DeWitt County Circuit Clerk
Sixth Judicial Circuit
201 West Washington, P.O. Box 439
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: (217) 935-7750
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|I am pleased to welcome you
to the DeWitt County Circuit Clerk's website which has been developed to offer information
about the Circuit Clerk's Office to help you utilize the services and resources the
Circuit Clerk and the 6th Judicial Circuit provide.
The Circuit Clerk's office is the administrative arm of the
Circuit Court. The responsibilities of the Circuit Clerk are set forth by Illinois State
Statutes, Supreme Court Rules, local rules and Administrative Orders of the local Circuit
The Circuit Clerk's Office processes all court documents in
criminal law, chancery, child support, probate, adoption, juvenile, drainage, local
improvement, mental health, small claims, traffic, ordinance violations, tax deeds and
prepares appeals to the Appellate Court. The Circuit Clerk's Office also issues summons,
writs, warrants, body attachments, juror summons, subpoenas and all other court-mandated
tasks. On a daily basis, the Circuit Clerk's office performs a broad range of duties
including collecting fines, fees, costs and restitution as a result of court action;
disbursing the monies to appropriate entities. The Circuit Clerk's office is also required
to provide a clerk in the courtroom at all court hearings to provide assistance to the
court, supplying appropriate files and swearing in courtroom witnesses or jurors. Other
duties include gathering and reporting statistical data to various law enforcement and
|The mission of the DeWitt County Circuit Clerk's
Office is to serve the citizens of DeWitt County and the members of the judicial system in
a timely, professional and courteous manner. This website has been constructed to assist
you in accessing important information about the DeWitt County Circuit Clerk's Office in
an effort to stay connected with the public, the judicial community and other interested
Pam Barnes, DeWitt County Circuit Clerk
Chief Deputy and Bookkeeper - (217) 935-7752
Civil Division (Small Claims, Law, Law Magistrate, Tax Objections, Drainage) (217)
Civil Division (Chancery, Wills and Probate) - (217) 935-7757
Criminal & Juvenile Division - (217) 935-7755
Family Division (Adoption, Child Support, Divorce, Family) - (217) 935-7753
Traffic Division - (217) 935-7756
|LOCATION WITHIN THE
The Circuit Clerk's office has now been
consolidated in Room 122. You now only have one entrance to access all of the Circuit
Clerk departments. Our office is also handicap friendly.
|HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are open over the
lunch hour for your convenience. We are closed on all Federal and State Holidays.
CLICK HERE FOR HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
of Practice (.pdf)
A payment drop box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is located on the
northwest side of the courthouse parking lot.
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT
The Circuit Clerk's Office will not accept personal checks for traffic ticket payments.
When making payments for traffic tickets in person, your payment MUST be in the form of a
money order, cash, or cashier's check. You may pay your traffic ticket online using
Mastercard or Discover. When paying traffic tickets by mail or using the drop box, you
MUST sign the portion of your ticket that states that you are pleading guilty and include
that form with your payment.
E-PAY E-PLEA E-SUPERVISION
DeWitt County is now accepting Electronic Payments (called E-Pay),
Electronic Pleadings (called E-Plea), and Electronic Supervision (called E-Sup) for minor
traffic and conservation violations.
1. Click here on: Judici.com and in the drop down menu find and click on Dewitt County.
Click on Go.
2. Type your name in as instructed and hit enter. When
your name comes up, click on the applicable case #.
3. On the right side of the screen, if you are eligible
to plea/pay you will see a red Plea/Pay button. Click on the Plea/Pay button.
4. Follow the instructions to plead guilty, make your
payment by credit/debit card and apply for supervision (if eligible).
5. If you are applying for Traffic Safety School and
you fill out the on-line form, you must e-mail the form to Richland Community College at: email@example.com
no sooner than 10 days after the date your ticket was issued and no later than 3
days prior to your assigned court date.
6. If you have any questions or problems, call the
DeWitt County Circuit Court Traffic Clerk at (217) 935-7756.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: Click
Pursuant to Illinois State Law Public Act 91-0677, all Illinois
child support payments are to be paid directly to the Illinois State Disbursement Unit
(commonly known as the SDU) located in Carol Stream, Illinois.
As of June 24, 2013 the DeWitt Country Circuit Clerk's Office no longer accepts child
support payments. Please mail all future child support payments made payable to the
Illinois State Disbursement Unit to:
Illinois State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 5400
Carol Stream, IL 61097
The following information must be provided to the SDU to assist them
in locating your case:
1. custodial and non-custodial parent's names
2. case number and
3. your social security number
4. FIPS# for DeWitt county is 17039
If you have questions about payments, please contact the Illinois
State Disbursement Unit Toll Free: (877)-255-7077
Their website is: www.ilsdu.com
The SDU (State Disbursement Unit) can also assist you in making
electronic payments and it's free!
Electronic payments are quicker than mail and more secure too!!
Circuit Clerk Filing Fees: Click
DeWitt County Jury Trial Calendar: Click