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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Welcome to the Residential Eviction Mediation Program

DuPage County Eviction Mediation Program: 

The 18th Judicial Circuit eviction mediation program is designed to help mitigate the surge of evictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ensuing economic fallout. Its chief goal is to assist tenants and landlords in avoiding residential eviction and pursuing mutually beneficial alternatives. The program seeks to avoid exposing DuPage County families to homelessness during a serious health crisis, while also helping landlords mitigate losses during the extraordinary circumstances that have precipitated the need for this program. Finally, it is also designed to aid the administration of justice by promoting judicial efficiency.

Mediation can help you avoid eviction:

Mediation is a process where a neutral third party, a trained mediator, helps landlords and tenants communicate to resolve issues through voluntary, mutual agreement. Both parties can speak with legal and housing counseling agencies to gather resources and better prepare for mediation. If you have an attorney, they may attend the mediation with you. This program is free, confidential, and available to tenants and landlords in DuPage County. If you reach an agreement in mediation, you can then enter that agreement in court. If you do not reach an agreement through mediation, your court case will proceed.

You can reach the Eviction Mediation Program by calling: 630.407.8807 or emailing

Resources & Common Questions

  • Are you interested in serving as a mediator? Apply here
  • Need help filing an order for Eviction Mediation? click here
  • If you want to learn about Rental & Housing Assistance click here
  • Legal information for landlords and tenants on how to file, defend, understand eviction click here
  • If you need to access court forms and rules regarding Eviction Mediation click here
  • If you want to Contact Us