Circuit Clerk's Office
Welcome to the General Division of the Rock Island County Circuit Clerk's office! The General Division is responsible for filing civil cases within Rock Island County Circuit Court. In most cases civil fees are required prior to a case being opened. Please click here for fee information.
We have public access terminals available on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Courthouse for researching case information.
Cases that are filed within the General Division are:
Arbitration cases are filed in the General Division of the Circuit Clerk's Office. Arbitration cases are for money damages only ranging from $10,000 to $49,999. Arbitration cases have a specific Summons that must be used and you can download that form by going to our Court Forms Online link on the right hand side of this page and clicking on Arbitration Summons . Arbitration cases must be scheduled at the time of filing and you must schedule them out at least 21 days, but not more than 40 days. Arbitration cases are always set on Fridays. Volume filers of AR cases can refer to the Master time slot for specific times available for you. For cases in set in 2012 please click here to refer to the new Master time slot. Additional Arbitration information, including FAQ's and an overview of the process can be found on the Arbitration Center Home Page.
Dissolution of Marriage:
You may file for divorce in the Circuit Clerk's office without an attorney. We have some forms available for you to use. They are very simplified forms and if you don't meet all of the requirements, then you cannot use those forms. Please click here to access the Simplified Dissolution of Marriage forms. Please remember that if you are filing without an attorney, we cannot give legal advice and we DO NOT give refunds. If you don't qualify to use the Simplified Divorce packet, please click here to go to the "Self Help Legal Center of Southern Illinois" website for additional information.
Forcible Entry & Detainer (Landlord Eviction)
To evict a tennant you may file a Forcible Entry & Detainer. The forms are now available on our website by clicking here. The first form you need to start with is the Landlords Five Day Notice, it will need to be served. On the sixth day, if the parties are not out, you may file a Forcible Entry and Detainer Complaint and have the Summons issued. At the time you file the Complaint, you will be given a court date. Civil Process Fees for serving the Summons or Five Day Notice can be viewed on the Fees page of the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department by clicking here. To view the fees for filing the complaint, please click here.
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