Union County Circuit Clerk'sOffice
Union County Circuit Clerk
Welcome from Union
County Circuit Clerk
* OFFICE HOURS
Closed during lunch
* 2020 HOLIDAYS
Sept. 7 - Labor Day
Oct. 12 - Columbus Day
Nov. 3 - Election Day
Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day
Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 27 - Day Following
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve
Dec. 25 - Christmas Day
* 2021 HOLIDAYS
Jan. 1- New Years (Obs)
Jan. 18-MLK, Jr. Day
Feb. 12 - Lincoln''s B'day
Feb. 15 - Washington B'day
April 2 - Good Friday
May 31 - Memorial Day
July 5 - Independence Day
Sept. 6 - Labor Day
Oct. 11 - Columbus Day
Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day
Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 26 - Day Following
Dec. 23 - Christmas Eve (Ob s)
Dec. 24 - Christmas Day (Obs)
The mission of the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Union County is to serve the citizens of Union County and the participants in the Judicial System in a timely, efficient, and ethical manner. In accordance with statutes, all services, information, and court records will be provided with courtesy and cost efficiency.
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is a Constitutional Office. While the Clerk is elected on a county-wide basis to a four-year term, it is not a county office as defined by the Illinois Constitution. It is a non-judicial office of the Judicial Branch of State government. The duties are set forth by statute, Rules of the Supreme Court, and Administrative Orders of the local Circuit Court.
The Clerk is required to attend all sessions of court, keep and preserve all records and files of the court, make, keep and preserve complete records of all the proceedings and determinations of the court, issue process as required by law, and is the Keeper of the Seal of the Court.
The Circuit Court, under the Illinois Constitution, is the trial level court. It handles every type of case from traffic tickets to a murder case, from small claims to a multi-million dollar personal injury suit, and from adoption to the probate of an estate.
The following case types are kept by division:
*Traffic division: Traffic (TR), Driving Under the Influence (DT), Conservation (CV), Ordinance Violation (OV)
*Criminal: Felony (CF), Misdemeanor (CM), Contempt of Court (CC)
* Juvenile: Juvenile (J), Juvenile Abuse and Neglect (JA), Juvenile Delinquent (JD)
*Family: Dissolutions (D), Famliy (F), Order of Protection (OP), Mental Health (MH), Adoption (AD)
*Civil: Small Claims (SC), Law Magistrate (LM), Law (L), Miscellaneous Remedy (MR), Chancery (CH), Tax (TX),
Probate (P), Eminent Domain (ED), Municipal Corporation (MC), Drainage District
*Jury: Petit Jurors, summons, impanel and payment for services. An answering machine provides information to prospective jurors the evening before service is required for the Petit and Grand Jurors.
*Grand Jury: Grand Jurors, summons, impanel and payment for services.
*Child Support: Payments made in the Circuit Clerk's office are recorded and distributed as per the Court
Order. Also records for payments made to the State Disbursement Unit is kept.
*Wills: file and keep original wills
Individuals who wish to view case files and documents on file with the Circuit Clerk may do so free of charge 8:00-12:00 1:00-4:00 Monday through Friday. If copies need to be made, there is a statutory fee per page and a Judgment fee. By law, juvenile, adoption and mental health case files and any document sealed by the Circuit Court cannot be made available for public inspection. The Statute and Supreme Court rules govern access procedure. Information on case file can also be viewed by going to
Personal Checks for Fines and Bonds can not be accepted.
E-Plea/E-Pay and Civil E-Filing Now Available