Putnam County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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You have two options when looking for an arrest warrant search in Putnam County, IL. It is possible to petition a state department for crime history data or hire a third-party data seller’s services. You can conduct inquiries on active warrants and arrest records anonymously and get information from all 50 states through the latter.

However, the reports received from such agencies cannot be put to use in the official sense. So, if you want to find out about any arrests or outstanding warrants in the name of a new beau or friend, these inquiries will work just fine. However, if you need to submit the background report to an employer or an adoption agency, you will have to approach a state office. Your options include:

  • The sheriff’s: 120 N 4th St, Hennepin, Illinois 61327
  • The magistrate’s: 120 4th St, Hennepin, IL 61327
  • The county clerk’s: PO Box 236, Hennepin, Illinois 61327

Of these three offices, the sheriff’s will only work with crime history data. This means that you can find a most-wanted list posted on their walls and arrest records from all over the county, along with details on active warrants that are yet to be served.

The magistrate’s office will go a step further and even tell you about the other legal provisions issued in the subject’s name, including criminal summons and bench warrants released by civil tribunals.

Finally, the county clerk’s office can shed light on the civil cases that the subject is involved in, including corporate suits and family matters. All this information is stored in the court dockets database, accessed through the justice complex through the public service terminals.


Can you get any information pertaining to Putnam County warrants and arrest over the phone? (2021-Update) 

  • For information on arrests, warrants, incident and accident reports, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 815-925-7015.
  • For judicial records, including criminal court records, call the Circuit Clerk at 815-925-7016.
  • For victim’s assistance, call the Victim’s Advocate of the Putnam County State Attorney’s Office at 815-925-7378 or 309-246-2028.


Putnam County Crime Statistics

Although Putnam County continues to have a low crime rate, the annual average did go from 14 complaints filed in 2018 to 20 complaints in 2019. Of these cases, save for one case filed against aggravated assault, all others were matters pertaining to crime against property. These included 14 cases of larceny-theft and 4 cases of burglary.

Less than 100 criminal complaints were filed with the police of Putnam County, Illinois, in 2011. Of these cases, nearly five could be attributed to violent acts, revealing an annual average of about 3%. Thefts and burglary were the most commonly occurring crimes, with a cumulative incidence rate of about 70 incidents per annum.

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