Circuit Courts

The majority of cases in Madison County are handled in Edwardsville at the Madison County Courthouse and the Criminal Justice Center.  Area courts are located in Collinsville, Granite City, and Alton.  The Area courts are used primarily to hear the Traffic and Misdemeanor cases filed in those municipalities.  For purposes of administration, the Circuit Court is divided into divisions. The main divisions are Civil Law, Criminal, Traffic, and Family.

Court Dates

Hearings and trials are scheduled by the Circuit Clerk’s office.  In order to find your case, identify which docket your case is listed under then follow the search directions on the top of the page.
Court Docket

Court Records

The Circuit Clerk provides online access to cases filed in Madison County through its website.  You can search by name, case number or driver license.  To obtain copies of any documents filed, you will still need to contact the Circuit Clerk’s office at (618) 692-6240.
Court Records Search

Court Rules

These rules establish the policy and procedures of the Third Judicial Circuit Court:
Illinois Supreme Court Rules
Local Rules

Court Transcripts

Copies of court transcripts can be ordered by contacting Debbie Wallis, Court Reporting Supervisor at 618.296.4882 or email
Frequently Asked Questions

Filing Fees

All the fees for cases filed in Madison County are set by the Circuit Clerk’s office in accordance with the Illinois Statutes.
2015 Fee Guide