The Cook County Sheriff’s Department has introduced a new tool for tracking service of process.
Users who have issued summons, subpoenas, and other documents to be served by the Cook County Sheriff can use the “Civil Process Service Lookup” feature on www.cookcountysheriff.org to check the status of service.
The user simply enters the case number or Sheriff’s number associated with their documents and they can find out whether or not service was had, or is still pending.
The search results may also show details about who was served, or why the Sheriff could not complete service.
This tool allows litigants to get information about service long before the court docket is updated and without having to go to the courthouse in order to track down the Sheriff’s affidavit of service.