Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Daley Center?
The Richard J. Daley Center occupies the city block bound by Randolph, Clark, Washington and Dearborn Streets. The address is 50 West Washington.
What are the operating hours for the facility?
The Daley Center is operational from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The pedway is open from 6 am until 6 pm to provide underground access between the CTA and City Hall/County Building.
What should I expect when I arrive?
The Cook County Sheriff secures the building during normal business hours. Individuals entering the facility are required to pass through security check points. These check points consist of magnetometers and x-ray machines. Everyone will be expected to empty their pockets of all metal objects (keys, coins, cigarettes, cell phones, etc) prior to walking through the magnetometer. Purses, briefcases, and all packaged items will be passed through the x-ray machine. Cameras, pocket knives, small tools, knitting needles, mace, and recording devices are not allowed into the facility and will need to be checked in with the Sheriff’s Department holding area in room CL-132. If in doubt, leave it at home.
How can I access the building by public transportation?
The Daley Center may be reached by all public transit bus and rail routes which service the Chicago Loop. Additional information may be found at the RTA Travel Information Center at (312) 836-7000 or TDD/TTY (312) 836-4949.
Is the Daley Center handicap accessible?
Yes. We can provide assistance to those physically challenged individuals who may require it. Inquire for assistance with building security or at the information booths located in the east/west lobby.
Are children allowed inside a courtroom?
Yes. Although the Circuit Court of Cook County offers the Children’s Advocacy Room, a safe and nurturing environment where children may stay while their parents or guardians attend court proceedings. Games, books, toys, arts and crafts along with other appropriate materials selected to meet a wide range of needs are offered. The Children’s Advocacy Room is located in room 1309 on the 13th floor.
How can I coordinate a tour?
Tours are conducted by the Circuit Court of Cook County. Contact the Circuit Court’s Office of Public Affairs at (312) 603-1928.
How can I book the plaza for an event?
The Daley Center Plaza is an open air venue that may be used for various civic or cultural events. We accept applications for use of the plaza on a first come, first serve basis. Applications must be received by the Special Events Coordinator no later than 30 days prior to an event. Certificates of insurance may be required and should meet the requirements put forth in the Guidelines. Reimbursement charges may apply to certain events. The Application for Permit and Guidelines for events on the plaza can be under the Events section.
Where do I get a bond refund ?
www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org - Richard J. Daley Center, Suite 1005, Chicago, IL 60602
312 603 3975
Where do I go for child support enforcement ?
www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org - 28 North Clark Street, Room 200
Chicago, IL 60602
312 603 2000
Where is the children's advocacy room?
www.cookcountycourt.org - Richard J. Daley Center, Suite 1309, Chicago, IL 60602
312 603 6252
Where can I obtain a copy of my divorce papers ?
www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org- Clerk of the Circuit Court
Richard J. Daley Center, Suite 802, Chicago, IL 60602
Where do I get my driver's license renewed ?
www.sos.state.il.us - Illinois Secretary of State, Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312 793 1010
Questions Concerning jury duty :
www.cookcountycourt.org/jury - Circuit Court of Cook County,
Office of Jury Administration, Richard J. Daley Center, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60602
312 603 5417
Where is the law library – What are the hours?
www.co.cook.il.us - Richard J. Daley Center, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602
312 603 5423
Where is marriage & family counseling ?
http://www.caadrs.org/adr/CookMFCS.htm - 69 West Washington, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60602
Where do I get name change information?
www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org - Clerk of the Circuit Court, Richard J. Daley Center, Suite 802, Chicago, IL 60602
312 603 5133
Where do I get an order of protection ?
www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org - Clerk of the Circuit Court, 555 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Where do I get a picnic permit ?
www.fpdcc.com - Forest Preserve District of Cook County, 536 North Harlem Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305
Recreation Department, Monday – Friday 8AM-4PM
Where can I pay my real estate taxes ?
www.cookcountytreasurer.com - Cook County Treasurer’s Office, 118 North Clark, Room 112, Chicago, IL 60602
Where do I get a State I.D. ?
www.sos.state.il.us - Illinois Secretary of State, Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312 793 1010
Where can I register to vote ?
www.voterinfonet.com - Cook County Voter Registration, Chicago & suburbs
312 269 7960 (Chicago) - 312 603 0906 (Suburbs)
Where can I obtain:
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
Information on Election & Voter Registration
www.cookctyclerk.com - Cook County Clerk’s Office, County Building
118 North Clark Street, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60602
312 603 5656
Where can I obtain:
Chicago City Vehicle Stickers
Going Out of Business Info
Residential Parking Permits
www.chicityclerk.com - Office of the City Clerk, City of Chicago – CITY HALL
121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312 744 6861