Terms and Conditions

Access to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s website is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully as use of this site constitutes acceptance of all the following terms and conditions.

Copyright Notice

Copyright 2002-2022, Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any portion of www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org is prohibited. Permission to use all documents, related graphics, court forms and any other material from this website is subject to these Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions

The documents, court forms and other materials (collectively the "Materials") published by the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, (“Circuit Court Clerk’s Office”) may only be used as permitted by the right-of-use license detailed in these Terms and Conditions. The Materials are only intended for personal use by the individuals who sign onto this website pursuant to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office's non-exclusive, non-transferable license for printing. The user is not permitted to commercially use the information or transfer it to any third party. Any reprinting, sublicensing, copying, modifying, publishing, assignment, transfer, sales or other distribution, text-based, electronic or other physical or virtual distribution, of the Materials is prohibited without the prior written consent of the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Copies of the Materials may only be held in local storage systems for personal use only in an archival format. The user may not copy, reverse engineer, translate, port, modify or make derivative works of the Materials. The user may not rent, disclose, publish, sell, assign, lease, sublicense, market or transfer the Materials. The user may not derive or attempt to derive the source code or structure of all or any portion of the Materials by reverse engineering, disassembly, decompilation or any other means. The user may not use the Materials to operate an information bureau or information system company. The Materials may not be copied, even if modified or merged with other data or software. The user may not alter or remove any copyright notice or proprietary legend contained in or on the Materials.

Limitation of Liability

Without waiving any other defenses or immunities provided by law, the Circuit Court Clerk and Circuit Court Clerk's Office shall not be liable for any demand or claim, regardless of the form of action, arising out of or incident to the posting of information and/or the acts or omissions of any person or entity accessing information on this website. Although the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office strives to maintain accurate records and updated forms on this website, some materials may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Users should verify the information contained on this website with official court information from the court files (i.e., pleadings, orders, half sheets, file jackets and the contents thereof, etc.) before usage. The Clerk’s Office reserves the right to update the Materials or other information provided on this website without prior notice.

Neither the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, nor any of its employees shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone’s use of such information, In no event shall the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any legal theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including, but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this website or linked websites, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. This Disclaimer of Liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to, to those damages and/or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data

The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County provides no warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, and specifically disclaims any and all warranties with regard to any computer programs; accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, usefulness of any information posted on this website; materials or services in connection with this website. The Circuit Court Clerk's Office diligently strives to maintain accurate, complete and timely data on this website, but shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or special damages arising from or in connection with data or information accessed via this website.

The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County provides the information on this website on an “as is” basis. All warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any version of this website. If you obtained information from any of the Circuit Court Clerk’s website from a source other than the Circuit Court Clerk’s website, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can become quickly out of date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with this website.