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Civil Division

Home > Departments > Court Services > Civil Division

The Civil Division of Court Services Department is the chief enforcement arm for the Circuit Court of Cook County and is responsible for the processing, service, and enforcement of court orders. The Division is separated into three (3) operational units: Civil Process Unit, Eviction, Levy & Warrant Unit, and Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP).

The Illinois Code of Civil Procedure requires that the Sheriff dedicate sworn personnel to the service of process. The Civil Process Unit services all areas of Cook County and is responsible for the disposition of approximately 400,000 legal documents filed annually with the Sheriff’s Department including the service and enforcement of protective orders. The Eviction, Levy & Warrant Unit enforces all orders received from the Circuit Court of Cook County. The Levy Unit is responsible for the seizure and disposal of personal property pursuant to court order. The Eviction Unit is responsible for the removal of persons unlawfully in possession of real property pursuant to an Order for Possession. The Warrant Unit is responsible for the location and apprehension of subjects pursuant to civil warrants and body attachments. The Civil Division is responsible for enforcing over 20,000 court orders per year.

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