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Docket Number

What Does it Mean?

In Illinois, every civil court case has a unique docket number. A cases's docket number is written on every court order you receive. 

Things You Should Know

Each time you want to file a motion, you must include the docket number for the case. For family law cases (Domestic Relations), every docket number will contain the year the case started, followed by a "D". 

For example, if the case started in 2020, the docket number would be:      

  • "2020DXXXXXX", where the X's are different numbers for every civil court case that started in 2020.  

If the documents you received for your case don't have a docket number, they may have an administrative case number instead.

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