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The Winnebago County Courthouse, located at 400 West State Street, Rockford, Illinois 61101 is OPEN.

Individuals will be able to access the offices of the Winnebago County State’s Attorney, Winnebago County Public Defender, Winnebago County Coroner, and Winnebago County Jury Commission. The fourth floor courtrooms and traffic courtroom on the first floor will also be available for court proceedings.  Remaining areas in the courthouse remain under various stages of remediation.   A date for full re-occupancy has yet to be determined.

A standing court calendar has been created to provide greater certainty and increase jury trial capabilities until a full re-occupancy of the courthouse can take place.  Certain Winnebago County court proceedings may be held in a location not listed on the original court notice. Similarly, virtual attendance may be the only option. The public is encouraged to check the status of scheduled court proceedings prior to the court date by viewing this page.  

A Virtual Courtroom Directory is available.  Only parties to cases should attempt to join a virtual courtroom.   Public access to Virtual Courtroom proceedings is made available via our YouTube Livestream Directory.

Please watch a 6 minute video to prepare for Traffic Court.   Por favor mire el video de 6 minutos para prepararse para el Tribunal de Tráfico


Winnebago County Court Schedule -

Supplemental Calendar for Courtroom C - Judges Debra D. Schafer and Jennifer J. Clifford

Schedule final 2023 01 25 v2

Individuals seeking emergency orders of protection in Winnebago County may come to the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center for in person assistance or make use of the Court’s online request system.  A temporary Domestic Violence Assistance Center is open on the 1st floor of the Criminal Justice Center. 


The Kids' Place Facility in the lower level of the Winnebago County Courthouse is open.

 Ongoing announcements and scheduling changes will continue be posted on the Court’s website. 

During regular business hours, contact the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk's Office at 815-319-4500 for assistance with scheduling information.


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400 W State St
Rockford, IL 61101

Winnebago County Courthouse Operations and Scheduling Page

Case Scheduling Questions - 815-319-4500