67/10. Commencement of action; procedure
§ 10. Commencement of action; procedure.
(a) An action for a firearms restraining order is commenced by filing a verified petition for a firearms restraining order in any circuit court.
(b) A petition for a firearms restraining order may be filed in any county where the respondent resides.
(c) No fee shall be charged by the clerk for filing, amending, vacating, certifying, or photocopying petitions or orders; or for issuing alias summons; or for any related filing service. No fee shall be charged by the sheriff or other law enforcement for service by the sheriff or other law enforcement of a petition, rule, motion, or order in an action commenced under this Section.
(d) The court shall provide, through the office of the clerk of the court, simplified forms and clerical assistance to help with the writing and filing of a petition under this Section by any person not represented by counsel. In addition, that assistance may be provided by the State’s Attorney.