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Fees

Monroe County Circuit Clerk
Civil Fee Schedules

FORMS OF PAYMENT – Cash, personal checks (Illinois residents only), money order, cashier’s check, business check, credit card* (in person only)
(*credit card fees apply)


Civil Cases except Small Claims – All First Appearances and Motions under 15 minutes are heard on Mondays at 10:00 AM.  Small Claims are heard on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

Adoption (AD):

Filing Fee – $

Chancery (CH):

Mortgage Foreclosure:

Tier III – $

Tier II –  $

Tier I –   $

Non-Residence – $

All other Chancery – $

Answer Fee – $

Eminent Domain (ED):

Filing Fee – $

Answer Fee – $

Law (L):

Filing Fee – $

Filing Fee with Jury Demand (6-person) – $

Answer Fee – $

Answer Fee with Jury Demand (6-person) – $

Law Magistrate (LM):

Filing Fee:

  • Possession Only (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only) – $
  • Less Than $250.00 (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only) – $
  • $250.00 to $500.00 (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only) – $
  • $501.00 to $2,500.00 (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only) – $
  • $2,501.00 to $15,000.00 – $
  • $15,001.00 and over (up to $50,000.00) – $

Filing Fee w/Jury Demand (6-person):

  • Less than $15,000.00 – $
  • More than $15,000.00 – $

Answer Fee – $

Answer Fee with Jury Demand  – $

Municipal Corporation (MC):

Filing Fee – $

Answer Fee – $

Miscellaneous Remedy (MR):

Filing Fee – $

Filing Fee with Jury Demand (6-person) – $

Answer Fee – $

Answer Fee with Jury Demand (6-person) – $

Tax (TX):

Filing Fee – $

Probate (P):

Filing Fee $15,001.00 and over – $

Filing Fee $15,000.00 and under – $

Administrator of Estate of Ward – $

Heirship Alone – $

Will Admitted to Probate without Administrator – $

Petition to Sell Real Estate – $

Letters of Office-Original included in Probate Fee – Each additional Letter – $

Estate Claims

  • File Claims to $500.00 – $
  • File Claims $501.00-$9,999.99 – $
  • File Claims over $10,000.00 – $

Petition for Supplemental Proceedings – $

Jury Demand – $

Each Accounting – $

Divorce (D):

Filing Fee – $

Answer Fee – $

Filing Fee and Answer Fee – $

Family (F):

Filing Fee – $

Answer Fee – $

Small Claim (SC):

Small Claims are heard on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM for First Appearance and all other Small Claims at 10:00 AM  – No exceptions

Filing Fee for $1,500.00 & under – Sheriff Service – $

Filing Fee for $1,500.00 & under – Certified Mail (1 Defendant – additional $15.00 charge for each Defendant) – $

Filing Fee for $1,501.00 up to $9,999.99 – Sheriff service – $

Filing Fee for $1,501.00 up to $9,999.99 – Certified Mail (1 Defendant – additional $15.00 charge for each Defendant) – $

Answer Fee for $1,500.00 and under – $

Answer Fee for over $1,500.00 – $

Jury Fee:

6-person – $.00

Miscellaneous Fees:

Jury Demand

6-Person – $

Probate – $

Certified Copies (Plus Copies) – $

Record Search – $6.00

Bad Checks – $

Civil Auxiliary Proceedings – $

Civil Auxiliary Proceedings  (with Certified Mail) – $

Petition to Vacate of Modify (Redocketing) – $

Alias Summons or Citation – $

Expungement – $

Appeal:

Up to 200 Pages – $

Over 200 pages – $per sheet

Postage (if mailed)

Contact Circuit Clerk

Lisa Fallon, Monroe County Circuit Clerk

100 S. Main St., Room 115, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel:618-939-8681 ext. 224, circuitclerk@monroecountyil.gov
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.