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Cook County: Domestic Violence Court

District: 1 | Circuit: Cook County
Cook County

555 W. Harrison Street - Suite 4400
Chicago, IL - Illinois 60607
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (312) 325-9000 Visit Website

The Domestic Violence Courthouse is located south loop in downtown Chicago. The Domestic Violence Division hears matters concerning: civil orders of protection, civil no contact orders and stalking no contact orders. In addition, the division hears criminal actions involving relationships defined by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act including: all matters through the preliminary hearing or indictment in which the most serious offense charged is a Class 1, 2, or 3 felony; Class 4 felonies; misdemeanors and aggravated stalking.

Further information on the Domestic Violence Division can be found on the court's website.



  • Copier
  • Digital Recording The court uses digital recording matters heard in the Domestic Violence Courthouse. Further information on digital recording can be found on the Court's website.
  • E-filing Kiosk There are public access e-File workstations located in the offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Clerk.Self-paced eFiling Training Stations are also available in the eFiling Center located in the Daley Center, Lower Level, Room LL-12, Monday through Friday.
  • Food (Vending/Other) There is vending, public phones, and public lounge area in Room 2010.
  • Internet
  • Language Access The Circuit Court of Cook County provides court interpreters to facilitate the participation in court proceedings of persons who either: do not speak English; or do not speak English as their primary language and who have limited ability to read, speak, write or understand English (known as Limited English Proficiency or LEP). Further information can be found on the Court's website.
  • Law Library N/A
  • Legal Nav
  • Mobile Devices Allowed
  • Printer
  • Public Transportation
  • Self-Help Center DV Advocate for Senior Citizens, Room 1500, Phone (312)325-9005 Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, Room 1900, Phone (312)325-9155 Pro se Assistance and Screening Room, Room 1400, No phone Domestic Violence Advocates, Room 2200 Family Rescue, Phone (312)325-9300 Metropolitan Family Services, Jane Adams DV Court Advocacy Program, (312)325-9175 The Court has various Help Desks in Courthouse's throughout the county. For information on the Chicago and Suburban Help Desks, visit the Court's website.
  • Waiting Room 555 West Harrison Street, Room 1800 Chicago, Illinois 60605 (312) 325-9110 Accepts infants and children through ages 16. Also, mental health assessments are conducted and referrals are made to court and community agencies at the Children's Advocacy Clinic.