Circuit Clerk

Theresa Lonergan

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

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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.

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

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FILING FEES SCHEDULE

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Send your Request to:
Morgan County Circuit Clerk
P O Box 1120
Jacksonville, Il 62651
Or by FAX at: (217)243-2009

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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, 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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TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

Traffic 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 ticket does NOT require a Court Appearance you may plead guilty and pay the ticket over the counter or mail your payment to: Morgan County Circuit Clerk, P O Box 1120, Jacksonville, Illinois 62651. A conviction is reported to the Secretary of State.

 Speeding 1 to 20 mph over the limit  $75
 Speeding 21 to 30 mph over the limit  $95
 Other non-court appearance violations  $75
 Seat Belt Violation  $55

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.

You may plead NOT GUILTY and request a trial. You must fill out the top of the back of the blue copy of the ticket in the "AVOID MULTIPLE COURT APPEARANCES" section. Please 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.

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITES

* Pay Fines, Costs and Child Support Fees online here: www.GovPayNOW.com When paying online, please use the following codes:

  • Traffic Fines use 5917
    Fine and Costs use 5918
    Child Support/Administration Fees use 5919
    Miscellaneous Fees use 6492

* Questions or requests for the expungement/sealing program contact this office at 217-243-5419 or email the Appellate Defender.

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

Effective February 1, 2008

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 »

Customers may apply for the passport card beginning February 1, 2008. However, card production will not begin until spring, 2008. Therefore, expedited service is not available at this time.

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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