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The Office of the Circuit Clerk provides the ability to e-file documents in the following civil case types: AD, AR, CH, D, ED, F, L, LM, MC, MH, MR, OP, P, SC and TX. All juvenile case types (JA and JD) must be filed conventionally.  Please note that although Probate cases are allowed to be electronically-filed, ORIGINAL WILLS (EVEN AS PART OF A PROBATE CASE) MUST BE FILED CONVENTIONALLY.

You must register with a certified E-file Service Provider to file documents in Illinois.  Certified providers can be found by clicking on the link.  All users are requested to carefully review Section 18 of the Local Court Rules for further information regarding e-filing.

 

Answer: Pursuant to an Illinois Supreme Court mandate, as of January 1, 2018, all counties in the state must exclusively receive civil court filings through eFileIL, an E-File Service Manager operated by Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Answer: All civil cases must be e-filed. The only case types that cannot be e-filed in Will County at this time are traffic cases, criminal cases, juvenile cases, civil law violations, conservation violations and ordinance violations.
Answer: Other than the case exceptions noted above, the state has carved out certain exceptions to filing cases electronically. These include: a) lack of computer or internet at home, b) self-represented litigant has a disability that prevents e-filing, c) self-represented litigant has trouble reading, writing or speaking English, or d) filing a document in a sensitive case, such as a petition for an Order of Protection or Civil/No Stalking Order. Original wills also require a paper (conventional) filing. Should you wish to file for an exemption from e-filing in any civil case, you must fill out and file this form with our office: CERTIFICATION FOR EXEMPTION FROM E-FILING
Answer: We do not accept e-mailed documents. You must actually file the documents through a state-approved e-file service provider. These providers operate websites that allow you to attach your documents and send them to the court. A list of approved providers you can use is below.
Answer: Each service provider website operates a little differently and as such, we cannot assist you with individual filings. You should contact the providers or read their instructions or FAQs contained on their page for help in e-filing.
Answer: Yes, although if you are filing in a civil case our clerks will be available to assist you in electronically-filing the documents at one of our e-filing kiosks.
The State of Illinois has further information you might find helpful, including a FAQ page, a list of document standards and E-Filing Procedures and User Manual.
Answer: Your e-mail confirming the rejection should have had comments included that describes the reason for the rejection. For reference, nearly every single rejected filing is due to one of the following reasons:
a) Scheduling errors (closed court date, wrong room, etc.)
b) Unreadable PDFs, document format errors (document too small to read, not 8.5x11” image size, etc.)
c) Caption on document image doesn’t match data entered in eFileIL (example: completely different names on pleading versus what it entered into eFileIL website).
d) Documents in separate cases filed in same envelope.
e) Multiple documents filed as a single PDF (exception: Exhibits may be included as part of a single PDF with a Petition/Complaint/Motion).
f) No fee attached when filing requires payment, or vice versa (example: filer selects “New Case” rather than “File Into Existing Case”)
g) No Fee Waiver Application attached when filer selects “Waiver” payment option
h) Duplicate image uploaded
Answer: For questions regarding the e-fileIL project or questions about the Odyssey web site, please contact Tyler Technologies at 800-297-5377 or at efiling.support@tylertech.com.
You may contact the Will County Circuit Clerk with any county-specific questions at 815-727-8592 or at efilehelp@willcountyillinois.com. We also have Live Chat through our website.
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