When filing your petition to act as an authorized civil surety, due to the partial shut-down of the courthouse, please be advised of the following:

  1. Each company is to file their petitions with the Clerk’s Office during the deadline period of April 15th through May 15th.
    1. To file the petition, the Clerk’s Office is currently providing on-site services by appointment only.  Customers would need to schedule an appointment for filing a Surety Petition by calling 312-603-5035.
  2. Each company is to send courtesy copies to Judge Raul Vega, Supervising Judge of the Surety Section, at 555 W. Harrison Street, Suite 4400 as well as Alvin Portis, Assistant State’s Attorney, at 50 W. Washington Street, Suite 500.  
  3. Each company is still to provide original wet signatures on the Attorney-in-Fact authorization sheets.  Please send this to Judge Raul Vega at 555 W. Harrison Street, Suite 4400.
  4. Each company is to email their publication request to the Law Bulletin at
  5. All deadlines mentioned in the Civil Surety Packet 2020 will remain the same, until further notice.


PLEASE NOTE: THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS ONLY ALLOWING PETITIONS TO BE FILED ON MAY 14, 2020 BETWEEN 9:00AM AND 3:00PM.  If you have not scheduled your appointment with them, please do so immediately.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Judge Raul Vega at 312-325-9014. 


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