County Clerk

Scott Erickson Knox County Clerk

Scott Erickson
Knox County Clerk

County Clerk:  Scott G. Erickson

Phone #: (309) 345-3815
Fax Number: (309) 345-3801

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

Location: Knox County Courthouse 200 South Cherry Street Galesburg, IL  61401

Freedom of Information Officer:  Scott G. Erickson, County Clerk



Replacement Voter ID cards for County Voters mailing soon There will be new Voter ID cards being sent to the registered voters of Knox County outside of the city limits of Galesburg very soon.  These new cards will replace the ones sent by the vendor earlier this year that referenced the wrong County of registration.  The new cards are being printed and mailed at NO COST to the citizens of Knox County as the error was on the production company. 

Click the link for the Map showing the 2022 re-apportionment map for Knox County.

Click this link to see the precincts for the cities of Abingdon and Knoxville.

Due to the recent re-districting that has taken place in Illinois, your voting districts may have changed.  New Voter ID cards are being produced and will be sent out soon to all registered voters in the County.  The new cards will show your eligible voting districts that will start with the 2022 General Primary.  Please note that the 2022 General Primary Election date has been moved from March to June 28, 2022.


Duties of Office: The County Clerk’s Office provides a variety of services to the public including:

  • Administering elections in Knox County.
  • Maintaining voter registration for Knox County.
  • Calculating tax rates applied to property and collecting deliquent taxes.
  • Maintain vital records for Knox County (Birth, Marriage, and Death records).
  • Issuing of Marriage Licenses.
  • Commissions for notaries.
  • Maintain assumed business name filings.
  • Maintain statement of economic interest filings.
  • Issuing liquor licenses and raffle licenses.
  • Processing accounts payable for Knox County.
  • Create County Board minutes.
  • Maintain County Resolutions and Ordinance records.

How to get information: Information regarding vital records, marriage licenses, liquor or raffle licenses, registering of an assumed business name, County Board minutes, Resolution or Ordinances, or notary commissions may be obtained by phone at (309) 345-3815.  Questions regarding elections and voter registration should be directed to the Elections Division at (309) 345-3858.  Questions about payment of deliquent taxes or tax levy extensions should be directed to the Tax Services Division at (309) 345-3857.  Freedom of Information requests may be made in person or by mail to the above listed contact.  Requests by mail should be sent to 200 South Cherry Street, Galesburg, IL  61401.


  • Birth and Marriage Records – $15.00 for the first copy, $5.00 for each additional copy of the same record.  Geneological records are $8.00 for each search and non-certified copy of record if available.
  • Death Records – $20.00 for the first copy, $10.00 for each additional copy of same record.  Geneological records are $8.00 for each search and non-certified record if available.
  • Marriage License – $50.00
  • Freedom of Information copy fees – Black and white copies on 8-1/2 X 11 or 8-1/2 X 14 paper – First fifty (50) pages free, and additional pages at $0.15 per page.  Color copies at $0.15 per page for all pages.  Copies provided in electronic format on CD will be provided at the actual cost of media.

Employees: Full Time 5  Annual Budget Available HERE