E-Filing has arrived at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. We are dedicated to providing the public with the best possible experience and service. The E-File Portal will allow users to electronically file many types of documents with our office without the need to travel to a courthouse.
The Governors Moratorium on evictions has expired. All filing types are now accepted as they were pre-pandemic. The Ilinois Supreme Court has issued an order requiring all forcible services to include an information flyer about rental assistance. An example is available at the following link: https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/forms/approved-forms/forms-approved-forms-circuit-court/eviction (click on "Effective September 13, 2021, all residential eviction summons must include a notice about Court-Based Rental Assistance. A sample notice is available here in black and white and color. Check with your local court because they may have additional or different required information (for example, Cook and Winnebago counties)."
Orders of Possession in eviction cases now also require a Verification of Non-Rental Assistance Form available at the following link: https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/eviction-update/
If your service was not served due to the COVID-19 threat or due to the Governor's and Chief Judge Evans' orders, you can file the papers again with our office by selecting FEE WAIVER and uploading the proof of service from the Cook County Sheriff's Office Civil Process Look Up for your service. This proof of service will contain the necessary language for the fee waiver to be recorded in our office. Click the link below for the County Sheriff's Office Civil Process Look Up page: https://civilprocess.ccsheriff.org