Visiting the Courthouse

Circuit Clerk Office Hours:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday - Friday


The McHenry County Circuit Clerk’s Office is located in the Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center at 2200 N. Seminary Avenue (Route 47) in Woodstock, Illinois. All 22nd Circuit Court appearances are held at the Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center in Woodstock.

Getting to the Courthouse

McHenry County Government Center
2200 N. Seminary Avenue (Route 47)
Woodstock, IL 60098

Woodstock is on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest (UP-NW) line.

The Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center is on Pace Bus Route 807.

Mailing Address

ALL payments, filings and correspondence should be directed to:
McHenry County Circuit Clerk
2200 N. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098-2637

Navigating the Courthouse

Access to the judicial process is a fundamental right enjoyed by all.  The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires all state and local governmental entities, including the courts, to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access to court proceedings.  For a full policy of the court, and/or to request an accommodation for a disability see the 22nd Circuit ADA Access to Court. 

All persons entering the Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center are subject to search. All persons entering the Judicial Center must pass through a McHenry County Sheriff Court Security checkpoint. The following are considered PROHIBITED ITEMS for entry into the Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center:

Prohibited Items

  • Bags, Large Purses, Backpacks, etc. (Only small purses, wallets, keys, cell phones & court documents allowed) **
  • Beverages, whether open or sealed (no glass containers) **
  • Any substance or device used for vaping, smoking, chewing **
  • Lighters or Matches **
  • Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, Weapons of any kind
  • Marijuana or any substance containing THC/CBD
  • Drug-related paraphernalia
  • Objects with a cutting device (knives, scissors, wallet tools, etc.)
  • Personal Protection Items (Kubatons, pepper spray, etc.)
  • Aerosol spray containers of any substances except inhalers
  • Flammable liquids or any other type of liquid in excess of 3.4 ounces/100 milliliters
  • Recording devices without prior approval (cameras, tape recorders, etc.)
  • Tools (screwdrivers, tape measures, flashlights, etc.)
  • Handcuff keys, wallet chains, large or heavy belts or buckles
  • Any object that resembles a weapon, can be readily used as a weapon, or that has no legitimate purpose in the Judicial Center
  • Items at the discretion of Court Security that are deemed not to be allowed within the Judicial Center

**Exemption allowed to bring in highlighted items for:

  • ATTORNEYS on official court business
  • JURORS displaying a juror card
  • EMPLOYEES with valid employee ID

Finding Your Courtroom

After passing through security at the courthouse main entrance, to your right will be a bank of monitors displaying names alphabetically.  Find your name on the monitor and note the courtroom listed next to your name.  If your name does not appear on the monitors, see the Circuit Clerk in Room 136.  Wayfinding kiosks are located on each level of the courthouse to help you find your courtroom location.