Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court
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Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
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General Contact Information
This page provides general contact information for the Clerk of the Circuit Court. We have also provided limited contact information for other government entities and local courts. This contact information is provided in addition to information provided in our Links page.

Circuit Court Rules and Orders
The Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County maintains a website which presents the Rules and General Orders of the Circuit Court of Cook County, which govern the structure and processes of the Circuit Court. This section also includes selected General Administrative Rules and Orders of the court. General Administrative Rules and Orders, which are issued by the Chief Judge, typically address routine administrative issues of the court.

Circuit Court of Cook County – An Informational Guide
An informational booklet published by the Circuit Court. This booklet is intended to provide citizens with a general understanding of the Cook County court system organization and operations. It includes broad descriptions of the Circuit Court's organization, functions and operations as well as a directory of circuit court services and facilities and government offices.

Illinois Supreme Court Rules
The Illinois Supreme Court maintains a website which includes the Illinois Supreme Court Rules. The Supreme Court site also includes many additional resources.

Illinois Practice Codes
Illinois Code of Civil Procedure - 735 ILCS 5/ Code of Civil Procedure

Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure – 725 ILCS 5/

Illinois Vehicle Code – 625 ILCS 5/

Year 2009 Calendar
Clerk Dorothy Brown is pleased to announce that the year 2009 calendar is now available for review and/or downloading on the website. The calendar includes all official court holidays as well as the other days of interest and significance included on the official calendar. Weekend days and official court holidays are shaded to indicate that general court activities are not conducted on those days.  To view the 2009 Calendar, click the following link Year 2009 Calendar

Filing Fees
This is a PDF Document that requires Adobe Acrobat. This form includes civil filing fees. Fees in the Probate Division may differ (Probate Fee Schedule). Please contact the division in which you are filing to check that you have accounted for all applicable fees.

Navigating the Court System

If you are looking for an old record or case in the Cook County Circuit Court, check here for a list of holdings in the Clerk of the Circuit Court Archives. Our Archives are also very helpful  for those  doing genealogical research.

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