Office of the Circuit Clerk - Charles E. Huebener

Jersey County, Illinois

PRESS RELEASE

Attention Jurors: Jury duty scheduled for April 7, 2020 is hereby cancelled. 

To The General Public: 

At the present time The Jersey County Circuit Clerk's Office will remain open with regular business hours. Although the present risk level in our area remains low, health care professionals advise that we should all minimize contact to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Therefore, we ask that anyone who is not a litigant/defendant in a pending case please refrain from attending court while it is in session. We have taken precautionary measures and have continued some of the cases to lower the amount of defendants in the courtroom at one time. If you need to make a payment please use the drop box on the front of the building or you may also pay online at wwww.govpaynow.com. This is a 24 hours, 7 days a week service. You will need a major credit card or debit card and a fee will be applied at the time of service. You may also call 1-888-604-7888 to make a payment. To use either of the above services you will need to have your case number, the paycode which is 8290 and the exact amount you are going to pay. Again, at this time our office will remain open and we recommend one of the above. If you feel you are too sick to attend court please call our office to arrange for a new court date. 

If you have been sent to collections you will not be able to use the above process. You will need to call the agency directly at 1-800-331-9772.

Should you have any questions, please contact our office at 618-498-5571 Ext. 124.

Thank you for your patients and understanding. If health concerns worsen, this information may change. 


ATTENTION: Positively NO cellphones, laptops, or any other electronic devices are allowed inside the courthouse. Please leave them in your vehicles or at home. Thank you for your cooperation.  


The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is responsible for maintaining a record of all traffic, civil, and criminal cases filed and heard in Jersey County. On a daily basis, the office interacts with the public and attorneys performing several functions including the collection and disbursement of traffic fines, civil fees, and child support. The office is also responsible for recording filed documents and maintaining a record of all court proceedings.

The Circuit Clerk of Jersey County

The Office of the Circuit Clerk is a state constitutional officer elected by the citizens of Jersey County for a four year term. The Circuit Clerk is a non-judicial office of the Judicial Branch of Illinois State government.

The Office of the Circuit Clerk

The Clerk of the Circuit Court files all cases and maintains official records of all cases that come before the Jersey County court system. The Circuit Clerk's Office also receives and holds in trust monies to be disbursed on order of the court.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Circuit Clerk's Office to serve the citizens of Jersey County and the participants of the judiciary system in a timely and cost-effective manner, providing all court records, information and services with courtesy, efficiency, and impartiality.  My staff and I look forward to serving you.