County Government

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Animal Control & Adoption Center

Functions include: animal adoptions, dog registrations, investigation of animal bites to humans, cruelty, neglect and nuisance complaints, and a temporary shelter for stray, abandoned and unwanted domestic animals.



Maintains real estate property values, senior & owner occupied exemptions as well as mailing lists for tax bills.



Maintains and reports all internal financial operations of the County.


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Circuit Clerk

The McHenry County Circuit Clerk's Office maintains the court records of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court as mandated by state statute. We strive to provide an independent office that provides accessible, responsive internal and external customer service. Our goals is to bring value, quality and satisfaction to the taxpayers of McHenry County.



Provides the people of McHenry County with a thorough investigation in the event of a death.


County Administration

Provides administrative support and implement policies and directives as determined by the County Board.


County Board

The primary function is to establish the various budgets of the County funds and adopts Ordinances and rules pertaining to the management and business of the County Departments.


County Clerk

Office functions include: maintenance of county birth, death and marriage records, voter registration, election results as well as tax sale redemption and district rate maintenance.


County Recorder

The mission of this office is to record, maintain and to retrieve all real estate records, documents and plats of subdivision in McHenry County.


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Division of Transportation

The McHenry County Division of Transportation is a full service transportation agency that is involved with other agencies of local government.


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To oversee operations of the McHenry County Enhanced 911 Emergency Telephone System.


Emergency Management

Emergency Management provides coordination and acts as a liaison between local government, state and federal agencies during disasters & emergencies.


Environmental Education

Assists McHenry County Schools with resources regarding Environmental Education.


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Facilities Management

Provides professional management and certified technicians to support all County Government facilities and grounds as directed by the County Board.


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Geographic Information System (GIS)

Develop and maintain the Geographic Information System of McHenry County.


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Health Department

The mission of the McHenry County Department of Health is to prevent disease and promote health and safety. This shall be accomplished by investigating, assessing and implementing solutions to health and safety needs through collaborative community involvement.


Human Resources

Serves McHenry County by developing and supporting our most important resource "our people".


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Information Technology

Provides prompt, courteous, responsive customer service to our Departmental customer base. We support, guide, and advise our customers in a technical direction.


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