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Sixth Judicial Circuit

DeWitt County Illinois
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DeWitt County Circuit Clerk Forms 
Prior to downloading the following forms, please remember that the DeWitt County Circuit Clerk's Office is not allowed to give you legal advice or assist you in filling out any forms. Please visit our self-help websites to obtain assistance before proceeding. You may wish to consult the advice of an attorney prior to filing any documents with the Circuit Clerk. Filing fees are to be paid to the Circuit Clerk's Office in full prior to our accepting your documents for filing.

The Circuit Clerk's Office does not currently accept any documents electronically.

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Michelle VanValey, 
DeWitt County Circuit Clerk 

Sixth Judicial Circuit 
201 West Washington, P.O. Box 439 
Clinton, IL 61727 
Phone: (217) 935-7750 
Fax: (217-935-7759 

I am pleased to welcome you to the DeWitt County Circuit Clerk's website which has been developed to offer information about the Circuit Clerk's Office to help you utilize the services and resources the Circuit Clerk and the 6th Judicial Circuit provide. 
     The Circuit Clerk's office is the administrative arm of the Circuit Court. The responsibilities of the Circuit Clerk are set forth by Illinois State Statutes, Supreme Court Rules, local rules and Administrative Orders of the local Circuit Court. 
     The Circuit Clerk's Office processes all court documents in criminal law, chancery, child support, probate, adoption, juvenile, drainage, local improvement, mental health, small claims, traffic, ordinance violations, tax deeds and prepares appeals to the Appellate Court. The Circuit Clerk's Office also issues summons, writs, warrants, body attachments, juror summons, subpoenas and all other court-mandated tasks. On a daily basis, the Circuit Clerk's office performs a broad range of duties including collecting fines, fees, costs and restitution as a result of court action; disbursing the monies to appropriate entities. The Circuit Clerk's office is also required to provide a clerk in the courtroom at all court hearings to provide assistance to the court, supplying appropriate files and swearing in courtroom witnesses or jurors. Other duties include gathering and reporting statistical data to various law enforcement and state offices. 
The mission of the DeWitt County Circuit Clerk's Office is to serve the citizens of DeWitt County and the members of the judicial system in a timely, professional and courteous manner. This website has been constructed to assist you in accessing important information about the DeWitt County Circuit Clerk's Office in an effort to stay connected with the public, the judicial community and other interested parties.

 DeWitt County Circuit Clerk


Chief Deputy and Bookkeeper
(217) 935-7752
Civil Division (Law, Law Magistrate, Tax Objections, Drainage, Chancery, Wills and Probate) 
(217) 935-7756
Civil Division - Small Claims
(217) 935-7754
Criminal & Juvenile Division - 
(217) 935-7755
Family Division (Adoption, Child Support, Divorce, Family) - 
(217) 935-7757
Traffic Division - 
(217) 935-7753


The Circuit Clerk's office has now been consolidated in Room 122. You now only have one entrance to access all of the Circuit Clerk departments. Our office is also handicap friendly.



Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are open over the lunch hour for your convenience. We are closed on all Federal and State Holidays.

Rules of Practice (.pdf)

A payment drop box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is located on the northwest side of the courthouse parking lot.

The Circuit Clerk's Office will not accept personal checks for traffic ticket payments. When making payments for traffic tickets in person, your payment MUST be in the form of a money order, cash, or cashier's check. You may pay your traffic ticket online using VISA, Mastercard or Discover. When paying traffic tickets by mail or using the drop box, you MUST sign the portion of your ticket that states that you are pleading guilty and include that form with your payment.


DeWitt County is now accepting Electronic Payments (called E-Pay), Electronic Pleadings (called E-Plea), and Electronic Supervision (called E-Sup) for minor traffic and conservation violations.

1. Click here on: and in the drop down menu find and click on Dewitt County. Click on Go.

2. Type your name in as instructed and hit enter. When your name comes up, click on the applicable case #.

3. On the right side of the screen, if you are eligible to plea/pay you will see a red Plea/Pay button. Click on the Plea/Pay button.

4. Follow the instructions to plead guilty, make your payment by credit/debit card and apply for supervision (if eligible).

5. If you are applying for Traffic Safety School and you fill out the on-line form, you must e-mail the form to Richland Community College at:   no sooner than 10 days after the date your ticket was issued and no later than 3 days prior to your assigned court date.

6. If you have any questions or problems, call the DeWitt County Circuit Court Traffic Clerk at (217) 935-7756.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: Click Here

Child Support Questions/Payments

Pursuant to Illinois State Law Public Act 91-0677, all Illinois child support payments are to be paid directly to the Illinois State Disbursement Unit (commonly known as the SDU) located in Carol Stream, Illinois.
As of June 24, 2013 the DeWitt Country Circuit Clerk's Office no longer accepts child support payments. Please mail all future child support payments made payable to the Illinois State Disbursement Unit to:

Illinois State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 5400
Carol Stream, IL 61097

The following information must be provided to the SDU to assist them in locating your case:

1. custodial and non-custodial parent's names
2. case number and
3. your social security number
4. FIPS# for DeWitt county is 17039

If you have questions about payments, please contact the Illinois State Disbursement Unit Toll Free: (877)-255-7077
Their website is: 

The SDU (State Disbursement Unit) can also assist you in making electronic payments and it's free! 
Electronic payments are quicker than mail and more secure too!!

Circuit Clerk Filing Fees: Click Here

DeWitt County Jury Trial Calendar: Click Here

Helpful Information Links:
DeWitt County Legal Self-Help Center 

Land of Lincoln - Legal Assistance Foundation  
Phone #: (877) 342-7891 (new applicants) 
Office #: (217) 356-1351 
Toll Free #: (800) 747-5523 
Fax #: (217) 356-7621

Southern Illinois University School of Law - Self Help
Illinois Dept of Healthcare and Family Services
Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils
Ill.Dept.ofCorrections.Inmate Search
Illinois Child Support Enforcement
State Appellate Defender - Expungements