Self-Help Information

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.

You can use the legal self-help center in the Law Library, which is located in the Peoria County Courthouse, Room 211.  The Law Library is only open by appointment.  To schedule an appointment please call 309-672-6036.  Legal self-help is also accessible on-line at

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

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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