Foreign Documents Division — The Chicago Index Department, Foreign Documents Division located at 17th N. State St., Ste. 1030 will be temporarily shut-down on October 28, 2016 due to relocation to Ste. 1010. The Foreign Documents Division will reopen on October 31, 2016. Please forward all mail–in documents to our Springfield location at:
Index Department, Foreign Documents
111 E. Monroe, Springfield, IL 62756

David Weisbaum, Director

Springfield office:
111 E. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62756
217-782-7017 Hours
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. - Walk In

Chicago office:
17 N. State, Ste. 1030
Chicago, IL 60602
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Walk In
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Drop Off

The Index Department performs more than 100 statutory duties, including commissioning notaries public, registering lobbyists and recording their expenditures. It maintains Statements of Economic Interest, issues apostilles, and issues certificates of incorporation for municipalities. It certifies special municipal censuses and the federal census. Its jurisdiction also includes certifying the election of judges and all elected state and county officials.