Hello, and welcome to the website of the Crawford County Circuit Clerk's Office. Our intention with this site is to provide information that is convenient, interesting and beneficial to the citizens of Crawford County. It is our mission to serve the citizens of Crawford County and the participants in the judicial system in a courteous, timely, efficient and ethical manner.
*PRESS RELEASE *
Court Cases are Set for Hearing Through the Circuit Clerk's Office
M, W, F - 8:45 a.m. - Noon
Misdemeanors, Felonies, Traffic, Juvenile
M, W, F - Afternoon
Civil Cases, Law, Small Claims, Divorces, Estates, etc.
T, F - 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Civil Cases
First and Third Thursdays of Each Month
Contested Civil Matters, Divorces, Trials, etc.
Jury Trials First Full Week of Each Month.
The Clerk provides a Public Access Terminal to review case status information in the office.
Many people call or write to obtain copies of case records on pending cases. Generally, persons seeking this information must appear at the courthouse. Most files are available for viewing in this office. There are certain Statutory fees and costs for copying and certifications.
The Crawford County Circuit Clerk cannot give legal advice. Legal advice may be obtained by contacting any attorney.
Dozens of people visit our office annually to search records dating back to 1815. For those who wish to search, Tuesdays and Thursdays are best. However, office hours are Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are certain Statutory fees for photocopying.
*CHILD SUPPORT*Approximately $2 million in child support and maintenance is processed and disbursed annually by the Crawford County Circuit Clerk's Office. Payments received by this office are recorded and mailed the same day.Effective October of 1999, payments made pursuant to income withholding orders and those that are involved with the Illinois Department of Public Aid became processed by the new State Disbursement Unit (SDU) in Carol Stream, Illinois. This office, however, continues to maintain files and court orders and also continues to record payments processed by the SDU. Since its inception, there have been numerous problems with the state system. Customer service, for the most part, remains on the local level, and my staff and I are here to assist you to the extent that we are able under the law.