Special County Board Meeting for Friday, March 20, 2020
Per the Governor’s executive order, the following is the conference call number for public access to the meeting.
Call in number: (425) 436-6382
Access Code: 672838
Until further notice, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Monroe County Courthouse will be closed to the public effective at 4:30 pm today, end of business day, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The county offices can still be contacted through phone or email. You can find that information on our website.
Thank you for your patience at this trying time.
Monroe County Chairman Robert Elmore
Monroe County Commissioners Office
Click on this link for a PDF of election results.
The Election guide for the March 17, 2020 is now available. Look in your local newspaper for a paper copy!
Early voting for the March 17, 2020 Primary Election starts on February 6 at the Monroe County Courthouse. Early voting goes until March 16. Office hours are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
GIS has created some new user friendly maps/apps. Click link above to check them out.
2018 TAX BILLS
The 2018 tax bills, payable in 2019, were mailed August 26 with the 1st installment due October 8, 2019 and the second installment due November 8, 2019.
You can now order birth, marriage, and death certificates online. Please have drivers license or state issued id available. Click here to visit the ordering website.
2018 ASSESSMENT NOTICES
2018 assessment notices were published on February 27, 2019. Deadline to appeal is March 29, 2019. Contact the Assessor’s Office for more information.
CLICK HERE FOR ELECTION RESULTS
2017 TAX RATE EXTENSION BOOK – (Taxes payable in 2018)
Welcome to Monroe County, Illinois
The lush rolling hills and fertile farmland in Monroe County make it a wonderful location to raise a family. With a population of just under 34,000, it boasts numerous picturesque communities including the larger towns of Columbia, Waterloo (county seat), Valmeyer, Hecker, as well as other smaller quaint villages such as Maeystown and Fults.
Founded in 1816 and named for James Monroe, Monroe County is located in Southwest Illinois and is bordered on the west by the Mississippi river. Geographically the county is located just 11 miles to the south east of St. Louis Missouri.