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.

You can reach the Richard J. Daley Center at:
50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-603-3054

What are the operating hours for the facility?
The Daley Center is operational from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 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 remove their belts and 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. 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 found 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 – 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?
Richard J. Daley Center, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60602
312 603 5423
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30am to 7pm, Sat. 12:30pm to 4:30pm, Sun. Closed

Where is marriage & family counseling 
http://www.caadrs.org/adr/CookMFCS.htm – 69 West Washington, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60602
312 603-1540

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
312 443-5100

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
Business Registration
Information on Election & Voter Registration
Notary 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:
Business Licenses
Chicago City Vehicle Stickers
Dog Licenses
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