Radio Recording Fees

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Subpoenas requiring the Sheriff's Department to impound the original logging recorder compact disk upon which the 911 or radio conversation is stored require a fee of $125.00 in addition to any copying fee below.

If you request a copy of the recorded 911 emergency telephone or radio conversation, but do not require impounding the original compact disk, the fee is $50.00 per hour plus the cost of the recording media (cassette/CD) Minimum fee of one hour is charged.

  • These fees are payable in addition to the standard subpoena fee, and must be paid before any recordings will be released.
  • 911 emergency telephone and radio recordings are maintained for 30 days before being written over.
  • Subpoenas for 911 and radio conversations must be directed to: McHenry County Sheriff's Communications Division.

In addition to the Sheriff's deputies, the McHenry County Sheriff provides radio dispatch services for the following police and fire agencies:

Police Departments Fire Departments
Bull Valley Hebron
Hebron Richmond
Holiday Hills Spring Grove
Wonder Lake
McHenry Co. Conservation Police
Prairie Grove
Spring Grove
Wonder Lake


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