GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 05-09 - STANDARD PROBATION FEE GUIDE


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 05-09

SUBJECT: STANDARD PROBATION FEE GUIDE

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

Effective December 1, 2005, the Circuit Court of Cook County hereby adopts a standard probation fee guide. The standard probation fee guide is established in accordance with the guidelines set by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts which provide that the following factors shall be used in assessing an offender’s ability to pay probation supervision fees: the financial status of the offender including, but not limited to, information concerning employment status, number of dependents, other source of income/assets and financial obligations. Information regarding financial status shall be verified, to the extent practicable, by the probation departments.

The standard probation fee guide to be utilized in assessing a probation fee is as follows:

Monthly1 Fee Amount
Number of Dependents
0
1
2
3+
Annual Gross Household Income2
$20
0 - $13,000

 

0 - $18,300

 

0 - $23,000

 

0 - $25,500
$25
$13,001 - $16,500

 

$18,301 - $21,300

 

$23,001 - $26,100

 

$25,501 - $28,500

 

$30
$16,501 - $19,500

 

$21,301 - $24,300
$26,101 - $29,100
$28,501 - $31,500
$35
$19,501 - $22,500
$24,301 - $27,300
$29,101 - $32,100
$31,501 - $34,500
$40
$22,501 - $25,500
$27,301 - $30,300
$32,101 - $35,100
$34,501 - $37,500
$45
$25,501 - $28,500
$30,301 - $33,000
$35,101 - $38,100
$37,501 - $40,500
$50
$28,501+
$33,001+
$38,101+
$40,501+
1. Monthly fee amounts may be adjusted in some cases due to special financial consideration. Such cases require appropriate justification, documentation, and supervisory approval.

2. Income of victims/complaining witnesses (e.g. in domestic violence cases) should not be included.

Dated this 7th day of November, 2005. This order shall be spread upon the records of this court and published.

ENTER:

Timothy C. Evans
Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County


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