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Stephenson 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




Click here for the Election Information Page


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



Vici Otte
Vici Otte
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

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