Welcome to Ford County Government






The Ford County Board requests all qualified individuals interested in the soon to be vacant position of States Attorney please submit a letter of intent along with a resume. Letters of intent and resume should be submitted to the County Board Chairman’s attention by the end of business on April 25th . A special panel will conduct interviews and make recommendation to the County board. The right candidate will be appointed by the Ford County Board to fill the position. The appointee will need to declare candidacy and run in the November election of 2014. Residency within Ford County is a requirement.


Ford County Courthouse

200 West State Room 101

Paxton, Illinois 60957

Attn: Rick Bowen



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.