Search Inmates in Winnebago County, Illinois. Results May Include: Arrests, Bookings, Criminal Record, Confinment Reason, Court Case #, Warrant #, Bond, Offense Date, Date of Birth, Description.

Winnebago County Jail Overview

Winnebago is a county in the northern part of Illinois. According to the 2010 census the population was 295,26. Winnebago is the seventh most populous county in Illinois. The county seat is Rockford. The county is named for the Winnebago Tribe of Amerian Indians.

The county has a total area of 519 square miles and 5.9 square miles is water.

The County Board Chairman is Frank Haney and he can be reached at 404 Elm Street Rockford, IL 61101 Phone: 815-319-4444.

Zip Codes in Winnebago County: 61016, 61024, 61063, 61072, 61073, 61077, 61079, 61080, 61088, 61101, 61102, 61103, 61104, 61105, 61106, 61107, 61108, 61109, 61110, 61111, 61112, 61114, 61115, 61126, 61130, 61131, 61132.

County Jail Overview

County Jail
Winnebago County Justice Center
650 W. State Street
Rockford, IL 61102
Phone: 815-319-6600

Inmate Search

Search for inmate in the Winnebago County Arrest & Jail by listing the ls name and searching. Information should not be relied pone for any type of legal actions. Make sure you verify accuracy of information through the sheriff’s office or the Illinois 17th Circuit Clerk.

Information includes mug shot, booking date, age, height, weight, race eye and hair color and next court date. Also included in the custody status and bail amount.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Visitation Hours are scheduled by the first letter of the inmate’s last name.

Last names that start with A-M can have visits on:

Monday & Wednesday 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
Saturday 8-9 am and 1 pm, 2pm, 3pm

Last names that start with N-Z can have visits on:
Tuesday and Thursday 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
Sunday 808am, 1 pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturday and Sunday morning: 8:am and 9am segregation visiting hours.

Visitors are limited to one adult and one child at a time and be only be 30 minutes for inmates in the general population, and 15 minutes for inmates in segregations. Personal visits are done via video visitations and take place at the Winnebago Count Justice Center 540 W. State Street, Rockford, IL 61102.
Call the jail facility at 815-319-6600 to find out if visitation times have changed.

Inmate Funds are commissary funds. Funds can be sent via: Cobra Lobby Cashier located in the lobby of the Winnebago County Justice center, debit card or credit cards accepted.

You can also make telephone or internet deposits via Smart Deposit at or

Mail can only be sent via the U.S. Postal Service. A return address needs to be on the envelope.

Working at Winnebago County Jail or Sheriff’s Office

Winnebago Count Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a corrections officer. Interested candidates should email

Qualifications include: must be a citizen of the U.S., must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a valid driver’s license, must not have been convicted of a felony nor any other crime that would prevent the applicant from attending a certified academy for basic police training or carrying a firearm.

You must successfully pass:

Physical fitness test, written test oral examination background investigation, psychological assessment, and a medical examination.

Pay rate is determined upon hiring.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography. You can access this information online for Winnebago County by going to:

but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last know addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Winnebago County, Illinois

Warrants and most wanted information in Winnebago County can be obtained from the sheriff’s office at:

Sheriff’s Office
Gary Caruana, Sheriff
Mark Karner, Chief Deputy
650 W State Street
Rockford, IL 61102
Phone: 815-319-6000
Fax: 815-962-8551

Winnebago County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Winnebago County Probation Department
Location:403 Elm Street, Rockford, Illinois, 61101
Winnebago County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined570
Avg Daily Population614
Name of new facilityWinnebago County Justice Center
Full time payroll151
Full time total employees151
Total salaries and wages11261423
Other operating expenditures3882445
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1997
Year of major renovation2003
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Winnebago County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016141,635
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016132,235
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20169,400
Unemployment Rate, 20166.6
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201550,024
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Winnebago County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201441,541
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201514.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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