Adult Probation Division

The mission of the Adult Probation Division is to serve the court, reduce recidivism, facilitate positive change and promote community safety in Winnebago County. Probation officers are able to accomplish this mission through skilled and targeted supervision in collaboration with the court and community service providers. Probation officers also monitor court-ordered conditions which could be remedial (public service, restitution); punitive (incarceration, fines and court costs); or rehabilitative (counseling, community assistance programs).

 Adult Probation Units


Adult Probation Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I do if I cannot make it to my appointment?

  • Probation appointments should be a priority in order to maintain compliance with your court order. However, if you have an emergency and must reschedule your appointment, you must contact your probation officer before the scheduled appointment and reschedule for a different date or time.


Where do I pay my fines and restitution?

  • If you want to pay in person, you will need a bring cash or a money order to the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk Office located on the first floor of the Winnebago County Courthouse.
  • If you want to pay by mail, you will send a money order to:

Winnebago County Circuit Clerk
400 W. State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61101

 Note: Be sure to include your name and case number.


Where do I go to get set up with Public Service Work?

  • The Public Service Work Officer is located at the Adult Probation Center, 526 W. State St, Rockford, Illinois 61101. Be sure to bring your court order with you; a secretary will assist you. If you need to change your appointment or have questions about your Public Service Work hours, you can call the main line at (815) 319-6250 to reach the Public Service Work Officer. View the PSW Handbook


What can I expect when I first report to the Adult Probation Department?

  • When you initially report from court, you will be given an appointment for the Orientation Group. This appointment will generally be during your first week of probation.
  • At the Orientation Group, a supervisor will inform you of important information you will need to know while under probation supervision. You will have a chance to ask questions and will also be given an Adult Probation Handbook to take with you.
  • At the end of the group, you will be given an Assessment/Intake appointment card with your first appointment date/time.


What do I have to do to travel out of state?

  • You must always have the permission of your probation officer prior to traveling out of state.
  • You must be in compliance with probation in order to get permission to travel out of state.
  • If you are not in compliance with your probation, have a history of violent offenses or are a registered sex offender, you must receive permission from the court prior to leaving the state.
  • When requesting permission to travel out of state, be sure to bring in all pertinent information which must include the following:
  • Purpose of the trip
  • Dates of travel
  • Specific destination
  • Where you will be staying (and with whom)
  • Who will be going with you


Winnebago County Adult Probation Center
526 West State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61101


Adult Probation Center Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lorraine Dixon
Deputy Director
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Winnebago County Adult Probation Department
526 West State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61101
Phone - 815-319-6250 

Winnebago County Pretrial Services Department
650 West State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61101
Phone - 815-319-6860

Winnebago County Adult Resource Intervention Center
526 West State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61101
Phone - 815-516-2600

Winnebago County Juvenile Probation Department
211 South Court Street
Rockford, Illinois 61101
Phone - 815-516-2700

Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center
5350 Northrock Drive
Rockford, Illinois  61103
Phone - 815-516-2980

Boone County Probation Department
601 North MainStreet
Belvidere, Illinois 61008
Phone - 815-544-9806


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400 W State St
Rockford, IL 61101