General Information

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.

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

Year 2019 Calendar

Clerk Dorothy Brown is pleased to announce that the year 2019 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. Both a 2019 monthly and 2019 yearly view is available for download. If you still need the 2018 calendars, they can be access here: 2018 monthly and 2018 yearly.

Filing Fees

This is a PDF document that requires Adobe Reader. 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.