Cook County Circuit Court Records
Cook County does not provide online access to criminal records. If your case was filed in Cook County, go to the Circuit Clerk’s Office in the district where you went to court. There are no court dispositions for arrests or charges that did not lead to a court case. In certain courthouses, the Clerk may charge you a Certified Disposition Fee to process your request. If you’d like to access your criminal court records in the Circuit Court of Cook County, you must use a public-access terminal at a Cook County courthouse since the system does not publish criminal records online. You can purchase a certified disposition of your case directly from the circuit court for $9.
The Cook County Circuit Court is separated into 6 districts that each serve a specific area of the city.
|First Municipal District – Daley Center
|City of Chicago
|Second Municipal District – Skokie
|Northern suburbs of Cook County
|Third Municipal District – Rolling Meadows
|Northwestern suburbs of Cook County
|Fourth Municipal District – Maywood
|Western suburbs of Cook County
|Fifth Municipal District – Bridgeview
|Southwestern suburbs of Cook County
|Sixth Municipal District – Markham
|Southern suburbs of Cook County
If you went to court in more than one district, you need to go in person to each district to get your records.