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Traffic Tickets

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Court Appearance Required

Some cases require a Court Appearance and may not be paid using this site. Please check the NOTICE TO APPEAR section on your ticket first to see if it is marked as COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED. When this is indicated on your ticket you are not eligible to use this site to pay fines and assessments unless the Court has set the amount of fines and assessments by order.

Payment Deadline

Your payment must be made at least two (2) business days prior to your court date. Any payment made using this site after this time period may result in a conviction or other court action against you. If the time period is less than two (2) business days before the court date, the case may not be available for payment using this site.

Driver’s License Number

The Driver’s License Number is required to find your outstanding traffic citation. The License number is located on the ticket under the DEFENDANT section. If you do not find your ticket listed in response to your search, you may not be able to pay using this site, please check your ticket to verify it is not marked as COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED.

Please allow at least 4-5 business days from the date that the ticket was issued to pay online.

Confirmation of Payment

Upon completion of the transaction, you will have an opportunity to print a confirmation page for your record.

To Plead Guilty and make a payment click here


If you have questions, please contact the Circuit Clerk’s office at 815-895-7138 or by email at

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