Welcome to Ford County Government
A major project has begun at the Ford County Courthouse. Various offices will be relocated to other rooms in the building so that the work can be performed. Please do as much business as possible by telephone or by mail. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience during this project.
The States Attorney's office and the Assessment Office will be mvoing back into their offices on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. The Circuite Clerk's Office will be moved into the small courtroom on Wednesday, December 4th. Court is being held in the training room in the basement of the jail. Some records may be unavailable during the transitions.
On February 17, 1859 Ford County became the 102nd and last county to be established in the State of Illinois. The county's first permanent courthouse was completed on February 13, 1862. The existing courthouse was built in 1906. In order to settle a dispute between Paxton and Gibson City as to where the new courthouse should be located, the old courthouse was "remodeled". When the old building was torn down, one wall in the basement was left standing. The new building was built upon and around it, thus ending the argument.
Located in East Central Illinois the county offices can be found at the following locations:
Courthouse, 200 W. State, Paxton
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sheriff & Jail, 235 N. American, Paxton
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Highway Dept., 305 N St Rte 54, Roberts
Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
This site is dedicated to providing information on county government to the citizens and property owners of Ford County. Our goal is to improve citizen access to county services. We encourage you to use this website to access information about your property and your government. We strive to provide accurate information.