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County Clerk: R. Steve Sonnemaker

R. Steve Sonnemaker
County Clerk



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Telephone (309) 672-6059
Fax (309) 672-6063
Office Hours Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm
Location Peoria County Courthouse (map)
Room 101 (map)
What we do The County Clerk provides a variety of services to the public including:
  • Administering elections in Peoria County
  • Maintaining voter registration for Peoria County
  • Calculating tax rates applied to property and collecting delinquent taxes
  • Maintains birth, death, marriage, and civil union records
  • Commissions for notaries
  • Maintaining assumed business filings
  • Maintaining statement of economic interest filings
  • Creating and maintaining County Board minutes
  • Issuing Marriage and Civil Union Licenses
  • Issuing liquor licenses and raffle licenses
FY 2015 Operating Budget $810,490
Employees Full Time 11
Obtaining Information Information with regard to obtaining vital records, marriage and civil union licenses, raffle licenses, liquor licenses, registering as a business under an assumed name, notary commissions, tax redemptions, tax calculations or tax extensions should be directed to the Vital Records Section of the office at 309-672-6059. Questions with regard to elections, voter registrations, economic interest statements and new addresses should be directed to the Elections Sections of the office at 309-672-6070. Requests for public records under the Freedom of Information Act may be made in person during normal office hours, by e-mail to or by mail to Lyn Schmidt, Chief Deputy, 324 Main Street, Room 101, Peoria, IL 61602. In the Chief Deputy's absence, please contact Mike Deluhery, Director of Elections and Finance
Freedom of Information Officers Lyn Schmidt, Chief Deputy
Mike Deluhery, Director of Elections and Finance

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