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Sangamon County residents come into contact with County Government for a variety of reasons and many times, they do not know what office to call or where to go to have their concerns addressed. Most county offices are located in the Sangamon County Complex located at 200 S. Ninth Street, Springfield, IL 62701, unless otherwise indicated. The Complex is a secured building and all visitors are required to pass through metal detectors before entering the elevators.

The following frequently asked questions concerning government services are listed below to help keep the public informed. If you have questions that aren't answered here, e-mail us at: county@co.sangamon.il.us.

Q. Where does one park before entering the Sangamon County Complex?
A. There is a public parking lot directly (west) across Ninth St. from the County Complex. Parking is $1.00 per hour, per space. Metered curbside parking is also available on a first come first serve basis.

Q. Where does one call to get information on a traffic ticket, adoption proceedings, divorce case, probate/will cases, work release sentencing and court dates?
A. The Sangamon County Circuit Clerk's Office, Room 405 @ 217-753-6674

Q. Where does one pay a traffic ticket?
A. The Sangamon County Circuit Clerk's Office, Room 405 @ 217-753-6674

Q. Where does Traffic Court take place?
A. The 5th Floor Courtrooms

Q. Where do prospective jurors report for jury duty?
A. The Jury Commission Office, Room 404

Q. Where does one call to schedule a Sangamon County judge to perform a wedding?
A. The Sangamon County Circuit Court Receptionist @ 217-753-6366

Q. Where does one obtain copies of military discharge papers?
A. The Sangamon County Recorder's Office, Room 211 @ 217-535-3150

Q. Where does one file an Economic Interest Statement?
A. The Sangamon County Clerk's Office, Room 101 @ 217-753-6700

Q. Where does one go to pay their real estate taxes?
A. The Sangamon County Treasurer's Office, Room 102 @ 217-753-6800

Q. Where does one register to vote or obtain election information?
A. The Sangamon County Election Office, Room 105 @ 217-753-6740

Q. Where does one obtain a marriage license, birth certificate, death certificate or a new Assumed Business Name (DBA)?
A. The Sangamon County Clerk's Office, Room 101 @ 217-753-6700.

Q. Where does one obtain a building permit for unincorporated Sangamon County?
A. The Sangamon County Zoning Office, Room 213 @ 217-753-6760

Q. Where does one obtain information to schedule taking the GED test?
A. The Lincoln Land Consortium, located at 1300 S. Ninth St. Springfield, IL 62701 @ 217-525-7060

Q. Where can one obtain information for financial assistance with utility bills?
A. The Sangamon County Community Resources Office, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62703@ 217-535-3120

Q. Where can one obtain information on physical, mental health or environmental services?
A. The Sangamon County Department of Public Health, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62703 @ 217-535-3100

Q. Where would one go to collect reimbursement of Bail monies?
A. The Sangamon County Circuit Clerk's Office, Room 405 @ 217-753- 6674

Q. Where does on one obtain information to bond someone out of jail?
A. The Booking Department of the Sangamon County Jail, One Sheriff's Plaza, County Complex, Adams Street entrance, Springfield, IL 62701@ 217-753-6886

Q. Where does one obtain information on property liens, property ownership or names for corporations?
A. The Sangamon County Recorder's Office, Room 211 @ 217-535-3150

Q. Where does one obtain information regarding a lost pet, pet vaccinations and animal adoptions?
A. The Sangamon County Animal Control Center, located at 2100 Shale Road, Springfield, IL 62703 @ 217-535-3065

Q. Where does one obtain information regarding recycling opportunities, waste hauler licensing or solid waste management issues?
A. The Sangamon County Department of Public Health, located at 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62703 @ 217-535-3100

Q. Where does one obtain information regarding subdivisions and zoning issues?
A. The Zoning Office, Room 213 @ 217-753-6760

Q. Where does one get a map of Sangamon County?
A. The Regional Planning Commission, Room 212 @ 217-535-3110

Q. Where does one obtain information regarding County Board and standing committee meetings schedules?
A. The Sangamon County Board Office, Room 201 @ 217-753-6650

Q. Where does one obtain a Freedom of Information Act request form?
A. Please see the following link: http://www.co.sangamon.il.us/FOIA/default.asp

Q. Where does one file for a Homestead Exemption or a Senior Citizen Exemption?
A. The Supervisor of Assessments Office, Room 210 @ 217-753-6805

Q. Where does one file a property tax appeal?
A. The Supervisor of Assessments Office, Room 210 @ 217-753-6805

Q. Where does one apply for a County Liquor License?
A. The Sangamon County Zoning Office, Room 213 @ 217-753-6760

Q. Where does one apply for a Fireworks Stand Permit?
A. The Sangamon County Zoning Office, Room 213 @ 217-753-6760

Q. Where does one obtain a permit to shoot fireworks?
A. The Sangamon County Clerk's Office, Room 101 @ 217-753-6700

Q. Where does one obtain information regarding the Weatherization Program?
A. The Sangamon County Community Resources Department, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL@ 217- 753-3120

Q. Where does one seek employment counseling and file for unemployment benefits?
A. The Illinois Worknet Center, 1300 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62701 @ 217- 524-7838

Q. Where does one call to inquire about the Sangamon County Fair?
A. The Sangamon County Fair Office @ 217-488-6451or 488-2685

Q. Where does one call to inquire who their County Board District Representative is?
A. The Sangamon County Election Office, Room 105 @ 217-753-6740

Q. Where does one call to discuss delinquent property taxes?
A. The Sangamon County Clerk's Office, Room 101 @ 217-753-6700

Q. Where does one call to report a dog bite?
A. The Animal Control Center, 2100 Shale Road, Springfield, IL 62703 @ 217-535-3065

Q. Who provides snow removal for county roads in unincorporated areas of the county?
A. The Sangamon County Highway Department, 3003 Terminal Ave., Springfield, IL 62707 @ 217-535-3070

Q. Who does one call to report debris on the road or right of ways throughout the county?
A. The Sangamon County Highway Department, 3003 Terminal Ave., Springfield, IL 62707 @ 217-535-3070

Q. Where does one obtain a teaching certificate?
A. The Regional Superintendent of Education, Room 303 @ 217-753-6620

Q. Where does one obtain assistance for veterans or outpatient healthcare?
A. The Veteran's Administration Office, Room 301A, 217-753-6680 and the new Outpatient Clinic located at 326 N. 7th St. Springfield, IL 62704, 217-522-9730

Q. Where does one obtain employment information and an employment application for county employment?
A. The Employment Opportunities section of this Web site. Also, the County Board Office, Room 201 @ 217-753-6650 / Sheriff's Department employment applications are available at the Sheriff's Records Office @ 217-753- 6880

Q. Where does one obtain employment information for the Probation Departments?
A. Contact the Court Services Department, Room 308 @ 217-753-6780

Q. Where does one obtain information to change a street name in unincorporated Sangamon County?
A. Contact the Regional Planning Commission, Room 212 @ 217-535-3110

Q. Where does one obtain information on water testing for wells and septic system compliance?
A. The Sangamon County Department of Public Health, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62703 @ 217-535-3100

Q. Who does one call to report a dangerous building or a health code complaint?
A. The Sangamon County Public Health Department, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62703 @ 217-535-3100

Q. Where does one obtain information regarding emergency siren testing, emergency weather procedures or volunteering for the Sangamon County Rescue Squad?
A. Contact the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 2801 N. Fifth Street, Springfield, IL @ 217-527-1955

Q. Where does one obtain a Worker's Permit for youths under the age of 16?
A. The Sangamon County Regional Office of Education, Room 303 @ 217-753-6620

Q. How can I email the County?
A. county@co.sangamon.il.us

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