The mission of the Adult Division of the Ogle County Probation Department is to promote a safer community by intervening in the lives of offenders, holding them accountable, and serving as a catalyst for positive change.
Through a balance of enforcement and treatment strategies, we hold them accountable and afford them opportunities to become productive, law abiding citizens.
Integrity, fairness and honesty guide our dealing with others. As leaders in our field and in the community, our decisions are proactive, grounded in our mission, and guided by experience, research and program evaluation.
What are the rules of reporting to my Probation Officer?
You must report on time the day of your appointment. If you need to change your appointment time or date, you must speak to your Probation Officer, no one else can make changes for you. At every appointment, you are required to fill out a new report form with updated information.
What types of information will I need to provide at my appointments?
Current pay stub or proof of unemployment.
Verification of residence (i.e. mail with recent postmark).
Proof of any treatment.
Paperwork for public service work completed
Receipts of payments made to the Court.
What do I do if I cannot reach my Probation Officer by phone?
Leave your Probation Officer a message stating: Your name, contact phone number, and reason for your call. The officer will get back to you as soon as he/she is able. Please remember that officers are required to attend court hearings and other meetings throughout the day.
What are Courthouse/Probation hours and rules?
The Courthouse is open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30p (except county holidays). The Probation Department is closed for lunch from Noon to 1:00pm. Cell phones, lighters, utility tools/knives, food and beverages are not permitted inside the Courthouse.
What do I do if I have law enforcement contact while on probation?
If you are arrested, charged with any offense or have any police contact, you need to contact your probation officer immediately.
How do I pay my fines, costs and/or restitution?
Cash payments: In person at the Circuit Clerk’s Office on the second floor of the Judicial Center.
Money order or cashier’s check: Payable to the Ogle County Circuit Clerk. Money orders and cashier’s checks can be paid in person or sent via mail to the Circuit Clerk’s Office or to your probation officer.
Ogle County Circuit Clerk
106 S 5th Street
Oregon, IL 61061
Online Credit Card Payments: Click here for link to the Circuit Clerk online payment instructions.
How do I contact the Public Defender's office in Ogle County?
Ogle County does not have a telephone number associated with the Judicial Center for the Public Defender’s office. If you have been appointed a Public Defender, you must call the specific attorney at their private office.
Contact information for available attorneys:
Kathleen Isley – (815) 732-0351
Michael O’Brien – (815) 732-6124
Dennis Riley – (815) 732-7131
What do I need to bring to obtain a travel permit?
Please bring the following information to your probation officer:
1) The departure and return dates of travel.
2) Method of travel including vehicle license plate number or flight information.
3) Name(s) of all travelers accompanying you.
4) Name, address and phone number of the destination location.
How do I get my driver's license back after suspension or revocation?
Whether you are on probation or not, you will need to contact the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office or any attorney to obtain information about the procedure to follow to get your driver’s license back.
Illinois Secretary of State
How do I contact parole after being released from the Illinois department of Corrections?
In Illinois, Parole and Probation are separate departments. Therefore, you will need to contact Parole directly. The two local numbers for Parole are listed below:
Dixon – (815) 288-4494
Rockford – (815) 987-7416