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Documents Required for Service of Process

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Document Requirements for Service of Process

  • Citations*
    • 2 copies of the Citation
    • 2 Notices
    • * Third Party Citations also require an additional copy of each document and a stamped envelope addresses to the defendant
  • Garnishments*
    • 2 copies of the Summons
    • 4 copies of Affidavits, Interrogatories, Judgment or Certification
    • 2 Notices
    • * Third Party Garnishments also require an additional copy of each document and a stamped envelope addresses to the defendant
  • Forcible Detainers
    • 2 copies of the Summons
    • 2 copies of the Complaint
  • Posting
    • 4 copies of the Summons
    • 1 Affidavit
  • Summons
    • 2 copies of the Summons
    • 1 Complaint
  • Subpoena
    • 2 copies of the Subpoena
  • Rule
    • 2 copies of the Rule
  • Citation Probate
    • 2 copies of the citation
    • 1 copy of the petition/complaint
  • Summons for Discovery
    • 2 copies of the summons
    • 1 copy of the petition/complaint (needs to be die dated within 10 days on the summons)
  • Order
    • Certified Copy of the Order + 2 copies of the Order
  • Service Thru Secretary of State
    • 2 copies of the Summons
    • 2 Complaints
    • 2 Affidavits of Compliance
    • $5.00 or $10.00 check payable to the Secretary of State
  • Director of Insurance
    • 2 copies of the Summons
    • 2 Complaints
    • $20.00 check payable to the Director of Insurance

These forms can be located on the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s website www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org under “Court Forms”.

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