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Effective July 1, 2017 all counties in the State of Illinois are required to file appeal records electronically to their respective appellate court districts.  Logan County is part of the 4th Judicial Appellate Court.  Effective January 1, 2018 all counties in the state will be required to file civil proceedings via electronic filing.  The state of Illinois has contracted with Tyler Technologies/Odyssey as the hub for filing all electronic submissions.  What this means to our public is any court case filings will have to be submitted using Tyler Technologies Odyssey program.  My office has a work station set up for anyone who comes into the office prepared to file a civil case or you can do this from your home or office.  We are not attorneys however will assist in a non-legal manner.  It will be the parties’ responsibility to set up an account with Odyssey.  You will need a credit card for payment to set up your Odyssey account.  You will also be able to access the site from your home computer.  Tyler has procedure instructions for your convenience.  There is also a help phone line 1-800-297-5377 or visit OdysseyeFileIL.com

Once the filing is submitted to my office we will then review the filing and if it meets the courts requirements it will be accepted and if it does not then we will reject it with a brief explanation as to why it is being rejected.

My staff and I have been to several trainings and will continue to learn this process as mandated by the Supreme Court in order to assist the courts and the public.

Anyone filing electronically must have a valid email address.

On October 31st, 2016 Logan County was recognized by Tyler Technology as the first county in Illinois to e-file court documents during the fall conference of the Illinois Association of Court Clerks. 

We look forward to serving the public with this efficient and time-saving method.  We are at this time accepting civil e-filings so please feel free to utilize this.

Mary Kelley

Clerk of the Circuit Court

Logan County, Lincoln, IL
(217) 735-2376


Welcome to the Office of the Circuit Clerk! Our primary function is to establish, maintain, and keep all records of the court and the official court seal for the 11th Judicial Circuit. In addition, the Court Clerk serves as the administrative arm of the Court and is responsible for all financial duties relating to the Court system. All monies owed to the Court are collected and distributed by the Circuit Clerk.

We hope the information provided will inform and assist you in your endeavors. Please feel free to contact our office with your questions. We are happy to help!

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Criminal Division

All criminal work and related activities such as fines, costs, and restitution collection is conducted within the criminal division. The case types housed in the criminal division are:

    • Civil Law (CL)
    • Conservation (CV)
    • Criminal Contempt (CC)
    • Criminal Felony (CF)                                                   
    • Criminal Misdemeanor (CM)
    • Domestic Violence (DV)
    • DUI (DT)
    • Juvenile (JV)
    • Juvenile Abuse (JA)
    • Juvenile Delinquency (JD)
    • Major Traffic (MT)
    • Minor Traffic (TR)   Plea/Pay Button
    • Miscellaneous Criminal (MX)
    • Ordinance Violation (OV)

The criminal division is open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays and is located in Room 24 of the Logan County Courthouse. Contact information:

 Phone: 217-735-2376
 Email: circuitinfo@logancountyil.gov


Civil Division

All civil matters pertaining to these case types are handled in the civil division of the Courthouse.

  • Adoption (AD) - Request for Adoption Records Form (PDF)
  • Chancery (CH)
  • Dissolution with Children (DC)
  • Dissolution without Children (DN)
  • Eminent Domain (ED)
  • Eviction (EV)
  • Family (FA)
  • Foreclosure (FC)
  • Guardianship (GR)- Guardian Manual (PDF)
  • Law (LA)
  • Law Magistrate (LM)
  • Mental Health (MH)
  • Miscellaneous Remedy (MR)
  • Order of Protection (OP)
  • Probate (PR)
  • Small Claims (SC)
  • Tax (TX)

The civil division is open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays and is located in Room 21 of the Logan County Courthouse. Contact information:

Phone: 217-732-1163
Email: circuitinfo@logancountyil.gov


Courtroom Attire

The following attire is prohibited in the Logan County Courtrooms by Order of the Court:

Shorts, Cut Offs, Tank Tops, Halter or Midriff Tops, Body Shirts or any clothing with suggestive or offensive language or pictures. All hats, caps, etc. must be removed while in the courtroom.

Anyone wearing any of the above articles of clothing will not be permitted to enter the courtroom.