You can also check online here.
The City of Rockford does not handle towing company complaints. The Illinois Commerce Commission site handles regulations and complaints regarding vehicles towed from private lots. They can also be reached at 800-524-0795.
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 click Winnebago County Clerk. 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 City of Rockford Department of Law, by ordinance, may only represent 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.
Click on the Block Party Permit link here.
Follow the instructions here.
For liquor 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.
Copies of the City of Rockford Code of Ordinances can be found online here, 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 here, or in the Zoning Office on the first floor of City Hall.
Copies of various building codes can be found here 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 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.
No. However, a large, organized protest may need to consider a special events permit, which may be found by clicking on the link on this page.
If you are selling a product or service, then you will need a commercial solicitation permit from the Finance Department. If the solicitation is for charity, then no permit is required.
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Winnebago County Courthouse, Room 108, 400 West State Street, Rockford, IL 61101 or click here.
(815) 319-4900 or click here.