Christa Helmuth
Moultrie County Circuit Clerk

10 S. Main Street, Suite 7
Sullivan, IL  61951

 Moultrie County Circuit Court Judicial Seal

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Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

PHONE:  217-728-4622
FAX: 217-728-7833

 

CASE TYPE

FEE

ADOPTION 

Adoption

$89

No other fees may be charged

 

Adoption - Special Need (as defined by DCFS)

 

CHANCERY 

Chancery

$326

Foreclosure - Effective June 1, 2013:

 

Tier 1

$876

Tier 2

$626

Tier 3

$426

Entry of Appearance

$201

Jury Fee

$212.50

DIVORCE 

Divorce

$326

Entry of Appearance

$201

EMINENT DOMAIN 

Eminent Domain

$272

Entry of Appearance

$201

Jury Fee

N/A

FAMILY 

Family

$326

Entry of Appearance

$201

Petition for Confidential Intermediary

N/A

Petition for Parentage

N/A

LAW - LM 

Amount of money or damages or the value of personal property does not exceed $15,000

 

Complaint LESS THAN $15,000

$276

Entry of Appearance

$201

Amount of money or damages or the value of personal property does not exceed $50,000

 

Complaint $15,000 - $50,000

$326

Entry of Appearance

$201

Jury Fee

$212.50

LAW - L 

Amount of money or damages or the value of

 

personal property exceeds $50,000

$326

Entry of Appearance

$201

Jury Fee

$212.50

FORCIBLE ENTRY & DETAINER - COMPLAINT 

Possession Only

$109

Possession & Rent

 

Not Exceeding $15,000

$276

Exceeding $15,000

$326

Entry of Appearance

 

Possession Only

$129

Possession & Rent

$201

Not Exceeding $1,500

 

Exceeding $1,500 but less than $15,000

 

Jury Fee

$212.50

REPLEVIN - SAME AS CASE TYPE L OR LM 

Entry of Appearance

$201

Jury Fee

$212.50

MENTAL HEALTH 

Entry of Appearance

N/A

Jury Fee

N/A

MISC. REMEDY 

Misc. Remedy

$326

Habeas Corpus - Petition for Relief

$326

Expungement Petition (For Arrest only)

$326

Entry of Appearance

$201

Jury Fee

$212.50

MUNICIPAL CORP. 

Municipal Corp.

$326

Entry of Appearance

$201

Jury Fee

$212.50

ORDER OF PROTECTION 

Order of Protection

N/A

Entry of Appearance

N/A

COUNTERCLAIM 

Counterclaim - Same as Original Filing Fee

 

(less any previous Entry of Appearance fee)

 

Filing of transcript of judgement. - Same as Original Fee

 

CHANGE OF VENUE 

Change of Venue - Same as Original Filing Fee - Law Library

 

Preparation & Certification

$40

CONFESSION OF JUDGMENT 

Not Exceeding $1,500

$276

Not Exceeding $15,000

$326

Exceeding $15,000

$201

REMAND FROM SUPREME OR APPELLATE COURT 

Remand from Supreme or Appellate Court

N/A

Jury Demand

N/A

PROBATE 

Administration of an Estate

$376

GUARDIANSHIP 

Guardianship

$276

FILING OF EACH ACCOUNT OTHER THAN FINAL 

Filing of each Account other than Final

$20

FINAL ACCOUNTING 

Final Accounting

N/A

FILING OF A CLAIM 

Filing of a Claim when amount

 

is $150 - $499

$25

is $500 - $9,999

$40

is $10,000 and above

$60

APPEARANCE IN ESTATE 

for the purpose of consent

N/A

of an executor

N/A

of an administrator

N/A

of a guardian

N/A

of a GAL

N/A

of a Special Administrator

N/A

Appearance of any other person

$201

Jury Demand

$137.50

CONSTRUCTION OR CONTEST OF A WILL 

Construction or contest of a will, enforcement of contract to make a will or appointment of testamentary trustees

$60

LETTERS OF OFFICE 

Letters of Office

$2

EXEMPLIFICATION 

Exemplification

$2

COST OF PUBLICATION BY CLERK 

Cost of publication by Clerk

 

to be paid directly to newspaper by

 

executor, administrator, guardian, or petitioner

 

WITNESS FEES 

Witness fees to be paid by the person on whose

 

behalf a charge is incurred

 

POSTAGE CHARGES 

Mailing petitions, orders, and notices or other documents

 

pursuant to the Probate Act of 1975 (actual cost)

 

SMALL CLAIMS 

Not exceeding $2500

$109

 - Entry of Appearance

$129

More than $2501

$276

 - Entry of Appearance

$201

Jury Demand - 6 jurors

$12.50

Jury Demand - 12 jurors

$25

ISSUING WAGE DEDUCTION, GARNISHMENT, CITATION     

Under $1,000 Judgment

$15

$1,001 to $5,000 Judgment

$30

Over $5,000 Judgment

$50

ISSUING THE FOLLOWING 

Alias Citation

$5

Alias Summons

$5

PETITION TO VACATE OR MODIFY 

less than 30 days after judgement.

$50

EXCEPTIONS

Forcible Entry & Detainer

N/A

Small Claims

N/A

Petition to reopen estate

N/A

Child Support

N/A

Spousal Support

N/A

Order for W/H

N/A

PETITION TO VACATE OR MODIFY 

more than 30 days after judgement.

$75

EXCEPTIONS

Child Support

N/A

Spousal Support

N/A

Order for W/H

N/A

PETITION TO VACATE ORDER OF 

Petition to Vacate Order of

 

Bond Forfeiture - Civil Cases

$40

CHANGE OF VENUE 

Change of Venue - preparation and certification of record

$40

MAILING - REQUIRED - CIVIL 

Mailing - Required - Civil

 

plus cost of postage

$10

CERTIFIED COPY 

Certified Copy 

except small claims and forcible entry and detainer

$10

AUTHENTICATED COPY 

Authenticated Copy

$6

CORRECTION OF CASE NUMBER 

Correction of Case Number

$25

VOLUNTARY ASSIGNMENT 

Filing each deed

$20

Recording Same: $0.50 for each 100 words

 

APPEALS 

Appeals (postage - additional) originals forwarded

 

100 pages

$50

101 - 200 pages

$100

201 and over pages (Additional Per Page Charge)

$0.25

COPY CHARGES 

First Page

$2

Next 19 Pages

$0.50

Remaining Pages

$0.25

RECORD SEARCH 

Per Year Charge

$6

In person request

N/A

RECORD SHEET ENTRIES 

Printout from automated system

N/A

EXPUNGEMENT PETITION 

Expungement Petition (existing case)

$60

Certified Copy of Expungement Order

$4

Illinois State Police Processing Fee

$60

COLLECTIONS FOR OTHERS 

Collections for others

2.50%

EXCEPT State, County, maint. or child support

 

CHILD SUPPORT MAINTENANCE FEE 

Annual Fee

$36

For any check, draft, or other bank instrument returned to the clerk for non-sufficient funds, account closed, or payment stopped

 $25

TAX OBJECTION COMPLAINT 

Tax Objection Complaint (If filed within “Mother” Tax Case)

$201

Tax Case

$376

Entry of Appearance

$201

 

 

MARRIAGE IN COURT

Marriage in Court

$10

Motion to Vacate

$40

Or Amend Final Orders

$40

Bond Forfeiture Orders

$40

Ex Parte Judgment

$40

Judgment On Forfeiture

$40

Failure To Appear

$40

Failure To Comply

$40

Certification to Secretary of State as provided by the Illinois Vehicle Code

 $5

Fee requirements shall not apply to: 

  • Any Law Enforcement Agency 
  • Attorney General 
  • Any Local Government 
  • Any Local School District 
  • Any State Agencies 
  • Any State's Attorney