The Will County Clerk serves as the Chief Election Officer for the county. In that capacity, the County Clerk and her staff are responsible for the administration of federal, state, and local elections conducted in Will County. In addition, the County Clerk’s Office maintains vital records including birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates for those who were born, married, or who died in Will County. The County Clerk’s Tax Redemption Department also accepts payments for delinquent property taxes on behalf of the Will County Treasurer. And the office’s Tax Extension Department calculates property tax rates for government districts based upon the levels of funding they approve in their property tax levies. The County Clerk also serves as the record keeper for the Will County Board, which includes taking and filing minutes for all Will County Board meetings and filing all Will County Board Resolutions. The duties of County Clerk’s Office are set forth by Illinois Statute 55 ILCS 5/3-2003.

The Will County Clerk’s Office employs 31 full-time employees. Its budget for FY-2020 is $4,367,065.

The Will County Clerk’s Office is located at:
302 N. Chicago Street

Joliet IL 60432
(815) 740-4615
Fax: (815) 740-4699

The Will County Clerk’s Office maintains records that fall under these categories:

  • Office budget and expenditures
  • Personnel files
  • Vital records (Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates)
  • Will County Board Minutes and resolutions
  • Voter Registration records
  • Union contracts for staff
  • Tax sale and tax redemption records
  • Property tax code and rate information

Freedom of Information Act requests may be submitted via facsimile at (815) 740-4699, e-mail at coclrk@willcounty.gov, or through the Will County Clerk’s Office website at willcountyclerk.gov. The County Clerk’s Office also encourages the public to submit requests via U.S. mail, hand delivery, or courier to the following address: Will County Clerk’s Office, 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432.

All requests under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act must be reviewed by the Will County Clerk’s designated Freedom of Information Act Officers, Charles B. Pelkie, Jr. and Brit Hitchins. Responses to records requests will be made within the time period allotted under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act the Will County Clerk’s Office will charge the following fees:

Black and White Copies (Legal or Letter Size)
No fee for the first 50 pages,
15 cents for each additional printed page
Color Copies
8½ x11
One sided – 14 cents per print

Two-sided – 25 cents per print
$1 per record
8½ x14
One sided – 15 cents per print
Two-sided – 26 cents per print
Non-Standard Sized Copies or
Those That Must Be Commercially Reproduced
Actual Cost
8½ x17
One sided – 16 cents per print
Two-sided – 27 cents per print