Remote Court Access for the 16th Judicial Circuit is extended through February 28, 2021
Kane County court appearances and related services will be by remote access only except for Criminal Jury trials which resume on January 28. The buildings are closed to all but court employees, those seeking an emergency order of protection, or by special setting as approved by the Presiding Judge of each division.​ General Order 21-01


All case types

If you have an Eviction case

  • Under Governor Pritzker's Executive Order 2020-72, as amended by Executive Order 2020-74, eviction protections are now limited to specific households. If you owe rent, your landlord may not file an eviction action against you if you provide your landlord with a declaration stating that you meet specific criteria.  To see the criteria and declaration form, click here. ​​​

  • If you are a landlord trying to file an eviction, you will need to read through and comply with Executive Order 20-74 and MR 30370 dated December 22, 2020 in addition to any other applicable eviction laws.

  • For answers to frequently asked questions about evictions, read this information issued by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.​​​ ​

If you have a Traffic, Misdemeanor, or DUI case 

Read the standing and administrative orders for your case type to find out the process and procedures you should follow in your case.​​

If you have a Civil case

Most forms for civil matters are now available online in fillable PDF format at the Kane County Circuit Clerk's website under Forms.  These can then be filed electronically in your case.  


If you have a Family case

If you are representing yourself and have an issue which needs to be resolved, you must file a motion with the Kane County Circuit Clerk's office​, give notice to the opposing party, and then call the Kane Circuit Clerk's office (630) 232-3413 to schedule a remote court hearing.

 

If you have a Juvenile Delinquency or Abuse/Neglect case

  • If you are a party to the case through an agency or a police department, and are not represented by a lawyer, you should contact the legal representative for the agency or the Kane County State's Attorney's Office (630) 232-3500 to determine if you should appear in court personally or remotely.

  • If you are ordered by the judge to appear in court, only one person for each party should enter the courthouse to check in for your case.  All others should remain outside the building unless/until they are called to enter the courtroom.   

  • In Juvenile Abuse/Neglect cases, you should NOT bring children to court unless there is a court order requiring it. If you have questions about whether or not to bring a child to court, you should contact your lawyer or the agency involved in the case.  

  • For Delinquency cases, if a minor is currently on probation, he/she should continue to check in with their probation officer as required.  

  • If you are representing yourself and have an issue which needs to be resolved, you must file a motion with the Kane County Circuit Clerk's office, give notice to the opposing party, and then call the Kane Circuit Clerk's office (630) 232-3413 to a remote court hearing.​

If you have a Felony case

Read the standing and administrative orders for your case type to find out the process and procedures you should follow in your case.

General Orders​

Administrative Orders​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​