The County Clerk's office has 20 employees and an operating budget of $1.2 million.
One of its major responsibilities is the running of the Elections (outside the City of East St. Louis), which includes the manning of the polling places by Election Judges, the printing of all the election materials, the counting of votes, and the training of the Election Judges and Deputy Registrars.
The County Clerk serves as the official record keeper for all matters relating to County government and as the Chief Clerk for the St. Clair County Board.
All vital statistics, including birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates are maintained by the County Clerk.
The County Clerk issues marriage licenses, liquor licenses, receives delinquent taxes and various other licenses and permits. Voter registration is also handled by the County Clerk.
The County Clerk is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of individual taxing districts and aggregate values and to verify levy amounts, maximum rates and Truth in Taxation Compliance prior to extending taxes.
You may contact the County Clerk's office by calling 618-277-6600 ext. 2377
The St. Clair County Clerk's Office is open during the following times:
Monday through Friday
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Except for Holidays
8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
The County Clerk's Office will be open the following Saturdays in 2013:
Application for marriage license may be made to the County Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday. Please see above for Saturday hours. You must be here ½ hour prior to close to apply for a license on Saturday.