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County Clerk

Stephenson County Clerk and Recorder
50 West Douglas, Suite 500
Freeport, IL 61032
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

County Clerk and Recorder

The Office of the County Clerk focuses on keeping accurate and detailed county records. To enhance customer satisfaction, we constantly work to upgrade our document storage system, simplify public access, and improve the implementation of county licenses and permits.

Some of the key functions of our department include:

  • County records—general
  • Land records
  • State and federal liens
  • Payroll
  • Elections
  • Voter registration
  • Marriage licenses
  • Tax redemptions
  • Tax extensions

Please be advised that as of the first of the year, the Stephenson County Recorder's office increased the copy fee for documents that can be obtained via Tapestry. Beginning January 1, 2021, the fee for such documents is $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for any subsequent pages. We encourage you to utilize Tapestry ( for copies of any documents recorded after July of 92. The Recorder's office will continue to charge $1.00 per page for documents that cannot be found on Tapestry (documents recorded prior to July of 1992.) Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.

Notice of Foreclosure copies required to be provided to the County of Stephenson under Public Act 96-856,pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1503(b) may be sent to: Stephenson County Clerk, 50 West Douglas St., Suite 500, Freeport, IL 61032

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