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ILLINOIS Free Background Check Resource

The following free background check resource center will help you learn how to access specific information in the state of Illinois. Public records may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.   


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Free Background Check Resources In Illinois

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ILLINOIS STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(217)782-2001 

ILLINOIS STATE WEB SITE: 
www.state.il.us 


Governor's Office


Attorney General's Office


Legislative Records


State Archives


Criminal Records
Illinois State Police
Bureau of Identification
260 N. Chicago St.
Joliet IL 60432
(815) 740-5216 x5184
(815) 740-5215 (fax)
www.isp.state.il.us

Department of Corrections 


Driving Records
Driving Analysis Section
Drivers Services Department
2701 S Dirksen Parkway
Springfield IL 62723
(217) 782-2720
(fax number not provided)
www.sos.state.il.us

 

Vehicle Ownership Information 
Vehicle Services Department
Vehicle Record Inquiry
408 Howlett Building
Springfield IL 62756
(217) 782-6992
(217) 524-0122 (fax)
www.sos.state.il.us


Vital Statistics
(birth, death, divorce) [no marriage certificates]
State Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W. Jefferson St.
Chicago IL 60601
(217) 782-6554
(217) 782-6553 (fax)
www.idph.state.il.us/vital/vitalhome.htm


Genealogical Marriage Index (1763 to 1900)
 

Business/Corporate Records 
Department of Business Services
Corporate Department
Howlett Building
Springfield IL 62756
(217) 782-7880
(217) 782-9521 (fax)
www.sos.state.il.us


Corporations and LLC's
 

Workers Compensation Information
Industrial Commission
100 W. Randolph, 8th Fl
Chicago IL 60601
(312) 814-6611
(fax number not provided)
www.state.il.us/agency/iic
 

UCCs and Federal Tax Liens
(state tax liens available only at county level)
Secretary of State
UCC Division
Howlett Building, Room 030
Springfield IL 62756
(217) 782-7518
(fax number not provided)
www.cyberdriveillinois.com




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PUBLIC INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT THE COUNTY LEVEL:
CIVIL AND CRIMINAL RECORDS

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!


Adams County
507 Vermont St.
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 277-2100 
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.circuitclerk.co.adams.il.us


Alexander County
2001 Washington Ave.
Cairo, IL 62914-1717
(618) 734-0107 


Bond County
203 West College
Greenville, IL 62246-0407
(618) 664-3208 


Boone County
601 N. Main St., Suite 202
Belvidere, IL 61008-2609
(815) 544-0371 


Brown County
200 W. Court, Room 4
Mount Sterling, IL 62353
(217) 773-2713 


Bureau County
700 S. Main St.
Princeton, IL 61356-2037
(815) 872-2001 
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Index
www.bccirclk.gov/remote.htm


Calhoun County
P.O. Box 187
Hardin, IL 62047
(618) 576-2451 


Carroll County
301 North Main St., P.O. Box 152
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
(815) 244-0230
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/courts/index.jsp?court=IL008015J  


Cass County
County Courthouse
100 E. Springfield St.
Virginia, IL 62691-1599
(217) 452-7225 


Champaign County
1776 E. Washington
Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 384-3725
ONLINE:  Circuit Court
https://secure.jtsmith.com/clerk/clerk.asp  


Christian County
P.O. Box 647
Taylorville, IL 62568-0647
(217) 824-4966 


Clark County
501 Archer Ave.
Marshall, IL 62441
(217) 826-2811 


Clay County
P.O. Box 160
Louisville, IL 62858-0160
(618) 665-3253 


Clinton County
County Courthouse
Carlyle, IL 62231-1840
(618) 594-2464 


Coles County
651 Jackson Ave., Rm 122
Charleston, IL 61920-0227
(217) 348-0516
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/courts/index.jsp?court=IL015025J


Cook County
P.O. Box 642570
Chicago, IL 60664-2570
(312) 603-7586 [criminal]
(773) 869-3140 [Circuit Court]
ONLINE: 
Cook County Circuit Court Records
www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/Terms/Case_Snapshot_Intro/case_snapshot_intro.htm

Chicago City Sex Offenders
http://12.17.79.4/


Crawford County
1 Courthouse Square
Robinson, IL 62454
(618) 544-3512 


Cumberland County
Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 146
Toledo, IL 62468-0146
(217) 849-3601 


De Witt County
P.O. Box 439
Clinton, IL 61727
(217) 935-2195 


DeKalb County
110 E. Sycamore St.
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 895-7131 


Douglas County
401 S. Center St.
P.O. Box 467
Tuscola, IL 61953
(217) 253-2352 


Du Page County
505 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 682-7100
ONLINE:  Most Wanted, Deadbeat Dads
http://www.co.dupage.il.us/sheriff
Sex Offenders
www.co.dupage.il.us/sheriff/Offender/sexoffenderhome.htm  

Bloomington Township Assessor, Property
www.bloomingdaletownshipassessor.com/OPID/opid.asp


Edgar County
115 West Court, Room J
Paris, IL 61944-1739
(217) 466-7447 


Edwards County 
50 E. Main St.
Albion, IL 62806
(618) 445-2016 


Effingham County
P.O. Box 628
Effingham, IL 62401-0628
(217) 342-4065 


Fayette County
P.O. Box 401
Vandalia, IL 62471-0401
(618) 283-5009 


Ford County
200 W. State St., Room 101
Paxton, IL 60957
(217) 379-2461 


Franklin County
P.O. Box 607
Benton, IL 62812-0607
(618) 439-2011 


Fulton County
100 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 152
Lewistown, IL 61542-0226
(309) 547-3041 


Gallatin County
P.O. Box 550
Shawneetown, IL 62984-0550
(618) 269-3140 


Greene County
519 N. Main St.
Carrollton, IL 62016
(217) 942-3421 


Grundy County
111 E. Washington St.
P.O. Box 675
Morris, IL 60450-0675
(815) 941-3256 


Hamilton County
Public Square
McLeansboro, IL 62859-1489
(618) 643-3224 


Hancock County
Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 39
Carthage, IL 62321-0039
(217) 357-2616 


Hardin County
Main St.
P.O. Box 187
Elizabethtown, IL 62931
(618) 287-2735 


Henderson County
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 308
Oquawka, IL 61469
(309) 867-3121 


Henry County
100 S. Main
Cambridge, IL 61238
(309) 937-3572
ONLINE:  Assessor
www.henrycty.com/assessor/search.asp
Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/courts/index.jsp?court=IL037015J


Iroquois County
1001 E. Grant
Watseka, IL 60970
(815) 432-6950

Jackson County Clerk
1001 Walnut St.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 687-7300
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/search/search.html?court=1L039015J


Jasper County
100 W. Jourdan St.
Newton, IL 62448
(618) 783-2524 


Jefferson County
County Courthouse, Room 105
100 South Kent St.
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8008 


Jersey County
201 W. Pearl St.
Jerseyville, IL 62052
(618) 498-5571 


Jo Daviess County
330 N. Bench St.
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-2295 


Johnson County
P.O. Box 96
Vienna, IL 62995-0096
(618) 658-4571 


Kane County
County Clerk
719 S. Batavia Ave.
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-3413 
ONLINE:  Assessor
www.co.kane.il.us/treasurer/


Kankakee County
189 E. Court St.
Kankakee, IL 60901-3997
(815) 937-2905 


Kendall County
111 W. Fox St.
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-4183 


Knox County
200 S. Cherry St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 345-3817 


Lake County
18 N. County St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 360-6680 


LaSalle County
P.O. Box 430
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 434-8671 
ONLINE:  LaSalle County Assessor
www.lasallecounty.org/contents3.htm


Lawrence County
County Courthouse
1100 State Street
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
(618) 943-2815 


Lee County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 329
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 284-5234
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/courts/index.jsp?court=IL052025J  


Livingston County
112 W. Madison St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-20602 


Logan County
P.O. Box 278
Lincoln, IL 62656-0278
(217) 735-1163
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/search/search.html?court=1L054025J


Macon County Clerk
141 S. Main St., Room 104
Decatur, IL 62523-1488
(217) 424-1454
ONLINE: Macon County Circuit Court
www.court.co.macon.il.us
(free civil and criminal case docket information) 


Macoupin County
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 107
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-3211 


Madison County
County Clerk
157 N. Main St., P.O. Box 218
Ewardsville, IL 62025
(618) 692-6240 


Marion County
Clerk and Recorder
101 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 637
Salem, IL 62881-0637
(618) 548-3856 


Marshall County
P.O. Box 328
Lacon, IL 61540-0278
(309) 246-6435 


Mason County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 77
Havana, IL 62644
(309) 543-6619


Massac County
P.O. Box 429
Metropolis, IL 62960-0429
(618) 524-9359 


McDonough County
County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 837-4889


McHenry County Clerk
2200 N. Seminary Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 334-4307
ONLINE: McHenry County Circuit Court
www.co.mchenry.il.us
(civil, criminal, probate, traffic, and domestic records) 
McHenry County Assessor/Treasurer, Property Tax
http://taxweb2k.co.mchenry.il.us/cidnet/publictreasurer.htm  
Foreclosure Sales
www.co.mchenry.il.us


McLean County
P.O. Box 2400
Room 704
Bloomington, IL 61702
(309) 888-5301 
ONLINE:  Assumed Names
www.mclean.gov/CountyClerk/CountyClerkAssumedNamesMain.asp
Circuit Court
www.mcleancountyil.gov/circuitclerk/PA_main.htm
Election Officials
www.mclean.gov/countyclerk/CountyClerkElectionsLookup.asp
Recorder, Deeds, Liens, Judgments, Uccs, Vital Statistics
www.mclean.gov/resolution
Sex Offenders
www.mclean.gov/sheriff/SexOffenderPage.htm


Menard County
P.O. Box 465
Petersburg, IL 62675-0465
(217) 632-2615 


Mercer County
P.O. Box 66
Aledo, IL 61231-0066
(309) 582-7122
Online:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/courts/index.jsp?court=IL066015J  


Monroe County
100 S. Main St.
Waterloo, IL 62298-1322
(618) 939-8681 


Montgomery County
#1 Courthouse Square
Hillsboro, IL 62049-1196
(217) 532-9546


Morgan County
P.O. Box 1286
Jacksonville, IL 62651-1387
(217) 243-5419 


Moultrie County Clerk
10 S. Main St.
Sullivan, IL 61951
(217) 728-4622 


Ogle County
Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 357
Oregon, IL 61061-0357
(815) 732-1130
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/search/search.html?court=IL071015J  
Sexual Offenders, Most Wanted
www.oglecountysheriff.org


Peoria County
324 Main St. #101
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 672-6953 


Perry County
Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 438
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
(618) 357-6726 


Piatt County
101 W. Washington St., P.O. Box 558
Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 762-4966 


Pike County Courthouse Clerk
100 E. Washington St.
Pittsfield, IL 62363
(217) 285-6612 
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/courts/index.jsp?court=IL075015J


Pope County
Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 216
Golconda, IL 62938-0216
(618) 683-3941 


Pulaski County
P.O. Box 118
Mound City, IL 62963-0109
(618) 748-9300 


Putnam County
120 N. 4th St., P.O. Box 236
Hennepin, IL 61327
(815) 925-7016 


Randolph County
1 Taylor St., P.O. Box 309
Chester, IL 62233
(618) 826-5000 


Richland County Clerk
Courthouse
103 W. Main St.
Olney, IL 62450
(618) 392-2151 


Rock Island County
210 15th St.
PO Box 5230
Rock Island, IL 61204
(309) 786-4451 
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records (Click on "Record Search")
www.co.rock-island.il.us/Government/CircuitClk/CircuitClk.html


Saint Clair County
10 Public Square
Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 277-6832
ONLINE:  Recorder, Grantor/Grantee, Property, Divorce, Liens, Judgments
www.stclaircountyrecorder.com/cgi-bin/query.cgi


Saline County
10 E. Poplar St.
Harrisburg, IL 62946
(618) 253-5096 


Sangamon County
200 S. 9th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 753-6674 


Schuyler County
102 S. Congress St., P.O. Box 200
Rushville, IL 62681
(217) 322-4633 


Scott County
101 E. Market St.
Winchester, IL 62694
(217) 742-5217 


Shelby County Courthouse
301 E. Main St., P.O. Box 230
Shelbyville, IL 62565
(217) 774-4212 


Stark County
130 W. Main, P.O. Box 97
Toulon, IL 61483
(309) 286-5941 


Stephenson County
15 N. Galena Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 235-8266 
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/courts/index.jsp?court=IL089015J


Tazewell County
11 S. 4th St.
Mc Kenzie Building
Pekin, IL 61554-4298
(309) 477-2214 


Union County
Box H
Jonesboro, IL 62952
(618) 833-5913 
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/courts/index.jsp?court=IL091015J

Vermilion County
6 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL 61832-5806
(217) 554-7700 


Wabash County
4th & Market St., P.O. Box 277
Mount Carmel, IL 62863
(618) 262-5362 


Warren County Courthouse
100 W. Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462-1797
(309) 734-5179 


Washington County
101 E. Saint Louis St.
Nashville, IL 62263
(618) 327-4800


Wayne County
301 E. Main St., P.O. Box 187
Fairfield, IL 62837
(618) 842-7684 


White County
301 E. Main St., P.O. Box 339
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-2321 


Whiteside County
200 E. Knox St.
Morrison, IL 61270
(815) 772-5188 
ONLINE:  Circuit Court Records
www.judici.com/courts/index.jsp?court=IL098015J


Will County
14 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 727-8592 
ONLINE:  Real Estate, Deeds, Liens, Mortgages
www.willcountydata.com/rec/searchselect.htm
Voter Registration
www.willcountydata.com/voterstatus/Voter_lookup_input.htm


Williamson County
200 W. Jefferson St.
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-1301 
 

Winnebago County
404 Elm St., 
 Room #104
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 987-3144
ONLINE:  Land, UCCs
www.landaccess.com/proi/county.jsp?



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