Highway Department Relocation
Effective August 6, 2020 the Monroe County Highway Department has relocated to the County Annex Building, 901 Illinois Avenue, Suite B, Waterloo.
2019 TAX BILLS (payable in 2020)
The 2019 tax bills, payable in 2020, were mailed August 7, 2020. The first installment is due September 25 and the second installment is due November 6.
Monroe County Farmland Review Committee
The Monroe County Farmland Review Committee will meet on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in room 220 of the Monroe County Courthouse. This meeting will be to discuss the 2021 Equalized Assessed Values for farmland as set forth by the Department of Revenue.
For all other Court matters, please go to the Circuit Clerk’s web page for updated information.
Public Access of the Courthouse
The Monroe County Courthouse will be open to the pubic starting Monday, April, 27, 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are restrictions and requirements to enter the building to conduct business. As always, County Departments can be contacted by phone or email. Department contact information is listed on each of their department pages.
Thank you for your patience at this trying time.
Monroe County Chairman Robert Elmore
Monroe County Commissioners Office
GIS has created some new user friendly maps/apps. Click link above to check them out.
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.
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.