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Circuit Clerk



CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Julie Mayer

I am pleased to welcome you to our website, which is designed to offer information about the Circuit Clerk’s office.  The mission of the office of the Clerk of the Court of Christian County is to serve the citizens of Christian County and the participants in the Judicial System in a timely and efficient manner. 

The Circuit Clerk’s primary function is to establish, maintain and keep all records of the court and the official court seal.  In addition, the Court Clerk is responsible for all scheduling matters and all financial duties relating to the Court system.  All monies owed to the Court are collected and distributed by the Circuit Clerk. 

All jurors are summoned for service by the Circuit Clerk.  An answering machine provides information to prospective jurors the evening before service is required by calling (217) 824-4966.

 

                                                            Julie Mayer
                                             P.O. Box 617
                                                            101 S. Main Street
                                                            Taylorville, IL  62568
                                                            Phone:  (217) 824-4966
                                                            Fax:  (217) 824-5030
                                                            Email: Christian County Circuit Clerk

 

The Circuit Court of Christian County and the Office of the Circuit Clerk are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., with the exception of holidays.


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If you cannot afford an attorney...

If you cannot find a lawyer to help you, the Christian County Circuit Court has established a new, free Christian County Legal Self-Help Center website that can be accessed here:

CHRISTIAN COUNTY LEGAL SELF-HELP CENTER


Filing Fees:


Eminent Domain

$160.00

Adoption

$65.00

Divorce, Miscellaneous Remedy, Municipal Corporation   

$150.00

Chancery
$200.00 +tier fee

Family and Paternity

$110.00

 

 

Petition for Tax Deed

$195.00




Probate, with or without will

$150.00

 

Probate when value of property does not exceed $15,000

$110.00

Petition to Sell Real estate

$50.00

 

Jury Demand   (6) Man

$100.00

Jury Demand  (12) Man

$200.00
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Guardianship:

 

 

Disabled Adult/Minor

$130.00

If value less than $15,000

$110.00

Of Person Only

$90.00
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Each Account Other Than Final Estate Claim

$10.00

Certified Letters of Office

$3.00/ea

Other Certified Copies

$6.00/ea

Small Claims Under $250
$80.00
Small Claims $250.01 to $500
$85.00
Small Claims $500.01 to $2,500
$100.00
Small Claims $2,500.01 to $10,000
$120.00
   

Jury Demand on Small Claims cases  (12) man

$25.00

Jury Demand on Small Claims cases   (6) man

$12.50

Law — New Filing Over $50,000
$150.00
LM Filing Fees $10,000 to $15,000
$120.00
LM Filing Fees $15,001 to $50,000
$150.00
 
Jury Demand for Law and Minor Law (12) man
$200.00
Jury Demand for Law and Minor Law  (6) man
$100.00

Forcible Entry & Detainer (Poss. & Rent up to $15,000)
$100.00
Forcible Entry & Detainer (Poss. & Rent over $15,000)
$150.00

Alias Summons or Citation (per Defendant)

$3.00/ea.

Non-Wage Garnishment

$15.00/ea.

Issuance of Wage Deductions Affidavit

$15.00/ea.

Citation to Discover Assets

$15.00/ea.


Entry of Appearance, Answer Response Fees on Civil Cases
 
Civil Entry of Appearance
$110.00
Possession Only
$100.00
Less than $1500
$80.00
$1500 to $15000
$100.00


Traffic Violations

If your ticket is marked “COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED”, your appearance is required.  You must attend court on the date indicated on your ticket.

Examples of Must Appear Offenses are Driving Under the Influence, Driving While License Revoked or Suspended, Reckless Driving, Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle, or Personal Injury Accident with others.

If your ticket is marked “NO COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED”, you have several options.

  1. You may plead guilty and pay the applicable fees.  A conviction is reported to the Secretary of State.  We DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS.  Please remit a cashier’s check or money order.  Mail your payment to Christian County Circuit Clerk, P.O. Box 617, Taylorville, IL  62568

Speeding 1-20 mph over the limit

$120.00

Speeding 21-30 mph over the limit

$140.00

All other non-court appearance offenses

$120.00

Seat Belt Offense

$60.00

  1. You may plead guilty and ask the Court for Court Supervision.  You must appear in Court on the date stated on your ticket to request the Court Supervision.

Supervision requires additional fines and fees with this application.  Please contact (217) 824-4966 to inquire about the fees associated with your particular offense.

COURT SUPERVISION APPLICATION

Court Supervision Application (WORD)

 


E-Pay is now available in Christian County, IL. through Judici

Payments can be made through JUDICI/E-PAY

Click on link... JUDICI/E-PAY

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (217) 824-4966 Monday through Friday. 8:00 to 4:00.


 

 

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