Fee Waiver Hearing Instructions

If you filed a fee waiver application, you are required to go to court for a hearing on or before 14 calendar days from the date of filing the Fee Waiver. The location as well as available days and time for you to appear are listed below. If you fail to appear in court for the hearing on your Fee Waiver, the court may dismiss your claim or strike your appearance. Please note, if your Fee Waiver is denied, payment must be made.



For Petitioners

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Mortgage Foreclosure; Temporary Restraining Order; Declaratory Judgment; Injunction; Class Action; Arbitration; Certiorari; Accounting; Dissolution of Corporation; Dissolution of Partnership; Equitable Lien; Interpleader; Mandamus; Ne Exeat; Partition ; Quiet Title; Quo Warranto; Redemption Rights; Reformation of a Contract; Rescission of a Contract; Specific Performance; Trust Construction.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 802; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing:
      • Mortgage Foreclosure: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      • General Chancery: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing:
      • Mortgage Foreclosure: 2802
      • General Chancery: 2403

Claim is less than $30,000 where the event surrounding the lawsuit occurred in the City of Chicago. Non-personal Injury Tort; Confession of Judgment; Replevin; Detinue; Foreign Judgment; Registration of Administrative Judgment; Personal Injury Motor Vehicle; Dram Shop; Product Liability; Personal Injury Subrogation; Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Subrogation; Tort Intentional; Property Damage; Breach of Contract; Fraud; Consumer Fraud; Breach of Warranty; Statutory Action Complaint; Illinois Court Judgment; Petition for Discovery; Change of Name (Suburban Districts Only); Housing; Ordinance Violation; Objection to Fast Track; Criminal Ordinance Violation; Heating; Vacant Building; Pro se; Joint Action; Possession of Property; Possession of Property and Rent (Joint Action); Mortgage Foreclosure Eviction; CHA Eviction; Animal Care and Control; Buildings Nuisance; Buildings Standard; Buildings Target; Chicago Police; Consumer Services; Department of Health; Department of Streets and Sanitation; Department of Transportation (roads and sidewalks); Department of the Environment; Gun Registration; Business Affairs and Licensing; Vehicle Impoundment; Wage Garnishment; Parking Ticket; Red Light Camera Ticket; Boot, Tow and Pre-seizure Cases; Post-Tow.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 601; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 1301
  • Second Municipal District: 5600 Old Orchard Road; Skokie, IL 60077
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms of Hearing: 136
  • Third Municipal District: 2121 Euclid; Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    • Days for Hearing: Mondays; Tuesdays; Wednesdays and Fridays (No Thursdays)
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 121
  • Fourth Municipal District: 1500 Maybrook Drive; Maywood, IL 60153
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:30 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 236 (Petitioners will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Fifth Municipal District: 10220 South 76th Avenue; Bridgeview, IL 60455
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing:
      • Evictions and Pro se (Under $10,000): 203
      • Other Civil Case Types:
        • For Odd Numbered Cases: 205
        • For Even Numbered Cases: 206
  • Sixth Municipal District: 16501 South Kedzie Parkway; Markham, IL 60428
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing:
      • For Odd Numbered Cases: 207
      • For Even Numbered Cases: 208

Mental Health Proceedings; Involuntary Commitment/Treatment Under Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code; Writ of Habeas Corpus; Petition to Review Records of Treatment Under Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code; Adoptions; Putative Father Identification; Appointment of a Confidential Intermediary; Abandoned Newborn Infant Act; Real Estate Tax; Collection of Unpaid Taxes; Administrative Review of Decision of the Property Tax Appeal Board; Tax Objection; Payment from Indemnity Fund; Tax Deed; Expunge Redemption; Relief Prior to Filing of Petition for Tax Deed; Collectors Application for Judgment and Order of Sale; Certificates of Error; Vacate Tax Sale; Real Estate Tax Refund; Special Assessment; Review of Actions of Electoral Board; Election Contest; Appointment of a Public Member to an Electoral Board; Emancipation of Minor; Judicial Approval of an Underage Marriage; Estray and Lost Property Act; Collect Estate Tax; Annexation of a Taxing Body; Disconnection from a Taxing Body; Commitment/Treatment/Isolation of Person Infected with a Contagious Disease; Operation of Drainage Districts; Article 14 of School Code; Civil Asset Forfeiture; Change of Name; Administrative Filing (Mechanic Lien); Gestational Surrogacy; Delayed Record of Birth; Child of Assisted Reproduction

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 1202; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 1703

Expungement cases; for arrests where no charges were made.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 1202; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 1301

Expungement cases; for arrests where no charges were made.

  • First Municipal District: 2650 South California; Chicago, IL 60623
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 101

Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union; Legal Separation; Alternative Dissolution of Marriage; Declaration of Invalidity; Joint Petition for Simplified Dissolution; Allocation of Parental Responsibilities; Custody; Non-parent Visitation; Praecipe for Dissolution; Praecipe for Legal Separation; Petition Transferred from Foreign Jurisdiction; Petition to Register a Foreign Judgment; Petition to Issue Subpoena; Article X; Administrative Declaration of Parentage; UIFSA; Registration of Administrative Child.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 802; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 802
  • Second Municipal District: 5600 Old Orchard Road; Skokie, IL 60077
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 203
  • Third Municipal District: 2121 Euclid; Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    • Days for Hearing: Wednesdays and Thursdays
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 208
  • Fourth Municipal District: 1500 Maybrook Drive; Maywood, IL 60153
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:30 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 236 (Petitioners will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Fifth Municipal District: 10220 South 76th Avenue; Bridgeview, IL 60455
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 202
  • Sixth Municipal District: 16501 South Kedzie Parkway; Markham, IL 60428
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing:
      • Child Support Cases: 102
      • Other Domestic Relations Case Types:
        • For Odd Numbered Cases: 210
        • For Even Numbered Cases: 202

Claim is more than $30,000 where the event surrounding the lawsuit occurred in the City of Chicago. Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Tax; Confessions of Judgment; Replevin; Condemnation; Detinue; Unemployment Compensation; Foreign Transcript; Administrative Review Action; Petition to Register a Foreign Judgment; Commercial Litigation; Breach of Contract; Professional Malpractice; Fraud; Consumer Fraud; Breach of Warranty; Statutory Action; Retaliatory Discharge; Property Damage; Legal Malpractice; Libel/Slander; Petition for Qualified Orders; Petition to Issue Subpoena; Petition for Discovery.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 801; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 2005
  • Second Municipal District: 5600 Old Orchard Road; Skokie, IL 60077
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 202
  • Third Municipal District: 2121 Euclid; Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    • Days for Hearing: Mondays; Tuesdays; Wednesdays and Fridays (No Thursdays)
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 121
  • Fourth Municipal District: 1500 Maybrook Drive; Maywood, IL 60153
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:30 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 236 (Petitioners will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Fifth Municipal District: 10220 South 76th Avenue; Bridgeview, IL 60455
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing:
      • For Odd Numbered Cases: 205
      • For Even Numbered Cases: 206
  • Sixth Municipal District: 16501 South Kedzie Parkway; Markham, IL 60428
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Rooms of Hearing:
      • For Odd Numbered Cases: 207
      • For Even Numbered Cases: 208

Guardianship for a Disabled Person; Guardianship for Estate of a Disabled Person; Decedent’s Estate – Intestate; Letter of Administration to Collect; Proof of Heirship; Guardianship for a Minor; Guardianship for the Estate of a Minor; Decedent’s Estate – Will; Executor; Will Annexed.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 1202; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Room for Hearing: 1202 (Petitioners will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)

For Respondents

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Mortgage Foreclosure; Temporary Restraining Order; Declaratory Judgment; Injunction; Class Action; Arbitration; Certiorari; Accounting; Dissolution of Corporation; Dissolution of Partnership; Equitable Lien; Interpleader; Mandamus; Ne Exeat; Partition ; Quiet Title; Quo Warranto; Redemption Rights; Reformation of a Contract; Rescission of a Contract; Specific Performance; Trust Construction.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 802; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing:
      • Mortgage Foreclosure: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      • General Chancery: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing:
      • Mortgage Foreclosure: 802 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
      • General Chancery: 802 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)

Claim is less than $30,000 where the event surrounding the lawsuit occurred in the City of Chicago. Non-personal Injury Tort; Confession of Judgment; Replevin; Detinue; Foreign Judgment; Registration of Administrative Judgment; Personal Injury Motor Vehicle; Dram Shop; Product Liability; Personal Injury Subrogation; Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Subrogation; Tort Intentional; Property Damage; Breach of Contract; Fraud; Consumer Fraud; Breach of Warranty; Statutory Action Complaint; Illinois Court Judgment; Petition for Discovery; Change of Name (Suburban Districts Only); Housing; Ordinance Violation; Objection to Fast Track; Criminal Ordinance Violation; Heating; Vacant Building; Pro se; Joint Action; Possession of Property; Possession of Property and Rent (Joint Action); Mortgage Foreclosure Eviction; CHA Eviction; Animal Care and Control; Buildings Nuisance; Buildings Standard; Buildings Target; Chicago Police; Consumer Services; Department of Health; Department of Streets and Sanitation; Department of Transportation (roads and sidewalks); Department of the Environment; Gun Registration; Business Affairs and Licensing; Vehicle Impoundment; Wage Garnishment; Parking Ticket; Red Light Camera Ticket; Boot, Tow and Pre-seizure Cases; Post-Tow.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 601; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 1301
  • Second Municipal District: 5600 Old Orchard Road; Skokie, IL 60077
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms of Hearing: 136 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Third Municipal District: 2121 Euclid; Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    • Days for Hearing: Mondays; Tuesdays; Wednesdays and Fridays (No Thursdays)
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 121 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Fourth Municipal District: 1500 Maybrook Drive; Maywood, IL 60153
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:30 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 236 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Fifth Municipal District: 10220 South 76th Avenue; Bridgeview, IL 60455
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 121 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Sixth Municipal District: 16501 South Kedzie Parkway; Markham, IL 60428
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 119 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)

Mental Health Proceedings; Involuntary Commitment/Treatment Under Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code; Writ of Habeas Corpus; Petition to Review Records of Treatment Under Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code; Adoptions; Putative Father Identification; Appointment of a Confidential Intermediary; Abandoned Newborn Infant Act; Real Estate Tax; Collection of Unpaid Taxes; Administrative Review of Decision of the Property Tax Appeal Board; Tax Objection; Payment from Indemnity Fund; Tax Deed; Expunge Redemption; Relief Prior to Filing of Petition for Tax Deed; Collectors Application for Judgment and Order of Sale; Certificates of Error; Vacate Tax Sale; Real Estate Tax Refund; Special Assessment; Review of Actions of Electoral Board; Election Contest; Appointment of a Public Member to an Electoral Board; Emancipation of Minor; Judicial Approval of an Underage Marriage; Estray and Lost Property Act; Collect Estate Tax; Annexation of a Taxing Body; Disconnection from a Taxing Body; Commitment/Treatment/Isolation of Person Infected with a Contagious Disease; Operation of Drainage Districts; Article 14 of School Code; Civil Asset Forfeiture; Change of Name; Administrative Filing (Mechanic Lien); Gestational Surrogacy; Delayed Record of Birth; Child of Assisted Reproduction

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 1202; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 1202 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)

Expungement cases; for arrests where no charges were made.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 1006; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 1303

Expungement cases; for arrests where no charges were made.

  • First Municipal District: 2650 South California; Chicago, IL 60623
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 101

Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union; Legal Separation; Alternative Dissolution of Marriage; Declaration of Invalidity; Joint Petition for Simplified Dissolution; Allocation of Parental Responsibilities; Custody; Non-parent Visitation; Praecipe for Dissolution; Praecipe for Legal Separation; Petition Transferred from Foreign Jurisdiction; Petition to Register a Foreign Judgment; Petition to Issue Subpoena; Article X; Administrative Declaration of Parentage; UIFSA; Registration of Administrative Child

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 802; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 802 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Second Municipal District: 5600 Old Orchard Road; Skokie, IL 60077
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 136 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Third Municipal District: 2121 Euclid; Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    • Days for Hearing: Wednesdays and Thursdays
    • Times of Hearing: 8:30 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 121 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Fourth Municipal District: 1500 Maybrook Drive; Maywood, IL 60153
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:30 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 236 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Fifth Municipal District: 10220 South 76th Avenue; Bridgeview, IL 60455
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 121 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Sixth Municipal District: 16501 South Kedzie Parkway; Markham, IL 60428
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 119 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)

Order of Protection; Stalking No Contact; Civil No Contact; Register Foreign Judgement; Workplace Violence; Criminal Order of Protection

  • First Municipal District: 555 W. Harrison Chicago, IL 60607
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 304
  • Second Municipal District: 5600 Old Orchard Road; Skokie, IL 60077
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 136 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Third Municipal District: 2121 Euclid; Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    • Days for Hearing: Wednesdays and Thursdays
    • Times of Hearing: 1:30 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 107
  • Fourth Municipal District: 1500 Maybrook Drive; Maywood, IL 60153
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:30 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 236 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Fifth Municipal District: 10220 South 76th Avenue; Bridgeview, IL 60455
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 121 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Sixth Municipal District: 16501 South Kedzie Parkway; Markham, IL 60428
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 119 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)

Claim is more than $30,000 where the event surrounding the lawsuit occurred in the City of Chicago. Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Tax; Confessions of Judgment; Replevin; Condemnation; Detinue; Unemployment Compensation; Foreign Transcript; Administrative Review Action; Petition to Register a Foreign Judgment; Commercial Litigation; Breach of Contract; Professional Malpractice; Fraud; Consumer Fraud; Breach of Warranty; Statutory Action; Retaliatory Discharge; Property Damage; Legal Malpractice; Libel/Slander; Petition for Qualified Orders; Petition to Issue Subpoena; Petition for Discovery.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 801; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 2005
  • Second Municipal District: 5600 Old Orchard Road; Skokie, IL 60077
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 136 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Third Municipal District: 2121 Euclid; Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    • Days for Hearing: Mondays; Tuesdays; Wednesdays and Fridays (No Thursdays)
    • Times of Hearing: 8:30 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 121 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Fourth Municipal District: 1500 Maybrook Drive; Maywood, IL 60153
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:30 a.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 236 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Fifth Municipal District: 10220 South 76th Avenue; Bridgeview, IL 60455
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Rooms for Hearing: 121 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)
  • Sixth Municipal District: 16501 South Kedzie Parkway; Markham, IL 60428
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Rooms of Hearing: 119 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)

Guardianship for a Disabled Person; Guardianship for Estate of a Disabled Person; Decedent’s Estate – Intestate; Letter of Administration to Collect; Proof of Heirship; Guardianship for a Minor; Guardianship for the Estate of a Minor; Decedent’s Estate – Will; Executor; Will Annexed.

  • First Municipal District: Richard J. Daley Center; 50 West Washington, Room 1202; Chicago, IL 60602
    • Days for Hearing: Monday - Friday
    • Times of Hearing: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Room for Hearing: 1202 (Respondents will be directed to the appropriate courtroom from this location)