Kim Kellerman
Circuit Clerk

PO Box 219
Pinckneyville Il 62274

Phone: 618-357-6726
Fax: 618-357-8336
[email protected]

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Circuit Clerk is the statutory Judicial Administrator. The duties of the office are set forth by Statue, Rules of the Supreme Court, Appellate Court and Administrative orders of the 20th Judicial Circuit. The Circuit Clerk is responsible for maintaining all civil, traffic & criminal cases filed and heard in Perry County and is the official keeper of the Court Seal. The Circuit Clerk’s Office also receives and holds in trust monies to be disbursed on order of the Court. On a daily basis, the office interacts with the public, attorneys and Judges performing several functions including the collection and disbursement of traffic fines, civil fees and child support. It is also the duty of the Circuit Clerk to summon prospective jurors for both petit jury and grand jury duty. The Circuit Clerk’s Office is responsible for the long term recording of child support payments collected and disbursed through the County as well as payments made through the State Disbursement Unit. The Clerk is required to attend all sessions of the Court, keep and preserve all records and files of the Court, issue process as required by law.

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Please use the following form number/codes when making an online payment:

  • Civil: 134905
  • Criminal/Traffic: 134902
  • COPIES: 134903
  • Child Support Maintenance: 134904
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Court Fees

Petition/Dissolution of Marriage $141.00
Family $141.00
Law (over $50,000) $141.00
LM (over $15,000 less than $50,000) $141.00
LM (over $500 less than $15,000) $121.00
LM (less than $500.00) $106.00
MR $141.00
Chancery (Foreclosure) $191.00
Chancery $141.00
Probate/Guardianship $141.00
Probate/Estate $241.00
Letters/Office (First Free) $2.00
Probate (Settle Cause of Action) $106.00
Adoption $65.00
Petition for Tax Deed $146.00
Tax/Each Additional Parcel $10.00
Tax/Certified Mailings (Take Notice) $10.00
Tax Objections $121.00
Entry/Answer $121.00
Counterclaims & Third Party Defendants Same as original filing fee, less appearance fee if any has been previously paid.
Jury Demand $200.00
Reinstatement/Petition to Modify $121.00
Small Claims ($0-$500.00) $46.00
Small Claims ($501.00 – $10,000.00) $61.00
Service/Certified Mail $12.00
Small Claims/Answer $56.00
Smalls Claims/Jury Demand/12 Jurors $25.00
Smalls Claims/Jury Demand/6 Jurors $12.50
Smalls Claims/Rules to Show Cause $54.00
Citation/Wage Withholding $7.00
Citation/Wage Withholding by Cert Mail $17.00
Alias Summons $2.00
Change of Venue $40.00
Notices $2.00
Expungements $60.00
Court Appeal (Under 100 pages)
No charge in CM, CF, DT, or TR
Court Appeal (100-200 pages)
No charge in CM, CF, DT, or TR
Additional Fee/Court Appeal over 200 pages $.20/page
Circuit Court Rules $12.00
Record Search (per year) $5.00
Certified Copies (+ .50 per page) $2.00
Authenticated Copies (+.50 per page) $4.00