Filing New Cases

Local Rule 2.17 sets out standard format and requirements for forms and documents filed with the Circuit Clerk's Office. All documents must be filed on 8-1/2" x 11" papers. If documents you wish to file are larger than the required standard, they should be photographically reduced in size. All original documents for filing should be free of staples.

All civil new cases must be accompanied by a New Case Information Sheet. Cases can be filed by mail when accompanied by the proper fee. Fee lists are available at the Clerk's office and are also available by downloading the Civil​ Fee Menu. Always give full addresses including zip codes for all parties. New cases filed by mail should include the New Case Information Sheet, all pertinent documents and the correct fees based upon case type and documents sent. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of file stamped documents, or your attorney box number located in room 160. Documents will not be mailed out if the self-addressed stamped envelope is not provided.