Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court
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Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
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Services and Resources
Collapse_This_Window Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program
The Clerk of  the Circuit Court has initiated a Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program specifically to address the problem of teen dating violence in our community.

Collapse_This_Window Finding an Attorney
This section contains contact information for attorney referral services and legal clinics that offer free or reduced fee services.

Collapse_This_Window Community Speakers Bureau
The Clerk of the Circuit Court can provide speakers to schools and community groups on a variety of topics including child support enforcement, teen dating  violence, housing court, and evictions.This page explains and provides contact information for the Speakers' Bureau.

Collapse_This_Window Help in Recovering Child Support
If you are having difficulty collecting your  child support payments, this section will guide you to the government agencies who can help.

Collapse_This_Window Statistical Information Requests
Certain statistical information is available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court. If you are interested in statistical information, please call or write the Executive Clerk of Court Operations and Administration, Richard Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Room 1001, Chicago, Illinois 60602 (312-603-5400). Email courtclerk@cookcountycourt.com.
Collapse_This_Window Access to Cook County Adoption Records
Adoption records are impounded in Illinois and are not available for public inspection.  This section describes the options available for requesting court authorized access to an adoption record.

Collapse_This_Window Expungements, Sealing, Identity Theft
Expungement, Sealing, Identity Theft/Factual Innocence Information. Criminal and Traffic Laws to Clear Your Record. Criminal and Traffic Expungement Guidelines and Forms. Criminal and Traffic Sealing Guidelines and Forms.

Collapse_This_Window Passport Services
Follow this link for information on applying for a U.S. Passport with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. For further information please call 312-603-6457.

Collapse_This_Window Informational Brochures
Follow this link to view and print text from the several informational brochures published by the Clerk's Office.

Collapse_This_Window Children’s Room
This service is available in the Richard J. Daley Center and provides a no cost, safe and fun place for children to stay while their parent(s) are attending a court hearing.

Collapse_This_Window Domestic Violence Resources
There are many resources available for helping with a domestic violence situation.  This section describes how to obtain an Order of Protection and where to turn for assistance

Collapse_This_Window Email Case Monitoring for Attorneys
In partnership with USCourts, the Clerk of the Circuit Court now offers a free case monitoring service for attorneys.  While attorneys remain responsible for monitoring and tracking their own cases, this new service provides attorneys with a valuable backup or safety net to help them keep pace with the practice of law in "Internet time".  After completing a brief on-line registration form, attorneys will receive a User ID and a Password for their personal account.  They will then list the case numbers of cases that they wish to track via the email monitoring.  Each time that there is activity in a listed case, the attorney will receive an email notice of that activity.

Collapse_This_Window Joint Simplified  Dissolution of Marriage
This online brochure describes the procedure to obtain a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage when both parties consent to it.

Collapse_This_Window Self Help Resources in and Around the Daley Center
General Information and Assistance, Divorce and Other Domestic Relations Matters, Guardianships for Minors, Evictions and Other Matters Facing Defendants in 1st Municipal Division, Foreclosures and Other Chancery Court Matters, Domestic Violence - Civil, Debt Collection, Small Claims Matters, Guardianship for Adults, Expungement, and Other Self-Help Resources at the Daley Center.


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