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Shanelle Bardell

Stephenson County Circuit Court 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 the 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.

DO YOU HAVE COURT TODAY? PLEASE CLICK ON THE DAILY COURT SCHEDULE ON THE LEFT TO SEE YOUR COURT TIME.

FOR ONLINE COURT, PLEASE CLICK ZOOM COURTROOMS ON THE LEFT.

2024 Court Holiday Schedule
The Courts will be closed on the following holidays:
January 1 New Year's Day (Observed)
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 12 Lincoln's Birthday (Observed)
February 19 Washington's Birthday (Observed)
March 29 Spring Holiday
May 27 Memorial Day
June 19 Juneteenth Independence Day (Observed)
July 4 Independence Day
September 2 Labor Day
October 14 Columbus Day (Observed)
November 5 Election Day
November 11 Veterans' Day
November 28 Thanksgiving Day
November 29 Day After Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
                                     
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 1:30 P.M.
2024 2025
18-Jan 16-Jan
15-Feb 20-Feb
21-Mar 20-Mar
18-Apr 17-Apr
16-May 15-May
20-Jun 19-Jun
18-Jul 17-Jul
15-Aug 21-Aug
19-Sep 18-Sep
17-Oct 16-Oct
21-Nov 20-Nov
19-Dec 18-Dec


Professional Associations

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