Circuit Clerk

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:


Filing Fees:

Eminent Domain




Divorce, Miscellaneous Remedy, Municipal Corporation   


$202.00 +tier fee

Family and Paternity




Petition for Tax Deed


Probate, with or without will



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


Petition to Sell Real estate



Jury Demand   (6) Man







Disabled Adult/Minor


If value less than $15,000


Of Person Only


Each Account Other Than Final Estate Claim


Certified Letters of Office


Other Certified Copies


Small Claims Under $250
Small Claims $250.01 to $500
Small Claims $500.01 to $2,500
Small Claims $2,500.01 to $10,000

Jury Demand on Small Claims cases  (12) man


Jury Demand on Small Claims cases   (6) man


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

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

Alias Summons or Citation (per Defendant)


Non-Wage Garnishment


Issuance of Wage Deductions Affidavit


Citation to Discover Assets


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

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


Speeding 21-30 mph over the limit


All other non-court appearance offenses


Seat Belt Offense


  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 (WORD)


State Appellate Defender's expungement website...

If you are interested in information on how to expunge or seal your court record, please proceed to the State Appellate Defender's website at:

The Clerk of the Courts Act absolutely forbids any clerk from giving legal advice.  Legal advice includes telling you whether you qualify for expungement or sealing and how to fill out the forms.  The clerks can tell you what is in your court file, including the disposition of your case, as well as local procedures for filing the relevant fees.  We also have the instruction booklet and forms in our office for your convenience.

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.