Where is the Circuit Clerk's
The Office of the Circuit Clerk is located in room
405 on the fourth floor of the Sangamon County Building
200 South Ninth Street, Springfield, IL 62701.
Where can I park?
There are parking meters on the streets surrounding
the County Building as well as a municipal lot at Ninth
and Adams Streets.
Where are the courtrooms?
Courtrooms are located on the 5th, 6th, and 7th
floors. Room assignments differ depending on the
case type. For your convenience there are several
video monitors throughout the building that will direct
you to the proper courtroom.
Do I need an attorney for court?
While you can file a case pro se
(representing yourself without an attorney),
it is always recommended that you use an attorney. (Illinois
Legal Aid Online)
Can Circuit Clerk employees help me
with my legal problem?
The staff of the Circuit Clerk's
office is always available to answer your questions.
However, employees are prohibited from giving legal
advice of any kind. To assist you with legal
questions, the Circuit Clerk's office has a dedicated
legal self-help workstation at the front counter of room
405. The legal self-help software can answer
several types of legal questions and gives users
step-by-step instructions on how to proceed.
Where can I find forms that I will
need in court?
Most of our forms are available
online. Multipart forms
and all other forms are available for free in the
Circuit Clerk's office.
How can I pay fines or court costs?
The Circuit Clerk's office accepts cash, cashier's
checks or money orders. Only Sangamon County
residents are allowed to write personal checks for minor
traffic offenses. Credit or debit cards may be used for
a small convenience fee. An ATM is located in the lobby
of the office for your convenience.
Do I have to pay my fine in person?
You do not have to pay your fine in
Any petty traffic offense that does not require a court
appearance can be paid through the Circuit Clerk's
online E-Pay system or by
How do I get copies of court
All records that are not sealed by the
court are available for viewing by anyone. Copies
are available for a small fee. Documents are not
available online due to the Administrative Office of
Illinois Courts policy on electronic access.
When are court records updated?
Most court records are updated the day
that court action is taken, however; some cases can not
be updated until released by the court.
What do I do if I miss a court
You should contact this office as soon
as possible for information regarding your missed court
Do you have a question?
The Circuit Clerk Lookup System may be
unavailable periodically for maintenance