Welcome to Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court

Welcome to the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s official website. Here you can find court information, self-help resources and other useful resources for navigating our Office. The Cook County Circuit Court is the largest court system in Illinois and the second largest unified court system in the world. Our staff is composed of more than 1,400 employees.

Our primary function is to attend court sessions and make, keep, and preserve all records of the court. Currently, we have approximately 24 million case files, of which 3.9 million are active case files. In addition, we serve as the administrative arm of the Court and are responsible for all financial duties relating to the Court system.

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IRIS Y. MARTINEZ, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

    Illinois Registered Attorneys

    CCC Portal Case Lookup

    Case Lookup

    The Illinois Supreme Court’s Remote Access Policy allows Illinois licensed attorney and Justice Partners to have the same access to court records remotely, as if they were in the courthouse. Justice Partners include, but are not limited to, the State Attorney's Office, Public Defender, Law Enforcement, Department of Social Services, and other authorized agencies. To register with CCC Portal, Illinois attorneys must have an active license to practice in the State of Illinois.

    On-line Case Information

    On-line Case Information

    The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County provides on-line case information as a public service. This service is intended to be used as a resource to determine the general status of historical and active court cases. The information is not the official record of the court.

    The case data available on-line is the electronic docket which contains brief summaries of court documents and court events in a particular case. The electronic docket information available through this service is not the official record of the court.

    The official court records are held and maintained in the hard copy paper files in the courthouse or other official Clerk's repositories. Any and all information contained within the on-line database is recorded as a brief summary from the paper documents with an understanding that the information is true and correct in as far as all aspects of the documents physically filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

    Based on the procedures used to update the electronic docket search databases, it may sometimes take a few days before updated information is available through the on-line electronic docket search function.  

    Please use this link to access the on-line case information search function.

    Please note: Neither the Circuit Court of Cook County nor the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County warrants the accuracy, completeness, or the currency of this data. This data is not an official record of the Court or the Clerk and may not be represented as an official court record. If data does not appear in a specific field, we likely do not have the responsive data in our master database.

    If you are looking for information on a very recent court filing or event, please check the Circuit Court Clerk's Public Access Terminals located in the courthouses or try the on-line system at later date.

    For information about accessing and using the Circuit Court Clerk’s Public Access Terminals, please review the following:

    Circuit Court Zoom Information

    Circuit Court Zoom Information

    The Circuit Court of Cook County allows many cases to proceed by phone or video. This is called a “remote” or “virtual” hearing. If you do not have a computer, you can join a remote hearing by phone. If you do not have a phone, you can ask the Circuit Court what other options they offer - you may be able to attend court in-person, or you may be able to use a Zoom room at the courthouse. 

    For a full list of zoom meeting ID's, courtrooms, and Zoom passwords by Court location visit the Office of the Chief Judge's website linked below.

     

    E-File Illinois

    E-File Illinois

    As of July 1, 2018, E-Filing became mandatory in Illinois for all Civil Areas (except Quasi-Criminal, Housing and Wills). The Illinois Supreme Court mandated Cook County to Utilize the Statewide Electronic Filing System (eFileIL) for Civil Case Filings in Cook County - Illinois Supreme Court Order M.R. 18368. E-Filing will streamline the process for filing documents, generating long-term cost savings.

    Please access this link for more information on each Electronic Filing Service Provider’s (EFSPs) Website and to begin the E-File process.

    The initial implementation of the ResearchIL application promotes the use of electronic court documents and prepares for a remote public access application, which will provide attorneys and the public a central location to access all court documents. ResearchIL is the cross-jurisdictional portal that allows remote access to documents filed in the other counties with the State.  

     

    E-Plea/E-Pay for Court Diversion

    E-Plea/E-Pay for Court Diversion

    E-Plea/E-Pay for Court Diversion is a process that occurs when someone is 18 years of age or older who have been issued court diversion tickets. You are eligible for Court Diversion if you received a single ticket and your violation is not a “must appear” violation.

    A person utilizes E-Plea/E-Pay because they recently received a traffic ticket (also referred to as a "complaint") and you wish to (1) PLEAD GUILTY and PAY their traffic ticket, (2) PLEAD NOT GUILTY and to REQUEST a COURT HEARING DATE, or (3) PLEAD NOT GUILTY and to REQUEST TRAFFIC SAFETY SCHOOL.

    Please access this link for the E-Plea/E-Pay for Court Diversion.

    On-line Payment for Court Fines and Fees

    On-line Payment for Court Fines and Fees

    On-line Payment for Court Fines and Fees occurs after someone appears in court and is issued a court fine and/or court fee. This court process is not limited to Traffic Court.

    Please access this link to make an online payment of court fines and fees. For a list of provider numbers and product ID's click here.

    Please be advised that when you use the above link you will be redirected to a 3rd party site of LexisNexis to make payment of the court issued fine and/or fee. To use this process, please note that you will be leaving the Clerk of Circuit Court of Cook County’s website. For questions, please contact LexisNexis at 800-669-8312. 

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