Monroe County, IL

Monroe County IL Circuit Clerk

It is an honor and privilege to serve as Monroe County Circuit Clerk. I was elected by the people of Monroe County on November 8, 2016 and was sworn into office December 1, 2016 by 20th Circuit Judge Dennis Doyle. This is my first time as an elected official.

The Circuit Clerk is the official keeper of the records of the Monroe County Courts. Any activity that transpires in the court system is maintained by my office. My primary goal is to serve the people of Monroe County and any people who utilize our judicial system. My deputies and I work very hard to provide services in a proficient and respectful manner.

The statutes of the state of Illinois and local ordinances determine the costs that are to be collected by the judicial systems in each county. My office collects all the fines and fees associated with resolutions and decisions from the court. Those monies are then distributed to the appropriate entities and agencies across the municipalities, county and state. The statues allow for some of the funds to be used for electronic initiatives without the expenditure of taxpayer dollars. 

My office has moved full-speed into electronic initiatives. As of July, 2017, we have started a pilot of electronic filing (e-filing) for civil cases with a few attorneys who use the court here regularly. We plan to open e-filing to all attorneys beginning August, 2017. This initiative will cut down on the time spent handling paper documents and time spent for attorneys rushing to courthouse to file before the courthouse office closes. It will also greatly reduce our paper document creation, paper and filing material costs and storage space.

If you have any questions, please contact me. The public is always welcome to sit in on open court with the exception of juvenile cases. Thanks for visiting our site.


Lisa Fallon

Contact (please note change in email addresses as of 7-25-17)

Criminal & Civil Jury Weeks (2017)

Please Note:  Each Docket Call is set on alternating weeks.

Dates Docket Call Wednesday 1:00 pm
January 17 (Tuesday)
January 30

January 4, 2017

March 13
March 27
March 1, 2017
June 5
June 19
May 17, 2017
August 14
August 28 
August 2, 2017
November 13
November 27
October 18, 2017

2017 Court Holidays

  • Monday, January 2, 2017
  • Monday, January 16, 2017
  • Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Friday,  April 14, 2017
  • Monday, May 29, 2017, 
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
  • Monday, December 25, 2017

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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 Fee Schedule

Civil Cases except Small Claims - All first appearances and motions under 15 minutes are heard on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. Small Claims are heard on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

Adoption (AD)
Filing Fee $65.00
Chancery (CH)
Mortgage Foreclosure
Tier III $216.00
Tier II $416.00
Tier I $666.00
Non-Residence $166.00
All Other Chancery $116.00
Answer Fee $ 86.00
Eminent Domain (ED)
Filing Fee $121.00
Answer Fee $ 86.00
Law (L)
Filing Fee                                                                     $116.00
Filing Fee w/Jury Demand (6 person jury) $266.00
Answer Fee $  86.00
Answer Fee w/Jury Demand (6 person jury) $236.00
Filing Fee
Possession Only (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only)  $81.00  
Less Than $250.00 (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only)  $66.00  
$250.00 to $500.00 (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only)  $71.00  
$501.00 to $2,500.00 (Forcible Entry & Detainer Only)     $86.00  
$2,501.00 to $15,000.00  $96.00  
$15,001.00 and over (up to $50,000.00) $116.00  
Filing Fee w/Jury Demand (6 person)   
    Less than $15,000.00 $246.00
    More than $15,000.00                              $266.00
Answer Fee $  71.00  
Answer Fee w/Jury Demand $221.00   
Municipal Corporation (MC)
Filing Fee                      $116.00
Answer Fee $  86.00
Miscellaneous Remedy (MR)
Filing Fee $116.00
Filing Fee with Jury Demand (6 person) $266.00
Answer Fee $  86.00
Answer Fee with Jury Demand (6 person) $236.00
Tax (TX)
Filing Fee $86.00
Probate (P)
Filing Fee $15,00.01 and over $126.00
Filing Fee $15,000.00 and under $  91.00
Administrator of Estate of Ward $116.00
Heirship Alone $  86.00
Will Admitted to Probate without Administrator $  86.00
Petition to Sell Real Estate $106.00
Letters of Office-Original included in Probate Fee
Each additional letter $   5.00
Estate Claims
File Claims to $500 $ 15.00
File Claims $501-$9,999.99 $ 20.00
File Claims $10,000.00 $ 30.00
Petition for Supplemental Proceedings $ 59.00
Jury Demand $137.50
Each Accounting $ 10.00
Divorce (D)
Filing Fee $116.00
Answer Fee $  86.00
Filing Fee and Answer Fee $193.00
Family (F)
Filing Fee $116.00
Answer Fee $  86.00

Small Claims

(Small Claims are heard on the 4th Wednesday of the Month at 9:00 a.m. for First Appearance & all other Small Claims at 10:00 a.m.- No exceptions)

Filing Fee
$1,500.00 & under-Sheriff Service                                       $ 76.00  
$1,500.00 & under-Certified Mail (one Defendant)  $ 91.00  
    (Additional $15.00 charge for each Defendant)    
$1,501.00 up to $9,999.99-Sheriff service  $  91.00
$1,501.00 up to $9,999.99-Certified Mail (one Defendant)  $106.00
 (Additional $15.00 charge for each Defendant)    
Answer Fee    
$1,500.00 and under   $ 61.00
   Over $1,500.00 $ 66.00
Jury Fee           
 6-person $ 12.50  
12-person $25.00  


Miscellaneous Fees

Jury Demand

  • 6 Person  $150.00
  • Probate    $137.50

Certified Copies  $5.00 (plus fees for copies)

Record Search   $6.00

Bad Check Fee $25.00

Civil Auxiliary Proceedings  $15.00
  - with certified mail             $30.00

Petition to Vacate or Modify $40.00

Alias Summons or Citation  $ 5.00

Expungement Fee               $40.00


  • Up to 200 pages  $70.00
  • Over 200 pages   $ 0.25 per sheet
  • Postage (if mailed)



You may apply for your passport at the: Office of the Circuit Clerk, Monroe County Courthouse, Room 115 100 South Main Street Waterloo, Illinois 62298. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday except Holidays

Apply several months before your planned departure date. Allow six (6) weeks for the processing of the passport. You may expedite your passport request for an additional fee. In this case, allow 2-3 weeks.

An application consists of the following six items:

  1. Application Form: Completed U.S. Dept. of State “Application for a Passport,” Form DSP-11, available at the Circuit Clerk’s Office or online at:
  2. Proof of Citizenship

    Proof of U.S. citizenship, such as your U.S. Passport, U.S. certified birth certificate that includes your first and last names, date and place of birth, and date the birth record was filed. Certification may include the seal or other official certification of the official custodian of such records. You may obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the County where you were born. If no birth record exists, submit a registrar’s notice (from a county clerk’s office or state vital statistics office) stating that fact, along with one of the following documents: early baptismal or circumcision certificate, hospital birth record, early census, school or family Bible records, newspaper or insurance files or notarized affidavits of persons having knowledge of your birth (preferably with at least one of the other listed records). Such records should include your first and last name, date and place of birth and seal or other certification of office (if customary) and signature of the issuing official. If you were born outside of the U.S., you may submit a Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, Report of Birth Abroad, or similar evidence.

    If you are a citizen from the naturalization of your parent(s), submit a Certificate(s) of Naturalization of your parent)s), your foreign birth certificate, and proof of your admission to the U.S. for permanent residence.

  3. Proof of Identity:

    You may submit your previous valid U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization, driver’s license (not a learner’s permit or temporary license), or government identification card or pass.

  4. Social Security Number:

    Although not required for issuance of passport, the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, 26 USC 6039E, states that any passport applicant failing to provide this information is subject to a $500.00 penalty enforced by the U.S. internal Revenue Service.

  5. Photograph

    The photograph must be or you alone. It must by 2”x2” in size, and the area from the bottom of your chin to the top of your hair must be between 1 and 1 3/8”. The Photograph must be clear, front view, full face, in normal attire, without a hat or dark glasses. It must be on a plain white or off-white background and may be black & white or color. A retouched photograph in which your appearance is changed is not acceptable.

  6. Fees Book: $110.00-adult, $80.00-minor Card: $30.00-adult, $15.00-minor. A minor is considered 15 years or younger. Expedite fee: $60.00 per passport application. Overnight fee: $14.85 to have overnighted back to you. Acceptance Agency Fee: $25.00 per passport application.

    Make checks payable to U.S. Department of State for the passports. Make checks payable to Monroe County Circuit Clerk for the Acceptance Agency Fee.

Legal Help

Illinois Legal Aid:  IL Legal Aid
Land of Lincoln:  877.342.7891
Child Support Enforcement:  800.447.4278
Violence Prevention Center:  618.939.8114

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