Markham Courthouse: Essential Facts
Perhaps you’ve been notified that your arraignment or hearing will be held at Cook County’s Markham Courthouse, or that you will need to obtain copies of certain official records from that courthouse. Below, you’ll find some basic facts about the facilities and resources offered at Markham Courthouse, the Sixth Municipal District Court of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Location and Hours:
16501 South Kedzie Parkway
Markham, Illinois 60428
The courthouse is accessible by public transportation, and you can plan your route by using the RTA’s trip planner, found here. There is a parking lot adjacent to the courthouse which offers free parking.
Court calls for hearings, motions, or trials generally begin at 9 a.m., but the courthouse is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cities and Villages served by the Markham Courthouse:
Blue Island, Burnham, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor, Ford Heights, Glenwood, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Lansing, Lynwood, Markham, Matteson, Midlothian, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Phoenix, Posen, Richton Park, Riverdale, Robbins, Sauk Village, South-Chicago Heights, South Holland, Steger, Thornton
For information on the status of your particular case, have your case number ready and call the Office of the Clerk for the Circuit Court: 708-232-4551.
Courthouse Departments and Locations:
Children’s Advocacy Room in the KC Conlon’s children room: Offers childcare for children between ages 2-12 for those who are attending to courthouse business. Call 708-232-4282 for more information.
Civil Cases: Courtrooms 207, 208, and 209 are reserved for civil actions, including small claims, evictions, municipal matters, collections, and paternity.
Law Library: Located in Room 072 on the court’s lower level is a law library accessible to the public. Visitors may make copies of the legal materials for $.10/page. The library’s hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Criminal Cases: Courtroom 101 handles preliminary hearings and bond hearings for felony and misdemeanor offenses. Courtroom 203 is reserved for felony and misdemeanor juries and motions. Courtrooms 103-108 handle largely felony matters, while Courtrooms 201, 204 and 205 handle largely misdemeanor, traffic, or ordinance violations.
Domestic Relations: Courtrooms 102, 202 and 210 handle Dissolution of marriages and civil unions, child support, custody, and visitation matters.
Juvenile Justice Division: Hearings on matters pertaining to juveniles are held in the lower level of the courthouse, in Courtroom 099.
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Immediate Assistance in Markham Courthouse Criminal Matters
For assistance in defending yourself against charges of drug possession, DUI, or other misdemeanors or felonies in the Chicago area, contact the experienced and knowledgeable Homewood criminal defense attorney John Fairman for a consultation on your claims, at 708-799-4848.