Circuit Clerk

Theresa Lonergan, Republican                                                                    

Term December 1, 2012 to November 30, 2016.                                          Next election November, 2016.

Phone: (217) 243-5419
Fax: (217) 243-2009
TTY: (217) 243-6989
Email: circlerk@morgancounty-il.com

For Judici case search and Plea & Pay click here

Morgan County Legal Self-Help Center http://morgan.illinoislegalaid.org

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is the official keeper of the records and the Seal of the Morgan County Circuit Court. The Clerk's duties are governed by statute.

The clerks shall attend the sessions of court, preserve all the files and papers thereof, make, keep, and preserve complete records of all the proceedings and determinations thereof, except in cases otherwise provided by law or the order of their courts respectively. 705 ILCS 105/13

The Circuit Clerk collects and distributes all fines, costs, and fees assessed by the Court or required by statute. There are also administrative duties such as statistical reporting and managing the office budget and staff.

TRAFFIC AND CONSERVATION VIOLATIONS

Effective August 1, 2011

Traffic and Conservation tickets marked "YOU MUST APPEAR IN COURT" require a court appearance on the date and time marked on the ticket. Failure to appear may result in the issuance of an arrest warrant.

If the violation does NOT require a Court appearance you have the following options:

1. You may plead guilty by signing the blue copy and pay the ticket over the counter or mail your payment to: Morgan County Circuit Clerk, PO Box 1120, Jacksonville, IL 62651

2. You may plead guilty and pay your ticket online on Judici with a credit card. A fixed convenience fee is charged. The convenience fee is not retained by the Clerk. User will be provided with both confirmation and receipt emails. Search for your case by entering your name (Last Name, First Name). If you choose this option, DO NOT mail in the blue copy of your ticket.

Speeding 1 to 20 mph over the limit $120
Speeding 21 to 25 mph over the limit $140
Other non-court appearance violations (traffic and conservation) $120
Seatbelt Violation $60

3. You may plead not guilty and request a trial. Follow the directions on the back of your ticket. Indicate whether you want a jury trial or a bench trial. Mail this copy to the Clerk's office. A trial date will be set and you will be notified of the new appearance date.

4. In order to obtain Court Supervision you must appear in Court on the date indicated on your ticket. Contact the Circuit Clerk's Office for more information regarding Court Supervision at (217)-243-5419. If supervision is allowed, a conviction is not reported to the Secretary of State.

5. Persons under the age of 21 must complete a Traffic Safety School and appear in Court to receive Supervision. Persons under age 18 must also complete a Traffic Safety School and appear in Court but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive Court Supervision. Contact 217-243-5419 for Traffic Safety School Information.


OTHER OPTIONS FOR PAYMENTS

MISCELLEANOUS PAYMENTS:

A convenience fee is charged based on the amount of the payment. The convenience fee is not retained by the Clerk.

Online at www.GovPayNet.com for

Child Support Administrative Fees               (pay location code 5919)

Miscellaneous Fees                                       (pay location code 6492)

Phone at 1-888-561-7888 (GovPayNet) for PAYMENTS ON POST-CONVICTION CASES, CASES WITH PAYMENT ORDER AND MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS:

Child Support Administrative Fees               (pay location code 5919)

Miscellaneous Fees                                       (pay location code 6492)

Traffic fines                                                 (pay location code 5917)

Criminal Fines and Costs                             (pay location code 5918)

PLEASE NOTE: CASES WITH RESTITUTION DO NOT REFLECT CURRENT INTEREST. INTEREST IS CALCULATED WHEN PAYMENT IS MADE. PLEASE CONTACT CLERK'S OFFICE AT 217-243-5419 FOR UPDATED INTEREST BALANCE.

FILING FEES SCHEDULE

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JURY INFORMATION

Prospective jurors are selected by lot from a combined list (provided by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts) of registered voters, licensed drivers, claimants for unemployment insurance and holders of Illinois Identification cards over age 18 who reside in the county.

Jurors are notified by mail of their selection. Enclosed in the mailing is a questionnaire to be completed and returned to the Circuit Clerk's office within five days.

A juror must be a US Citizen and must reside in Morgan County at the time of jury service.

Morgan County petit jurors are subject to call at any time during their one month of service.

Requests to be excused must be in writing to the presiding Judge.

JURY INFORMATION LINE: (217)-243-5419

Jurors are to call the jury information line after 5PM on the evening before they are scheduled to report for instructions regarding their jury service.

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITES

* Questions or requests for expungement/sealing program information contact this office at 217-243-5419 or the Office of the Appellate Defender at PO Box 5240, Springfield, IL 62705-5240; Toll Free: (866)-431-4907 or email at Springfield@osad.state.il.us

STATE DISBURSEMENT UNIT CONTACT NUMBERS
Toll Free: 877-225-7077
FAX: 630-786-3707
You will need to provide the following information for the SDU to locate your case:

  • Names of custodial and non-custodial parents.
  • Case Number
  • Your Social Security Number

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AID CONTACT NUMBER
Toll Free: 877-311-5237
Phone: 217-785-3456

LAND OF LINCOLN LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION
Toll Free: 800-252-8629
Phone: 217-529-8400
Fax and TDD 217-529-8411
3180 Adloff Lane, Suite 201
Springfield, IL 62703

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PASSPORT FEES

Morgan County Circuit Clerk is authorized to accept Passport Applications.  Forms are available in our office.

PASSPORT BOOK
The U.S. Passport Book may be used for all international travel by air, land and sea to and from the U.S.

PASSPORT CARD
The U.S. Passport Card may only be used for travel by land and sea from the U.S. to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Download a complete list of fees PDF »

If international departure in less than 2 weeks, or passport is needed for foreign visas, application at a Regional Passport Agency may be advised. Appointment required.

Visit travel.state.gov for more information

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