry County Cities and Towns include  Cannelton, Tell City, Troy.

Perry County Townships include  Anderson, Clark, Leopold, Oil, Tobin, Troy, Union. See Map of Perry County Townships.

Perry County, Indiana Courthouse Records

Perry County, Indiana Courthouse
Perry County, IN Courthouse

The Perry County Courthouse is located in Tell City, Indiana. Learn More About State of Indiana 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 Perry 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.

  • Perry County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1814, Probate Records from 1813 and Court Records from 1815. The County Clerk responsiblities include administering Court Records of all Court Cases, prepares the Court's permanent historical record, performs marriage ceremonies, process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses, processes and distributes documents for court cases, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings.
  • Perry County Recorder has Land Records from 1815. The County Recorder maintains, preserves and Records Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments.
  • Perry County Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state such as real estate tax, personal property tax, mobile home tax, state assessed tax, and the following miscellaneous taxes: auto excise tax, inheritance tax, and innkeeper's tax.
  • Perry County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1882. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.

Perry County, Indiana Census Records

Perry County, Indiana Vital Records

Perry County, Indiana Resources

Perry County, Indiana External Links

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