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Monroe County Circuit Clerk
Civil Fee Schedules

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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 – $65.00

Chancery (CH):

Mortgage Foreclosure:

Tier III – $241.00

Tier II –  $441.00

Tier I –   $691.00

Non-Residence – $191.00

All other Chancery – $141.00

Answer Fee – $111.00

Eminent Domain (ED):

Filing Fee – $146.00

Answer Fee – $111.00

Law (L):

Filing Fee – $141.00

Filing Fee with Jury Demand (6-person) – $291.00

Answer Fee – $111.00

Answer Fee with Jury Demand (6-person) – $261.00

Law Magistrate (LM):

Filing Fee:

  • Possession Only (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only) – $106.00
  • Less Than $250.00 (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only) – $  91.00
  • $250.00 to $500.00 (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only) – $  96.00
  • $501.00 to $2,500.00 (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only) – $111.00
  • $2,501.00 to $15,000.00 – $121.00
  • $15,001.00 and over (up to $50,000.00) – $141.00

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

  • Less than $15,000.00 – $271.00
  • More than $15,000.00 – $291.00

Answer Fee – $  96.00

Answer Fee with Jury Demand  – $246.00

Municipal Corporation (MC):

Filing Fee – $141.00

Answer Fee – $111.00

Miscellaneous Remedy (MR):

Filing Fee – $141.00

Filing Fee with Jury Demand (6-person) – $291.00

Answer Fee – $111.00

Answer Fee with Jury Demand (6-person) – $261.00

Tax (TX):

Filing Fee – $111.00

Probate (P):

Filing Fee $15,001.00 and over – $151.00

Filing Fee $15,000.00 and under – $116.00

Administrator of Estate of Ward – $141.00

Heirship Alone – $111.00

Will Admitted to Probate without Administrator – $111.00

Petition to Sell Real Estate – $131.00

Letters of Office-Original included in Probate Fee – Each additional Letter – $5.00

Estate Claims

  • File Claims to $500.00 – $15.00
  • File Claims $501.00-$9,999.99 – $20.00
  • File Claims over $10,000.00 – $30.00

Petition for Supplemental Proceedings – $59.00

Jury Demand – $137.50

Each Accounting – $10.00

Divorce (D):

Filing Fee – $141.00

Answer Fee – $111.00

Filing Fee and Answer Fee – $243.00

Family (F):

Filing Fee – $141.00

Answer Fee – $111.00

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 – $101.00

Filing Fee for $1,500.00 & under – Certified Mail (1 Defendant – additional $15.00 charge for each Defendant) – $116.00

Filing Fee for $1,501.00 up to $9,999.99 – Sheriff service – $116.00

Filing Fee for $1,501.00 up to $9,999.99 – Certified Mail (1 Defendant – additional $15.00 charge for each Defendant) – $131.00

Answer Fee for $1,500.00 and under – $86.00

Answer Fee for over $1,500.00 – $91.00

Jury Fee:

6-person – $25.00

Miscellaneous Fees:

Jury Demand

6-Person – $150.00

Probate – $137.50

Certified Copies (Plus Copies) – $5.00

Record Search – $6.00

Bad Checks – $  25.00

Civil Auxiliary Proceedings – $15.00

Civil Auxiliary Proceedings  (with Certified Mail) – $30.00

Petition to Vacate of Modify (Redocketing) – $40.00

Alias Summons or Citation – $5.00

Expungement – $40.00

Appeal:

Up to 200 Pages – $  70.00

Over 200 pages – $0.25 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.