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Illinois Administrative Director of the Courts

Court Records

State office

Administrative Office of Courts

3101 Old Jacksonville Road Springfield, IL 62704

Records Available:

Illinois Court Records are available from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. Supreme Court and Appellate Court records are archived from 1996 on, with the most recent 90 days’ worth of records searched separately. In addition, the public can follow the Illinois Courts tweets and subscribe to an email list for news and other court information. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority maintains databases that can be searched for adult offenses from 1978-2009 and juvenile offenses from 1995-2009.

Illinois  Court Record Availability

Except for certain online research capabilities, all trial court record access must be done at the local level. There is a support and enforcement office located at 222 N. LaSalle - 13th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601, 312-793-3250.

Access to Illinois Court Records

Retrieving Records

Birth and death records can be obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health by mail, by fax, or in person. Marriage records are available by mail, by fax, or in person from the clerk of the appropriate county. Illinois divorce records can be obtained from the county clerk as well. Court records may be viewed in person and can be copied. Requests for criminal conviction records must be made via the Uniform Conviction Information Form ISP6-405B.


Court records may be viewed in person for free. Birth and death records cost $15. The cost of marriage or divorce records varies by county.

Years Available

Birth and death records are available from 1916 on. Marriage records are available from 1962 on. Criminal records are available beginning in 1932.