Circuit Clerk

Julie Mayer

I am pleased to welcome you to our website, which is designed to offer information about the Circuit Clerk’s office.  The mission of the office of the Clerk of the Court of Christian County is to serve the citizens of Christian County and the participants in the Judicial System in a timely and efficient manner. 

The Circuit Clerk’s primary function is to establish, maintain and keep all records of the court and the official court seal.  In addition, the Court Clerk is responsible for all scheduling matters and all financial duties relating to the Court system.  All monies owed to the Court are collected and distributed by the Circuit Clerk. 

All jurors are summoned for service by the Circuit Clerk.  An answering machine provides information to prospective jurors the evening before service is required by calling (217) 824-4966.


                                                            Julie Mayer
                                             P.O. Box 617
                                                            101 S. Main Street
                                                            Taylorville, IL  62568
                                                            Phone:  (217) 824-4966
                                                            Fax:  (217) 824-5030
                                                            Email: Christian County Circuit Clerk


The Circuit Court of Christian County and the Office of the Circuit Clerk are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., with the exception of holidays.

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Attorney and Self-Represented Individuals

You can file online from your home, office, or by using electronic filing terminals provided in the County Circuit Clerk’s Office using any certified e-file service provider. The list of available certified e-file service providers can be found at or by using the following link:

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If you cannot afford an attorney...

If you cannot find a lawyer to help you, the Christian County Circuit Court has established a new, free Christian County Legal Self-Help Center website that can be accessed here:


4th Judicial Circuit of Illinois Local Rules of Practice

PDF file can be accessed by clicking here:


Filing Fees: Effective 3/6/17

Eminent Domain




Divorce, Miscellaneous Remedy, Municipal Corporation   


$236.00 +tier fee

Family and Paternity




Petition for Tax Deed


Probate, with or without will



Probate when value of property does not exceed $15,000


Petition to Sell Real estate



Jury Demand   (6) Man







Disabled Adult/Minor


If value less than $15,000


Of Person Only


Each Account Other Than Final Estate Claim


Certified Letters of Office


Other Certified Copies


Small Claims Under $250
Small Claims $250.01 to $500
Small Claims $500.01 to $2,500
Small Claims $2,500.01 to $10,000

Jury Demand on Small Claims cases  (12) man


Jury Demand on Small Claims cases   (6) man


Law — New Filing Over $50,000
LM Filing Fees $10,000 to $15,000
LM Filing Fees $15,001 to $50,000
Jury Demand for Law and Minor Law  (6) man

Forcible Entry & Detainer (Poss. & Rent up to $15,000)
Forcible Entry & Detainer (Poss. & Rent over $15,000)

Alias Summons or Citation (per Defendant)


Non-Wage Garnishment


Issuance of Wage Deductions Affidavit


Citation to Discover Assets


Entry of Appearance, Answer Response Fees on Civil Cases
Civil Entry of Appearance
Possession Only
Less than $1500
$1500 to $15000

Traffic Violations

If your ticket is marked “COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED”, your appearance is required.  You must attend court on the date indicated on your ticket.

Examples of Must Appear Offenses are Driving Under the Influence, Driving While License Revoked or Suspended, Reckless Driving, Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle, or Personal Injury Accident with others.

If your ticket is marked “NO COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED”, you have several options.

  1. You may plead guilty and pay the applicable fees.  A conviction is reported to the Secretary of State.  We DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS.  Please remit a cashier’s check or money order.  Mail your payment to Christian County Circuit Clerk, P.O. Box 617, Taylorville, IL  62568

Speeding 1-20 mph over the limit


Speeding 21-30 mph over the limit


All other non-court appearance offenses


Seat Belt Offense


  1. You may plead guilty and ask the Court for Court Supervision.  Supervision requires additional fines and fees with this application and a court appearance.  Please contact (217) 824-4966 to inquire about the fees associated with your particular offense and to set a court date.



Court Supervision Application (WORD)


State Appellate Defender's expungement website...

If you are interested in information on how to expunge or seal your court record, please proceed to the State Appellate Defender's website at:

The Clerk of the Courts Act absolutely forbids any clerk from giving legal advice.  Legal advice includes telling you whether you qualify for expungement or sealing and how to fill out the forms.  The clerks can tell you what is in your court file, including the disposition of your case, as well as local procedures for filing the relevant fees.  We also have the instruction booklet and forms in our office for your convenience.

E-Pay is now available in Christian County, IL. through Judici

Payments can be made through JUDICI/E-PAY

Click on link... JUDICI/E-PAY


If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (217) 824-4966 Monday through Friday. 8:00 to 4:00.


The Illinois Supreme Court has developed a standardized list of forms in areas of law and practice where there is a high volume of self-represented litigants.  The forms are more user-friendly and required to be accepted by all courts in the state.  Below is a list of forms that can be completed and printed for scanning and electronically filed.  If your particular form is not listed, please access for additional forms.

Click on the Sample Civil Forms below for e-file process
Report on Petition for Appointment of Guardian
Oath of Office
Order Appointment Guardian Ad Litem for Disabled Person
Order of Adjudication of Disablility and Appointing Guardian
Bond of Legal Representative - No Surety
Bond of Legal Representative - Surety
Bond of Legal Representative - No Surety
Bond of Legal Representative - Surety
Citation to Discover Assets Packet
Court Order - Blank
Eviction _Order_Approved
Financial_Affidavit_Family and Divorce cases
Forcible Entry and Detainer Complaint
Guardian's Current Account - Minor or Disabled Adult
Guardianship Report - Minor or Disabled Adult
Job Search
Modify - Suspend - Terminate Support
Non Wage Garnishment Packet
Notice of Hearing
Oath of Office
Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem of Minor
Order Appointing Guardian of Minor
Petition for Guardian of Minor
Rule to Show Cause Divorce - Family
Rule to Show Cause Judgment Debtor
Satisfaction of Judgment
Small Claim Complaint
Small Claims Dismissal
Small Claims Guide
Subpoina Duces Tecum
Subpoena for Deposition
Summons Claim 30 Day - Attorney
Summons Claim 30 Day - Pro Se
Summons Claim Exact Day - Attorney
Summons Claim Exact Day - Pro Se
Visitation - Order for Modification
Visitation - Petition for Modification
Wage Deduction Packet