Sheriff Jim Root

Main Office:
333 South Franklin Street
Decatur, IL 62523

Phone: (217) 424-1321
Fax: (217) 424-1491

M-F 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
excluding legal holidays

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office was established in 1829. The first Sheriff, William Warnick, was a personal friend of President Abraham Lincoln.

Today the Sheriff’s Office has 4 divisions, Patrol, Corrections, Court Security, and Records. With over 150 employees, we maintain higher standards to serve the citizens of Macon County.

FOIA Requests

Requests for information and public records under FOIA for the Macon County Sheriff can be made in writing, subject to fees, to:

Macon County Sheriff FOIA Officer
333 S. Franklin Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Phone 217-424-1321
Fax 217-424-6010