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MJS Judicial Center Re-opening on June 1st

Post Date:05/21/2020 3:31 PM

The 22nd Circuit Court will resume hearing court matters on June 1, 2020.  To provide for the safety of Judicial Center staff, attorneys and court patrons, the following guidelines must be followed:

  1. BEFORE coming to the Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center, check your court date and TIME on the Circuit Clerk's website, as many court dates and times have changed.
  2. Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled court time; leave the building promptly when finished.
  3. Only people necessary to the proceeding should come to court, leave family and friends at home
  4. Bring only your keys, photo ID, cash/credit card and court papers into the building. No bags, purses or backpacks will be allowed in the building. Only cell phones for court related purposes are permitted in the Judicial Center. 
  5. Wearing masks or face coverings, and practicing social distancing are required in all areas of the Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center.


Guidelines for Entering County Administration Building

The McHenry County Administration Building is now open to limited public access.  Appointments are still encouraged although some offices will remain strictly by appointment only.  In order to protect all visitors and County staff alike, the following precautionary measures are in place:

  • Visitors will be required to have their temperature taken as they enter the building.  Anyone refusing to have their temperature taken, registering a temperature above 100.4 degrees F and/or exhibiting COVID-like symptoms will be asked to leave and conduct their business at a later date or through on-line means.
  • Visitors are required to wear a face mask or face covering at all times while in the building.
  • Practice social/physical distancing at all times.
  • Abide by the floor markings and waiting room capacity restrictions.
  • Interact only through the glass shields at customer service counters.
  • Cover sneezes and coughs.
  • Use the hand sanitizing stations and wash your hands.
  • If you are not feeling well, please do not come into the building.
  • If you can conduct your business online or remotely, please do.

The following offices require appointments to conduct business:

County Clerk
Recorder 815-334-4110
Assessor 815-334-4290
Purchasing 815-334-4818
GIS Please email at [email protected]
Veterans Assistance Commission
Regional Office of Education
  • Fingerprinting by appointment only Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Appointments are not required, but strongly encouraged, for the following offices:

County Administration
County Auditor 815-334-4203
Health Dept Administration 815-334-4510
Environmental Health 815-334-4585
Planning and Development 815-334-4560
  • Property owners and applicants are encouraged to submit permit applications online using their Applications and Checklists page
  • Walk-ins will be accommodated if scheduling permits and the necessary staff are available


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