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 a petition, please contact the Clerk’s Office by calling 312-603-5035 with regards to their on-site filing procedures.
  2. Each company is to send courtesy copies to 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.
  4. Each company is to email their publication request to the Law Bulletin at
  5. All deadlines mentioned in the Civil Surety Packet 2022 will remain the same, until further notice.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Surety Section Law Clerk at

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