Copy Requests

The Bureau County Circuit Clerk’s records are open to the public for inspection or to obtain copies during regular business hours. Please be aware that Adoptions and Juvenile records are not open to the public and no information on these cases is available.

A written request must be made, making sure to include your name, address, daytime telephone number, case number if known and the information you are looking for. Please include as much information as possible when completing this request.

The requester will be responsible for statutory fees (See Section 27.1a of the Clerk’s Act (705 ILCS 105/27.1a) which can include but are not limited to, the following: copying charges; certification charges (if necessary); and postage. Prior to processing the request, the requester will be notified of the charges and expected to remit payment in advance.

Payment for Copies Can Be Made Online Here!

Please submit your copy requests to

If you have any questions please contact our office at 815-872-2001.

*The Circuit Clerk Record Search is intended to be a summary of information for the public. It does not take the place of legal information held in the actual Court file. The Bureau County Circuit Clerk accepts no liability for discrepancies between the electronic version and the official printed document.

Office Address

Bureau Co. Circuit Clerk's Office
Bureau County Court House
Room 100
700 S. Main St
Princeton, IL 61356

Courthouse Hours

Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Hours to process passport applications are 8:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday as it takes 15 to 20 minutes to process a passport application.

Contact Us

Main Office Phone

(815) 872-2001

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