T: 618.244.8007 or 8008
       F: 618.244.8029
       Office/Mailing Address:
       100 S. 10th St.
       P.O. Box 1266
       Mt Vernon, IL 62864






The Circuit Clerk (formally known as the Circuit Court Clerk) is elected to 4-year terms and is responsible for the following duties:

  • Attending court
  • Maintaining court files (ie, Traffic, Criminal, Divorce, Small Claims, Law, Probate, Adoption, Family, Juvenile, Orders of Protection, Chancery, Miscellaneous Remedy, DUI, Tax)
  • Collecting and disbursing fines and fees*
  • Summoning Grand and Petit Jurors
  • Securely storing submitted evidence from jury trials.

*The Circuit Clerk office collects fines and fees, therefore, to pay on Traffic or Criminal cases. Cash, money orders and cashier checks are accepted. NO PERSONAL CHECKS.



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