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Our Vision for the Civil Division of the Will County Sheriff's Office is that as a team, we will provide a friendly and respectful customer service environment, exhibiting the highest degree of professional conduct while performing our service of all Process with diligence, initiative, and resourcefulness.

The Will County Sheriff's Office Civil Division serves over 22,000 items of process annually. These items include subpoenas from the Will County State's Attorney, summons for law suits, quasi criminal summons from villages and counties throughout the United States.

Sheriff sale auctions relating to Judgment levies on real estate and personal property, in addition to foreclosures on real estate, are conducted by the Civil Division ( evictions ) and other various levies. The record keeping and billing for false alarm ordinance violations are also conducted through this office.

The division's work load does not permit short date papers; therefore, ten ( 10 ) working days are required to make a proper effort to serve, process and return papers filed with our office for service.

Hours

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Fees

Service fee amounts are determined by county ordinance, collected by the Civil Division and are turned over to the county treasury. Process will be accepted and service will be attempted only upon receipt of fees in advance. On all Orders of Possession, a non-refundable 1 hour fee of $172 is required at the time of filing the papers with our office for service. Each additional hour will be billed at $172 per hour. For specific fee information, please visit our Fee Information Schedule Page.

Phone Numbers

  • Main Office - 815.727.8895
  • Personal Property & Real Property Levies, Replevins, Evictions, Foreclosures - 815.727.8895 x 8019

Civil Process

The following table illustrates activity in Civil Process, Evictions Executed, and Eviction Hours for FY 2013 compared to FY 2012.

Type of Service FY 2013 FY 2012 Difference Percentage
Civil Process/Cleared 7,099 15,071 -7,972 -112.30%
Dept. Process/Cleared 10,496 16,626 -6,130 -58.40%
Evictions Executed 745 737 8 1.07%
Total Eviction Hours 836 863 -27 -3.23%
Total Civil Warrants 2 13 -11 -550.00%

** During FY 2013 the Civil Process Unit began utilizing new software.  Initial software issues with this new program has skewed the Civil Process activity data from August until November (no figures available).

The following table illustrates Foreclosure Activity for FY 2013 compared to FY 2012.

Foreclosure Activity FY 2013 FY 2012 Difference Percentage
Foreclosure Sales 3,227 2,765 462 14.32%

Court Security

Attendance FY 2013

  Courthouse Annex RVJ Total
Yearly Total 551,047 111,592 58,914 721,553
Average Per Month 45,920.58 9,299.33 4,909.5 60,129.42
Average Per Day 2,296.03 464.97 245.18 3,006.47

Attendance FY 2012

  Courthouse Annex RVJ Total
Yearly Total 560,292 131,828 61,063 753,154
Average Per Month 46,691.0 10,985.67 5,086.17 62,762.83
Average Per Day 2,334.55 549.28 254.31 3,138.14

Attendance Comparison

  FY 2013 FY 2012 Difference Percentage
Total Attendance 721,553 753,154 -31,601 -4.20%
Average by Month 60,129.42 62,762.83 -2,633.42 -4.20%
Average by Day 3,006.47 2,334.55 -131.67 -4.20%

Overall, Courthouse attendance in fiscal year 2013 was down 4.20% from fiscal year 2012.  The greatest percentage increase in Courthouse attendance was April with a 25.95% increase.  December showed the greatest percentage decrease in Courthouse Attendance at -14.48%.