Clerk of the Circuit Court
The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves the citizens of Cook County and the participants in the judicial system in an efficient, effective and ethical manner. All services, information and court records are provided with courtesy and cost efficiency.
Mandates and Key Activities
- Mandated by Illinois Fine and Fee Statutes to collect and disburse all filing fees and fines for the Circuit Court (705 ILCS 105/27.2A) and is governed by the Illinois Clerks of Court Act (705.ILCS 105).
- Services more than 400 judges who hear traffic, civil, criminal, juvenile, and all other types of cases originating in Chicago and Suburban Cook County.
- Deploys electronic tools such as document imaging and e-filing mechanisms to enable the Clerk’s Office to elevate employee effectiveness, proficiency and improvement in customer service.
- Partners with the Chief Judge to deploy a touch screen interface allowing judges to enter court orders electronically in the implementation of the Interactive Orders System (IOS).