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Departments >  Circuit Clerk
Circuit Clerk

Susan E. Ottens

PLEASE NOTE: The office of the Circuit Clerk cannot give legal advice.

The Circuit Clerk is elected on a Whiteside County wide basis by the citizens for a four year term as a non-judicial office of the Judicial Branch of Illinois State Government.

The duties of the Circuit Clerk are set forth by Statute, Rules of the Supreme Court and Administrative orders of the local Circuit Court.The Circuit Clerk is responsible for maintaining a record of all traffic, civil, and criminal cases filed and heard in Whiteside County.

On a daily basis, the office interacts with the public and Attorneys performing several functions including the collection and disbursement of fines and fees.  Payments can be made by cash, money order or certified check.  They can also be made by credit card at the Morrison office or at  www.illinoisepay.com and www.GovPayNow.comPersonal checks are not accepted.

The office is also responsible for recording filed documents and maintaining a record of all Court proceedings.

The Clerk and/or the Deputy Clerks are required to attend sessions of the Court and keep and preserve all records and files of the Court.

The Circuit Clerks office handles every type of case from a traffic ticket to a felony case, from Small Claims to a large personal injury suit, from adoption cases to probate of an estate cases.

There are currently two (2) Circuit Judges and two (2) Associate Judges that preside over cases.

Court is held in Morrison, Ill at the Whiteside County Courthouse at 200 East Knox Street
and also in a satellite office at the Eastern Branch Facility at 101 East Third Street in Sterling, IL.

E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Fax: Morrison (815) 772-5187
Sterling (815) 535-4548

 

General Division-Morrison (815) 772-5164
200 East Knox Street
Morrison, Il. 61270
General Division-Sterling (815) 535-4530
101 East Third Street
Sterling, Il. 61081
Probate Division (815) 772-5163
200 East Knox Street
Morrison, Il. 61270
Child Support (815) 772-5168
200 East Knox Street
Morrison, Il. 61270
Small Claims-Morrison Division (815) 772-5166
200 East Knox Street
Morrison, Il. 61270
Small Claims-Sterling Division (815) 535-4533
101 East Third Street
Sterling, Il. 61270
Traffic - Morrison Division (815) 772-5167
200 East Knox Street or (815) 772-5169
Morrison, Il. 61270
Traffic-Sterling Division (815) 535-4531
101 East Third Street or (815) 535-4533
Sterling, Il. 61081

 





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