Grundy County

Circuit clerk

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Circuit Clerk

Corri Trotter

E-Mail Address:

Physical Address:

111 E Washington St. Rm 30
Morris, IL 60450

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 707
Morris, IL 60450

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.


Grundy County Circuit Clerk

Virtual Court is ONLY used for the 8:45am/9:00am/9:15am calls, unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Eviction, Law Magistrate, Small Claims, Criminal and Traffic cases are IN PERSON ONLY.

Department Phone Numbers

Phone Number
Main Line815-941-3256
Child Support815-941-3259
Jury Information815-941-3259
Jury Hotline815-941-3394
Traffic Department815-941-3260
Wedding Scheduling815-941-3259
Court Clerk Contact Information

Court Clerk for:


The Civil Division hears matters which include, but are not limited to: mortgage foreclosures, name changes, property damage, personal injury, eviction, tax deeds, small claims, orders of protection, divorce, paternity, estates and guardianships.

The following case types are found within the Civil Division: adoption (AD), Chancery (CH), Divorce (DC/DN), Eminent Domain (ED), Family (FA), Law Over $50,000 (LA), Law Magistrate $5,001-$50,000 (LM), Miscellaneous Remedy (MR), Municipal Corporation (MC), Order of Protection (OP), Probate (PR/GR), Small Claims Under $5,000 (SC) and Tax (TX).

Copy Requests

The Grundy County Circuit Clerk’s records are open to any member of the public for inspection or to obtain copies at all times during regular business hours at the office holding the records to the extent allowed by applicable statute, court rule or court order. Please be aware that Adoptions and Juvenile records are not open to the public and no information on these cases is available.

Copy Request Instructions

You can request copies two ways:

  1. Complete the Online Copy Request Form (Click here to complete the online Request Form).  Once the request is submitted, you will receive an email within two business days informing you of the costs as well as a link to make the payment.
  2. Print the request form (Click here to print a copy of the Request Form) and mail to:

Grundy County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 707
Morris, IL 60450

The requester will be responsible for statutory fees (See Section 27.1a of the Clerk’s Act (705 ILCS 105/27.1a) which can include but are not limited to, the following: copying charges; certification charges (if necessary); and postage.

Please contact the Clerk’s office at (815) 941-3259 if you have questions regarding Civil Cases.

Please contact the Clerk’s office at (815) 941-3260 if you have questions regarding Criminal Cases.

Page 1 $2.00
Pages 2-19  $ .50 each
Pages 20 and above $ .25 each
Certified Copies
Per Certified Document $10.00 in addition to above copy charges
Cost for Circuit Clerk to Mail Documents
(if self-addressed stamped envelope not provided)


A criminal case is defined as a case that the State is prosecuting. The Criminal Division hears matters which include, but are not limited to misdemeanors, felonies, ordinance violations, driving under the influence and juvenile matters.

Payments of fines for these types of cases are also accepted at this location.

The following case types are found within the Criminal Division: Criminal Contempt (CC), Criminal Felony (CF), Criminal Misdemeanor (CM), Conservation Violation (CV), Driving Under the Influence (DT), Juvenile (J), Juvenile Abuse/Neglect (JA), Juvenile Delinquent (JD), Mental Health (MH), Miscellaneous Remedy (MR) and Order of Protection (OP).

Foreclosure Information:

Effective March 1, 2014 Grundy County has implemented a Mandatory Mediation Program for all residential mortgage foreclosure cases.

The foreclosure mediation program is designed to alleviate the burden of costs and expenses to lenders, borrowers and taxpayers caused by Residential Mortgage Foreclosures.  It is further designed to aid in the administration of justice by reducing the backlog of court cases.  It is also aimed at keeping families in their homes to prevent vacant and abandoned houses that negatively affect property values and destabilize neighborhoods.

From the effective date of the Rule (March 1, 2014), the parties in all residential foreclosures (as defined by the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Act 735 ILCS 15/1501 et seq.) and Supreme Court Rule 99.1 will be subject to mediation as set forth herein.  Mediation cases are normally heard on the 3rd Friday of every month (excluding months where a holiday falls on the 3rd Friday) at 10:00am in the Law Library of the Grundy County Courthouse.

Residential Foreclosure Mediation Rules

Mediation forms are available in the downloadable forms section (Civil / General folder) of our website.


The Traffic Division hears matters which include, but are not limited to moving and nonmoving violations, ordinance violations and driving under the influence.

Payments of fines for these types of cases are also accepted at this location.

The following case types are found within the Traffic Division: Driving Under the Influence (DT), Ordinance Violation (OV), and Traffic (TR).

Court Supervision without a Court Appearance for Minor Traffic Violations 

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