E-Business for the Courts - Electronic Citation Program
Supreme Court Rule 552 directs that traffic citations and conservation complaints be in a form that is approved by the Conference of Chief Circuit Judges (Conference). In February 2013, the Conference approved implementation of an Electronic Citation Program (e-Citation), which would allow law enforcement agencies to generate citations electronically.
In order to be approved to implement an e-Citation program, a county must first submit a joint letter of request from the Chief Judge of the Circuit and the Circuit Clerk to the Conference. The request must follow guidelines put in place by the Conference. The request is then reviewed by the Conference. Upon approval, the Conference issues a letter to the Chief Judge and Circuit Clerk indicating the county has been approved for e-Citation. The county may then begin accepting requests from State and local law enforcement agencies to use electronically produced citations within that county.
Currently, 12 Illinois counties have been approved to implement e-Citation programs by the Conference.
The table below identifies the counties with e-Citation programs which have been approved by the Conference.