Grundy County

Official Website of Grundy County Government Offices

Circuit Clerk

  • Clerk of the Circuit Court : Karen Slattery

Phone:

(815) 941-3256

Fax:

(815) 941-3265

Address:

111 E Washington St. • Morris, IL 60450

 

 

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Child Support:

The Child Support Division collects court ordered child support and alimony and distributes it to the court ordered payee.

Advantages of having the court collect and distribute the payments include providing information to the parties of the case as to yearly amounts paid, current status and proof of payment.

We work in cooperation with Illinois Department of Public Aid and forward their portion of payments directly to them, when required to do so.

We fund the Child Support Enforcement Agency located within the State's Attorneys office. They assist in getting funds from the court ordered payer and have assisted in bringing down the amount of overall arrearage.

There is an administrative fee of $36.00 per year, paid by the obligator. This money is collected to offset our expenses of purchasing and printing checks, computer equipment and various expenses related to disbursing the checks.

Civil:

The Civil Division hears matters which include, but are not limited to: mortgage foreclosures, name changes, property damage, personal injury, eviction, tax deeds, small claims, orders of protection, divorce, paternity, estates and guardianships.

The following case types are found within the Civil Division: adoption (AD), Chancery (CH), Divorce (D), Eminent Domain (ED), Family (F), Law Over $50,000 (L), Law Magistrate $5,001-$50,000 (LM), Miscellaneous Remedy (MR), Municipal Corporation (MC), Order of Protection (OP), Probate (P), Small Claims Under $5,000 (SC) and Tax (TX).

Criminal:

A criminal case is defined as a case that the State is prosecuting. The Criminal Division hears matters which include, but are not limited to misdemeanors, felonies, ordinance violations, driving under the influence and juvenile matters.

Payments of fines for these types of cases are also accepted at this location.

The following case types are found within the Criminal Division: Criminal Contempt (CC), Criminal Felony (CF), Criminal Misdemeanor (CM), Conservation Violation (CV), Driving Under the Influence (DT), Juvenile (J), Juvenile Abuse/Neglect (JA), Juvenile Delinquent (JD), Mental Health (MH), Miscellaneous Remedy (MR) and Order of Protection (OP).

Traffic:

The Traffic Division hears matters which include, but are not limited to moving and nonmoving violations, ordinance violations and driving under the influence.

Payments of fines for these types of cases are also accepted at this location.

The following case types are found within the Traffic Division: Driving Under the Influence (DT), Ordinance Violation (OV), and Traffic (TR).