Q: What are the fees for some common requests?
A: Frequently requested fees for certified copies, names searches, photo copies, expungement filing fees are set by statute CCG-0603, effective 12/01/2002 (705 ILCS 105/27.2(a)). Municipality Fees (705 ILCS 105/27.2) and copies of the relevant section are available to customers on request.
Q: How do I find out my next court date?
A: You may find out your next court date by providing our office with your name(s), alias(s), date of birth, year of arrest(s) and charge(s). The Clerk's Office will be able to locate the customer's case(s) with this information.
Q: If I am late or if I miss my court date, how do I reschedule my court date?
A: You may reschedule your court date by filing a motion. If the case is still pending, you may file a motion in the Criminal Branch Court locations on the same day with the Court Clerks. Otherwise, you may file in the Clerk's Office located in the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Room 1006 for both inactive and pending cases.
Q: How do I process my bond and how long does it take to get my bond refund check in the mail?
A: If you did not surrender your bond slip in the courtroom, you may bring the bond slip or the bond number(s), to the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Room 1006. A receipt of the transaction will be provided to you for your records.
Normally, the processing period is 21 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) from the date when the bond is presented to the Clerk's Office. Refund checks are mailed to the address indicated on the bail bond form.
Q: How do I change the address for my bond refund?
A: A valid piece of identification and a piece of mail indicating the address where you wish to have the bond check sent is required. Our office will complete a Change of Address Affidavit at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Room 1003 based upon the information provided.
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