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Winnebago County, IL Public Records

Winnebago County public records refer to documents and information maintained by local public agencies, presumed accessible to the public unless exempted by law. Vital records are only accessible to particular requesters. These are spouses, close relatives, legal representatives, and the person on the record. Births, deaths, marriages, and divorce certificates, are issued by the Winnebago County Clerk. Divorce records can also be obtained from the County Circuit Court Clerk. However, the prices for these records depend on the type and certification. Property records are also available for public viewing and inspection and are managed by the Winnebago County Recorder. Certified copy charges vary depending on the record type. First certificates may cost $17, while the additional copies are $5.

Courts in Winnebago County

Court Records in Winnebago County, Illinois

Winnebago County court records are public records accessible to eligible members of the public. The records are available in both electronic and traditional formats, with formal records being physically stored in the courthouse. It has one County circuit court with three branches. These are for civil, traffic, and some criminal cases. Record seekers may contact the Circuit Court Clerk’s office for online or in-person access. Online requests are facilitated by the FullCourt portal, which is maintained by the Circuit Court Clerk. The Clerk charges $2 for the first page of court records and $6 if certified. Some records are not accessible, though, as they include juvenile individuals, ongoing criminal investigations, and child custody. There may be fees for obtaining copies of court records, which vary depending on the type of record requested.

Court Name:
400 West State Street

Jails and Prisons in Winnebago County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Winnebago County, Illinois

Winnebago County inmate records are public records containing information about incarcerated inmates. The records are maintained by the Correction Division of the Sheriff’s Department. By entering an inmate's last name, it is possible to access criminal charges, physical description, sentencing information, and where the inmate may be located. Inmates are allowed to get visitors every week though they have to be scheduled in advance. The visitors must also comply with facility regulations like wearing the proper clothing, providing government-issued identification, and arriving on time. Well-wishers can also deposit money to inmate accounts via the kiosk at jail lobbies. There are two jails and prisons in the county. It is ranked 98th out of 102 in jails per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
650 West State Street

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Winnebago County

Arrest Records in Winnebago County, Illinois

Winnebago County arrest records are available to all requesters, provided there are no legal exemptions. The records include details about the individual’s physical features, the arresting agency, officers, bail, and bond information. They are maintained by law enforcement agencies like the sheriff’s office and the local police department. Some arrest reports may contain sensitive information, such as ongoing criminal investigations, financial crimes, or juvenile incidents, so they are confidential. Eligible requesters can request copies of arrest records in person or via mail to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office. The county has 15 police departments and 283,119 residents. It is 97th in police departments per capita, and the crime rate is 32.98 per 1,000 residents.

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