Welcome to the Lake County, Clerk of the Circuit Court's Civil E-Filing Application.
Our E-Filing system allows members of the Bar, who are authorized to practice law, and self-represented (pro se) litigants to initiate approved civil cases, view and submit documents, and pay filing fees electronically. The Lake County Clerk expects that the E-Filing application will provide a user-friendly, convenient, and cost effective method for submitting documents to the Lake County Judicial Circuit. Benefits of E-Filing include: spending more time in the courtroom, more accurate and timely information sharing, faster turn-around times, email notification of case events, and online viewing of active case documents.
Attorneys and self-represented (pro se) litigants who want to use our E-Filing system must register online to obtain a username and password.
E-Filing is currently available for Small Claims, Law Magistrate, Forcible Entry and Detainer, and Mortgage Foreclosure matters. Other case types are pending judicial approval.
Local rules governing e-Filing
Lake County E-Filing Manual
Lake County Pro Se Manual
Please Note: The E-Filing Application will go down for maintenance at various times. Common downtimes are: Weekdays 10:30-11:00PM CST, Sundays 6-7PM CST and Mondays 2:30-3:00AM.
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