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Amnesty Event

October 18 through October 29

What Is Amnesty?

A window of time when you can pay off your entire case — without having to pay collection fees or late fees.

What Is the Amnesty Event?

The Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s office will be hosting an Amnesty Event from October 18 to October 29, 2021.  During that time, anyone who has a balance due on a criminal, traffic, DUI, ordinance violation or conservation violation will be able to pay their total due minus any late fees and collection fees which have accumulated.

Late fees and collection fees will only be waived in these cases if you pay the full balance of what you owe on each case during this event.  This waiver does not apply to any fines and costs which have already been paid, or any tax refunds which have been applied against what is due and owing.

The last day of this event is October 29, 2021. You will not be able to make a payment after midnight on that date.

How Do I Find Out What I Will Owe After the Amnesty Credit Is Applied?

Individuals who wish to participate in this program must first ask for a quote in their case or cases. Request a quote by using the Request an Amnesty Quote form, or by sending an email to cccircuitclerk@co.champaign.il.us that includes all the following information: the individual’s name with middle initial, their address, their phone number, their email address, their case number or numbers, their additional name or alias that may be associated with the case(s).

Case number lookup can be found at the Circuit Clerk’s website. Go to www.champaigncircuitclerk.org , select the box called View Court Case Information, and enter the individual’s name in the box called “Search by Participant Name.”

 

How Can I Make a Payment?

Payments can be made in person at the Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Champaign County Courthouse, 101 E. Main St., Urbana, Illinois from 8:00-4:30, including over the lunch hour, Monday-Friday during these two weeks.  The payments should be accompanied by the Amnesty Week Quote or Quotes, and the person’s current driver’s license or state identification card.  Payments can be made by cash, cashier’s check, credit card or debit card.  Payments cannot be made with a personal check.

Payments can also be made online at www.champaigncircuitclerk.org by selecting the box called Amnesty Week Payments.

Individuals must use the reference number or numbers received in the Amnesty Week Quote or Quotes to make sure the payment or payments are accurately applied. 

You can only make these payments starting on October 18, 2021 and ending on October 29, 2021 at midnight.

You may also mail in your payment by money order or cashier’s check only, including your case number(s) and your phone number for reference, so long as your envelope is postmarked from October 18, 2021 to October 29, 2021, inclusive.  Please mail your payment to:  Champaign County Circuit  Clerk, ATTN:  Amnesty Event, 101 E. Main St., Urbana, IL  61801.  The payment should be accompanied by the Amnesty Week Quote or Quotes.

Anyone with questions about Amnesty Week may call 217-384-3725 or email cccircuitclerk@co.champaign.il.us for further information.