Franklin County Vital Records

Search Franklin County IL vital records such as births, death, marriages, and divorces.


Franklin County Clerk Office

Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records for their municipality. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for vital records, which are available to the public. The office maintains certificates, death certificate, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Franklin County Clerk Benton IL 202 Election Street 62812 618-439-3403

West Frankfort City Clerk West Frankfort IL 110 North Jefferson Street 62896 618-932-3262


Franklin County Marriage License Office

Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in the office’s jurisdiction. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses they have issued, which are available to the public. In many locations, Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Franklin County Marriage License Benton IL 202 West Main Street 62812 618-438-3221


Franklin County Coroner & Medical Examiner

Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain records by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Franklin County Medical Examiner & Coroner Benton IL 411 East Main Street 62812 618-439-6850


Franklin County Town & City Hall

The Town Hall or City Hall is the chief administrative office that runs the town or city. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including vital records. You can find birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Buckner City Hall Buckner IL 200 E Main St 62819 618-724-7501

Royalton City Hall Royalton IL 200 South Royal Street 62983 618-984-4493

West Frankfort City Hall West Frankfort IL 110 North Jefferson Street 62896 618-932-3262