In preparation of the civil filing code and fee changes required as a result of Public Act 100-987, pursuant to the Clerks of Courts Act (705 ILCS 105/27.1b) effective July 1, 2019, eFileIL will be unavailable statewide starting on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT through Monday, July 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT.
Filers will be permitted to file paper documents at the Circuit Clerk's office during regular business hours without needing to submit a Certificate of Exemption from e-Filing form.
Legal Self-Help Center
The free, online legal self-help center will help you find information about your legal rights and responsibilities, videos on what happens in court and some legal documents and forms which you can fill out and file. If you are not working with an attorney, these sites, in addition to the legal self-help center, may help you navigate the legal system.
e-Filing can be done from your home, mobile device or any computer connected to the internet. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use the legal self-help center in the Law Library, which is located in the Peoria County Courthouse, Room 211. If you visit the Law Library, a navigator may be available to help you use the legal self-help center to find the information that you need. Legal self-help is also accessible on-line at https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information
Printed pages of documents are $0.20 per page, cash only, and can be picked up in Court Administration, Room 215. We do not accept debit/credit cards. If you have an order waiving court fees, please bring that order with you when picking up your photocopies.
Please be advised, navigators and employees cannot give out legal advice.
E-filing is required in Illinois
E-filing means that you give the court electronic documents instead of paper documents...
10th Judicial Circuit – The Peoria County Circuit Court adopts the Supreme Court's Electronic Access Policy for Circuit Court Records of the Illinois Courts. Access to the electronic court record will be available consistent with this policy
The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) offers short brochures that address common legal issues.
Legal services are provided free of charge to qualified, low income tenants facing eviction.
Volunteer attorneys are available to meet with self-represented litigants in family law matters for 30 minute appointments.
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice has approved some forms for use in all Illinois Courts.
Filing Documents Electronically