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Statewide E-Filing


On January 22, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court entered Order M.R. 18368 announcing mandatory e-filing of civil cases in the Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Courts. The January 22, 2016, Order required e-filing through a single, centralized electronic filing manager (EFM), called eFileIL, mandated dates for the implementation of eFileIL, and included integration with each court's case management system. Since that time, e-filing has been or will be available in the Supreme Court, Appellate Court, and 91 Trial Courts by July 2017.

On May 30, 2017, the Supreme Court amended the January 22, 2016, Order to further facilitate the Illinois Courts' statewide move to an electronic filing system and respond to issues that have been raised during the initial e-filing implementation. The May 30, 2017, amended Order M.R. 18368 prohibits court and vendor fees for e-filing, exempts incarcerated pro se litigants from e-filing (subsequent filings only), and includes the implementation of a statewide remote access system called re:SearchIL.

The Supreme Court's statewide e-filing initiative provides a uniform filing experience for all filers in any court and continues the use of technology solutions in the judicial branch which streamlines the process for filing documents - conserving environmental resources and time while generating long-term cost savings. In addition, the Supreme Court's amended Order directs the initial implementation of the re:SearchIL application which promotes the use of electronic court documents and prepares for a remote public access application, eventually, providing attorneys and the public a central location to access all court documents (Read the press release »).

For more information on Illinois' statewide e-filing initiative, please visit the eFileIL website.

Supreme Court
Since 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court has operated an Electronic Filing System on a pilot basis, which includes the e-filing of documents in all cases on the Court's general docket and attorney disciplinary matters on the Court's miscellaneous record docket. The E-Renewal filing process of annual registration under Supreme Court Rule 721(f) has also been included.

Consistent with the Court's January 22, 2016, Order, effective July 1, 2017,  all documents filed in civil cases shall be e-filed in the Supreme Court using the centralized EFM (eFileIL).  Documents filed in criminal cases on the Court’s general docket and bar/attorney matters on the Court’s miscellaneous record docket may be e-filed.  E-filing through the centralized EFM (eFileIL) will be available on a permissive basis effective June 15, 2017 through June 30, 2017.   E-filing will no longer be available through i2File.net, effective June 14, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

pdf graphic Supreme Court of Illinois Electronic Filing Procedures & User Manual - Approved June 7, 2017, eff. July 1, 2017; revised November 13, 2017

Appellate Court
Electronic filing is being accepted in all five districts of the Illinois Appellate Court thru eFileIL.

pdf graphic Fourth District Appellate Court Electronic Filing Procedures & User Manual - revised 11/14/17

Trial Courts
Prior to the Supreme Court's January 22, 2016, Order, 15 trial courts had been approved to conduct electronic filing programs under Electronic Filing Standards and Principles (Standards), which the Illinois Supreme Court approved on October 24, 2012. The Standards were amended effective September 16, 2014, to include criminal case types, including traffic citations.

Consistent with the Court's January 22, 2016, Order, effective July 1, 2017, all 102 trial courts are to transmit the record on appeal through eFileIL to their respective reviewing court. The Order also mandates that, effective January 1, 2018, all civil cases shall be e-filed in the trial courts and e-filing shall be mandated through the centralized EFM (eFileIL) in 87 counties not exempted by the Court's January 22, 2016, Order. 

Consistent with the Court's May 30, 2017, Order, by no later than July 1, 2018, all circuit courts with stand-alone e-filing systems shall complete migration from their stand-alone e-filing systems to eFileIL. 

The table below identifies the counties with stand-alone e-filing systems who shall complete migration from their
stand-alone e-filing systems to eFileIL by no later than July 1, 2018.

Circuit Courts
by County
Circuit E-Filing Website
Local Rules/
Administrative Orders
Cook Cook https://efile.cookcountyuscourts.com

March 20, 2013 -
(Civil E-filing)

Cook County E-Filing Pilot Project General
Administrative Order 2012-10

Cook County E-Filing Pilot Project General Administrative Order 11-07

Cook County E-Filing Pilot Project General Administrative Order 09-01


Civil only Approved

DeKalb 23rd http://www.i2file.net April 14, 2014
(Civil E-filing)
DeKalb County E-Filing Local Rules I2File Civil only Approved
DuPage 18th http://www.dupageco.org/CourtClerk/3001/

June 25, 2013
(Civil E-filing)

October 10, 2014
(Criminal E-filing, including citations)

DuPage County E-Filing Local Rules - eff. 1/1/13 LexisNexis

Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Kendall 23rd https://i2file.net/I2F/ September 10, 2014
(Civil E-filing)
Kendall County E-Filing Local Rules - General Order 14-6, filed 8/28/14 I2File Civil only Approved
Lake 19th https://circuitclerk.lakecountyil.gov/e-filing/jsp/singleSignin/dispatcher.jsf August 6, 2013
(Civil E-filing)
Lake County E-Filing Local Rules Lake County Civil only Approved
Madison 3rd http://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/circuit_clerk/e-file/index.php June 20, 2013
(Civil E-filing)

July 24, 2015
(Criminal E-filing, including citations)
Madison County E-Filing Rules - filed 6/18/13 Mozato File & ServeXpress

Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Marion 4th http://subscribersupport.judici.com/1400 February 26, 2015
(Civil E-filing)
Marion County E-Filing Administrative Order 2015-6

Marion County E-Filing Standards
Judici Civil only Approved
McHenry 22nd https://www.i2file.net/I2F/ June 18, 2013
(Civil E-filing)

May 12, 2015
(Criminal E-filing, including citations)
McHenry County E-Filing Local Rules I2File Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Moultrie 6th https://www.judici.com/service/pricing.jsp?SERVICE_ID=29 May 29, 2014
(Civil E-filing)

August 7, 2015
(Criminal E-filing, including citations)
Moultrie County Administrative Order 15-AO-1 Judici Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Sangamon 7th https://secure.fileandservexpress.com/Login/Login.aspx October 30, 2013
(Civil E-filing)
Sangamon County Administrative Order 2014-6 Mozato File & ServeXpress Civil only Approved
St. Clair 20th http://www.circuitclerk.co.st-clair.il.us/courts/Pages/eFile.aspx May 22, 2013
(Civil E-filing)
St. Clair County Electronic Filing Local Rules I2File Civil only Approved
Will 12th http://www.circuitclerkofwillcounty.com/Public-Access/e-Services May 10, 2016
(Civil & Criminal E-filing, including citations)
Will County Electronic Filing Local Rules (18.00 et seq.) I2File Civil & Criminal (including citations) Approved
Winnebago 17th https://i2file.net February 9, 2015
(Civil E-filing)
E-filing Rules for the 17th Judicial Circuit Court (22.01) I2File Civil only Approved