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Will County Court Records

Will County court records contain information on legal proceedings across the circuit and administrative adjudication courts. Some examples include:

  • Complaints and Petitions
  • Summons and Subpoenas
  • Dockets and Case File
  • Evidence and Exhibits
  • Court Minutes
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Sentencing Documents
  • Judgments and Orders
  • Transcripts
  • Appellate Briefs and Opinions.

Illinois court records enshrine the principle of transparency, accountability, and fairness of the justice system. In addition, court records serve jurists who may adjudicate similar cases in the future.

Are Court Records Public in Will County?

Will County court records are public. The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mandates public access to government records in the custody of state and local government agencies. However, there are exemptions on public access to some Will County court records. The FOIA exempts public scrutiny of the following Will County court records:

  • Law Enforcement Records
  • Trade Secrets
  • Attorney-client Privilege Information
  • Information on Pending Litigation
  • Juvenile Records
  • Sealed and Expunged Records
  • Financial Accounts Information
  • Adoption Records
  • Records that jeopardize public security
  • Records protected by state or federal statutes.

Will County Court Records Search

There are several options for a general search for Will County court records. Will County court records are available online and offline. To search for a record online, requesters must log in to the record’s online repository and use the search tools. Will County court records are also accessible through in-person visits to the custodian agencies, mail, or email requests.

Will County Court Records Search by Name

A name-based record involves using the name of a records owner as a search criteria. To use a name to search for a Will County court record, log in to the record's repository and select the name option when prompted to choose a search criterion. Also, include the registrant's name when requesting Will County court records offline.

Note: There are applicable access fees for accessing Will County court records. Requesters will cover the cost of searching and making copies of the records.

Will County Courts

The Will County court structure comprises the County Circuit Court and the Administrative Adjudication. The Circuit Court has general jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases, while the Administrative Adjudication oversees cases of municipal ordinance violations. The list below outlines the courts of the Will County Judicial system.

Will County Circuit Courts

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

 

Will County Circuit Court
River Valley Justice Center
3208 West McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

 

Will County Circuit Court
Will County Court Annex
57 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
375 West Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

 

Will County Circuit Court - Braidwood Branch Court
Police Department
141 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
11008 West Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL 60423
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

 

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

 

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

 

Will County Circuit Court - Plainfield Branch Court
Plainfield Law Enforcement Center
14300 South Coil Plus Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

 

Will County Circuit Court - Wilmington Branch Court
City Hall
1165 South Water Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
Phone: (815) 727-8592
Fax: (815) 740-8074

Will County Administrative Adjudication

Joliet Administrative Adjudication
City Hall
150 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 724-4000
Fax: (815) 724-4118

 

Plainfield Administrative Adjudication
Plainfield Law Enforcement Center
14300 South Coil Plus Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: (815) 439-4234
Fax: (815) 436-9981

Will County District Court Records

In Will County, Illinois, the Circuit Court assumes the duty of a District Court. Will County Circuit Court handles:

  • Criminal Cases
  • Civil Cases
  • Family Law Cases
  • Probate Cases
  • Juvenile Cases
  • Appeals
  • Small Claims Cases
  • Traffic and Ordinance Violations.

To access Will County Circuit Court records:

  • 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois Will County website
  • Scroll down and click Case Look Up to access the iPublic Application Portal.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions
  • Provide an email address to receive a login security code
  • Enter the security code into the box and click proceed to access the search page.

Will County Criminal Records

Will County criminal records are official documents relating to the crime history of individuals living within Will County, Illinois. In Will County, criminal records are public. However, there may be restrictions and limitations to certain criminal records. For instance, minors' crime records are exempt from public access. The Will County Circuit Clerk's Office and the law enforcement agencies maintain criminal records. Will county criminal records in possession of law enforcement include:

  • Will County arrest records
  • Booking records
  • Incident Reports
  • Investigative Records
  • Traffic Citations and Violations
  • Warrants and Court Orders.

To access Will arrest records and other criminal records in the possession of law enforcement:

  • Log in to the Will County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Portal
  • Select Inmate Search or Warrants Search (depending on the type of criminal records) to access a specific search page
  • Search for inmates using name, subject number, and booking number. For in-custody inmates, provide the date range and the name of the housing facility.
  • Click the inmate's name to reveal criminal information.

To view information on active warrants:

  • Select Warrants Search on the Sheriff's Office Inmate
  • On the new page, click View List Under the Search by List option to access the Will County Warrants page
  • Enter the name of the individual into the search box
  • Click details to reveal warrant information.

Will County Criminal Court Case Lookup

To look up Will County's criminal records:

  • Log in to the 12th Judicial Circuit Court Will County, Illinois website and access the iPublic application search portal.

To perform a law enforcement background check on criminal history:

Note: Background checks are available to law enforcement and persons with a State of Illinois Digital ID. Also, Will County criminal records lookup is available through the Will County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search Portal, and the various local police departments within Will County.

Get Will County Civil Court Records

Will County civil court records are official documents relating to civil case prosecutions within Will County courts. Civil Court records encompass but are not limited to documents generated during the adjudication of:

  • Personal Injury Lawsuits
  • Contract Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Family Law cases
  • Employment Law cases
  • Civil Rights lawsuits
  • Tort and Negligence Claims
  • Probate cases.

In Will County, the Circuit Court has jurisdiction over civil court cases. Will County civil court records are available on demand to interested persons. However, there may be restrictions due to privacy laws. In addition, requesters may have to show identification, register, or make fee payments to obtain Will County civil court records.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court's office is the custodian agency for civil case records in the county. To access Will County civil court records:

  • Log in to the 12th Judicial Circuit Court Will County, Illinois website and access the iPublic application search portal
  • Visit the Will County Circuit Court Clerk's Office between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (except on court holidays) at:
    Will County Courthouse
    100 West Jefferson Street
    Joliet, IL 60432
  • Login to the Illinois Courts re:SearchIL Statewide Documents Repository
    • Sign in to the search page to access Will County civil court records.
      Note: this service is available to persons with eFileIL accounts.

Access to the iPublic search web page requires a security code sent to the requester's email address.

Will County Family Court Records

Will County family law records are official documents on family case prosecution with Will County courts. Family court records relate to documents on cases of:

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

In Will County, the Circuit Court handles cases relating to family matters. Will County family law records are confidential. However, information such as final orders and judgments are publicly available.

To access Will County family court records:

  • Login to the Will County Clerk's Office Public Access Lookup page
  • Make in-person visits to the Will County Circuit Court Clerk's office and request access to family court records

Note: To access Will County's family court records, a requester may have to show authorization or be a person of direct tangible interest. Will County family law records are vital to the interests of the parties involved in family law cases. It outlines the process of a fair and equitable judgment for all parties. In addition, family law records detail the path to judgments as a guide for similar cases in the future.

Will Dissolution of Marriage Records

Will County marriage dissolution records are official documents relating to the legal termination of marriages in Will County. To access Will County dissolution of marriage records:

  • Visit the Will County Circuit Court Clerk's office in person and request access to dissolution of marriage records
  • Call the Circuit Court Clerk's office at (815) 727-8592
  • Login to the Will County Circuit Court Clerk's Office website, fill out the General Inquiry page and submit it online.

Will County Marriage and Divorce Records

Will County marriage and divorce records are public. However, some information may be restricted. Typically, the record owners' names and the divorce date are accessible, but personal details and financial information are redacted.

To access a Will County marriage certificate:

  • Login to the Will County Clerk's website and navigate to the Vital Records section
  • Scroll down and How to Obtain under the Marriage Certificate heading
  • From the New page, download a Mail-In Request Form:
    • Complete the form
    • Print and sign the form
    • Attach a scanned photo to the form, include a copy of a valid ID, and email it to vitalrecords@willcounty.gov.

To access Will County divorce records:

  • Login to the Will County Circuit Clerk look-up page
  • Visit the Will County Circuit Clerk's Office in person or log in to the Public Access page and email a General Inquiry message.

Also, Will County marriage certificates and divorce records are available through designated third-party online platforms.

Note: access to Will County Vital Records through official or third-party sources attracts fee payments.

Will County Birth and Death Records

Will County birth and death records are official documents on the births and deaths of individuals within Will County, Illinois. Birth and death records are Vital Records and are not freely available to the public. Will County birth and death records are accessible to the owners of the records (for birth records), their immediate families, legal representatives, and certain government agencies. However, per Illinois laws, Will County birth and death records are publicly available if the birth is 75 years or above or the owner of the death records has been deceased for 25 years or more.

To access a Will County birth certificate or death decree:

  • Visit the Will County Clerk's Vital Records Webpage.
  • Depending on the certificate type, scroll down and click How to Obtain under the Birth Certificates or Death Certificates
  • Download a birth or death certificate Mail-In Request Form
  • Complete the request form, attach a valid ID, and include a check/money order (to cover the access fee) and mail it:

Attn: Vital Records
Will County Clerk’s Office
302 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
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Will County birth and death records are available through designated third-party websites. Will County birth and death records provide vital data for public health policy formation, demographic analysis, health research, and legal administration. They are also tools for genealogical research and cultural preservation.

Will County Probate Court Records

Will County probate court records are official documents relating to a deceased person's estate in Will County. Will County's probate court records encompass documents from the Adjudication of cases on:

  • Wills
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianship proceedings
  • Trust Administration
  • Conservatorship
  • Mental Health Matters.

Probate court records documents include:

  • Wills
  • Assets Inventory
  • Creditor Claims
  • Distribution of Assets records
  • Court Orders and Decrees
  • Final Accounting.

To obtain Will County probate court records, log in to the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Illinois Clerk of the Circuit Court, and access probate court records through the iPublic records search portal. Also, requesters can visit the Will County Circuit Court Clerk's Office in person at the Will County courthouse.

Will County Property Records

Will County property records are official documents relating to real estate within Will County, Illinois. Will County property records documents include the following information:

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

Will County property records are available through the Will County Recorder of Deeds office and the Will County Supervisor of Assessments Office (SOA). To obtain Will County property records:

  • Login to the Will County SOA website.
  • Select Property Search from the Section Menu
  • Agree to the disclaimer on the new page to access the Property Search Portal.
  • Choose from multiple options in the available search criteria.
  • Enter the required information and perform a property records search.

Also, requesters can contact the Will County Recorder of Deeds office for assistance on archives property records at:

158 N. Scott Street
Joliet, IL 60432-4143
Phone: (815) 740-4637
Main Fax: (815) 740-4638
Archive Fax: (815) 740-4697

Will County Court Records Online

Members of the public who wish to obtain records online may be able to do so using resources provided by government agencies. For example, the Will County Circuit Court offers an Online Case Lookup Tool that provides searches by party name or case number. Alternatively, record seekers can search for records using third-party sources like Illinoiscourtrecords.us. Operating independently of any government agency, such platforms collect information from multiple locations. Third-party sites may also provide advanced search features that enhance the user experience. However, the accuracy of records obtained from such sources cannot be guaranteed.

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