EFFECTIVE JULY 6, 2020, CIRCUIT COURT BEGINS HEARING ALL MATTERS BY VIDEOCONFERENCING*

(*except as otherwise ordered by the assigned judge). Click here for press release and general order.

Click Here for Contact Information for Video/Telephone/In-Person Hearings

TO HELP WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING, PLEASE LIMIT IN-PERSON VISITS TO COURTHOUSES TO ONLY THOSE PERSONS REQUIRED TO APPEAR.

Click here for Cook County Resumption of Services Plan.

GET NEXT COURT DATE BY TEXT, EMAIL, OR AUTOMATED VOICE SYSTEM; CONTACT COURT FOR VIDEO/TELEPHONE/IN-PERSON HEARINGS; SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT; USE CLERK’S OFFICE REMOTE ACCESS SERVICES; PAY BY PHONE; EMAIL BAIL REVIEW MOTIONS AND BACKGROUND-CHECKERS SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT

The Clerk of the Circuit Court urges limiting in-person contact at the Clerk's Office to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Click here for information about how to get your next court date by text or email or by automated interactive voice system contact the court for video/telephone/in-person hearings info, schedule an appointment, or pay by phone; also get information on available Clerk’s Office remote access services, emailing motions for bail review, and background-checkers service by appointment.

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CIRCUIT COURT WILL BEGIN HEARING ALL MATTERS BY VIDEOCONFERENCING, EFFECTIVE JULY 6... READ MORE

 

Attention Special Notices

  • Remote access Survey  available here or use the QR code in the attached flyer
  • Pursuant to Supreme Court Authority under Rule 99 and County Board Resolution Number 20-4872 concerning the Cook County Housing Protection Fee, effective immediately, the Clerk shall collect an additional $150 fee on all Mortgage Foreclosure filings and deposit such fees in a fund, as directed by the Cook County Chief Financial Officer. View the resolution
  • TRAINING for VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS for the 2020 DOROTHY BROWN VIRTUAL EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT. Click here for more information.
  • EFFECTIVE SEPT. 9, 2019, Attorneys eFiling Tax Objection case types in the County Division MUST insert Cook County Attorney Code (CCAC)/Firm Number. Click here for more information.
  • CHANGES TO CIVIL, CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 Click here for more information
  • The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices is hosting a series of Public Hearings. Click here for more information
  • The Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee will hold a Public Hearing on June 19, 2019. Click here for more information
  • ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT MANDATED eFILING FOR ALL CIVIL CASE TYPES (except Quasi Criminal, Housing, and Wills) AS OF JULY 1, 2018. Get more information to starting filing.
  • Electronic Appeals filings MANDATORY, effective July 1, 2017. See details on our Legal Notices page.
  • New Expungement and Sealing Laws, effective January 1, 2017 are now available for viewing on our Legal Notices page.
  • Electronic Filing (eFiling) charges are taxable as court costs. See details on our Legal Notices page.
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It is the mission of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County to serve the citizens of Cook County and the participants in the judicial system in an efficient, effective and ethical manner. All services, information and court records will be provided with courtesy and cost efficiency.