Filing Orders of Protection

How to File

 All Order of Protection petitions are filed using the following website:

If you would like assistance with this process, please visit A Safe Place located in room D-100 on the 5th floor of the Criminal Court Tower. When you visit D-100, please do not bring children; be sure to make childcare arrangements prior. Expect to be at the courthouse for several hours.

A Safe Place can be contacted at 847-360-6471.


The forms to file for an Order of Protection should be completed through the above website. The staff and volunteers of A Safe Place will assist you with this process. If you would like to see examples of the type of information you will need, please see the forms listed below on the Circuit Clerk's website: 

  • Petition for Order of Protection
  • Emergency Order of Protection
  • Plenary Order of Protection
  • Summons - Order of Protection