Court During COVID-19
For information about how your local court is handling cases during the pandemic, see the Administrative office of the Illinois Court website at illinoiscourts.gov/administrative/covid-19.asp or your local court’s website.
Do not enter the courthouse if
- You are not wearing a face mask, or
- You were diagnosed, are recovering from coronavirus, or have any symptoms of illness, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell, or
- You were told to self-isolate by and doctor, hospital, or health agency or because of travel outside of illinois.
If you have a court case
- Call the clerk’s office where your case is (Circuit, Appellate, or Supreme Court)
- Ask about how the case can be heard remotely by phone or video, and for an interpreter if needed.
If you want to start a new case or respond to an existing case
- Visit efile.illinoiscourts.gov to get started with e-filing.
- Step by step instructions on how to e-file can be found at: illinoiscourts.gov/civiljustice/resources/self-represented_litigants/self-represented.asp
- If you are unable to e-file because of a disability; no computer or internet in your home, or difficulty reading, writing, or speaking English, contact the clerk’s office about an e-filing exception.