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Shanelle Bardell

Stephenson County Circuit Clerk
sbardell@stephensoncountyil.gov

Stephenson County Circuit Clerk
15 N. Galena Ave.
2nd Floor
Freeport, Illinois 61032
815-235-8266

  • Press 1 - Traffic Division
  • Press 2 - Criminal Division
  • Press 3 - Civil Division
  • Press 4 - Jury/Archives/Appeals

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Circuit Clerk and Court

Our mission is to serve citizens of Stephenson County and the participants in the Judicial System in an appropriate, professional, and ethical manner. In accordance with statutes, all service information and court records will be provided with courtesy and efficiency.

The Stephenson County Circuit Clerk and Deputy Clerks are prohibited by law from dispensing legal advice or drafting, assisting or preparing legal documents or pleadings, except such documents as such clerks are by law required, or by some statute authorized to draft or prepare.


FOR ONLINE COURT PLEASE CLICK ZOOM COURTROOMS ON THE LEFT

2023 Court Holiday Schedule
The Courts will be closed on the following holidays:
January 2 New Year's Day (Observed)
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 13 Lincoln's Birthday (Observed)
February 20 Washington's Birthday (Observed)
April 7 Spring Holiday
May 29 Memorial Day
June 19 Juneteenth Independence Day (Observed)
July 4 Independence Day
September 4 Labor Day
October 9 Columbus Day (Observed)
November 10 Veterans' Day
November 23 Thanksgiving Day
November 24 Day After Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day (Observed)
                                       
2nd FLOOR OFFICE

  • Criminal
  • Traffic
  • Civil
 
3rd FLOOR OFFICE

  • Administration
  • Jury
  • Appeal
  • Records/Archives



FOR YOUR CONVIENENCE, TELEVISION MONITORS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE 1ST AND 2ND FLOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, WHICH DISPLAY THE COURT SCHEDULE FOR THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON CALENDARS RESPECTIVELY. (CASE NAME - TIME & COURTROOM).

FOR THE SAFETY AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF INDIVIDUALS, NO FOOD, OR BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED WHEN VISITING THE COURTHOUSE.

TIME TO PAY SCHEDULE:
                 *The scheduled monthly Pay or Appear dates are set out below for the month of the missed payment at 2:00 P.M.
2023 2024
19-Jan 18-Jan
16-Feb 15-Feb
16-Mar 21-Mar
20-Apr 18-Apr
18-May 16-May
15-Jun 20-Jun
20-Jul 18-Jul
17-Aug 15-Aug
21-Sep 19-Sep
19-Oct 17-Oct
16-Nov 21-Nov
21-Dec 19-Dec


Professional Associations

  • Administrative Office of Illinois Courts
  • Illinois Association of Circuit Clerks
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