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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 17, 2011

Courthouse Locations


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order.  (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)  At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.  In addition, each court in Illinois has a self-help center where you can get help finding and preparing court forms.  You will also find links to online forms at our IL Download Court Forms page.  For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization.  You can find links to both types of organizations on our IL Where to Find Help page.



First Judicial Circuit
10 East Poplar St.
Harrisburg, 62946-1553
Phone: (618) 253-5096
Fax: (618) 253-3904


Seventh Judicial Circuit
200 South 9th Street, Rm. 405
Springfield, 62701-1299
Phone: (217) 753-6674
Fax: (217) 753-6665
Web: http://www.co.sangamon.il.us/Court


Eighth Judicial Circuit
102 S. Congress
P.O. Box 80
Rushville, 62681-0189
Phone: (217) 322-4633
Fax: (217) 322-6164


Seventh Judicial Circuit
35 East Market St.
Winchester, 62694-1216
Phone: (217) 742-5217
Fax: (217) 742-5853


Fourth Judicial Circuit
301 E. Main
P.O. Box 469
Shelbyville, 62565-0469
Phone: (217) 774-4212
Fax: (217) 774-4109

St. Clair

Twentieth Judicial Circuit
10 Public Square
Belleville, 62220-1623
Phone: (618) 277-6832
Fax: (618) 277-1562


Tenth Judicial Circuit
130 W. Main Street, Box 426
Toulon, 61483-0426
Phone: (309) 286-5941
Fax: (309) 286-4039
Fridays only, variable hours. Can go to other counties of orders of protection.


Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
15 North Galena St.
Freeport, 61032-0785
Phone: (815) 235-8266
Fax: (815) 233-1576

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