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General Division

Welcome to the General Division of the Rock Island County Circuit Clerk's Office! 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 and self-help terminals available on 3rd floor of the Courthouse for researching case information, e-filing court documents and access to forms. In our new office, will have an entire Self-Help Resource Center for your convenience. Our new building is expected to be complete in late 2018!


Civil case types are as followed:

 

Arbitration:

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 $50,000. 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 PDF Document. 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. Additional Arbitration information, including FAQ's and an overview of the process can be found on the Arbitration Center Home Page.

Dissolution of Marriage:

For resources and forms you may visit the Illinois Supreme Courts Statewide forms page at http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Forms/approved/divorce/divorce.asp. There are documents for opening a new case or to file into an existing case. Please remember that we cannot give legal advice and we cannot give refunds for cases filed incorrectly. We will provide direction and guidance for questions you may have. If the forms you require for your situation are not available on the Statewide forms page, you may also refer to our Self-Help Center for direction on other documents and resources available.

Evictions

To file an eviction, there are  forms available on our website. The Landlords Five Day Notice will need to be served before filing the Complaint.  When the Complaint is filed we will provide you with a court date to insert onto the Summons.  How the filer serves the Summons and Complaint is up to the filer. 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.

The Access to Justice Commission drafted the new Eviction Order in response to the changes in the law effective on January 1st, 2018. Specifically:

  1. The Forcible Entry and Detainer Act will be known as the Eviction Act (735 ILCS 5/9-101 et seq.);
  2. The Eviction Order form replaces the Order of Possession pursuant to the Eviction Act; and
  3. The Eviction Order form is mandatory and is the only form that can be used to award possession to a landlord pursuant to the Eviction Act (735 ILCS 5/9-109.6).
You can access the form by clicking here

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Tammy Weikert Click to send e-mail - Circuit Clerk
Administrative Office
Physical Location: Rock Island County Courthouse (map ExternalLink.gif) - Third Floor - 210 15th Street, Rock Island IL 61201
Mailing Address: 210 15th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: See Directory  Fax: (309) 786-3029  Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday