Daniel T. Robbins
Circuit Clerk
120 North Main Street, Room 125
Hillsboro, IL 62049
(217) 532-9540                       Fax: (217) 532-2142


The mission of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Montgomery County is to serve the citizens of Montgomery County and the participants in the Judicial System in a timely, efficient, and ethical manner. In accordance with statutes, all services, information, and court records will be provided with courtesy and cost efficiency.

About The Office of The Circuit Clerk:
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is a Constitutional Office. While the Clerk is elected on a county-wide basis to a four-year term, it is not a county office as defined by the Illinois Constitution. It is a non-judicial office of the Judicial Branch of State government. The duties are set forth by statute, Rules of the Supreme Court and Administrative Orders of the local Circuit Court. The Montgomery Circuit Clerk of the Court is an official of the 4th Judicial Circuit Court.

The Clerk is required to attend all sessions of court, keep and preserve all records and files of the court, make, keep and preserve complete records of all the proceedings and determinations of the court, issue process as required by law, and is the Keeper of the Seal of the Court.

The Circuit Court, under the Illinois Constitution, is the trial level court. It handles every type of case from traffic tickets to a murder case, from Small Claims to a multi-million dollar personal injury suit, and from adoption to the probate of an estate.

The Circuit Clerk and the deputy clerks by law cannot give legal advice. Individuals who ask legal questions will be directed to consult with an attorney.

Individuals who wish to view case files and documents on file with the Circuit Clerk may do so free of charge from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If copies need to be made, there is a statutory fee per page. By law, juvenile and adoption case files and any document sealed by the Circuit Court cannot be made available for public inspection.

Child Support payments made in the Circuit Clerk's office are recorded and distributed as per the Court Order. Also, payments made to the State Disbursement Unit are recorded.

The office of Circuit Court Clerk is located on the first floor of the Courts Complex, just north of the Historic Courthouse.

Personal checks from banks outside of Montgomery County are not accepted.