Welcome to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Record of Appeals Submission Site

Welcome to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Record of Appeals Submission Site

Effective July 1, 2017, pursuant to the Illinois Supreme Court, III. S. Ct., M.R. 18368 (eff. Jan. 22, 2016), the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (“Clerk” or “Clerk’s Office”) shall electronically prepare and file the record on appeal for all areas of law.

Except as provided by court order or rule of court, in order to transmit the record on appeal from the trial court to the reviewing courts, all filers must electronically submit applicable documents through the Clerk’s electronic appeals submission site.

Note: Use of the Clerk’s Office electronic appeals submission site is limited to validated filers or their attorneys who have filed a Notice of Appeal which is pending before a reviewing court. Notices of Appeal may be filed electronically or conventionally with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

All documents must be submitted as a PDF document. Converting your documents to this format should be done BEFORE starting this process.

To convert your document to a PDF, you may use any conversion application or third-party online service that converts your original file to a PDF document file, such as Online-Converter.com . This PDF Converter tool referral is provided as a convenience to you. The Clerk of the Circuit Court is not affiliated with or endorses the provider of this PDF Converter tool.

Issues encountered submitting documents to the Circuit Court of Cook County using this online application can be reported to eappeals@cookcountycourt.com or by calling our Help Desk at 312-603-4357 (HELP).

Please enter your full case number beginning with a 4-digit case year, followed by a single or double alpha character (where applicable) and the full numeric values (see note below).

PLEASE NOTE –

Criminal/Juvenile Division:

  • For Felony Indictment cases with a “CR” number, there should be seven (7) digits after the “CR” (YYYYCR#######).
  • For Felony Information cases with a “C” number, there should be eight (8) digits after the “C” (YYYYC########).
  • For Domestic Violence cases with a “DV” number, there should be seven (7) digits after the “DV” (YYYYDV#######).
  • For Criminal Misdemeanor cases there are no alpha characters so there should be nine (9) digits after the 4-digit case year (YYYY#########).
  • For Juvenile Justice cases with a “JD” there should be five (5) digits after the “JD” (YYYYJD#####).
  • For Child Protection cases with a “JA”, there should be five (5) digits after the “JA” (YYYYJA#####).

Civil Areas of Law:

  • For Municipal Civil cases with an “M” number, there should be seven (7) digits after the “M” (YYYYM#######).
  • For Domestic Relations case with a “D” number, there should be six (6) digits after the “D” (YYYYD######).
  • For Law Division cases with an “L” number, there should be (6) digits after the “L” (YYYYL######).
  • For Probate cases with a “P” number, there should be six (6) digits after the “P” (YYYYP######).
  • For Chancery cases with a “CH” number, there should be five (5) digits after the “CH” (YYYYCH#####).
  • For Civil Protection/Civil No Stalking/Civil No Contact with an “OP” case number, there should be five (5) digits after the “OP” (YYYYOP#####).
  • For County Division cases, the case number has a four (4) character alpha beginning with CO (“COXX”), then there should be six (6) digits after the “COXX” (YYYYCOXX######).
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