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County Clerk: R. Steve Sonnemaker

R. Steve Sonnemaker
County Clerk



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Telephone Main: (309) 672-6059
Recording: (309) 672-6090
Fax Main: (309) 672-6063
Recording: (309) 672-6202
Office Hours Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm
Recording Hours Monday–Friday 8:30am–4:30pm
Location Peoria County Courthouse (map)
Room 101 (map)
Location - Recording Peoria County Courthouse (map)
Room G-04 (map)
What we do The County Clerk provides a variety of services to the public including:
  • Calculating tax rates applied to property and collecting delinquent taxes
  • Maintains birth, death, marriage, and civil union records
  • Recording documents
  • Commissions for notaries
  • Maintaining assumed business filings
  • Maintaining statement of economic interest filings
  • Creating and maintaining County Board minutes
  • Maintaining County Code
  • Issuing Marriage and Civil Union Licenses
  • Issuing liquor licenses and raffle licenses
  • Maintain Contracts
  • Issuing New Address Numbers Outside the City of Peoria and Chillicothe
  • Various
FY 2016 Operating Budget $714,265
Employees Full Time 9
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, tax extensions, economic interest statements and new addresses should be directed to 309-672-6059 or 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 Mike Deluhery, Chief Deputy, 324 Main Street, Room 101, Peoria, IL 61602.
Freedom of Information Officers Mike Deluhery, Chief Deputy
Gabe McLeod, Director of Property Taxes and Operations
  • Landfill No. 3 siting Application Documents: 50¢/page if reproducible internally; copies other than 8 1/2 x 14: Actual cost of reproduction
  • Black and white copies: 8 1/2 x 11 and 8 1/2 x 14: First 50 pages: free; 15¢/page thereafter
  • Copies maintained in electronic format and emailed or sent on CD: free
  • Copies larger than 8 1/2 x 14 and color: Actual cost of reproduction
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