As your Circuit Clerk, I am pleased to offer what will be an easy and effective way to view certain records in our office. Click “Search Court Records” on the left side menu bar to begin.

Although most records will be made available, there will be records that are ordered suppressed, impounded or confidential. Those records may not be viewed or accessed.

The Circuit Clerk’s Office offers several options for credit/debit card payment of fines, costs and bail. Payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A convenience fee is charged based on the amount of the payment. The convenience fee is not retained by the Circuit Clerk and is a fee of the company processing the payment.

If you wish to pay online and you have an Existing Balance or want to Plea and Pay a minor traffic/conservation offense which does not require a court appearance, simply use the link below:

If you do not find your case with the above link or on our website, please call the Circuit Clerk's Office at 217-277-2100 for more information.

If you would like to post bail for someone during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, you may call Court Money at 877-222-0377 and use reference #1347.

Please note: If you post outside of these hours and use reference #1347, the inmate may not be released until the next business day.

If you would like to post bail outside of these hours, on a weekend or holiday, you may call Court Money at 800-352-9870.  Please use reference #1008 and that information will be sent directly to the Adams County Jail so that the inmate will be released in a timely manner.