Tel. (309) 467-3312
I am pleased to welcome you to our web site, which is designed to offer information about the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and help you utilize the services and resources the Circuit Clerk and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit provide.
The Circuit Clerk is elected by the voters of the county every four years, and is a non-judicial officer of state government.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the administrative arm of the court system. The Circuit Clerk is responsible for keeping the seal of the Circuit Court and all court records filed and heard in the Woodford County judicial system, including criminal and juvenile delinquency cases, ordinance, conservation, and traffic violation cases, as well as civil cases. On a daily basis, the office performs a broad range of duties, including collecting fines, costs, restitution, child support and maintenance, and fees and disbursing the monies to appropriate entities. The Circuit Clerk is responsible for providing clerks and bailiffs for the courtrooms. The Circuit Clerk is also responsible for gathering and reporting statistical data to various law enforcement and state government bodies. In addition, the Circuit Clerk is the jury commissioner, summoning Woodford County citizens to jury duty.
The mission of the Circuit Clerks’ Office is to serve the citizens of Woodford 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.
The Courthouse is open Monday – Friday 8am -5pm. Please see the calendar for holiday closures.