Ronda Yates - Marion County Circuit Court Clerk

Marion County Circuit Court Clerk Website

The Office of the Circuit Clerk is a state constitutional officer elected by the citizens of Marion County for a four year term. The Circuit Clerk is a non-judicial office of the Judicial Branch of Illinois State government. The Circuit Clerk’s office is committed to serving the citizens of Marion County and all participants in the judicial system in a timely, efficient, and competent manner.  All services, information, and court records will be provided with courtesy.
Portrait of Ronda Yates



The Circuit Clerk maintains records for the entire Court system and is the official record keeper of all court related documents. The office serves as a source of data and information for various government agencies and the general public.  In addition, the Circuit Clerk collects all fines, fees, costs, and penalties assessed pursuant to state statutes and county board resolutions and distributes those monies on a monthly basis to the county, state, and municipalities.   In addition to standard fines and fees, the statutes allow for collections of these funds through filing fees that are used to support specific functions of the office.  These funds allow the clerk to maintain records more efficiently and economically through computerization without the expenditure of tax dollars.

Electronic Filing (E-Filing)

E-Filing is only available for attorneys in civil court cases at this time.

For more information on E-Filing you can click on the Rules button to the left or at the bottom of this page. There you can find documents and links to more information.


All of the files downloaded from this website are in .pdf format and must be viewed with Adobe Acrobat software. Click on the image to the right to download the free software.

**UPDATED: Effective September 1, 2015**
Fee Schedule

*Note: We are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice.

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**NOTICES**

Effective 9/1/2015: In all civil cases a $2.00 "Access for Justice" fee is required when filing the first pleading, paper, or appearance by each party. This was established by:
Public Act 99-281 (705 ILCS 105/27.3g)

Effective 8/21/2015: Electronic Filing (E-filing) will be available for attorneys in civil court cases. Marion County is only the third of 70+ Illinois counties on Judici.com to begin electronic filing.

Effective 6/1/2015: Marion County Court Fees Pursuant to Public Act 98-1132 for Alternate Jurors was established by:
Marion County Board Resolution 2015-27


Thank you for visiting our website. Please contact our office with any questions or problems with the website.

Ronda Yates' Signature