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Mark Von Nida
Madison County
Circuit Clerk

Welcome To Our Website

Whether you’re visiting this site in order to help you conduct business with the Clerk’s Office or just learning more about how your County government works, we hope that you’ll find our web site useful.

The list on the left of this message contains the general divisions of information from the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You can find information and downloadable forms by browsing through the various links.

We strive to make our office accessible and open. For that reason, if you have a recommendation on how we can improve this web site or any of our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

It is an honor to serve the citizens and court visitors of Madison County.

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Pay Your Tickets Online

You can pay your existing court cases and traffic tickets with a credit card. Allow 2 weeks from the date of arrest for your ticket to arrive at the Circuit Clerk’s office and appear in the system. Click here to be directed to payment page.


Eliminating Personal Identifiers from Public Court Records

On October 24, the Illinois Supreme Court issued Rule 138. Personal Identity Information, which prohibits including in documents and exhibits filed with the court Social Security numbers, birth dates, mother’s maiden name, numbers for drivers license, financial accounts, debit and credit cards. Although the effective date of the rule is January 1, 2013, in order to protect against identity theft, anyone filing papers with the Circuit Clerk’s office is urged to refrain from filing this information now. To see the rule, go to:

Upcoming Holiday Closures

The Circuit Clerk’s office is closed on:

Monday January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday February 16 - Presidents Day