County - E-filing Information
DuPage County has begun the move to the state wide electronic
filing platform, EFileIL, on July 1. Here are some things that
you need to know.
- More information on the Criminal and Traffic Assessment
Act is provided at https://www.18thjudicial.org/18thJudicial/CTAAct
- Civil case filing and Appearance fees are changing
effective July 1.  A full downloadable Fee Book is
- We are currently in production with all civil cases.
- I2File.net is an approved website for eFileIL, so you
may continue to use that for your filings. After July 1, the
“old way” in i2File will continue to provide electronic filing
for Criminal and Juvenile cases in DuPage County, as well as
copy requests. After you login, there will be information at
the top of the screen.
- Please don’t file the same pleading in both eFileIL
- Criminal and Juvenile case filings are not supported
in eFileIL at this time.
- DuPage’s eFileIL platform will not allow attachments to
the lead document.If you have a complaint and three affidavits,
each one of the documents will require their own filing code
and upload. In this example, your envelope will contain one
complaint and three affidavit filing codes.
- DuPage County Attorney IDs are still required, in the
Case Cross Reference Field. Attorney information such as the
name of the firm, address, and phone number can be changed by
submitting form #2377 (DUPAGE COUNTY ATTORNEY INFORMATION
SHEET) to the Clerk’s office. This form can be found at https://www.dupageco.org/courtclerk/courtforms/.
Please search for the form number of 2377.
- We are encouraging the legal community to register for
our attorney access portal at https://eaccess.18thjudicial.org/CRIS/
- For cases filed through EFileIL, we will not be able
to provide a Status, Diligence or Case Management Date in the
files stamp.You will have to query for your case to find out
what dates have been assigned.
- Copy requests will be supported through this website.
- Filings with specific return dates will not be allowed
on New Case filings.Cases in DuPage are randomly assigned to
courtrooms that hear the nature of that case, and we cannot
provide a reliable way to guarantee return date availability
without knowing the court location. Date-specific filings must
be submitted as Subsequent case filings, after the case number
and location have been assigned.
- This website will offer a calendar feature to display
open MOTION or RETURN dates that are available for use on
Notice of Motion or Summons filings.
No DuPage Attorney Number?
- Any attorney practicing law in DuPage County is
required to have a DuPage County Attorney number assigned to
their firm. Individual attorneys within the same firm should
use the firm’s attorney number when they file. Your ARDC number
will be validated when your number is assigned. Please fill out
form #2377 (DUPAGE COUNTY ATTORNEY INFORMATION SHEET) and send
it to the Clerk’s office. This form can be found at https://www.dupageco.org/courtclerk/courtforms/.
Please search for the form number of 2377. You can email the
form to firstname.lastname@example.org
and your number will be assigned immediately.
- DuPage and Cook Attorney IDs are not the same.
- If you file in both counties, we recommend that you
add both numbers to the attorney information section at the
bottom left of your pleadings.
- All non-litigant and non-attorney parties, such as
self-represented litigants, process servers or Guardian Ad
Litems, will also be required to provide a DuPage Attorney
number when they file in EFileIL.Please use a DuPage County
Attorney Number of 99500.You can hover over the Case Cross
Reference Number field and view of reminder of this number.
Please note this is the same number used in Cook County.Any
filer who is not an attorney should use this number.
- What if I am an attorney in another state? Generally,
only attorneys with an Illinois ARDC number receive DuPage
County Attorney numbers. Please use the 99500 code for
non-attorney parties. If you would like to discuss any special
circumstances with your case filings, please email email@example.com
or call 630(407)-8700.
How do I file Exhibits or Certificates on a new case?
The Administrative Office of Illinois Courts does not
allow Exhibits or Certificates on new cases filings; therefore,
you have two options.
- You may include exhibits or supporting information in
the same PDF as the complaint, behind your initial complaint
petition.Don’t forget the size of that PDF file must still be
under 25 mb.
- You may file a Certificate of Indigency as a filing
code of Waiver.
- You may upload anything as an Other Document Not
Listed, and please provide a comment to the Clerk’s office on
how you would like this filed, i.e. “This is an exhibit.”
- Exhibit Cover Sheets (Form #4393)
- This was mandatory earlier in the year.It was
difficult to determine which Exhibit went with which Motion.
- If you have the CASE TITLE and CASE
NUMBER on the first page of your Exhibit, that should be
- We are going to add the Filer’s “description” and
“comments to the court” text to a note on the Exhibit in our
case management system.Please use these fields.
- If you are uploading non-standard exhibits that do not
have case information on the first page, then use the cover
- You can always file your exhibit in the same PDF,
behind your Motion.It will not get a separate file stamp.