Welcome to Christian County, Illinois
Christian County is not only a great place to live and work but is in a great location at the center of the State of Illinois. Its major city of Taylorville sits in the heart of the county surrounded by farms and villages of friendly and prosperous people. It also offers a great educational system.
Its location offers a unique proximity within the state. It’s an easy drive to major cities such as Decatur, Peoria, Champaign and Bloomington as well as Chicago and St. Louis – and especially Springfield, our great capitol of the State of Illinois which is only a few miles away.
With all that is available within a short drive within and around Christian County, it truly is a great place to live, work and operate a business. We encourage you to visit our county soon.
COVID-19 Update (4-14-20)
In coordination with the Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, the decision was made by Judge Brad Paisley, State’s Attorney Mike Havera, Board Chairwoman Becky Edwards and Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp to extend the emergency procedures and closure of the courthouse and other county buildings through May 19, 2020.
COVID 19 Court Closure Press Release (3-17-20)
Date: March 17, 2020
From: Chairperson Becky Edwards and Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp
Christian County Elected Officials and Offices have met to coordinate Public Service
Efforts regarding COVID-19. Elections on March 17, 2020 will proceed as planned. The
Christian County Courthouse, Regional Office of Education, Highway Department,
Treasurer, County Clerk/Recorder, Tax Assessor, County Coroner, Public Defender,
County Chairperson, Circuit Clerk, State’s Attorney, Probation, Solid Waste,
Zoning/Animal Control all located in Taylorville, Illinois will be closed to the Public
Effective March 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm through March 30, 2020, at which time operations
will be re-evaluated. Some offices may continue to operate with a reduced staff. We realize that
some of these offices are needed for essential governmental functions. If you believe
your issue is an emergency involving an essential governmental function then you can
call one of the numbers listed below and accommodations will be made if necessary.
Please contact the Circuit Clerk’s office at (217) 824-4966 to schedule and arrange
court access for such matters, including petitions for emergency and plenary orders of
protection and stalking no contact orders. Plenary hearings on petitions for orders of
protection and stalking no contact orders will still be held in Courtroom A on the third
floor of the courthouse on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 10 a.m. and Friday, March 27,
2020 at 10 a.m. Only the parties and any necessary witnesses will be allowed entry into
the courthouse for those hearings.
For other matters, please call one of the following phone numbers as follows:
Zoning/Animal Control at 217-824-5433
County Clerk and Recorder at 217-824-4969
County Board Chairperson at 217-824-4011
Highway Department at 217-824-2606
Regional Office of Education at 217-824-4730
Supervisor of Assessments at 217-824-5900
Treasurer at 217-824-4889
Solid Waste at 217-287-2334
Health Department at 217-824-4113
Probation at 217-824-4831
Department Emails can be found on the County Website at: Christiancountyil.com
The Christian County Sheriff has suspended all visitations to jail detainees. The
Christian County Sheriff’s Office will be releasing additional information regarding jail
operation in a timely manner.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience through this time of unprecedented