Download vital records, forms from new Winnebago County Clerk Web site
From press release
Winnebago County Clerk Margie Mullins on June 24 demonstrated a newly-redesigned and upgraded Web site for her office at a news conference at the Winnebago County Administration Building, 404 Elm St., Rockford. The site can be found at www.WinnebagoCountyClerk.com.
The site was launched in May 2010 and features numerous technological upgrades, which will make obtaining vital records (birth and death certificates), marriage licenses and other official forms much easier and more convenient for Winnebago County residents. Those running for office in November 2010 and beyond also will benefit from new features on the site.
“Today, people get nearly everything they need from the Internet, and this site lets Winnebago County residents spend less time in the office, which makes us all more efficient,” Mullins says. “Things are always changing, and there is always a better, more efficient way to conduct business.”
The Winnebago County Clerk’s office and its 13 staff members handle more than 500 requests for birth certificates each week and nearly 150 marriage licenses each month. With the new site, Winnebago County residents can now accomplish a number of tasks online–including ordering copies of birth certificates. These services were previously only available by going to the Clerk’s office within the Winnebago County Administration Building at 404 Elm St. in Rockford.
The site, developed in conjunction with Rockford, Ill.-based agency KMK Media Group, includes the following features:
→ Birth & Death Records can now be ordered and paid for online, or residents can order records through the mail using the downloadable form.
→ Copies of existing Marriage Licenses can be ordered online or via the mail with a downloadable form. By statute, new Marriage Licenses can only be issued in person, and couples are required to apply for a license in person at the Clerk’s office.
→ Elected Office Seekers outside the city of Rockford can now purchase and download or receive on CD voter information–such as walking lists for legislative districts. (City of Rockford voter information is obtained through the city’s Board of Election Commissioners.)
→ Information about how to apply for or renew DBA (“doing business as”) Licenses, Notary Public Licenses, Amusement Licenses, Liquor Licenses, Raffle Licenses and Hotel/Motel Licenses also is available on the site.
→ The site includes a comprehensive and searchable list of elected officials in Winnebago County–from the county board and city officials to public library districts and township officials. It also lists all Winnebago County Board members from 1948 until the present.
From the June 30-July 6, 2010 issue
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