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.

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.

  • Fee Schedule **UPDATED: Effective July 1, 2015**

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

    The buttons to the left as well as the links at the bottom of this page allow for easy navigation of this website.  The Directions page describes directions to the Marion County courthouse from Interstate 57, US Highway 50, and Illinois State Route 37 with a map of street names surrounding the local vicinity of the courthouse.  The Rules page provides the Rules of Court for Marion County.  The Calendar page lists the court holidays when the courthouse will be closed and any upcoming events.  The Forms page has links to files which can be downloaded and printed to be filled out prior to or in place of visiting the courthouse.  The Links page provides links to other websites including Illinois Legal Aid, Land of Lincoln, and Self Help Center at SIU Carbondale to name a few.  The FAQ page provides a list of some frequently asked questions and answers.  The Contact page lists some contact information including address, work phone number, and fax number for the Clerk's office.  Since most links on this website open in a new window, pop-up blockers may need to be disabled in order to open links.  Please contact our office with any questions or problems with the website.


    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

    Please check out the links and forms pages to see standardized forms available for public comment.

    Thank you.

    Ronda Yates' Signature