Can I access LaSalle County court records or the electronic docket online?
At this time, we provide access to court information via the internet through Jano Justice Systems. Details can be obtained by viewing the Online Case Information tab.
In addition, Public Access Terminals are available in the Clerk's office of the Downtown Courthouse and in the lobby of the Criminal Justice Center to look up information about court cases at no charge. Finally, copies of all non-impounded court records may be obtained at any Clerk's office location, for the statutory fee. See: How do I get copies of case records?
The Clerk's office continually strives to make our services as accessible and convenient as possible to the citizens we serve, and in a cost-efficient manner. We intend to continue exploring ways to deliver these services and to enhance access to the court, through technology-related projects. Long range plans include making images of actual court documents available.
How do I get the transcripts of my court hearings?
If a Court Reporter was present during any of the hearings and/or the trial, a typewritten transcript of that proceeding can be ordered from them. Prior to ordering a transcript of proceedings, a litigant/individual should have the case name, the case number, the date of hearing, and the initials of the official court reporter who reported the hearing. This information can be obtained at the Circuit Clerk's Office. A litigant/individual should then contact the Chief Judge's Office at 815-434-0786 with the request for the transcription of proceedings. The Chief Judge's Office will then direct a litigant/individual to the official court reporter who reported the proceedings. Arrangements will be made directly with the official court reporter for payment of transcription and delivery of the transcript. Certain proceedings may be confidential and unavailable for transcription, such as adoption or juvenile proceedings.
How do I request access to adoption records?
Adoption records are impounded by statute and are not available for public inspection without a court order. You can take a look at our Access to LaSalle County Adoption Records page for information on how to request access.
Where do I get a birth/death/marriage certificate?
Birth, death and marriage certificates are maintained by the County Clerk's Office.
What is the status of my child support payment?
You can find out the status of your child support payment by contacting the Child Support Division at (815) 433-0774. Information about services and assistance in collecting child support is located on our Child Support Information page.
How can I find out if a case has been filed?
You can contact the division that would have jurisdiction over the case and request a check of the computer system or you can visit either of our locations to search our computer system on your own. Contact information for each division is located here .
How far back to your records go?
This depends on what type of case you are looking for. Our oldest records date back to the 1800's, but many types of records are only held for a certain number of years. Please contact the appropriate division or go to our Records Maintained page to help you locate older records.
How do I get my case sealed or expunged?
People with qualifying arrests and convictions may petition the court to expunge or seal their records. There is a filing fee of $217.50 to begin the process of having your records expunged. Please refer to the Appellate Defender's Office for further information and necessary forms.
Can you help me with genealogical research?
Staff in the Downtown Courthouse, Room 200, can help you locate certain older naturalization records.
I have a legal situation and I need to know what I should do, can you assist me?
Our office is not allowed to provide legal advice. You can check our Finding an Attorney section for information on a variety of resources for obtaining qualified legal assistance.
Where can I find local court rules on-line?
Circuit Court Rules are available on line. A copy can also be obtained in Room 201 of the Downtown Courthouse and includes access to the following:
The Rules and General Orders of the Circuit Court of LaSalle County, which govern the structure and processes of the Circuit Court.
Selected General Administrative Rules and Orders of the court.
General Administrative Rules and Orders, which typically address routine administrative issues of the court.
Where can I get records regarding real property in LaSalle County?
You should direct your inquiry to the LaSalle County Recorder of Deed's office. This office is located at 707 Etna Road, Ottawa, Illinois, 61350. The telephone number is (815) 434-8227. The Recorder's Office maintains all records regarding real property transfers and liens, etc. Further information on this office may be found on-line at http://www.lasallecounty.org/recorder/index.htm
Who can I contact for juror information?
The Circuit Clerk's Office does not handle jurors or juror assignment. Please contact the Jury Commission Office which is located in the basement of the Governmental Complex at 707 Etna Road, Ottawa, Illinois. The telephone number is (815) 434-8293.