Figuring out what Sheriff’s district you are in for a Cook County Eviction

In a past blog post, I brought my readers through a copy of a typical Cook County Sheriff eviction information letter.  That’s the letter the Sheriff sends to a landlord or landlord’s attorney that contains the Sheriff’s District and Receipt Number.  Lately, my office has not been receiving these notices in the mail.  Recently, we found out on the morning of an eviction that it was proceeding that day.  As such, it is necessary to come up with a way to possibly figure out the district number without the assistance of the letter that may or may not timely arrive in the mail.The best way, I have learned, and this is a rule of thumb and not an official policy, is to merely look at the zip code of the property where the eviction will take place.  The final three numbers of the zip code are usually the same as the Sheriff’s District number.  I can’t guarantee that and I’ve never seen the Sheriff’s district maps to guarantee it, but it is usually the case.

9 thoughts on “Figuring out what Sheriff’s district you are in for a Cook County Eviction”

  1. My landlord says that he knows someone in the Cook County Sheriffs Eviction Department and told me that he will make sure I am the first one on the list for November 30th which is the day that the Judge to told me the that was the last day here,

    • I have no knowledge of anyone having an ability to “move up the list” in Cook County evictions, however, tenants should be aware that the Sheriff can, theoretically, enforce an eviction order any time after it is placed for execution. Tenants are best advised to move during their stay period – after all, that is what the period is for.

  2. I filed for a motion 2 days after my court date Im schelduled to see the Judge on nov.4 what happens next?

    • I’m not sure what your motion was about or what the issue is, so I can’t even begin to answer this question except to suggest that you obtain the assistance of an attorney to advise you. Possession issues are serious and to go into court without an understanding of the process is dangerous.

    • You are probably confusing the court district with the Sheriff’s district. Having not seen the paperwork, I can’t say.

  3. my enforcement day start on april 22 how long will I have from that day and do they mail u something from the sheriff department how long?

    • In general (and not specific to your facts which I do not know), tenants need to move out at the end of the stay of enforcement. The Sheriff can come out any time after that. We do not represent tenants. I cannot assist you with this. Evictions are a very serious matter. Contact a tenant’s rights attorney at once to learn and protect your rights.

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