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Welcome to Will County, Illinois Website

Denise Winfrey Will County ExecutiveDear Neighbors:

Welcome to the Will County government’s main website.  Our county has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and the nation over the last decade and continues to be a vibrant and diverse community.  All are welcome here and we hope you choose to live, work, and raise your family in our community.

As your County Executive, I am a strong believer in transparency and collaboration to make progress for all our residents.  This website is one way we are sharing information about how your county government is working for you. 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can better serve you and our community. Best wishes to you and your family!

Denise E. Winfrey

Will County Executive

 

What's Happening in Will County

Will County Offices Closures Update
Anastasia Tuskey
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Will County Offices Closures Update

Below is a list of the current status of operations for various offices and departments within Will County. As always, call first to ensure procedures have not changed.
Stay safe and stay home!

Animal Control – The Animal Control lobby is closed to the public. All transactions will be handled over the phone. Call (815) 462-5633 with any questions.

Auditor - the risk of fraud escalates in periods of disruption and significant change. To report any suspicious activity, contact the BKD Integra Fraud Hotline (855) 858-3344, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit www.IntegraReport.com. Subscriber code: WILL. Or visit the Auditor’s website at www.willcountyauditor.com or call (815) 740-4609.

Coroner – Open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Masks required.

County Board –All committee meetings and board meetings are available through the Webex platform. Meeting links are posted on the county board website at www.willcountyboard.com/meetings. Call the county board office at (815) 740-4602 or email countyboard@willcountyillinois.com for additional information.

County Clerk – Clients are strongly encouraged to conduct business online, over the telephone, or through the mail if possible.
Marriage and civil union licenses must be issued in person, but by appointment only. All vital records – birth, marriage, and death certificates – may be obtained online, by phone, or through the mail. For more information on any services, call (815) 740-4615 or visit the website: www.thewillcountyclerk.com.

Court Services/Circuit Clerk’s Office -– Circuit Clerk's office is open to the public. Court Services are limited per order of the Chief Judge. Visit the website for changes to court schedules: www.circuitclerkofwillcounty.com or call (815) 727-8592.

Division of Transportation – division will maintain normal work hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Office closed to the public. In-person meetings by appointment only, with preference to video meetings. Customers encouraged to conduct business by mail, via email: highways@willcountyillinois.com or by telephone: (815) 727-8476.

Executive Office – closed to the public. Call (815) 774-7480 for assistance or information.

Forest Preserve - Preserves, visitor centers, trails, picnic shelters, dog parks, latrines and parking lots are open and online programs and in-person programs with limited capacity based on Tier 2 mitigations are being offered. Masks are required for all indoor and outdoor programs and for facility visitors, and social distancing also is required for all indoor and outdoor areas. For more information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org or call (815) 727-8700.

Health Department – The Will County Health Department has moved into its new main building at 501 Ella Ave., but staff members are not yet able to welcome the general public fully into the new building, as well as their Bolingbrook, 323 Quadrangle Drive, and Monee, 5601 W. Monee-Manhattan Road, locations.
Behavioral Health continues to see most of their clients via telehealth and telepsychiatry (815) 727-8521.
WIC services are being conducted curbside; clients should call (815) 727-8524 ahead of time.
Call (815) 740-8143 for an immunizations appointment with adults coming alone and only one child being scheduled per visit.
For assistance from Environmental Health, call (815) 727-8490. For birth and death records, call (815) 727-8639. All visitors who need to enter are screened at the door.
The Community Health Center locations at 1106 Neal Avenue in Joliet, and 323 Quadrangle Drive, Suite 335 in Bolingbrook, will continue to see patients. If patients do not have an appointment, they are asked to call (815) 727-8670 ahead of time. They will be screened at the door, and evaluated on whether or not an appointment is deemed necessary for that day.
Call the Will County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline, (815) 740-8977, for general information about Coronavirus. New information and guidance are added daily, so visit www.willcountyhealth.org, www.cdc.gov, and www.dph.illinois.gov.

Jury Commission – any questions about a jury summons should be directed to (815) 727-8930. Any resident who has a jury summons is encouraged to call this number as court schedules have changed. For all other inquiries, call (815) 727-8612 or visit the website: http://www.willcountyijuror.com/main.asp?id=faq.

Land Use – office is closed to the public. Customers are encouraged to use the online permitting portal, conduct business by mail, email, or telephone. You can access the portal a: https://co-will-il.smartgovcommunity.com/Public/Home.
At this time, only certain types of inspections are being performed in accordance with office protocol which is posted on the portal. Inspection availability may also be limited. Those needing inspections can schedule them through the portal or by calling (815) 774-3321. Requests should include contact information, permit number, property address, the specific inspection(s) requested and a desired inspection date.


Recorder of Deeds - closed to the public. Only accepting appointments for urgent matters. Recordings accepted by mail, delivery service (Fed-Ex, UPS, etc.…) and electronic recording. Document orders will be handled via email, fax and mail. Questions/concerns, please contact the Recorder’s Office: (815) 740-4637.

Sheriff’s Office – the Public Safety Complex is closed to the public. Please follow the following guidelines in order to take care of necessary business you need from the Sheriff’s Office:
1) If you are a victim of a minor crime, you are in need of a police report, or you have a general question we encourage you to visit the Sheriff’s website at www.willcosheriff.org. On the website, you will see a list of Online Forms. You will find forms such as ‘Online Police Report’, ‘FOIA a Police Report’, and ‘Contact the Sheriff’s Office’. Click on the link that pertains to your situation, fill it out and submit it.
2) If you are in need of speaking to a deputy, call 911 or the non-emergency number at 815-727-8575. If necessary, a deputy will be dispatched to your location.
3) If you are a registered sex offender and need to register or update your information you may come to the Public Safety Building and push the call button that is located between the two entrance doors. Someone will assist you.
4) If you need to pick-up evidence in your reported case, please call the Evidence Division at 815-727-4736 to schedule a pick-up time.

The Adult Detention Facility, as well as the Video Visitation Building, is temporarily closed to all visitors/public. Professional visitors such as attorneys, therapists, etc. are being required to schedule an appointment by calling 815-774-7950. Your visitation request will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Family/friends of current inmates can deposit funds into inmate commissary accounts at www.jailatm.com.

State’s Attorney - closed to in-person visitors until further notice. For assistance, call (815) 727-8453 or visit the website: https://willcountysao.com.

Sunny Hill Nursing Home – Indoor visits are not permitted. Outdoor in-person visitation is permitted following state and facility guidelines. The At a Glance guidelines are posted on the website: https://www.willcountyillinois.com/County-Offices/Special-Services/Sunny-Hill-Nursing-Home.

Sunny Hill/TB Clinic - The clinic is seeing clients for TB testing (PPD), IGRS’s (blood test), and chest x-rays. Walk-ins are acceptable, but appointments are preferred. The clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon, and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (815) 740-4420.

Supervisor of Assessments – Is operating by phone, email and scheduled in-person appointments only. Taxpayers should call for an appointment so staff can explain what documents are necessary to complete their business during the visit.
Call the office at (815) 740-4648 or go to the website, willcountysoa.com, and utilize the Contact Us button on the left-hand side of the home menu with questions, concerns or appointment requests.
Taxpayers who received annual exemptions – disabled, disabled veteran and senior citizen assessment freeze – do not have to reapply in 2020. Legislation allows all of those exemptions to automatically roll over this year.

Treasurer - tax payers and tax buyers should contact the office to schedule an appointment. Call (815) 740-4675 or email Treasurer@willcountyillinois.com for additional information.

Veterans Assistance Commission - Office at the Orland Park Vet Center, the Peotone American Legion, Joliet Junior College and Governors State University are closed until Feb 1, 2021. The main office, located at 2400 Glenwood Ave., will continued to be closed to the public until further notice. VAC also offers phone/zoom appointments to veterans. All necessary paperwork will continue to be processed in a timely fashion and directed to the appropriate agencies. Veterans are urged to call the office at (815) 740-8389 or visit the website: www.willcountyillinois.com/County-Offices/Special-Services/Veterans-Assistance-Commission for additional information.

Workforce Center of Will County - The Workforce Center of Will County is closed to the public. Updated opening information will be posted on the websites www.jobs4people.org and www.will.works. Customers can also call (815) 774-6354 for updated information. Center staff can be reached on their regular phone numbers. Services are available via technology to assist with ongoing job searches – this includes phone calls to do resume reviews and career plans. Zoom for those who would like to speak with staff face to face, and access to a variety of workshops on the department’s Facebook page at Workforce Center of Will County.
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This application is now closed. Thank you for applying. If you have submitted an application to the program your application is under review. If you have questions regarding your application please email caresnfp@willcountyillinois.com.

 

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