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Reviewing County Division Files


All County Division files can be viewed in Rooms 1201 and 1202 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington St., Chicago, Ill. 60602.  

Adoption Files and Mental Health Files are located in Room 1202.  Adoption files, which are impounded by law, can only be viewed after obtaining a court order from the Presiding Judge.  Mental Health files can only be viewed by the respondent or his/her designee with proper identification and a signed affidavit.  Mental health files are protected by the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. Adoption and Mental Health files for the current year and previous two years are located in Room 1202.

All other County Division files are located in Rooms 1201 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington St., Chicago, Ill. 60602.  The current year plus four (4) years of all other case files are located in Room 1201. The files for years 1871 through 2006 are located at the Records Center.

To view a file, a valid photo I.D. must be presented at the time of viewing.  Files cannot be removed from the viewing site.  If a file has to be ordered from our Records Center, please allow 5 to 7 business days for return to the Daley Center. Photocopy machines are available to meet any photo copying needs.  (Fee Schedule)