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How You Can Obtain Winnebago County Court Records for a Criminal Background Check, Illinoise
The following article will show you where you can look for Winnebago County court records and other related documents that will assist you in checking whether a person has been arrested before or has been convicted of a crime.
Searching for official dockets issued by the court
The website of the clerk of court operates an online database
which presents all types of court records released by the 17th Judicial Circuit Court. After logging in, you can initiate a citation search or a case search by party name. You can choose either civil or criminal cases and view court calendar.
You can also order criminal background reports in two ways:
- going to the clerk's office (400 West State St., Rockford, Illinois 61101) room 108.
- filing an online document request here.
A fee is included. A criminal background check costs 6 dollar for a page. A criminal (or civil) document costs 2 dollars for the first page and then 0.5 dollar for every additional page. It can be quite expensive if you need more than one file or want to examine the background of more than one person.
Looking for Winnebago County arrest records
To find out if the subject of your search has ever been incarcerated in the county, use the jail information webpage
managed by sheriff. You can locate a detainee by typing a name or by searching alphabetically.
If you want to broaden the scope of your investigation, we recommend looking for Illinois arrest records on the IDOC's website. Their electronic offender search
presents inmates in the state's prisons. You can base your investigation on an offender's last name, IDOC number or birthdate.
How to conduct a Winnebago County warrant search
The sheriff's Warrant Section
processes all warrants in the county and they should be accessed for information on fugitives. You will need to pay them a visit (650 W. State Street Rockford, IL 61102) to find out if a certain person is wanted by the police. You can reach them on the phone by dialing 815-319-6170.
Performing a sex offender search
The sheriff office issues monthly sex offender records
where you can see the names and addresses of people who committed sexual assaults in the county.
You may also turn to the online registry
managed by the State Police. In addition to name and address of sex felons all over Illinois, you will see offender type and status. You can also search by pointing at a specific location on a map of the state.
Use this website's search service
This website will assist you in locating Winnebago County court records, warrants and jail records. Type the subject's name to get a comprehensive and accurate criminal history report that covers all IL counrties. Accuracy and anonymity are promised.