For General Public

Cleaning and disinfecting efforts have been intensified throughout all court facilities, especially with respect to surfaces commonly touched like railings, doorknobs, etc.

The 17th Circuit Requires Masks for All Persons Regardless of Vaccination Status - see General Order 1.03 and Administrative Order 2021-15 for details and other restrictions and requirements.

No individual may enter any courthouse or court facility if they:

  1. Have new flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, or shortness of breath (excluding such symptoms caused by chronic conditions);
  2. Currently have been directed to quarantine or isolate at home by any medical provider or public health official; or
  3. Reside or have regular close contact with a person currently subject to a quarantine or isolation direction issued by a medical provider or public health official and are not themselves fully vaccinated.


If you have a scheduled court hearing and begin to feel ill, you should consider the following:

Contact the opposing party or attorney to explore an agreed continuance

If there is no agreement, contact the circuit clerk’s office to advise if you are unable to attend court. Judges will consider on a case-by-case basis whether a continuance of the court date is in order. Providing medical documentation of your condition will likely help.

Winneabgo County Circuit Clerk Telephone: 815-319-4500

Boone County Circuit Clerk Telephone: 815-544-0371

Marriage and Civil Unions

Pursuant to Circuit Court Administrative Order 2020-06, only the individuals being married or joined in a civil union will be permitted to attend those ceremonies in the courthouse. Please do not bring friends or families to attend these ceremonies.


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