Required Documents

Please note: As of  January 1, 2018, the State of Illinois has mandated that all civil filings must be filed electronically in all counties in Illinois. The Lake County Circuit Clerk's Office has adopted the State’s e-Filing solution. This means that while the Lake County Circuit Clerk’s Office accepts electronic filings, we do not provide our own e-filing system in Lake County.  Filers have a choice of choosing from a number of certified Electronic Filing Service Providers (EFSPs) that have been certified by the State’s e-Filing Manager, to submit their filings electronically to Lake County.  To learn more visit the Lake County Circuit Clerk's E-Filing Portal.

Summons and Alias Summons

  • 2 copies of the e-filed/or stamped summons per party
  • 1 copy of the e-filed/or stamped complaint or petition per party
  • Service pre-payment (see Fee Schedule below)
  • 1 copy of the Order Regarding Waiver of Court Fee (if applicable)

Wage Deductions Summons


  • 3 copies of the e-filed/or stamped (wage/non-wage garnishment) summons
  • 2 copies of the notice, and any and all attached documents
  • Service pre-payment (see Fee Schedule below)

Citation to Discover Assets

  • 2 copies of the e-filed/or stamped citation to discover assets
  • 2 copies of the notice
  • Service pre-payment (see Fee Schedule below)

Body Attachment

  • 1 original and 1 copy
  • Body Attachment Information Sheet (PDF)
  • Service pre-payment (see Fee Schedule below)

Rule to Show Cause

  • 2 copies of the e-filed/or stamped order to show cause
  • Service pre-payment (see Fee Schedule below)

Notice by Posting

  • 5 copies of the e-filed/or stamped notice to the defendant (only)
  • Service pre-payment (see Fee Schedule below)

Subpoena PDF

  • 1 original and 1 copy
  • Service pre-payment (see Fee Schedule below)

Order for Possession (Eviction Order)

  • 1 certified copy (clerk stamp on the back) and 1 additional copy
  • 1 copy and the Eviction Request Form
  • Service pre-payment (see Fee Schedule below)

Replevin

  • Original bond plus 2 copies of the bond
  • Original Complaint in Replevin plus 1 copy
  • Original Order for Replevin plus 1 copy
  • Cover letter
  • Contact sheet
  • Replevin Enforcement Form

Tax Notices



  • 2 copies of the notice per person to be served certified cards for all mailable notices
  • 3 labels per person for mailings and a service list with the return information for affidavits
  • Service list with the return information for affidavits

If papers are filed outside of Lake County, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for service return.

Fee Schedule