Jersey County courthouse

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

The Office of the Jersey County Circuit Court Clerk is responsible for maintaining a record of all traffic, civil, and criminal cases filed and heard in Jersey County. On a daily basis, the office interacts with the public and attorneys performing several functions including the collection and disbursement of traffic fines, civil fees, and child support. The office is also responsible for recording filed documents and maintaining a record of all court proceedings.


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

Please see the Circuit County Clerk’s Office for a full list of services.


Petit Juror message for September 12, 2023:

All Petit Jurors are required to report To the Courthouse.

I would like you to please leave all purses and bags in your vehicles prior to entry into the Courthouse (unless needed for health issues). Cellphones are permissible, but please silence the ringers. After entering the courthouse, please proceed to Courtroom A which is on the second floor.

Thank you for your cooperation, Dan Schetter.


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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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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


It is the mission of the Jersey County Circuit Court Clerk Office to serve the citizens of Jersey County and the participants of the judiciary system in a timely and cost-effective manner, providing all court records, information, and services with courtesy, efficiency, and impartiality. My staff and I look forward to serving you.