CIRCUIT CLERK'S OFFICE
INFORMATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICES"
Update May 8, 2009
All mailings should be sent to: Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 South Randall Road., St. Charles, IL 60174.
Office hours for the Kane County Circuit Clerk's office are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday with extended hours until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, in the main office lobby. The Clerk has offices located at 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles. Limited hours at Room 160, 100 S 3rd Street in Geneva and at the Judicial Center, 37W777 Rt 38 in St. Charles. Circuit Clerk services are available at all locations except for traffic/criminal payments which are available only at the Circuit Clerks Office in St. Charles.
Telephone and fax numbers
Automated Customer service is reached by dialing 630-232-3413 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Our main fax number is 630-208-2172, Family/Civil fax number is 630-232-3419, Criminal/Traffic fax number is 630-208-3306.
ALL RESEARCH requests for Criminal/Traffic need to be faxed
State Disbursement Unit & Healthcare and Family Services
The State Disbursement's (SDU) phone number is 877-225-7077. The SDU processes payments for support and maintenance but are not the record keeper of the court case. Any other questions regarding an extra amount that an employer is garnishing should be directed to Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) at 800-447-4278. HFS (former IDPA) handles all the state cases that our State's Attorney Office takes into court.
A printout of payments that the SDU has processed for your case may be obtained at the Circuit Clerk’s office. Copy fees may apply.
What types of payments are accepted?
The Circuit Clerk's Office accepts, cash, checks, money orders, bank drafts and credit cards (VISA, American Express, Master Card and Discover Card). Credit cards are accepted in most of the court rooms. Court fines may be paid with a credit card thru our E-pay system. A convenience fee of 4.75% applies to all credit card payments with a minimum fee of $2.00.
tags: credit card,charge card
Court Locations and addresses
Aurora Court is held at the Aurora Police Department. The address is 1200 E Indian Trail. Take Route 31 to stop light at Indian Trail, turn to head East, it’s on left hand side. Elgin Court is held at the Elgin City Hall. The address is 150 Dexter Court. The corner of Dexter Court and Douglas Ave. In Elgin. Carpentersville Court address. 1200 LW Besinger Dr. Located at the corner of Besinger and Maple Ave. next to the Police Department. It is behind the Meadowdale shopping center on Route. 25. Kane County Judicial Center: 37W777 on Rt.38 in St. Charles. One mile West of Randall Road in St. Charles. Kane County Juvenile Justice Center: 37W655 on Rt. 38 in St. Charles. One mile West of Randall Road in St. Charles. Kane County Courthouse: 100 South 3rd St. Geneva. Located 1 block South of Rt. 38 and 2 blocks West of Route 31. (Third and James at Campbell St.)
Unable to make it to court
Neither the Judges or the courtroom clerks are able to accept phone calls. If you are unable to attend court, you will need to have an attorney or someone appear on your behalf. If you have no one to appear on your behalf, you’ll need to wait a few days to see what happened on the scheduled date. There is no guarantee that a continuance will be granted in your absence. The decision is entirely the Judge’s.
Birth, Death, Marriage, Business
County Clerk’s Office handles, Birth and Death Certificates, Marriage and Business Licenses. They are located at the government Center Building B, 719 S. Batavia Avenue, Geneva. You may contact them at 630-232-5950.
The Scheduling Department is part of the Chief Judge’s office and not part of the Circuit Clerk’s office. To schedule a case for court, you must call the Scheduling Department at one of the listed numbers. Family Scheduling (i.e. divorce, paternity, orders of protection) contact 630-232-5860. Civil Scheduling contact 630-232-3470, Small Claims & LM Scheduling contact 630-232-3470 or Probate Scheduling contact 630-232-3461.
Criminal Scheduling must be done by fax or by filing a Notice of Motion and Motion with the court date. Call our office for dates available to schedule for specific court locations. If filing paperwork at our office, the clerk will give you a court date. Allow 5 days prior to court date for service of paperwork.
There is no cost to file a will. The Circuit Clerk's Office may only file an original will once a person is deceased.
For those who wish to further educate themselves on a legal topic, the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center is located on the second floor of the Kane County Judicial Center and is open to all. Professional librarians are happy to guide you to resources that may best meet your research needs. If you have further questions, the Circuit Clerk staff and the Kane County Law Librarians may refer you to additional information or agencies, but are prohibited from giving legal advice per Local Court Rule 2.13.
Genealogy research may be done in the File Library at the Circuit Clerk’s Office. You must present a photo ID to be able to view files. If you find the information you are looking for, photocopies may be purchased at the counter.
ProSe Name Change or Small Claims filings
Forms Manuals and Pamphlets can be found on our Home Page. If you have other questions you will need to consult an Attorney since the Circuit Clerk Office staff is prohibited by law from giving any legal advice.
Next court date
You may view your case on our website by clicking on the red Online Court Information tab found on our Home Page. You may look up your case by name or case number in the Search Name field. If you need to search by ticket number, type the ticket number in the Search Name field and place a 6 in the Sequence & Search Type field, in the lower right hand corner.Search Type field, in the lower right hand corner.
Juvenile cases are restricted by statute and the Clerk’s Office may not give any information out over the phone. In order to view or get copies from a Juvenile file, proper photo ID must be shown in person and the person must be a party to the case or designated in the statutes as a person that may have access to Juvenile records.
Judgment on Credit Record
A Release and Satisfaction from the person who the Judgment was in favor of can be provided to the credit bureaus showing that the Judgment has been satisfied. If a Release and Satisfaction was never filed, the person who the Judgment is against must seek the release from the judgment creditor. If that is not possible, the person must motion the case before the court to show proof to the Judge that the Judgment has been satisfied and ask the Judge to sign the release and satisfaction. The Clerk’s Office may not assist with this process. If a credit bureau is showing a judgment against your credit record and it is an error, use our Inaccurate Judgment form to submit to our office. We will review your court file and will get a letter out to you clarifying the error or explaining the outcome.
tags: loan, credit bureau
tags: loan, credit bureau
Send Order for Judge's signature
The Circuit Clerk’s Office does not hand orders up to the Judge that are sent in the mail. If you need to send a Judge an order, then you must mail it to the courthouse where that Judge currently presides and address it to that specific Judges attention
Order of Protection
Petitions for Emergency Orders of Protections are heard at the Kane County Judicial Center starting at 9:00 AM daily. Go to Room 149 and inform the Judges Secretary that you need to request an Order of Protection. Someone from Prairie State Legal Services or a Law Clerk will help you with all of the paperwork and get you before a Judge for the petition to be heard.
The money will be released by the Circuit Clerk’s Office within 24 hours and mailed to the last known address.
On line forms
Our office has many of our forms online. You are able to fill them out online, print them and file them with our office. Currently, the Illinois Supreme Court will not allow electronic filing. If you are looking for a specific form on line and are not finding it, email our Technical Support and we will look into the possibility of getting it put on line.
Our office accepts payments (personal checks, money orders, bank drafts, cashier checks, VISA, American Express, Master Card and Discover Card) in person during normal business hours. Payments may also be mailed to our office at P. O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134. Some issues may be handled with a credit card over the fax machine as well.
Body Attachment, Writ or Warrant
You may find out if there is a body writ, warrant or body attachment issued against you in Kane County only by coming into our office and reviewing your court file. If you are looking to vacate or quash a warrant issued against you, you may use the Motion, and Notice of Motion forms found under Forms Manual and Pamphlets. Our office will need to give you the court date information and then you can fill out the forms online and file them with our office. This may be done in person also.
NOTE: Filing the paperwork to bring this matter before the judge only begins the process and is not a guarantee that you will not be picked up or arrested prior to the court date. The warrant is still active until the judge signs an order to recall or quash it. There is no cost to file this motion.
Joint Simplified Dissolution of Marriage
You may come to the Circuit Clerk's office to receive a packet or send in a request for a packet along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. This packet is only for those divorcing that do not have children, property or real estate to contend with.
tags: no children,no property
Fax: Pleadings and Copies
Acceptance of faxed pleadings is currently at the discretion of the presiding judge. We will accept documents for filing by fax and will file stamp it as the original. Please do not file a duplicate original unless required by the judge. Copies of documents filed in cases stored at the main office in St. Charles may be faxed to the court locations or, to save you or an employee the cost of time and mileage, copies can be faxed to your office. Payment for faxed copies must be made in advance by using the Fax Request Form available. The charge is the same as a photocopy. A convenience fee of 4.75% applies to all credit card payments with a minimum fee of $2.00. This is still economical for your office when compared to your savings in time and wages, especially if you order several documents at the same time. Copies faxed from our file library to Room 160 or Room 100 may also be certified. Your office is welcome to fax into Room 160 at the Courthouse (630-208-2181) or Room 100 at the Judicial Center (630-406-7347) when you are in court and have forgotten a needed document.
Forms are available in a quantity of 25 and stocked for your convenience at both the Courthouse (Room 160) and at our main office. Forms may also be ordered in advance by faxing your request to (630) 208-2172. Quantities up to 25 will be mailed if you have sent in a stamped self addressed envelope. Firms needing larger quantities of forms may place an order in writing. We will notify you when they are ready for pickup. Please do not remove quantities of forms from the court rooms. Many forms are now on line and can be accessed by clicking on Forms Manual and Pamphlets. Forms may be filled in electronically. Please note you must still print them and provide our office with an original copy. The statute does not allow electronic filing at this time.
Attorney Mailbox, Room 160
Mailboxes for Kane County attorneys are provided in Room 160 at the courthouse. Mail from the Circuit Clerk and services you have requested will be left in your mailbox. Due to limited space and the number of practicing attorneys, boxes are shared by several attorneys or firms. Attorneys that are members of a firm are asked to use their firm's box rather than requesting an individual one. The boxes are used for the pick-up of documents (saves postage) and announcements from the Court and Circuit Clerk. Mail boxes are available upon request by sending a letter of request to the attention of the Intake Supervisor, PO Box 112, Geneva, Illinois, 60134. Boxes will be assigned as they are available.
Filing New cases and Documents
Local Rule 2.17 sets out the standard format and requirements for forms and documents filed with the Circuit Clerk's Office. All documents must be filed on 8 1/2 x 11 papers. If documents you wish to file are larger than the required standard, they should be photographically reduced in size. All original documents for filing should be free of staples.
All civil new cases must be accompanied by a New Case Information Sheet. Cases can be filed by mail when accompanied by the proper fee. Fee lists are available at the Clerk's office and are also available by clicking on the Civil Fee Menu.
Always give full addresses including zip codes for all parties. New cases filed by mail should include the New Case Information Sheet, all pertinent documents and the correct fees based upon case type and documents sent. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of file stamped documents, or your attorney box number in room 160. Documents will not be mailed out if the self-addressed stamped envelope is not provided.
Batch New Cases
In our higher volume courts, cases may be batched and listed on a transfer sheet, 6 cases at a time. One check may be used for filing fees on all 6 cases. A separate check for each batch of 6 is required, or you may use your charge card. A convenience fee of 4.75% applies to all credit card payments with a minimum fee of $2.00. Be sure to verify court dates with SC/LM Scheduling first. Your copies will be mailed if a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed, or for new cases, we will call and tell you when they are ready for pickup
When filing documents by mail, please include a cover letter giving us the necessary instructions. Are the documents to be filed, certified or copies returned? If documents are to be returned, specify the Attorney Box Number at Room 160 or enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. If there isn't a stamped, self-addressed envelope included, your documents will be held for thirty (30) days before being discarded.
Do not attach copies of Discoveries, Interrogatories or previously filed documents to motions. These copies increase the cost of the file and shelf space needed over the life of the case. All of this adds to the taxpayer's cost. We need one original document for each case covered by an order or other document. Discovery/Interrogatories are not accepted for filing unless they are required by statute.
The Appellate Court and our judges prefer reviewing original documents. Three case numbers on one order is not acceptable. Documents may not be processed quickly enough to be in a file for court if they were filed close to a court date. Court calls are pulled at least 2-3 days in advance. When files are pulled, they are not always available for filing documents. If you've missed your deadline, we suggest that documents you want the judge to see be presented in court. Be sure to put the case number on any checks.
Forms, certified copies and orders printed on NCR paper, i.e. Rule to Show Cause and Body Writ, are not to be separated before the judge signs and are not certifiable without a judge's signature. All forms must be complete prior to the judge's signature. The clerk's office may not certify copies when changes have been made. All pleadings are to be signed by the party filing (notice, motion, petition, answer to complaint, affidavit) as our judges won't accept them unsigned.
Small Claims pamphlets and Name Change pamphlets are available at the Clerk's office at no charge and may also be found under Forms Manual and Pamphlets.
Information Required on Court Orders
The name of the attorney, not just a check mark or name of a firm, is required on all court forms and documents, to accurately reflect presence in the courtroom.
Please let us know if the order is a final disposition. The disposal yes/no box at the bottom of the form is to be filled out whenever there is more than one defendant or more than one parcel. Be specific in your orders in disposing a case. If there is more than one defendant, count or parcel mentioned in the complaint or amended complaint, be sure to check the correct box for this purpose.
The single best thing you can do for us when filling out hand-written documents is to please write legibly - not neat . . . legible. Time spent deciphering is one of our unnecessary cost factors. There is case law that says the Clerk is not required to file any document he or she cannot read.
Any time child support is ordered, whether through the Clerk's office or not, a Support Order form must be used and filled out completely. The Circuit Clerk's Office does not serve employers with Order/Notice of Withholding. Orders to Show Cause entered on a child support case will be certified at no cost. Recipients may sign up for the Child Support Enforcement Program through Health Care and Family Services Title IV-D. After signing up for services, the Kane County State's Attorney is responsible for the enforcement of child support. The Circuit Clerk is responsible for record keeping on the case. If Income withholding is ordered on a case, payments must be sent by the Employer to the State Disbursement Unit (SDU). The Circuit Clerk's Office may not process these payments. Any disputes on support balances must be put in writing on the Kane County Child Support Case Dispute form. One audit per year may be done if there have been changes to the terms of support that would affect the balances. Annual fees must be current before an audit will be conducted.
Letters of Office can be ordered ahead of time or by mail when accompanied by the correct fees. The first letter is free and any thereafter are $1.00 each.
It is the duty of the moving party to see that Reports of Proceedings are brought to the Clerk's office at least two weeks prior to the filing of the common law record with the Appellate Court. The court reporters will not start preparation of the transcripts until payment is received.
We now have a staff who specialize in appeals. Your cooperation in getting Report of Proceedings to our office timely is crucial so that we may file the appeal by the Appellate Court due date.
Wrong Case Numbers
The statutory fee for correction of the case number, case title, or attorney registration number on any document is $15.00 per document. i.e. three documents with the same wrong case number, or no case number, is $45.00.
Consolidated Cases are filed under the lead case number only. We use the case number of the first filed case unless the order specifies otherwise. A fee applies to any incorrect case number on consolidated cases. If, after checking your records, you are still not sure of a case number, call customer service for the correct number. This saves us time when processing the documents and saves you $15.00 or more.
If a publication is cancelled, or the publish date changes, please notify the Clerk's office in writing immediately. The time we lose searching for a publication so that we can do our required mailings could be used to get documents in the files faster. A list of newspapers of general circulation serving Kane County is available through our web site, Publications. We provide an authorization form if you would like our office to fax the publication. Our lead times vary but they are usually about a week to ten days prior to publication. For any certified mailings, please provide the correct number of copies for each defendant you wish served along with a check for the proper fees.
It is the attorney's responsibility to number his/her exhibits. The Clerk's office does not store exhibits after the case is concluded. If the case is disposed, and not appealed (35 days after final order), the exhibits are to be picked up or they will be destroyed. A letter will be sent regarding your options, no response means the exhibits will be destroyed. If an exhibit is withdrawn during a trial, you will be asked to sign the exhibit sheet as a receipt. All admitted exhibits are to be given to the deputy clerk before leaving the court room.
Criminal Bond Refund
The priority for the refund of bonds is established in General Order 90-26. Attorney refunds will be made after the ordered fine and fee priorities have been deducted. If there is a surety depositing bond on behalf of a defendant, a surety release form is required before the return can be processed. Allow up to two weeks for receipt of bond refund.
The Circuit Clerk's office may not release a driver's license without full payment of fines and costs. Defendants often assume that notification from the Secretary of State means that the Clerk will give them their driver's license. The driver's license can be returned to a defendant anytime after payment is made in full. The license is not valid until the suspension is lifted. The defendant will not have a valid driver's license until notified by the Secretary of State following payment of reinstatement fees.
Allow sufficient time when scheduling cases as court calls are pulled 2 to 3 days in advance. Lead time is needed to prepare the call and often our judges want files in advance.
The deputy clerks are responsible for files in court; DO NOT remove files from the clerk's view in the court room. When files are transferred to the Chief Judge, we transfer the physical file. When cases are scheduled in two rooms on the same day (child support/family court), only the clerk, bailiff or a judge may transport the file. Please take into account that the judge must excuse the clerk to carry the file to another courtroom.
Our office requires customers to complete a Request Sheet in order to view files. An attorneys Illinois ARDC number or a photo ID will be required. Files are checked out and sent to court 2 to 3 days prior to the scheduled court date so those files may not be available for viewing. All files are stored at our main office in St. Charles. Attorneys may pre-order files by faxing a request to our fax number, 630/208-2172. The file library will call your office as soon as the file is ready. Please have the case number with you when you come to view files and inform personnel that you ordered the file.
The Circuit Clerks Office can not provide research or record searches by telephone. All requests must be mailed or faxed to our office. There is a $6.00 charge per case searched. If the information is not on the computer, the research fee is $6.00 for every year searched. All research fees are due in advance.
To receive copies from the research, copy fees will apply in addition to the research fee. The cost of copies is $2.00 for the first page, .50 for the next 19 pages and then .25 for each page after that.
Statutorily impounded or restricted categories are: adoption, mental health and juvenile [J, JA, JD]. Without a specific court order, no paralegal's, law clerks or attorneys will be allowed to view the file. An attorney of record may view juvenile files. An attorney from the same firm must file an appearance to view a juvenile file. A Guardian Ad Litem on an adoption case may view the file only while the case is pending.
Individually impounded files in other case categories: No one may view other case types impounded by court order. A court order is needed to view the file or to get copies from an impounded file.
When was my last child support payment?
If your payments are payable through the Circuit Clerk’s office, you may come into our office at 540 S. Randall Rd. in St. Charles to check on the last payment date, or you may mail in $6.00 and a self-addressed stamped envelope for a printout to be mailed to you. Otherwise, for payments payable through the SDU, you may contact them at 877-225-7077.
$36.00 Annual Fee
It is a statutory fee that is collected by our office for maintaining the support record and the payments. Even though the SDU processes most of the payments, our office inputs all of those payments and is considered the only record keeper. Information concerning the annual fee can be found on the second page of the Support Order.
If you have received an invoice for the annual fee and disagree with the invoice or the amount, fill out the Annual Fees – Collections Disputes form and by submitting it at the bottom, it will be emailed to a Family Specialist , who will review the dispute and contact you.
Address changes should be made in writing, signed and mailed, or faxed, to our office for updating.
Disagree with balance on cases
If you disagree with the balance our office is showing on your case, you may request that an audit be done. You should also be prepared to tell us why and/or where you believe it to be incorrect.
Not receiving support
If you have a support order entered on your case and are not receiving support from the payor, you may motion your case into court on your own or contact an attorney. You may pick up Notice of Motion and Motion forms from our office, send in a self addressed stamped envelope with a request for forms or go to Forms Manual and Pamphlets. You will need to contact the Family Scheduling Department at 630-232-5860 to get the court date in order to fill out the forms. You file the original forms with our office and notify any other parties to the case with the copies.
What happened in court?
You may now view your case on Online Court InformationYou may also call our Automated Phone System after the court date for the information, and press 1 after the announcement begins. You will need your case number or ticket number ready if using the phone system. Allow 2-3 days for the record to be updated.
Returning a Driver's License
Our office may only return a driver's license to the owner or their attorney of record, who must sign for the license. If anyone other than the efendant or his attorney is paying the fines, the drivers license will be put in the mail to the last known address in the court file.
Must appear cases
Any offense that is marked as a must appear offense requires a court appearance. The Circuit Clerk may not accept a plea or payment on these prior to a judge’s court order accessing fines and costs. Examples of must appears are traffic citations with personal injury, driving 31 and over, school bus zone, no insurance (if proof isn’t shown), all ordinance violations.
If the ticket issued by the officer is a mandatory court appearance designated by the statutes, even though the officer marked an incorrect box on the ticket, you must still appear before the court.
No insurance tickets
Prior to the first court appearance, you may come to the Clerk’s office and provide proof of insurance. You must bring your insurance card to our office for review and validation. If the card is approved, you will have to sign an affidavit stating that you had insurance at the time of ticket. Note: if any of the information on the card is questionable, you will need to appear in court. The affidavit must be signed in person, by the person who received the citation. Copies of the card and affidavit can not be mailed in to the Clerk’s office to satisfy the ticket.
I can’t make my scheduled court date and want it rescheduled.
According to Kane County Local Rules if you, a defendant, request a continuance for a case scheduled in the traffic court the following conditions must be met: It must be the first court date for the matter; if in person, the request must be made at least four (4) working days before the scheduled date. If the request is made by mail, it must be received by the Clerk’s Office at least four (4) working days before the court date. If all conditions to reschedule the court date are met, the clerk will generate a continuance notice and will set the new date based on the officer’s assignment to appear in court. The Clerk’s office is not able to reschedule court dates beyond the first appearance if the above is met. If you are unable to make the first court date, you may have someone else appear for you and request a continuance. If you don’t have someone that may appear for you, you may complete a Notice of Motion and Motion form and file it with the Circuit Clerk’s Office prior to the court date. If the Notice of Motion and Motion is filed within two days of the court date, the paper work will be in the court file. There is not any guarantee that the Judge or prosecuting attorney will see the motion in the file and by filing this paper work a continuance is not a guarantee. It is the Judges decision. Anyone may file a motion on a case however, nobody other than the defendant or the defendant’s attorney can plea and dispose of the court case, not even family members. The judges do not take phone calls and are not allowed to speak with defendants unless they are in court. The court room doesn’t accept telephone calls. _
I missed my court date this morning, can I still appear today?
The Clerk’s office can not guarantee that the court will hear your case if you appear at any time other than the time you were to appear by either notice or order. The reason for this is because different police agencies are assigned specific time slots to appear on cases issued by their agency. If the agency time slot has passed, the court may or may not address the matter.
Driver's License not enclosed
If you received a notice stating that the license you posted as bond was enclosed but it wasn't, send an email to our Traffic SpecailistWe will have to check to see if we still have it..
Paid Fines, Moved, DL/Bond card not recevied
If you haven’t changed your address with our office, the driver’s license or bond card was mailed to the last address on the courts records. Update your address in writing with our office immediately. If your new address is registered with the post office, the card should be returned to our office. Upon its return, it will get mailed out to the updated address we received.
Find out your next court date
You may go to Online Court Information and look up your next court date using your name or case number or you may contact our office at 630-232-3413 to use our automated phone system, choosing option 1. You must have a case number or ticket number to use the automated system.
Warrant information is only available by coming into our office and viewing the court file.
When you apply for Supervision Traffic School and get accepted, Waubonsee Community College Driver Safety Program will send you a notice of your class date within thirty (30) days of your payment received. If you haven't received a class date after 30 days, contact the Driver Safety Program at 630-892-3675. If you applied for Supervision and did not get accepted, the fees are non-refundable as the forms stated. Money can not be returned by the Circuit Clerk’s office. If you can’t attend the class that you were assigned to, call the Driver Safety program immediately at 630-892-3675 . You will be assigned a new date one (1) time without charge if you contact them within 24 hours of your class date. If you miss more than one class time, you must pay $10 for Waubonsee to reschedule you for class. If you missed your assigned date and time, you will have to pay $25 to get a new date. Court Supervision lasts for 120 days.
How much do I owe for my ticket or case?
You may access the information from our Online Court Information. If an amount has not been assessed on your case yet, the following may help determine amounts owed. • Speeding 20 miles or under the fine is $120; Fine w/ Driver Safety School $185 • Speeding 21-30 miles the fine is $140; Fine w/ Driver Safety School $205• Seat Belt Violation $60, Most Traffic Violations are $120. Fines and costs may be higher than quoted if you go to court. • Speeding 31or more is a mandatory court appearance. Fine amounts will be set by the Judge.
Exchanging Driver's License with Bond money
You may come into our office and post bond in exchange for your driver’s license. This may only be done prior to the first court date assigned to your case. The bond will be held until the court disposes of the matter. Here is the exchange list.
Description Bail ILCS
Use of safety belts, Driver or $55 625 5/12-603.1
Bail in Minor Traffic Offenses: $75
Disregard Stop Sign, Speeding 1-19 Mph,
Disregarding Official traffic control device
Speeding in a construction zone.
Speeding 20-30 MPH $95 625 5/11-601
Speeding 30+ MPH $105 625 5/11-601
Speeding 40+ MPH $2,000 10% 625 5/11-601.5
Operating without insurance $2,000 10% 625 5/3-707
Misdemeanor driving under $3,000 10% 625 5/11-501
Influence of alcohol or drugs or
With .08 or more blood or breath
Reckless Driving $2,000 10% 625 5/11-503
Drag Racing $2,000 10% 625 5/11-504
Fleeing or attempting to elude $2,000 10% 625 5/11-204
Leaving the scene of accident $2,000 10% 625 5/11-401(a)
Death or Injury
An Exparte Conviction was entered against you and you want to change it
You may come into the Circuit Clerk's office and complete a Notice of Motion and Motion form to vacate the judgment. You will be given a court date and will need to appear in court to present your motion.There is no guarantee that the Judge will vacate the previous orders. The cost of filing the motion is $40 per case number. This fee must be paid at the time the motions are filed with our office.
What is an SR-22 form?
It is a form that must be filed with the Secretary of State's office when a person has been placed on supervision for violating the Mandatory Insurance law. In addition to obtaining the form from an insurance company, court fines must also be paid. You can get a SR-22 insurance form by calling your insurance agent. They should be able to assist you.
tags: Financial Responsibility Insurance
A person who posts bond for someone else is known as a "Surety". When a Surety posts bond for an individual, they sign the bail bond which states that money may be ordered by the court to be applied to fines and costs. A surety may not always be entitled to a refund in this case. If the case has a disposition and you feel that your bond money should be refunded, contact our office to review the information in the file. After an order is entered to release bond money, it usually takes ten (10) business days to generate the refund check. All checks are mailed. Make sure that our office has your correct address if you are looking for a refund check to be issued.
Failure to Appears
If you sent in your payment prior to the court date, yet received a failure to appear notice in the mail, it may be that our office never received the payment or it crossed with the court date. You may check online or contact our office to see if your payment has since been processed to your case. If the payment was processed and the case is now closed, disregard the notice. If the case was a must appear and the court has not assessed fines, you will need to do a Notice of Motion and Motion form to bring the file back before the judge. Once fines are assessed the clerk may accept payment. If the case is old and our office can’t find a case number on the computer, research will need to be done from the microfilm in the Records Department to get the case information. In addition to paying the courts fines, you will need to take a receipt from our office to the Secretary of States (SOS) office showing the fines were paid. You will also have to pay a reinstatement fee to the SOS. Contact the SOS as to specific reinstatement amounts. If the case was not a must appear, the following fine amounts apply. Fines must be paid by cash, money orders or credit card (VISA, American Express, Master Card or Discover Card). Personal checks can not be accepted. Failure To Appear amounts (FTA) before 1981 $35 plus reinstatement to SOS; 1981 to Oct.1987 $50 1-20 mph over plus reinstatement to SOS; Oct. 1987 to July 1992 $85 1-20 mph over plus reinstatement to SOS; $105 21-30 mph over plus reinstatement to SOS; July 1992 to Present $110 1-20 mph over plus reinstatement to SOS and $130 21-30 mph over plus reinstatement to SOS.
Suspension Notice from Secretary of State
The license may be suspended by the Secretary of State’s office (SOS) if you (the driver) are under the age of 21 years old.
Effective January 1, 1998 the SOS introduced a “Graduate to Safety” Graduated Licensing System in Illinois. If a driver under the age of 18 is convicted of two (2) moving violations a minimum (1) one-month license suspension goes into affect. The SOS notifies the driver of the length of the suspension. Between the ages of 18-20 if a driver is convicted of two (2) moving violations in a 24-month period a minimum one (1) month suspension may be issued by the SOS. Longer suspensions may be issued for subsequent violations. The Circuit Clerk’s office does not always have information regarding the suspensions. You should contact the Secretary of State’s office for more information about your suspension.
Ordinance Violation cases
Once the case has been filed with the court it is a must appear case. The Clerk's office can not assist in the matter. Our office can not accept a plea nor process payment on these cases until the judge has assessed fines.
If the case involves Animal Control, you may contact Animal Control at 630-232-3555 with any questions you have. You must appear to provide the judge with proof of vaccinations or justification that you no longer have the pet.
Failure to Pay status
Failure to Pay (FTP) cases are reported to the Secretary of State for non payment. Before the Secretary of State can renew your license the FTP must be paid at the Circuit Clerk’s Office. Once the Clerk’s office receives payment, you will be given an FTP receipt which must have the court seal on it. You must then take the receipt to the Secretary of State’s office. IF the case is old and the clerk can not find a case number on the computer, research will need to be done from the microfilm in the file library to get case information.
Paying off fines prior to court date
If you have been sentenced to Reporting Court Supervision, Conditional Discharge, Probation, Pre trial Diversion, or if there has been a Petition to Revoke entered on your case, you must appear in court even if fines are paid in full prior to the court date.
Kane County Sheriff Service Fees
You will find the fees for the Kane County Sheriff here, Civil Sheriff Fees. If you have other questions regarding service of process documents you will need to contact that office directly.
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Consolidating Court Files
When the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s office receives a court order to consolidate two or more files, our office will put the files into a brown folder with one case number being the lead case. The lead case will be the number on the outside of the folder.
Whichever case number the order depicts as being the lead, is the ONLY case number that is to be used on all future documents.
The two cases have become one at this point. The subordinate case number is now disposed/closed on our system, since it is being consolidated into the lead case. No documents should be filed with the subordinate case number. All issues will now be heard and entered under, the lead case number.
To Sue or Defend Without Court Fees
There are filing fees due with almost all new case filings in Kane County. If you are unable to pay the court costs and can provide the documentation to a Kane County judge that proves your inability to pay, the judge may sign an Order to waive the fees. Unless this is accomplished, filing fees are due at the time of filing a new case or any document that requires a fee. An Application to Sue or Defend as an Indigent Person and an Order to Sue or Defend as an Indigent Person is available on this website or you may obtain them from our office. Forms/Manuals/Pamphlets
Lost juror checks
If you received a check for reimbursement from jury duty and lost or misplaced it, you should contact the Jury Commission at 630-232-3534. The Circuit Clerk's Office does not issue these checks.