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Please be advised that the Will County Sheriff’s Office is directing all essential resources and staffing towards preventing and responding to the spread of COVID-19 within Will County. This response includes activating emergency staffing procedures and slowing/ceasing non-essential processes and workstations in order to address staffing core functions and cover any staffing shortages.  Accordingly, locating certain records may prove difficult if not impossible at this time.  We will make every effort to accommodate your request and respond in a timely manner, including contacting you to confer in narrowing your request if needed.

We strongly encourage you to submit all requests electronically, as we cannot guarantee that requests sent via U.S. Mail will be received by the WCSO until the state-wide shelter-in-place is lifted.  Thank you for your patience.

FOIA Requests

All FOIA requests must be in writing and shall include, the name, telephone number or contact number and email address (if applicable) of the requestor. FOIA request may be received at any of the F.O.I.A. Locations, or at;

Will County Sheriff's Office
FOIA Officer
14 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432

Fax: 815-727-8565

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online Request Form Web: Online FOIA Submission Form

Downloadable PDF FOIA Request Form

FOIA Printable Form - PDF


Please submit all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in writing. You are encouraged to use the form developed by the Sheriff's Office, which is entitled the Sheriff's Office FOIA Request Form or through the above link. Please be sure to include your name, address, telephone number or contact number, and e-mail address (if applicable) so that we may contact you. Requests may be delivered via hand delivery, email, fax, United States Postal Service, or courier. Contact information will be provided below. Please be aware that there might be some fees imposed in processing your request.


No charge for the first fifty (50) black and white legal or letter sized copies. Additional copies 0.15 per page.

Color copies

  • 8½ x11 | One sided $.14 per print | Two-sided $.25 per print
  • 8½ x14 | One sided $.15 per print | Two-sided $.26 per print
  • 8½ x17 | One sided $.16 per print | Two-sided $.27 per print

Certifying Records


About the Sheriff's Office

County of Will

Political Sub-Division: Will County Sheriff's Office


  1. Custodian of the Courthouse and Jail - 55 ILCS 5/3-6017
  2. Serve and execute, warrants, process, orders and judgments - 55 ILCS 5/3-6019
  3. Conservator of the Peace - 55 ILCS 5/3-6021 
  4. Supervisor of Public Safety - 55 ILCS 5/3-6035 

Number of Employees


Documents Readily Available

  • Foreclosure Surplus List
  • Accident/Case Reports/Incident Reports
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable Records
  • Administrative Files and Correspondence
  • Adult Detention Facility Quarterly Reports
  • Adult Detention Facility Year End Report
  • Budgets
  • Completed FOIA Requests
  • Equipment Maintenance Records
  • Fuel/gasoline usage reports
  • General Correspondence
  • Grant Records
  • IDOC Annual Inspection
  • IDOC Monthly Statistics
  • Incident Reports/ADF
  • Inmate Records
  • Insurance Policies
  • Legal Files
  • Miscellaneous Files
  • Personnel Files
  • Purchase Orders
  • Salary Schedules
  • Travel, Expense and Mileage Reports
  • Vehicle License Records
  • Vehicle Maintenance Records
  • Vendor Contracts