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The City of Rockford Department of Law, by ordinance, may only represent the City of Rockford officials and employees in their formal capacity. We cannot provide legal advice to the general public. The Winnebago County Bar Association has a lawyer referral site to assist in the selection of a private attorney.
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For liquor or tobacco licenses within the City of Rockford, please call Shelia Alexander at 779-348-7383. For information about State of Illinois liquor licenses, call the Illinois State Liquor Control Commission at 312-814-2206 or visit their website.
No. The City of Rockford does not permit ownership of any type of fowl.
You may find your Circuit Court date at this website.
You may find your Code Hearing date by calling 779-348-7154 and having your name, case number, or property address ready for our personnel to look up your info.
Information on Park Rockford tickets can be found at this link. Park Rockford tickets are administered by ABM, not the employees of the City of Rockford. You can contact ABM at 815-968-5294 with any questions.
Complaints about a tow vehicle improperly towing your property may be addressed to the City of Rockford. Dial 779-348-7154 to inform the City of any towing contractor or parking lot not in compliance with City ordinances.
The City of Rockford is not involved in State Liquor Licensing. Please visit the Illinois Liquor Control Commission or phone them at 312-814-2206.
Call 312-814-6200 or visit the website for the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
The City of Rockford Department of Law is not responsible for collecting taxes. Please visit the site for the Winnebago County Treasurer's Office or call 815-319-4400.
Voter registration is handled by the Rockford Board of Elections, or call 815-987-5750.
Copies of the City of Rockford Code of Ordinances can be found online, in the Department of Law's main office on the 7th floor of City Hall, in the Winnebago County Law Library, and at the main branch of the Rockford Public Library. Copies of the zoning ordinance can be found in the Zoning Office on the first floor of City Hall. Copies of various building codes can be found on the Building Codes & Ordinances page or on the first floor of City Hall. The Traffic Division of Public Works on the fifth floor of City Hall maintains a record of traffic ordinances and schedules. The Fire Prevention Bureau maintains a copy of the fire and life safety codes at 204 S First Street. For general information on city laws, contact 779-348-7154.
The City has a contract with Winnebago County Animal Services, or phone them at 815-319-4100.
The City of Rockford Department of Law does not issue raffle licenses. Call 815-319-4250 or visit the Winnebago County Clerk site. The City of Rockford has an agreement with the County Clerk to handle raffle licenses throughout Winnebago County.
The City of Rockford Department of Law does not maintain marriage licenses. If you were married in Winnebago County, call the Winnebago County Clerk at 815-319-4250.
The City of Rockford Department of Law does not maintain birth certificates. If you were born in Winnebago County, call 815-319-4250 or visit the Winnebago County Clerk website. If you were not born in Winnebago County, you should be able to obtain your birth certificate from the County in which you were born.
The Department of Law acts as legal counsel to the City of Rockford, its’ elected officials, officers, and employees (in their official capacity). The responsibilities of the department include: general legal advice to the City Council and all City Departments, litigation support, annexation support, contract drafting and review, ordinance, resolution, and committee report drafting and review and municipal code violation enforcement. The Department also processes liquor licenses for the Mayor’s office. Staff provide land acquisition services for various city departments and projects. The Legal Director serves as ex-officio City Clerk and Keeper of the Records for the City of Rockford. The department also houses the City Council Clerk and is the repository of official city records.
The Main Office phone number is 779-348-7154.
The Department of Law's main office is on the 7th floor of City Hall, 425 E State Street in downtown Rockford.
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Clerk of the Circuit CourtWinnebago County CourthouseRoom 108400 West State StreetRockford, IL 61101orvisit the Pay My Traffic Ticket page.
815-319-4900 or visit the Winnebago County page.
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Visit the Winnebago County, Illinois page.