About the DuPage County Court System
DuPage County makes up the 18th Judicial Circuit Court. The main courthouse is located at 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois, and is part of the main DuPage County government campus. Click here for specific court locations, including traffic courts, or for directions and hours.
Your Next Court Date
To find an upcoming scheduled court date in DuPage County by clicking this link provided by the Clerk’s Office. You will need to enter either a case number or the last name of a party in the case to see when the next court date is scheduled.
Representing Yourself in DuPage County
Parties in a lawsuit can represent themselves, this is called ‘pro se’ representation. Depending on the complexity of the matter, your knowledge of legal proceedings, and your ability to appear in court at the time and on the day set by the judge, you might want to consider hiring an attorney for your legal matter.
DuPage County has a special full-time courtroom for self-represented parties in Domestic Relations matters. In addition to divorce, families can address matters such as paternity, child support and parenting time.
Bringing Children to Court
In general, bringing your minor children to court is not a good idea, no matter how well-behaved. In some courtrooms children are not allowed at all. You need to be able to provide your full attention to your legal matter.
There is a FREE children’s waiting room on the first floor of the DuPage County judicial center, called Safe Harbor, located near the cafeteria. Children ages 6 months to 12 years will have much more fun playing at Safe Harbor than sitting with you in a courtroom. Click here for more information and registration forms.