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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 17, 2011

Courthouse Locations

Illinois

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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.

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Adams

Eighth Judicial Circuit
521 Vermont Street
Quincy, 62301-2934
Phone: (217) 277-2100
Fax: (217) 277-2116
Web: http://www.co.adams.il.us/courts/index.htm

Alexander

First Judicial Circuit
2000 Washington
Cairo, 62914-1717
Phone: (618) 734-0107
Phone: Women's Shelter: 618-734-4357
Fax: (217) 734-7003

Bond

Third Judicial Circuit
200 West College
Greenville, 62246-1057
Phone: (618) 664-3208
Fax: (618) 664-2257

Boone

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit
601 North Main, #303
Belvidere, 61008-2644
Phone: (815) 544-0371
Fax: (815) 548-9213
Web: http://www.co.winnebago.il.us/trialct/main.html

Brown

Eighth Judicial Circuit
#1 Court Street
Mt. Sterling, 62353-1233
Phone: (217) 773-2713
Fax: (217) 773-2433

Bureau

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
700 South Main Street
Princeton, 61356-2037
Phone: (815) 872-2001
Fax: (815) 872-27

Calhoun

Eighth Judicial Circuit
101 N. Main Street
Hardin, 62047-0486
Phone: (618) 576-2451
Fax: (618) 576-9541

Carroll

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
301 North Main St.
Mt. Carroll, 61053-0032
Phone: (815) 244-0230
Fax: (815) 244-3869

Cass

Eighth Judicial Circuit
100 E. Springfield Street
P.O. Box 203
Virginia, 62691-0203
Phone: (217) 452-7225
Fax: (217) 452-7219

Champaign

Sixth Judicial Circuit
101 East Main Street
Urbana, 61801-2736
Phone: (217) 384-3725
Fax: (217) 384-1261
Need to arrive early to open a case before court

Christian

Fourth Judicial Circuit
101 S. Main Street
Taylorville, 62568-0617
Phone: (217) 824-4966
Fax: (217) 826-1391

Clark

Fifth Judicial Circuit
501 Archer Avenue, First floor
Box 187
Marshall, 62441-0187
Phone: (217) 826-2811
Fax: (217) 826-1391

Clay

Fourth Judicial Circuit
111 Chestnut, Room 107
P.O. Box 100
Louisville, 62858-0100
Phone: (618) 665-3523
Fax: (618) 665-3543

Clinton

Fourth Judicial Circuit
850 Fairfax
Carlyle, 62231-0407
Phone: (618) 594-2415
Fax: (618) 594-197

Coles

Fifth Judicial Circuit
651 Jackson Ave
Box 48
Charleston, 61920-0048
Phone: (217) 348-0516

Cook

Circuit Court of Cook County
Richard J. Daley Ctr, Room 802
50 W. Washington Street
Chicago, 60602-1305
Phone: (312) 603-5030
Fax: (312) 603-2041
Web: http://www.cookcountycourt.org

Crawford

Second Judicial Circuit
1 Court Street, P.O. Box 655
Robinson, 62454-0655
Phone: (618) 544-3512
Fax: (618) 546-5628

Cumberland

Fifth Judicial Circuit
1 Courthouse Square, Box 145
Toledo, 62468-0145
Phone: (217) 849-3601

DeKalb

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
133 West State St.
Sycamore, 60178-1416
Phone: (815) 895-7131
Fax: (815) 895-7140
Web: http://www.co.kane.il.us/judicial/index.htm

DeWitt

Sixth Judicial Circuit
201 W. Washington St.
Clinton, 61727-0439
Phone: (217) 935-2195
Fax: (217) 935-3310

Douglas

Sixth Judicial Circuit
401 South Center, P.O. Box 50
Tuscola, 61953-0050
Phone: (217) 253-2352
Fax: (217) 253-9006

DuPage

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
505 N. County Farm Rd, first floor
Wheaton, 60189-0707
Phone: (630) 407-8700
Fax: (630) 682-7085
Web: http://www.dupageco.org/CourtClerk/

Edgar

Fifth Judicial Circuit
115 West Court St.
Paris, 61944-1739
Phone: (217) 466-7447
Fax: (217) 466-7443

Edwards

Second Judicial Circuit
100 E. Main Street
Albion, 62806-1262
Phone: (618) 445-2016
Fax: (618) 445-4943

Effingham

Fourth Judicial Circuit
120 E. Jefferson, #101
P.O. Box 586
Effingham, 62401-0586
Phone: (217) 342-4065
Fax: (217) 342-6183

Fayette

Fourth Judicial Circuit
221 South Seventh
Vandalia, 62471-2755
Phone: (618) 283-5009
Fax: (217) 279-3445

Ford

Eleventh Judicial Circuit
200 West State, Box 80
Paxton, 60957-0080
Phone: (217) 379-2641
Fax: (217) 379-3445

Franklin

Second Judicial Circuit
100 Public Square
P.O. Box 485
Benton, 62812-2264
Phone: (618) 439-2011
Fax: (618) 439-4119

Fulton

Ninth Judicial Circuit
100 North Main St., P.O. Box 152
Lewistown, 61542-0152
Phone: (309) 547-3041
Fax: (309) 547-3674

Gallatin

Second Judicial Circuit
484 Lincoln Boulevard, P.O. Box 249
Shawneetown, 62984-0249
Phone: (618) 269-3140
Fax: (618) 269-4324

Greene

Seventh Judicial Circuit
519 North Main St.
Carrollton, 62016-1093
Phone: (217) 942-3421
Fax: (217) 942-5431

Grundy

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
111 E. Washington St, Rm 30
Morris, 60450-0707
Phone: (815) 941-3258
Fax: (815) 941-3265

Hamilton

Second Judicial Circuit
100 South Jackson Street
McLeansboro, 62859-1490
Phone: (618) 643-3224
Fax: (618) 643-3455

Hancock

Ninth Judicial Circuit
500 Main Street
Box 189
Carthage, 62321-0189
Phone: (217) 357-2616
Fax: (217) 357-2231

Hardin

Second Judicial Circuit
1 North Main Street
P.O. Box 308
Elizabethtown, 62931-0308
Phone: (618) 287-2735
Fax: (618) 287-2713

Henderson

Ninth Judicial Circuit
307 Warren Street
Box 546
Oquawka, 61469-0546
Phone: (309) 867-3121
Fax: (309) 867-3207

Henry

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
307 West Center St.
P.O. Box 9
Cambridge, 61238-0009
Phone: (309) 937-3572
Fax: (309) 937-3990

Iroquois

Twenty-first Judicial Circuit
550 South Tenth St.
Watseka, 60970-1810
Phone: (815) 432-6950
Fax: (815) 432-347

Jackson

First Judicial Circuit
1001 Walnut
P.O. Box 730
Murphysboro, 62966-0730
Phone: (618) 687-7300
Fax: (618) 684-6378
Web: http://www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us

Jasper

Fourth Judicial Circuit
100 West Jourdan
Newton, 62448-1973
Phone: (618) 783-2524
Fax: (618) 783-8626

Jefferson

Second Judicial Circuit
100 South 10th
Box 1266
Mt. Vernon, 62864-1266
Phone: (618) 244-8007
Fax: (618) 244-8029

Jersey

Seventh Judicial Circuit
201 West Pearl
Jerseyville, 62052-1852
Phone: (618) 498-5571
Fax: (618) 498-6128

Jo Daviess

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
330 North Bench St.
Galena, 61036-1828
Phone: (815) 777-0037
Fax: (815) 776-9146

Johnson

First Judicial Circuit
400 Courthouse Square, Victim Advocate Office
P.O. Box 517
Vienna, 62995-0517
Phone: (618) 658-4751
Fax: (618) 658-2908

Kane

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
77 W. Route 38
St. Charles, 60174
Phone: (630) 232-3413
Fax: (630) 208-2172
Web: http://www.co.kane.il.us/judicial/index.htm

Kankakee

Twenty-first Judicial Circuit
450 East Court St.
Room 208
Kankakee, 60901-3917
Phone: (815) 937-2905
Fax: (815) 939-8830

Kendall

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
807 W. John St., P.O. Box M
Yorkville, 60560-0259
Phone: (630) 553-4183
Fax: (630) 553-4964
Web: http://www.co.kane.il.us/judicial/index.htm

Knox

Ninth Judicial Circuit
200 South Cherry St.
Galesburg, 61401-4912
Phone: (309) 343-3121
Fax: (309) 343-0098

Lake

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
18 North County St.
Room 207
Waukegan, 60085-4340
Phone: (847) 377-3380
Fax: (847) 360-6409
Web: http://www.19thcircuitcourt.state.il.us

LaSalle

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
119 W. Madison
Ottawa, 61350-0617
Phone: (815) 434-8671
Fax: (815) 433-9198

Lawrence

Second Judicial Circuit
1100 State Street
Lawrenceville, 62439-2390
Phone: (618) 943-2815
Fax: (618) 943-5205

Lee

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
309 S. Galena, Bx 325
Dixon, 61021-0325
Phone: (815) 284-5234
Fax: (815) 288-5615

Livingston

Eleventh Judicial Circuit
112 West Madison St.
Pontiac, 61764-0320
Phone: (815) 844-2602
Fax: (815) 844-2322

Logan

Eleventh Judicial Circuit
601 Broadway, P.O. Box 158
Lincoln, 62656-0158
Phone: (217) 735-2376
Fax: (217) 732-1231

Macon

Sixth Judicial Circuit
253 East Wood St.
Decatur, 62523-1489
Phone: (217) 424-1454
Phone: (217) 425-7098
Fax: (217) 424-1350
Web: http://www.sixthcircuitcourt.com/courthouse-macon.php
You can find more information on the website of the Circuit Court Clerk: http://cclerk.co.macon.il.us/Home.aspx

Macoupin

Seventh Judicial Circuit
201 East Main Street
Carlinville, 62626-1824
Phone: (217) 854-3211
Fax: (217) 854-7361

Madison

Third Judicial Circuit
155 N. Main
Edwardsville, 62025-1955
Phone: (618) 692-6240
Fax: (618) 692-676

Marion

Fourth Judicial Circuit
100 E. Main, P.O. Box 130
Salem, 62881-0130
Phone: (618) 548-3856
Fax: (618) 548-2358

Marshall

Tenth Judicial Circuit
122 N. Prairie, P.O. Box 328
Lacon, 61540-0328
Phone: (309) 246-6435
Fax: (309) 246-2173

Mason

Eighth Judicial Circuit
125 N. Plum
Havana, 62644-0377
Phone: (309) 543-6619
Fax: (309) 543-4214

Massac

First Judicial Circuit
1 Superman Square
P.O. Box 152
Metropolis, 62960-1882
Phone: (618) 524-5011
Fax: (618) 524-4850

McDonough

Ninth Judicial Circuit
#1 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 348
Macomb, 61455-0348
Phone: (309) 837-4889
Phone: Victim Services: (309) 837-5555
Fax: (309) 833-4493

McHenry

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
2200 North Seminary Ave.
Woodstock, 60098-2837
Phone: (815) 334-4310
Fax: (815) 338-8583
Web: http://www.19thcircuitcourt.state.il.us

McLean

Eleventh Judicial Circuit
104 West Front St., Room 404
Bloomington, 61702-2400
Phone: (309) 888-5324
Fax: (309) 888-5281
Web: http://www.mclean.gov/circuitcourt

Menard

Eighth Judicial Circuit
102 South 7th
P.O. Box 466
Petersburg, 62675-0466
Phone: (217) 632-2615
Fax: (217) 632-4124

Mercer

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
100 Southeast 3rd Street
P.O. Box 175
Aledo, 61231-0175
Phone: (309) 582-7122
Fax: (309) 582-7121

Monroe

Twentieth Judicial Circuit
100 South Main St.
Waterloo, 62298-1322
Phone: (618) 939-8681
Fax: (618) 939-1929
Crisis intervention across the hall from circuit clerk.

Montgomery

Fourth Judicial Circuit
120 N. Main Street, Box C
Hillsboro, 62049-0210
Phone: (217) 532-9546
Fax: (217) 532-9514

Morgan

Seventh Judicial Circuit
300 West State St., Box 1120
Jacksonville, 62650-1165
Phone: (217) 243-5419
Fax: (217) 243-2009

Moultrie

Sixth Judicial Circuit
10 South Main St.
Sullivan, 61951-1969
Phone: (217) 728-4622
Fax: (217) 728-7833

Ogle

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
106 S. Fifth
Oregon, 61061-0337
Phone: (815) 732-1130

Peoria

Tenth Judicial Circuit
324 Main St., Rm. G22
Peoria, 61602-1319
Phone: (309) 672-6989
Fax: (309) 677-6228

Perry

Twentieth Judicial Circuit
1 Public Square
Pinckneyville, 62274-0219
Phone: (618) 357-6726
Fax: (618) 357-3923

Piatt

Sixth Judicial Circuit
101 W. Washington St
Monticello, 61856-0288
Phone: (217) 762-4966
Fax: (217) 762-8394

Pike

Eighth Judicial Circuit
100 East Washington
Pittsfield, IL 62363-1497
Phone: (217) 285-6612
Fax: (217) 285-4726

Pope

First Judicial Circuit
310 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 438
Golconda, 62938-0502
Phone: (618) 683-3941
Fax: (618) 683-3018

Pulaski

First Judicial Circuit
500 Illinois Ave
P.O. Box 88
Mound City, 62963-0088
Phone: (618) 748-9300
Fax: (618) 748-9329

Putnam

Tenth Judicial Circuit
120 North 4th Street
Hennepin, 61327-0207
Phone: (815) 925-7016
Fax: (815) 925-7492

Randolph

Twentieth Judicial Circuit
#1 Taylor Street
Chester, 62233-0329
Phone: (618) 826-3116
Fax: (618) 826-3750

Richland

Second Judicial Circuit
103 West Main Street
Olney, 62450-2170
Phone: (618) 392-2151
Fax: (618) 392-8207

Rock Island

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
210 15th St., 3rd Floor
Box 5230
Rock Island, 61201-5230
Phone: (309) 786-4451
Fax: (309) 786-3029

Saline

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

Sangamon

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

Schuyler

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

Scott

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

Shelby

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

Stark

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.

Stephenson

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

Tazewell

Tenth Judicial Circuit
342 Court Street
Pekin, 61554-0069
Phone: (309) 477-2214
Fax: (309) 353-7801

Union

First Judicial Circuit
309 W. Market St., Room 101
Jonesboro, 62952-0360
Phone: (618) 833-5913
Fax: (618) 833-5223

Vermilion

Fifth Judicial Circuit
7 North Vermilion St
Danville, 61832-5806
Phone: (217) 554-7730
Fax: (217) 554-7728

Wabash

Second Judicial Circuit
401 Market
P.O. Drawer 997
Mt. Carmel, 62863-1057
Phone: (618) 262-5362
Fax: (618) 263-4151

Warren

Ninth Judicial Circuit
100 West Broadway
Monmouth, 61462-1795
Phone: (309) 734-5179
Fax: (309) 734-4151

Washington

Twentieth Judicial Circuit
101 E. St. Louis St.
Nashville, 62263-1100
Phone: (618) 327-4800
Fax: (618) 327-3583

Wayne

Second Judicial Circuit
307 East Main Street
P.O. Box 96
Fairfield, 62837-0096
Phone: (618) 842-7684
Fax: (618) 842-2556

White

Second Judicial Circuit
301 East Main Street
P.O. Box 310
Carmi, 62821-0310
Phone: (618) 382-2321
Fax: (618) 382-2322

Whiteside

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
200 East Knox Street
Morrison, 61270-2819
Phone: (815) 772-5188
Fax: (815) 727-8896

Will

Twelfth Judicial Circuit
14 West Jefferson St., Room 115
Joliet, 60432-4399
Phone: (815) 727-8585
Fax: (815) 727-8896
Web: http://www.willcountycircuitcourt.com

Williamson

First Judicial Circuit
200 West Jefferson
Marion, 62959-2494
Phone: (618) 997-1301
Fax: (618) 998-9401

Winnebago

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit
400 West State St.
Rockford, 61101-1221
Phone: (815) 987-5464
Fax: (815) 987-3012
Web: http://www.co.winnebago.il.us

Woodford

Eleventh Judicial Circuit
115 North Main St.
P.O. Box 284
Eureka, 61530-0284
Phone: (309) 467-3312
Fax: (309) 467-7377

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