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Illinois - Free Public Records

When available, records can be searched either by accessing free public records online via the record holders database or by requesting a copy from the agency holding the record - usually for a small fee.  Or, you can check out someone's background online right now using our connections to a worldwide network of databases.
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Driving Records

Office of the Secretary of State
Driver Services Department

Driving records are available by mail. Fee per request. Turnaround time is two weeks. Written request must include full name and license number, or full name and date of birth.

Vehicle Information

Office of the Secretary of State
Record Inquiry Section

Fee per request. Must use state form.

Worker's Compensation

Illinois Industrial Commission
Chicago, IL 60601
Peoria, IL 61602
Springfield, IL 62704

Information must be obtained in person at the above address.

Accountancy Board

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
Public Accountancy Section
Springfield, Illinois 62786-0001

Will confirm licenses by phone. No fee. Include name.

Secretary of State

Secretary of State
Department of Business Services, Corporation Division
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Service agent and address, date incorporated, standing with tax commission, and trade names are available by phone or mail.

Vital Statistics

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
Springfield, IL 62702-5097

Certified copies of birth and death records are available each for a fee. State office has records from January 1916.

For copies of State records prior to January 1916, write to County Clerk in county where event occurred. If the record is found, one certification is issued at no additional charge. Anyone can obtain records with a written release. Include father's name, mother's maiden name, date of birth, and place of birth.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Division of Law Enforcement
Department of Conservation
Springfield, IL 62701-1787

Boat Registration

Division of Law Enforcement
Department of Conservation
Springfield, IL 62701-1787

Child Support Enforcement

Illinois Department of Public Aid
Springfield, Illinois 62705-9138

State Clearing Houses For Missing Children

Illinois State Police
Springfield, IL 62718

Adoption Records

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
Springfield, IL 62702-5097

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Margaret Cross Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
Telephone: (217) 782-4682
Fax: (217) 524-3930

VA Regional Offices
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9432

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County Jail Inmate Locator

Department of Justice, Federal Prison System

Use this page to locate a Federal inmate incarcerated from 1982 to present
For information on Federal inmates released before 1982: Released Before 1982 Page.

If you find any of the information on the is page to be incorrect, please email the webmaster.
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