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Will County Sheriff's Office

Attorney Security Pass

Rules and Regulations

Attorneys licensed to practice in the State of Illinois may apply and purchase an Attorney Security Pass through the Will County Sheriff's Office. The Attorney Security Pass will allow approved attorneys access to enter the Will County Courthouse via a separate entrance. 

Passes are valid for one year from the month of purchase.

To be issued a Security Pass, an attorney must;

  1. Complete, sign and submit the application.
  2. Present a valid ARDC card AND a Driver’s License or State issued ID.
  3. Pass a criminal background check
  4. Pay the required annual fee of $35.00 to the payable to the Will County Sheriff's Office. Exact change is appreciated.

Once a SecurityPass is issued, the attorney must;

  1. Not permit any other person to use the SecurityPass
  2. Immediately report any lost or stolen SecurityPass
  3. Report within five (5) business days any change in status of the attorney’s standing with the bar of the State of Illinois, including but not limited to the initiation of any disciplinary proceedings.
  4. Report within five (5) business days any arrest for any offense other than minor traffic offenses.
  5. Abide by all statues, rules, regulations, and court orders, concerning the use of cell phones and other electronic devices, including but not limited to devices with photographic or recording capability, in the Courthouse, including, but not limited to Twelfth Circuit Administrative Order 09-19.
  6. In accordance with PUBLIC SAFETY (430 ILCS 66/) Firearm Concealed Carry Act, this card does not allow the bearer to possess a concealed weapon regardless of whether the Attorney has a concealed carry permit.

Failure to comply with any statute, rule, or order, may result in revocation of a SecurityPass.

Security Passes are only valid for admittance to Will County Courthouse Facilities

Security Passes may be utilized as identification for attorney visits at the Will County Adult Detention Facility.

Court Security reserves the right to refuse admittance of any cell phone at their discretion.

Court Security reserves the right to conduct searches, including spot checks and require everyone to go through the Security Check Point.

Will County Sheriff's Office, Attorney Security Passes may be obtained at the Will County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff’s Internal Affairs/Merit Commission, 57 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL. Passes may be obtained by walk in only between the hours of 8:30AM and 2:00PM on the first Tuesday of the month, or by appointment for any other day.

Beata Kiljan/Secretary: 815-723-1648

Front Desk/Merit Commission: 815-727-5680