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Will County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What Are Will County Arrest Records?

Will County arrest records are documentation created when people are arrested and detained by law enforcement authorities. They may include personal information on an arrestee, like name, date of birth, and gender. These arrest records may also have the date, time and place of the arrest, the name, report, and rank of the arresting officer, and the name of the jail, prison, or detention center that housed an arrestee. In Will County, the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining arrest records and making them available to requesters.

Crime Statistics

According to 2015 crime statistics, Will County recorded 671 violent crimes and 6,042 property crimes. Aggravated assault was the most prevalent violent crime with 409 incidents. Other violent crime incidents in the county that year include 155 robberies, 93 rapes, and 14 murders. The most common property crime in Will County in 2015 was larceny-theft, with 4,641 incidents. Burglary incidents were a distant second with 1,199 cases while there were 202 vehicle thefts and 71 arsons.

Compared to figures for the previous year, the violent crime rate dipped by 6.3% while the property crime rate rose by 6.7%. A closer look at crime trend data for Will County indicates that murder (40%), rape (43.1%), burglary (18.9%), larceny-theft (4.2%), and vehicle theft (1%) rates rose between 2014 and 2015. On the other hand, there were fewer incidences of aggravated assault (14.4%), robbery (4.9%), and arson (13.4%).

What Are Will County Criminal Records?

Will County criminal records contain an official summary of the crimes committed by an individual within the county. An individual’s criminal records cover all known illegal activity of such individuals that have been processed by the criminal justice system. Will county criminal records include arrest data, indictments, pending and past dispositions, finalized convictions, and more. This information comes from various government departments. Will County criminal records typically contain the Full name, including aliases, birth date, race/ethnicity, and other physical traits. Fingerprints and mugshots may also be in Will County criminal records.

How Do I Get Will County Criminal Records?

The Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification collects, maintains, and disseminates criminal history information in the state. The Uniform Conviction Information Act mandates the Illinois State Police, Bureau of Identification, to make available to the public all criminal history record conviction information collected and maintained by it. To acquire criminal records, requesters may have to pay a fee to the Illinois Bureau of Identification. Name-based inquiries are available through the Criminal History Information Response Process (CHIRP). Interested persons can also access Illinois criminal records through the court that created the criminal records and the Illinois Courts website.

How to Find Will County Sex Offender Information

The Illinois State Police is the government agency responsible for maintaining the state’s sex offender registry. People who have committed certain sex offenses against children must register as Sex Offenders. The Illinois State Police makes this information available to the public. People can access the Sex Offender Database on the Internet via the Illinois Sex Offender Information website. To find registered sex offenders living in Will County, requesters can use the offender search tool on the website and choose Will from the Illinois counties’ drop-down list. The public can also search for registered sex offenders by name, zip code, offense type, and current status.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Will County Jail?

People who wish to visit inmates at the Will County jail can go to the Video Visitation Center across the Detention Facility street. Visitors can see the inmate they call on a television screen connected to the Detention Facility, and they can talk to the inmates through a telephone. Visitors have to schedule an appointment 24 to 48 hours before their visit.

Visitors younger than seventeen years old must visit in the company of a parent or legal guardian. Only two persons may visit an inmate at one time. Visitors must present valid government-issued I.D to gain entry to the facility. Visitors must dress and conduct themselves appropriately. Visiting hours at the county jail are from 9:15 am until 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm until 4:15 pm, every day.

Where and How to Find Will County Inmate Information

The Will County Sheriff's Office is responsible for maintaining and running the Will County jail. It also maintains inmate records for the county. The department provides a handy inmate search tool on its website to help the public find anyone incarcerated in the county’s correctional facility. The search page also provides a regularly updated list of individuals currently in Will County jails in alphabetical order. Anyone can access inmate information in Will County jail.

What Are Will County Court Records?

Will County court records are official documents that provide details on all court proceedings. The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is responsible for filing and maintaining all records for civil, criminal, and traffic cases heard in Will County. The Circuit Clerk puts all of these records online on a dedicated portal for the public to search. People can find case documents using the Court Records System, by searching by name, case number, or ticket number. Residents of Will County can also access court information such as attorney schedule and courtroom availability via the links on the Court Schedule webpage.

The public can order Will County court documents in person and by mail. To do so, they can visit or send a request to:

Office of the Circuit Clerk
Will County Courthouse
W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432

The Circuit Clerk charges $2 for the first page of copies of court records. Subsequent Pages, from two to twenty, attract a charge of 50 cents per page. From 21 pages onwards, the fee is 25 cents per page. There is an additional cost of $6 per document for certified copies. The fee structure for certified copies of probate records is a little different. The first three pages cost $2 per page, while pages four onward attract a fee of $1 per page.

Location of All Courts in Will County

Will County Circuit Court
Will County Courthouse
West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

Will County Circuit Court
River Valley Justice Center
West McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

Will County Circuit Court
Will County Court Annex
North Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 772-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

Will County Circuit Court - Bolingbrook Branch Court
Town Hall and Police Department
West Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

Will County Circuit Court - Braidwood Branch Court
Police Department
West Main Street
Braidwood, IL 60408
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

Will County Circuit Court - Frankfort Branch Court
Frankfort Township Old Hall
West Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL 60423
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

Will County Circuit Court - Lockport Branch Court
City Hall
East 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Phone: (815) 740-8074

Will County Circuit Court - Peotone Branch Court
Will County Fair Grounds - Will County Atrium
West Street
Peotone, IL 60468
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

Will County Circuit Court - Plainfield Branch Court
Plainfield Law Enforcement Center
South Coil Plus Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

Will County Circuit Court - Wilmington Branch Court
City Hall
South Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

Joliet Administrative Adjudication
City Hall
West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 724-4090
Fax: (815) 724-4118

Plainfield Administrative Adjudication
Plainfield Law Enforcement Center
South Coil Plus Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: (815) 439-4234
Fax: (815) 436-9981

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What Are Will County Vital Records

Will County’s vital records are documentation of certain significant life events in the county. The events recorded include birth, marriage, divorce, and death. In compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, these vital records are not public. According to the provisions of the state of Illinois Vital Records Act, access to records of vital events is only available to eligible applicants, like adult subjects, selected family members, and legal representatives of the records’ subject. To request certified copies of a vital record, applicants may have to present specific documents validating their eligibility.

People requesting informational copies may present a government-issued photo ID and documents demonstrating a direct and tangible interest in the record requested. The County Clerk is the official responsible for maintaining and issuing birth, marriage, and death records for Will County. The divorce records of Will County are not public information, but requesters can access general information regarding the divorce. The Circuit Court Clerk of Will County issues divorce records for the county.

Where and How to Get Will County Divorce Records

The divorce records of Will County are not public information. They are strictly accessible to the registrants, their legal representatives, and applicants who can demonstrate a direct and tangible interest in the record. However, general information regarding the divorce may be open to the public. The Circuit Court Clerk of Will County issues divorce records for the county. Requesters may have to provide information necessary for facilitating the record retrieval like the full name of the parties involved, the place and date of the divorce, and case file number of court records about the case. Requesters may also have to pay fees to cover the cost of copies and certification.

Where and How to Get Will County Marriage Records

The Clerk of Will County is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of marriage licenses in the county. Applicants can contact the County Clerk’s Office to obtain copies of these marriage certificates or union licenses. The County Clerk accepts in-person and mail requests for these records. To request marriage records in person, people can visit the:

Will County Clerk’s Office
302 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432

The office opens between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Requesters must present valid photo I.D. For mail requests, applicants can download and complete a marriage or civil union certificate request form and mail it to the Will County Clerk’s Office address above, along with a valid ID and the fee required as a check or money order. Cash payments are only acceptable for in-person requests. The first certified copy of a marriage certificate costs $9. An additional certified copy of the same record issued at the same time costs $4 for each.

Where and How to Get Will County Birth Records

The Will County Clerk maintains and issues birth records for Will County. People can contact the County Clerk’s Office to request birth records in-person or via mail at:

Will County Clerk’s Office
302 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432

The office opens between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Requesters may have to present their valid photo I.D. For mail requests, applicants must send a completed birth certificate request form to the Will County Clerk’s Office address along with a photocopy of their valid ID. They may also send a check or money order to cover the requisite fee for obtaining a birth record. Cash payments are only acceptable for in-person requests. The County Clerk charges $9 for the first certified copy of a birth certificate and then $4 for each additional certified copy of the same record issued at the same time.

Where and How to Get Will County Death Records

People who wish to obtain death records for Will County can contact the County Clerk’s Office. Requests for death records can be made in-person or via mail. To make a request, applicants must submit a death certificate request form to the Will County Clerk’s Office at:

Will County Clerk’s Office
302 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432

The office opens between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Requesters may also have to present their valid photo I.D. For mail requests, applicants must send a check or money order to cover the requisite fee for obtaining a death record. Cash payments are only acceptable for in-person requests. The first certified copy of a death certificate is $13, while each additional certified copy attracts a charge of $8.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Will County?

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of information Act, all property records in Cook County are open to members of the public. The law provides people with the right to inspect the content of a government-generated record.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Will County

The Will County Recorder's Office is the custodian of the county's property records. It maintains a repository for property records filed since 1836. The office provides access via the internet, mail, email, or by visiting the office in person. The fee for in-house inquiries depends on the request. Anyone intending to search or obtain copies of a Will County property record should by mail or in-person should contact the office at:

241 Canterbury Ln
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: (312) 603-5050

How to Look Up Will County Property Records

The Will County Assessor allows members of the public to search property records online. There are five ways to search for Will County property records. These includes

The requester will need to provide the necessary information about the property record in question.

Location of Will County Property Assessors

Will County Supervisor of Assessments
302 North Chicago Street
2nd Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 740-4648

Township Assessors
Custer Township Assessor
36005 Ohlhues Road
Custer Park, IL 60481
Phone: (815) 458-2252
Fax: (815) 458-0820

Reed Township Assessor
440 N. Division Street
Braidwood, IL 60408
Phone: (815) 458-6068
Fax: (815) 458-6028

Wilmington Township Assessor
120 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 397
Wilmington, IL 60481
Phone: (815) 476-7255
Fax: (815) 476-5270

Channahon Township Assessor
P.O. Box 456
Channahon, IL 60410
Phone: (815) 467-2831
Fax: (815) 467-7342

Troy Township Assessor
25448 Seil Road
Shorewood, IL 60404
Phone: (815) 744-5806 & (815) 744-5807
Fax: (815) 744-5803

Plainfield Township Assessor
22525 W. Lockport Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: (815) 436-5110

Wheatland Township Assessor
4232 Tower Court
Naperville, IL 60564
Phone: (630) 717-0092
Fax: (630) 717-0094

Wesley Township Assessor
21333 W. Ballou Road
Wilmington, IL 60481
Phone: (815) 476-7869
Fax: (815) 476-7742

Jackson Township Assessor
100 E. Mississippi Avenue
P.O. Box 411
Elwood, IL 60421
Phone: (815) 423-5780
Fax: (815) 423-6266

Lockport Township Assessor
1463 S. Farrell Road
2nd Floor
Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: (815) 838-0780
Fax: (815) 838-5479

DuPage Township Assessor
241 Canterbury Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: (630) 759-1315
Fax: (630) 759-6163

Manhattan Township Assessor
230 S. Wabash Street
Manhattan, IL 60442
Phone: (815) 478-5154
Fax: (815) 680-5595

New Lenox Township Assessor
1100 S. Cedar Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
Phone: (815) 485-9419
Fax: (815) 485-0748

Homer Township Assessor
14350 W. 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
Phone: (708) 301-8166
Fax: (708) 301-7041

Peotone Township Assessor
8212 W. Kennedy Road
Peotone, IL 60468
Phone: (708) 258-9192
Fax: (708) 552-6375

Green Garden Township Assessor
P.O. Box 571
Monee, IL 60449
Phone: (708) 607-0006

Frankfort Township Assessor
11000 W. Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL 60423
Phone: (815) 464-3180
Fax: (815) 464-3182

Will Township Assessor
30317 S. Will Center Road
Peotone, IL 60468
Phone: (708) 258-6774
Fax: (708) 258-6774

Monee Township Assessor
46 Towncenter Drive
University Park, IL 60484
Phone: (708) 534-6023
Fax: (708) 534-6027

Washington Township Assessor
30200 Towncenter Road
Beecher, IL 60401
Phone: (708) 231-1175
Fax: (708) 946-2116

Crete Township Assessor
1367 Wood Street
Crete, IL 60417
Phone: (708) 672-8291
Fax: (708) 672-9309

Joliet Township Assessor
175 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 726-5446
Fax: (815) 726-0566