Ronda Yates - Marion County Circuit Court Clerk

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Can you give legal advice?
A: No. We are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice.


Q: What do the case type abbreviations stand for?
A: In the criminal division:
    CF    Criminal Felony
    CM    Criminal Misdemeanor
    DT    Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
    TR    Traffic
    OV    Ordinance Violation
    CC    Criminal Contempt

    In the civil division:
    AD    Adoption
    CH    Chancery
    D     Dissolution
    ED    Eminent Domain
    F     Family
    L     Law
    LM    Law Minor
    MR    Miscellaneous Remedy
    OP    Orders of Protection
    SC    Small Claims
    TX    Tax


Q: Can Pro Se parties E-file documents?
A: No. At this time only civil attorneys are able to E-file.


Q: What is the phone number for the circuit court clerk?
A: Phone and fax numbers for each department of the circuit clerk's office can be found in the Phone Directory section on the Contact page.


Q: When is the circuit clerk's office open?
A: Regular office hours can be found in the Office Hours section on the Contact page. Holidays observed by the circuit clerk's office are listed on the Calendar page.


Q: What is the address of the circuit clerk's office?
A: The address of the circuit clerk's office can be found in the Marion County Circuit Clerk section on the Contact page.


Q: Where is the circuit clerk's office?
A: The circuit clerk's office is located on the second floor of the Marion County courthouse in Salem, IL. Criminal cases are located in room 204. Civil cases are located in room 206. The location of the courthouse can be found on the Directions page.


Q: How do I make a payment if the courthouse is closed?
A: There is a drop box available for after hours payments on the west side of the courthouse.


Q: Can I write a personal check for payments?
A: No. The only exception is for the child support annual fee.