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Filing a Claim

The Court of Claims is the venue for all claims filed against the State of Illinois.

  1. Complete the appropriate complaint form in its entirety; include your Social Security number or your Federal Employee Identification Number.
  2. If you are represented by an attorney, complete the appropriate section of the complaint form so that all correspondence may be directed to the attorney's office. An attorney is specifically not required to file a lapsed appropriation claim. Any other claim may be filed with or without an attorney.
  3. Sign appropriate lines of the complaint form. Obtain notary witness of signature where required.
  4. Send the form and the appropriate filing fee in the form of a personal check or money order payable to Illinois Court of Claims and mail to:
    Nina Fain
    Director and Deputy Clerk
    Illinois Court of Claims
    630 S. College St.
    Springfield, IL 62756

Types of Claims

Rules and Statutes

For more information about filing a claim, please call 217-782-7101(Springfield) or 312-814-5010(Chicago), Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.