View a Court File
What Can I See? What Information is Not Public Record?
The majority of case files are available to the public. The following case types are the exception:
- Adoption Cases
- Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Cases
- Juvenile Delinquency Cases
- Expunged or Sealed Cases
- Cases involving juvenile victims
- Sexual Assault Cases (by Champaign County Administrative Order)
- Eavesdropping Cases
- Cases that have been impounded by judicial order
Within a public court file, there may also be restricted documents. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Financial Statements
- Medical Records
- Mental Health Records
- Social Security Numbers and other Personal Identity Information
What Makes a Complete Court File?
Below you will find a short description of what you will find in a typical court file:
- Docket Sheet
- Charging Documents
- Record of Proceedings on Arraignment
- Uniform Citation
- Signed Plea of Guilty
- Report of Court Disposition
What You Will Not Find in a Court File
- Transcripts (Must be obtained from Court Reporter)
- Police Reports (Must be obtained from Police Department)
- Evidence or Exhibits
How Much Do Copies Cost?
Copies are available at the rate of $2.00 for the first page, .50 for each subsequent page up to 20 pages, and an additional .25 for each page after that. There is an additional $6.00 fee per certification if you would like the documents certified. We accept cash, checks, money orders and cashier’s checks as forms of payment.