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Unclaimed Child Support Check Search

Child Support Recipient?         Moved?


The Clerk's Office may be holding undeliverable checks for you.


As part of its legal duties, the Clerk’s Office receives payments from Child Support obligors and disburses the money to Child Support recipients. For various reasons, the US Postal Service sometimes returns, as undeliverable, Child Support checks issued and mailed by the Clerk’s Office. For example, the recipient moved without properly notifying the Clerk’s Office of her/his new mailing address.

Use this Search to determine if the Clerk’s Office may be holding unclaimed Child Support checks for you. If you find your name on the list, see “How to claim” section below.

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Four-digit year - Division (XX) or (X) - and Number
Case Year:   Division Code:   Case Number:   
 (YYYY)   (XXXXXX)


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First Name:Last Name:


To display all cases in the Unclaimed Check Pool,
simply click “Search Now” with no search term entries.


How to Claim.

If you find your name and case number on the list of Unclaimed Child Support Checks, do the following to assert your claim:

  1.  Complete a Name/Address Change Affidavit (Click here)
  2.  Have it notarized
  3.  Submit to the Clerk of Circuit Court Child Support
  •  By Fax:
  • 312-345-4146
  •  By Mail:
  • Dorothy Brown, Clerk of Circuit Court
    Domestic Relations Division
    50 W. Washington, Room 802
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Attn: Client Research Dept.
    (Unclaimed Check)

    If you have any questions please contact the Child Support Client Research Department at 312-345-4015, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

    Assistance, questions and/or comments about the content of this on-line access may be directed to the webmaster (click here to email Webmaster) or by telephoning the Internet Court Call help line at (312) 603-HELP (4357).

    The information contained in the on-line case information results pages is in a searchable database format. However, once a search retrieves information, you can only search that information using your internet browser's search function. You can use your browser search to find any continuous string of characters or numbers.


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