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Office of the Jersey County Circuit Court Clerk – Daniel P. Schetter

Dan Schetter

Jersey County Circuit Court Clerk – Daniel P. Schetter


The Jersey County Circuit Court Clerk’s mission is to provide accurate information in a clear, fair and efficient manner while maintaining public confidence in the support of the judicial system.

The Circuit Court Clerk is not an official of local government but a state constitutional officer responsible for keeping the court record.


The Jersey County Circuit Clerk’s office is located in the Jersey County Court House. On a daily basis, the office interacts with the public and attorneys performing several functions including but not limited to:

  • Collection and disbursement of traffic fines
  • Civil fees
  • Child support
  • Recording filed documents
  • Maintaining a record of all court proceedings


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Covid-19 Response

Appearances shall be limited to attorneys and parties only. Any cases wherein an attorney can appear for a client while accomplishing a productive hearing shall be so held. The court is following health and safety protocols set by the Illinois Supreme Court and state and local health departments.

The Office of the Jersey County Circuit Court Clerk is available to take payments by mail, online, or an after-hours drop-box by the Courthouse door. Please call our office for further information.

ATTENTION: Cell phones are now permitted in the Courthouse. However, I am asking you to please silence all notification ALARMS. Please keep all distractions out of the courtroom. Thank you for your cooperation.

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The Jersey County Clerk’s Office is located in the Government Building, which is separate from the courthouse. The County Clerk’s office provides services including but not limited to:

  • Voter Registration
  • Early Voting
  • County Election Officer
  • County Board Records
  • Property Records
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Marriage License

A message from Jersey County Circuit Court Clerk Daniel P. Schetter…

As Jersey County Circuit Court Clerk I know when you come in it is not the high point in your life. However, I would ask of you to be courteous to all our staff. We strive to assist all persons to the fullest extent legally possible. To that end, we request that you refrain from raising your voice or cursing in the clerk’s offices.

Additionally, appropriate clothing is required in the courtroom. No pajamas, clothing with inappropriate language, or clothing that is too baggy, too tight, or too short. You may not wear a hat in the courtroom. Litigants who arrive for court wearing inappropriate clothing may be asked to leave. No purses or backpacks are allowed. Phones are also not permitted unless you receive pre-approval from the court/court security.

I would like to thank everyone in advance for your cooperation. We hope to make your bad day a good one.

Daniel P. Schetter
Jersey County Circuit Court Clerk