With the July 1 effective date of the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts will shut down the eFileIL platform at Noon, on Friday June 28. You will not be able to log on to the eFileIL platform. A notification will be sent via email when the platform is available some time on Sunday June 30. The Clerk’s office can accept paper filings during this time, but you must come to the DuPage Circuit Clerk’s office prior to 4:30pm on Friday. Please do not wait to file any time-sensitive pleadings.
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 available here.
We are currently in production with Chancery, Law, Dissolution and Mental Health cases only. We may be adding more case during the month of June, so please check the Case Category list for valid 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)