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Kankakee County Court Records

Kankakee County court records are documents and files relating to legal proceedings within the jurisdiction of the county courts. Some of the contained information may include but are not limited to:

  • Case Information
  • Evidence and Exhibits
  • Court Dockets
  • Financial Information
  • Pleadings
  • Appeals
  • Case History
  • Civil Records
  • Criminal Records
  • Judgments and Orders
  • Transcripts

Court records ensure the transparency and accountability of the legal system by demonstrating the process of arriving at a just and equitable judgment. In addition, Illinois court records (and those of its counties) lay precedents for legal judgments.

Are Court Records Public in Kankakee County?

Yes, Kankakee County court records are public. The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows members of the public to access information regarding government affairs. However, the FOIA exempts certain records from public access. Per Illinois laws, the following Kankakee County court records may be restricted from public access:

  • Juvenile Records
  • Adoption Records
  • Records that are barred by state or federal statutes
  • Records of an ongoing investigation
  • Sealed Records
  • Expunged Records
  • Trade Secrets
  • Records that may pose security risks
  • Attorney-client privilege information
  • Financial accounts information.

Kankakee County Court Records Search

There are several options for searching for Kankakee County court records. Interested persons can use names, dates, case numbers, and other criteria to search for Kankakee County court records. Kankakee County court records are also available by email, mail, or in-person visits to the records custodian agencies.

Kankakee County Court Records Search by Name

Kankakee County name-based court records involve using the records owner's name as the criteria for a record search. To use a records owner's name as the search criteria, visit the records repository search portal and use the name. Also, when requesting Kankakee County court records offline, include the name of the records owner in the request to ease the search process.

Note: Regardless of the search method, when requesting Kankakee County court records online or offline, fee payments may apply to cover the search and copy fees. Also, requesters may have to register to access online search tools.

Kankakee County Courts

The Kankakee County Judicial system consists of the Circuit Court, which has general jurisdiction and handles civil, criminal, family law, probate, juvenile cases, and traffic violations. However, federal cases or administrative matters may require special courts. For information on Kankakee Circuit Court, contact the Kankakee County Circuit Clerk at:

Kankakee County Circuit Court
Kankakee County Courthouse
450 East Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: (815) 936-5700
Fax: (815) 939-8830

Kankakee County District Court Records

The Kankakee County Circuit handles cases under the jurisdiction of a District Court in some states in the United States. Kankakee County district court records include documents relating to but are not limited to:

  • Small Claims
  • Traffic Citations
  • Landlord-tenant Disputes
  • Ordinance Violations
  • Civil cases
  • Juvenile case
  • Family Law cases
  • Probate cases
  • Criminal cases
  • Administrative Hearings.

To access Kankakee County district court records:

  • Visit the Kankakee County Clerk of the Circuit Court website.
  • Click Case Lookup to access the CourtView eAccess webpage.
  • Enter the letters from the image on the eAccess page into the box and submit and accept the terms and conditions to access the search portal.
  • Select Name, Case Type, Case Number, Ticket/Citation Number, or Advance Search from the options.
  • Enter the necessary information and perform a search for records.

For assistance in accessing Kankakee County district court records, applicants can call the Kankakee County Clerk of Circuit Court office or visit between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except on holidays).

Kankakee County Criminal Records

Kankakee County criminal records are official documents on individuals' criminal activities within Kankakee County, Illinois. The Circuit Clerk's Office, the County Clerk's Office, the Sheriff's Office, and the Illinois State Police Department maintain criminal records.

Kankakee County criminal records include arrest records and other information relating to convictions and court proceedings. They are public and available to interested individuals.

To access Kankakee arrest records and police reports:

  • Login to the Kankakee County Sheriff's Office website
  • Click the drop menu and select Inmate Search
  • On the new page, click the Inmate Search icon to access the records search page
  • Enter the name of the owner of the required records, booking number, or subject number
  • Enter a date range for record results
  • View the results and click the names to reveal criminal records.

Kankakee County criminal records are available through the Illinois State Police Criminal History Information Response Process (CHIRP). To access Kankakee County's criminal records background check through the CHIRP portal:

  • Login to the Illinois State Police website
  • Click Law Enforcement Resources
  • On the new page, scroll down and click Background Checks
  • Click Name Based, and on the resulting page, click CHIRP to access the Circuit Web Interface Portal
  • Provide username and password to log in.

Note: the CHIRP background check is available to persons with Illinois Digital ID accounts.

Kankakee County Criminal Court Case Lookup

To look up Kankakee County criminal records:

Requesters can also look up Kankakee County criminal records through the Kankakee County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search portal and the Illinois State Police CHIRP search webpage.

Get Kankakee County Civil Court Records

Kankakee County civil court records are documents on civil case prosecutions within Kankakee County. Kankakee County civil court records include documents and files on Personal Injury Lawsuits, Contract Disputes, Property Disputes, Family Law cases, Employment Law cases, Civil Rights lawsuits, Tort and Negligence Claims, and Probate cases. In Kankakee County, the Circuit Court handles cases relating to civil matters. Civil Court records are accessible to interested individuals. However, some Kankakee County civil court records may require eligibility and identification.

Kankakee County civil court records are available through the Kankakee County Circuit Clerk's CourtView Records Access Portal. Requesters can also visit the Kankakee County Circuit Clerk's Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except on public holidays) to request access to civil case records.

Kankakee County Family Court Records

Kankakee County family law records are documents relating to the Adjudication of family law matters in Kankakee County. Family Law records encompass but are not limited to documents and files on:

  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Support
  • Protective Orders
  • Name Change.

In Kankakee County, the Circuit Court handles family law cases. Kankakee County family law records are public. However, some family law records are sealed or subject to restrictions due to privacy laws.

To obtain Kankakee County family law records:

  • Visit the Kankakee County Circuit Clerk's website
  • Navigate to the CourtView Records Access page through the Case LookUp link
  • Use case type, case name, or the names of the records owners to perform a search for records.

Family law records play a vital role in the Kankakee County Judicial system by documenting the process of equitable judgments that preserve the rights of persons involved in family law cases. Also, Kankakee County family law records ensure compliance with court orders and judgments and outline the consequences of non-compliance.

Kankakee Dissolution of Marriage Records

Kankakee County's dissolution of marriage records are official documents relating to the termination of legal marriage in Kankakee County. To access Kankakee's dissolution of marriage records, visit the Kankakee County Circuit Clerk's CourtView search portal. For a certified copy of Kankakee dissolution of marriage records, visit the Kankakee County Circuit Clerk's Office between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on weekdays at:

450 E Court St,
Kankakee, IL 60901.

Kankakee County Marriage and Divorce Records

Kankakee County's marriage certificate and divorce records are official documents relating to the legal union and separation of individuals within Kankakee County. Generally, Kankakee's marriage and divorce records are public. However, certain information on Kankakee County marriage and divorce records may have restrictions, and access to them may require proof of eligibility and fee payments.

In Kankakee County, maintaining marriage and divorce records is the responsibility of the Kankakee County Clerk Office. To access a Kankakee marriage certificate or divorce certificate:

  • Visit the Kankakee County Clerk's Vital Records page
  • Scroll down and click Order Marriage Records Online to access a third-party designated page
  • On the new page, click Get Started Now
  • Click Marriage Certificate or Divorce Certificate on the resulting page to start the search process.
  • Select the right options from the resulting menu and provide the necessary information.

Also, Kankakee County marriage certificate requesters can download a marriage certificate request form, fill it out, and mail it to:

Kankakee County Clerk - Vital Statistics
189 East Court St.
Kankakee, IL 60901
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In addition, Kankakee County marriage and divorce records requesters can call the Clerk's Office at (815) 937-2990 or email their request to countyclerk@k3county.net. For an in-person marriage and divorce records request, residents can visit the Kankakee County Clerk's Office at:

Kankakee County Administration Building
189 E. Court St.
Kankakee, IL 60901.

Kankakee Birth and Death Records

Kankakee County birth and death records are official documents relating to the birth and death of individuals within Kankakee County. In Kankakee County, birth and death records are generally not public. However, per Illinois laws, Kankakee birth records become public 75 years from the birth date of the owner of the birth records, and death records are public 20 years from the date of death of the deceased.

Kankakee birth and death records are important for public health monitoring, documentation of life-changing events, and genealogical research. In addition, Kankakee County birth and death records are a source of data for statistical analysis, demographic studies, and epidemiological research.

To access a Kankakee birth certificate or death records:

  • Login to the Kankakee County Clerk's website and navigate to the Vital Records page.
  • Click Order Birth Certificate Online or Order Death Certificate Online (depending on the required records) to access a designated third-party site.
  • On the new page, click Get Started to begin the search process.
  • Provide the necessary information and follow the instructions to access a birth or death certificate.

Also, Kankakee County birth certificates and death records are available by mail. Download a birth or death certificate request form from the Kankakee County Clerk's Vital Records page, fill it out, and mail it to the Kankakee County Clerk—Vital Statistics.

Note: There are fee payments to access Kankakee County Vital Records through the County Clerk's office. Certified birth and marriage certificates cost $10.00 per copy, and an extra $4.00 per additional copy is charged. A certified copy of a death certificate costs $14.00, and an extra $8.00 per additional copy is charged.

Kankakee County Probate Court Records

Kankakee County probate court records refer to official documents relating to the administration of a deceased person's estate. Probate Court records encompass documents involving Wills, Guardianship proceedings, Trust Administration, Mental Health cases, Conservatorship, and Estate Administration cases. Kankakee probate records information include:

  • Wills
  • Distribution of Assets Records
  • Final Accounting
  • Assets Inventory
  • Creditors Claims
  • Court Orders and Decree.

In Kankakee County, the Circuit Court handles probate cases. To obtain Kankakee County probate court records, log in to the Kankakee County Circuit Clerk's website, access the CourtView Records Search portal through the Case Lookup link, and search probate court records. To look up Kankakee probate court records in person, visit the Kankakee County Circuit Clerk's Office at the Kankakee County courthouse.

Kankakee County Property Records

Kankakee County property records are official documents on real estate in Kankakee County. Property records documents include:

  • Parcel Number
  • Deeds
  • Plat and Maps
  • Property Ownership Information
  • Liens and Encumbrances
  • Zoning Information
  • Property Assessment Information
  • Sales History
  • Mortgage Information.

The Kankakee County Office of the Recorder is the repository for property records in Kankakee County.

To access Kankakee County property records:

  • Visit the Kankakee County Recorder’s office Online Access page
  • Download a Laredo Agreement form for online purchase of real estate records
  • Fill out the Laredo agreement and submit
  • Down the Laredo Software and sign in with username and password (these are issued after sign up)
  • Login to the Laredo application and search for property records.

To access land data only (no image), click the Direct Search link on the County Recorder's Online Access page to connect to the Direct Search page and look up property records using property owners' names.

For property tax information, log in to the Kankakee County Treasurer website, click Research Property Taxes to access the Kankakee County Property Tax Inquiry page, and obtain information using parcel number, owner name, house number, and other available criteria for property search.

Note: There are associated costs to the Kankakee County property records search.

Kankakee County Court Records Online

Third-party online resources like Illinoiscourtrecords.us may offer convenient access to Kankakee County court records. These websites provide remote access and eliminate the stress and costs of in-person visits to the records repository. In addition, they offer vast information from different records custodian agencies. However, there are limitations to using third-party online resources to source Kankakee Court records. For instance, information and documents from third-party websites may be outdated, incomplete, or incorrect. Also, there are risks of potential user data breaches.

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