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Amnesty Event

May 10 through May 21

What Is Amesty?

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 May 10, 2021 to May 21, 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.

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

Individuals who wish to participate in this program may ask for a quote in their case or cases by sending an email to cccircuitclerk@co.champaign.il.us. The email needs to include the individual’s name with middle initial, their address, their phone number, their email address, and their case number or numbers. The case number lookup can be found at the Circuit Clerk’s website, www.champaigncircuitclerk.org, going to the tab called “View Court Case Information,” and filling in their name in the box called “Search by Participant Name.” The last day of this event is May 21, 2021 and you will not be able to make an Amnesty payment after midnight on that date; you will be able to make payments after that date, but late fees and collection fees will apply.

How Can I Make a Payment?

Payments can be made in person during these two weeks in person from 8:00-4:30, including over the lunch hour, Monday-Friday, at the Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Champaign County Courthouse, 101 E. Main St., Urbana, Illinois. 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 May 10, 2021 and ending on May 21, 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 May 10, 2021 to May 21, 2021, inclusive. Please mail your payment to: Champaign County Circuit Clerk, ATTN: Amnesty Event, 101 E. Main St., Urbana, IL 61801.

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