Civil Division

The Civil Division is responsible for many cases filed with the Jersey County Circuit Clerk’s Office. All civil cases start in the Circuit Clerk’s Office. The division collects and disburses payments for various civil fees. Below is a list of the types of cases handled by the Civil Division:

  • Chancery (CH)
  • Eminent Domain (ED)
  • Family (F)
  • Law (L)
  • Law Magistrate (LM)
  • Mental Health (MH)
  • Miscellaneous Remedy (MR)
  • Municipal Corporation (MC)
  • Orders of Protection (OP)
  • Tax (TX)



(618) 498-5571

Dan Schetter ext. 124

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 Circuit 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: Positively NO cellphones, laptops, or any other electronic devices are allowed inside the courthouse. Please leave them in your vehicles or at home. Thank you for your cooperation.