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COURTS
(705 ILCS 105/) Clerks of Courts Act.

705 ILCS 105/0.01

    (705 ILCS 105/0.01) (from Ch. 25, par. 0.01)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Clerks of Courts Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

705 ILCS 105/1

    (705 ILCS 105/1) (from Ch. 25, par. 1)
    Sec. 1. One clerk of the circuit court in each county shall be elected as provided by law, and shall hold office until a successor is elected and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 81-276.)

705 ILCS 105/1.1

    (705 ILCS 105/1.1) (from Ch. 25, par. 1.1)
    Sec. 1.1. The clerk of the circuit court in each county shall enter upon the duties of office on the first day in the month of December following his or her election on which the office of the clerk of the circuit court is required, by statute or by action of the court, to be open.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 does not apply to any county which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/3

    (705 ILCS 105/3) (from Ch. 25, par. 3)
    Sec. 3. The clerks shall be commissioned by the governor.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/4

    (705 ILCS 105/4) (from Ch. 25, par. 4)
    Sec. 4. Every clerk shall, before entering upon the duties of office, give bond, with one or more sureties (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding), to be approved by any two of the judges of his or her court, which bond shall be in such penalty, not less than $5,000, as may be agreed by such judges, payable to the People of the State of Illinois, and conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of office, and to pay over all moneys that may come into his or her possession or custody by virtue of office, to the parties entitled thereto, and to deliver up all moneys, papers, books, records, and other things appertaining to the office, whole, safe and undefaced, when lawfully required so to do. The bond shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State. The clerk shall also, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:
    I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of clerk of ...., according to the best of my ability.
    The oath shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 88-387.)

705 ILCS 105/4.1

    (705 ILCS 105/4.1) (from Ch. 25, par. 4.1)
    Sec. 4.1. At the request of the clerk of the circuit court in any county the county board of that county shall designate one or more banks or savings and loan associations in which funds and moneys in the custody of such clerk may be kept. Except as provided below, the clerk of the circuit court shall be discharged from responsibility for all funds and moneys which he or she deposits in that designated depository, while such funds and moneys are on deposit therein. When a bank or savings and loan association has been designated as a depository it shall continue as such until 10 days after a new depository is designated and has qualified as provided above. When a new depository is designated, the county board shall notify the sureties of the clerk of the circuit court of that fact, in writing, at least 5 days before the transfer of funds.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

705 ILCS 105/6

    (705 ILCS 105/6) (from Ch. 25, par. 6)
    Sec. 6. The clerks of the Circuit Courts shall keep their offices at the court house of their respective counties, and shall keep their offices open and attend to the duties thereof during such hours on each day, and on such days as may be ordered by the rule of the court in such county, which rule may be changed from time to time as the court may see fit.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3395.)

705 ILCS 105/7

    (705 ILCS 105/7) (from Ch. 25, par. 7)
    Sec. 7. The clerks of the several circuit courts shall be keepers of the seals of their respective courts.
(Source: P.A. 87-845.)

705 ILCS 105/8

    (705 ILCS 105/8) (from Ch. 25, par. 8)
    Sec. 8. The clerks shall, in all cases, attend in person to the duties of their offices, respectively, when it is practicable so to do, and shall perform all the duties thereof which can reasonably be performed by one person. In the performance of the duties of the office of clerk of the circuit court, any such clerk, after filing with the Secretary of State his or her manual signature certified by him or her under oath, may execute or cause to be executed with a facsimile signature, in lieu of his or her original signature, all forms of process and notices issued by his or her office.
    "Facsimile signature" means a reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping, or other means of the manual signature of an authorized officer.
    When the seal of the clerk of the circuit court is required in the execution of any process or notice issued by the clerk's office, the clerk may cause the seal to be printed, engraved, stamped or otherwise placed in facsimile thereon. The facsimile seal has the same effect as the impression of the seal.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/9

    (705 ILCS 105/9) (from Ch. 25, par. 9)
    Sec. 9. The clerks may, when necessary, appoint deputies, who shall take the same oath or affirmation as is required of the principal clerk, which shall be entered into the records of their office.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

705 ILCS 105/10

    (705 ILCS 105/10) (from Ch. 25, par. 10)
    Sec. 10. The principal clerk shall, in all cases, be responsible for the acts of his or her deputies.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/12

    (705 ILCS 105/12) (from Ch. 25, par. 12)
    Sec. 12. The clerks shall issue the process of their respective courts in the manner provided by law.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 260.)

705 ILCS 105/12.1

    (705 ILCS 105/12.1)
    Sec. 12.1. Electronic notice. The circuit clerk may provide notice to a party by hard copy or by electronic notice, pursuant to a uniform and standard policy adopted by the circuit clerk. A recipient may elect to receive notices by hard copy or electronically via the electronic address he or she has registered with the circuit clerk. The clerk must provide notice in the format chosen by the recipient. When providing notice electronically, the circuit clerk shall maintain a copy of the electronic content and a delivery receipt as part of the records of his or her office. Administrative communications of either the clerk or the court are not subject to the electronic notice requirements. If all policies and statutes are complied with, electronic notices shall have the same effect as hard copy notices.
(Source: P.A. 96-971, eff. 7-2-10.)

705 ILCS 105/13

    (705 ILCS 105/13) (from Ch. 25, par. 13)
    Sec. 13. The clerks shall attend the sessions of their respective courts, preserve all the files and papers thereof, make, keep and preserve complete records of all the proceedings and determinations thereof, except in cases otherwise provided by law, and do and perform all other duties pertaining to their offices, as may be required by law or the rules and orders of their courts respectively. Notwithstanding any other law, the right to access and disseminate any court record as defined in this Act may not be subject to an exclusive contract with another person or entity. This Section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act", approved August 18, 1961, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 90-206, eff. 7-25-97.)

705 ILCS 105/14

    (705 ILCS 105/14) (from Ch. 25, par. 14)
    Sec. 14. The clerks shall enter of record all judgments and orders of their respective courts, as soon after the rendition or making thereof as practicable.
    Immediately after a judgment of dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of marriage is granted in this State, the clerk of the court which granted the judgment of dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of marriage shall complete and sign the form furnished by the Department of Public Health, and forward such form to the Department of Public Health within 45 days after the close of the month in which the judgment is rendered.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/15

    (705 ILCS 105/15) (from Ch. 25, par. 15)
    Sec. 15. Any clerk who fails to enter of record any order or judgment of his or her court within 45 days after the same is made or rendered, or any clerk having the duty to forward to the Department of Public Health the record of any judgment of dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of marriage, who wilfully fails to do so within 45 days after the close of the month in which the same is made or rendered, shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined by the court not exceeding $100, and for any subsequent offense he or she may be fined in a like amount or proceeded against as for a Class A misdemeanor in office and removed from office. In any county of less than 500,000 inhabitants, when it appears to the majority of judges of such court that there are an insufficient number of persons employed in the office of the clerk of the court to properly make the entries in accordance with this Section, the majority of judges of such court shall thereupon determine and fix the number of deputies they find necessary to so properly maintain the records, and their reasonable compensation shall be paid out of the earnings of the office.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/16

    (705 ILCS 105/16) (from Ch. 25, par. 16)
    Sec. 16. Records kept by the clerks of the circuit courts are subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act", approved August 18, 1961, as amended.
    Unless otherwise provided by rule or administrative order of the Supreme Court, the respective clerks of the circuit courts shall keep in their offices the following books:
    1. A general docket, upon which shall be entered all suits, in the order in which they are commenced.
    2. Two well-bound books, to be denominated "Plaintiff's Index to Court Records," and "Defendant's Index to Court Records" to be ruled and printed substantially in the following manner:
.....
PlaintiffsDefendantsKind ofDateRecordPages

ActionCommencedBook
.....
.....
.....
Date ofJudgment

judgmentdocket
.....

Book Page
.....

CertificateSatisfied

CertificateCertificateofor notNumber

of levyof saleredemptionsatisfied of case
.....
Fee BookBook PageBook PageBook Page
.....
    All cases shall be entered in such books, in alphabetical order, by the name of each plaintiff and defendant. The books shall set forth the names of the parties, kind of action, date commenced, the record books and pages on which the cases are recorded, the date of judgment, books and pages of the judgment dockets, fee book, certificates of levy, sale and redemption records on which they are entered satisfied or not satisfied, and number of case. The defendant's index shall be ruled and printed in the same manner as the plaintiff's except the parties shall be reversed.
    3. Proper books of record, with indices, showing the names of all parties to any action or judgment therein recorded, with a reference to the page where it is recorded.
    4. A judgment docket, in which all final judgments (except child support orders as hereinafter provided) shall be minuted at the time they are entered, or within 60 days thereafter in alphabetical order, by the name of every person against whom the judgment is entered, showing, in the proper columns ruled for that purpose, the names of the parties, the date, nature of the judgment, amount of the judgment and costs in separate items, for which it is issued, to whom issued, when returned, and the manner of its enforcement; a blank column shall be kept in which may be entered a note of the satisfaction or other disposition of the judgment or order and when satisfied by enforcement or otherwise, or set aside or enjoined; the clerk shall enter a minute thereof in such column, showing how disposed of, the date and the book and page, where the evidence thereof is to be found. In the case of child support orders or modifications of such orders entered on or after May 1, 1987, the clerk shall minute such orders or modifications in the manner and form provided herein but shall not minute every child support installment when due or every child support payment when made. Such dockets may be searched by persons, at all reasonable times without fee.
    5. A fee book, in which shall be distinctly set down, in items, the proper title of the cause and heads, the cost of each action, including clerk's, sheriff's and witness' fees, stating the name of each witness having claimed attendance in respect of the trial or hearing of such action with the number of days attended. It shall not be necessary to insert the cost in the judgment; but whenever an action is determined and final judgment entered, the costs of each party litigant shall be made up and entered in such fee book, which shall be considered a part of the record and judgment, subject, however, at all times to be corrected by the court; and the prevailing party shall be considered as having recovered judgment for the amount of the costs so taxed in his or her favor, and the same shall be included in the certified copy of such judgment, and a bill thereof accompanying certified copy of the judgment. If any clerk shall issue a fee bill or a bill of costs, with the certified copy of the judgment without first entering the same in the fee book, or if any such bill of costs or fee bill shall be issued which shall not be in substance a copy of the recorded bill, the same shall be void. Any person having paid such bill of costs or fee bill, may recover from the clerk the amount thereof, with costs of the action, in any circuit court.
    6. Such other books of record and entry as are provided by law, or may be required in the proper performance of their duties. All records, dockets and books required by law to be kept by such clerks shall be deemed public records, and shall at all times be open to inspection without fee or reward, and all persons shall have free access for inspection and examination to such records, docket and books, and also to all papers on file in the different clerks' offices and shall have the right to take memoranda and abstracts thereto.
(Source: P.A. 85-1156.)

705 ILCS 105/17

    (705 ILCS 105/17) (from Ch. 25, par. 17)
    Sec. 17. If any clerk shall fail to keep any such docket, or record book, or any book required by law to be kept by him or her, or to make the proper entries therein at the time required by law, or, when no time is fixed, within a reasonable time, he or she shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined by the court not exceeding $100, and for a subsequent offense he or she may be fined in a like amount, or proceeded against as for a Class A misdemeanor in office, and removed from the office.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/18

    (705 ILCS 105/18) (from Ch. 25, par. 18)
    Sec. 18. The clerk of the supreme court shall procure the books and stationery necessary for his or her office and proper facilities for the safe keeping of the archives of his or her office.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/19

    (705 ILCS 105/19) (from Ch. 25, par. 19)
    Sec. 19. The several clerks of the circuit courts of the respective counties shall, from time to time, as may be necessary, procure the proper books and stationery for their respective offices, unless the same are provided by the county board, as provided by law.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3391.)

705 ILCS 105/20

    (705 ILCS 105/20) (from Ch. 25, par. 20)
    Sec. 20. The necessary rooms and office furniture, the proper vaults or other means for the safe keeping of the archives of their respective offices, shall be provided for the several clerks mentioned in the preceding section by the county boards of their respective counties, and the cost thereof paid out of the county treasury.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 260.)

705 ILCS 105/21

    (705 ILCS 105/21) (from Ch. 25, par. 21)
    Sec. 21. Whenever a clerk of any court goes out of office, it shall be his or her duty to deliver over to his or her successor, and of his or her successor to demand and receive from him or her, all the books, papers, records and other things appertaining to the office, or in the possession of such outgoing clerk, by virtue of the office. Should any person herein required to give up the books, papers, records and other things refuse to do so on such application or request, the court has the authority to use such compulsory process, and take such measures as may be necessary to coerce the delivery according to the intent and purpose hereof.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/22

    (705 ILCS 105/22) (from Ch. 25, par. 22)
    Sec. 22. The judges of the several courts shall, as often as once in each year, make an examination of the offices of the clerks of their respective courts, and may give such directions and make such orders in regard to the keeping of the same, and the records and papers thereof, not contrary to law, as they shall deem best.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 260.)

705 ILCS 105/24

    (705 ILCS 105/24) (from Ch. 25, par. 24)
    Sec. 24. The clerks shall keep a docket, in which they shall enter all the unsettled estates in their office, the name of the administrator, the date of the letters of office, the amount of the bond, and the names of the securities thereto, the names of the heirs and surviving spouse, if known, the time of filing inventory and sale bill, and amount of sale bill - leaving a sufficient margin for remarks. The docket shall be prepared in vertical columns, designated from left to right as follows: Name of deceased and administrator; Date of letters; Amount of bond and names of securities; Surviving spouse and heirs; When inventory and sale bill filed and amount of sale bill; Remarks.
    The dockets shall have an alphabetical index, in which shall be entered each estate, and the page upon which it is docketed. This Section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act", approved August 18, 1961, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

705 ILCS 105/25

    (705 ILCS 105/25) (from Ch. 25, par. 25)
    Sec. 25. Unless otherwise provided by rule or administrative order of the Supreme Court, such clerks shall also keep, subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act", approved August 18, 1961, as amended, a docket, in which shall be entered a minute of all claims filed against estates, in the order in which they are filed, setting forth the name of the claimant and of the estate against which the same is filed, the nature and amount of the claim, if summons was issued thereon, when and where returnable, with sufficient margin opposite each claim for the judgment of the court. Such book shall be prepared and kept substantially in the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
Memorandum
Names ofNature andas toJudgment
claimantand amountsummonsof Court
and estateof claimand notice
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/26

    (705 ILCS 105/26) (from Ch. 25, par. 26)
    Sec. 26. The judgment docket shall have an alphabetical index kept by the clerk, both direct and indirect - the direct memorandum in the index shall show the name of the claimant, the name of the estate, and the page upon which the claim will be found; the indirect memorandum in the index shall merely be the name of the estate, opposite which shall be set down the various pages upon which judgments are entered, either against or for the estate. This section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act", approved August 18, 1961, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

705 ILCS 105/27

    (705 ILCS 105/27) (from Ch. 25, par. 27)
    Sec. 27. Clerks shall provide well bound books in which to record bonds and letters of administrators, executors and guardians; inventories, appraisement bills and sale bills of estates; relinquishments and selections of surviving spouses; inventories of property of minors; wills and the probate thereof; annual and final reports of administrators, executors and guardians; and such other exhibits or writings as are required by law to be recorded.
    Clerks shall also provide a book to be called a ledger, in which shall be kept the accounts of all executors, administrators and guardians. The debit side shall be made up of all items with which the executor, administrator or guardian is charged, with a memorandum opposite each item of charge of the book and page in which the original entry is made. The credit side shall be made up of all sums properly paid by the executor, administrator or guardian, under the laws of this State, which have been allowed by the court; opposite each item of credit a like memorandum shall be made, showing the book and page where the original entry is to be found.
    Each of the books required to be kept by this Section shall have an alphabetical index, with proper entries, so that the contents may be readily found.
    Clerks shall keep a journal of the proceedings of the court. A full summary of all settlements made by executors, administrators or guardians shall be entered in the journal. The journal shall have a copious alphabetical index of all entries made therein.
    This Section is subject to the provisions of the Local Records Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-828.)

705 ILCS 105/27.1

    (705 ILCS 105/27.1) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.1)
    Sec. 27.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 93-385, eff. 7-25-03; 93-573, eff. 8-21-03. Repealed by P.A. 93-39, eff. 7-1-03.)

705 ILCS 105/27.1a

    (705 ILCS 105/27.1a) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.1a)
    Sec. 27.1a. The fees of the clerks of the circuit court in all counties having a population of not more than 500,000 inhabitants in the instances described in this Section shall be as provided in this Section. In those instances where a minimum and maximum fee is stated, the clerk of the circuit court must charge the minimum fee listed and may charge up to the maximum fee if the county board has by resolution increased the fee. The fees shall be paid in advance and shall be as follows:
(a) Civil Cases.
        The fee for filing a complaint, petition, or other
    
pleading initiating a civil action, with the following exceptions, shall be a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $160.
            (A) When the amount of money or damages or the
        
value of personal property claimed does not exceed $250, $10.
            (B) When that amount exceeds $250 but does not
        
exceed $500, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $20.
            (C) When that amount exceeds $500 but does not
        
exceed $2500, a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $40.
            (D) When that amount exceeds $2500 but does not
        
exceed $15,000, a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $75.
            (E) For the exercise of eminent domain, a minimum
        
of $45 and a maximum of $150. For each additional lot or tract of land or right or interest therein subject to be condemned, the damages in respect to which shall require separate assessment by a jury, a minimum of $45 and a maximum of $150.
(a-1) Family.
        For filing a petition under the Juvenile Court Act of
    
1987, $25.
        For filing a petition for a marriage license, $10.
        For performing a marriage in court, $10.
        For filing a petition under the Illinois Parentage
    
Act of 1984, $40.
(b) Forcible Entry and Detainer.
        In each forcible entry and detainer case when the
    
plaintiff seeks possession only or unites with his or her claim for possession of the property a claim for rent or damages or both in the amount of $15,000 or less, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $50. When the plaintiff unites his or her claim for possession with a claim for rent or damages or both exceeding $15,000, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $160.
(c) Counterclaim or Joining Third Party Defendant.
        When any defendant files a counterclaim as part of
    
his or her answer or otherwise or joins another party as a third party defendant, or both, the defendant shall pay a fee for each counterclaim or third party action in an amount equal to the fee he or she would have had to pay had he or she brought a separate action for the relief sought in the counterclaim or against the third party defendant, less the amount of the appearance fee, if that has been paid.
(d) Confession of Judgment.
        In a confession of judgment when the amount does not
    
exceed $1500, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $50. When the amount exceeds $1500, but does not exceed $15,000, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $115. When the amount exceeds $15,000, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $200.
(e) Appearance.
        The fee for filing an appearance in each civil case
    
shall be a minimum of $15 and a maximum of $60, except as follows:
            (A) When the plaintiff in a forcible entry and
        
detainer case seeks possession only, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $50.
            (B) When the amount in the case does not exceed
        
$1500, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $30.
            (C) When that amount exceeds $1500 but does not
        
exceed $15,000, a minimum of $15 and a maximum of $60.
(f) Garnishment, Wage Deduction, and Citation.
        In garnishment affidavit, wage deduction affidavit,
    
and citation petition when the amount does not exceed $1,000, a minimum of $5 and a maximum of $15; when the amount exceeds $1,000 but does not exceed $5,000, a minimum of $5 and a maximum of $30; and when the amount exceeds $5,000, a minimum of $5 and a maximum of $50.
(g) Petition to Vacate or Modify.
        (1) Petition to vacate or modify any final judgment
    
or order of court, except in forcible entry and detainer cases and small claims cases or a petition to reopen an estate, to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or order for child or spousal support, or to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, if filed before 30 days after the entry of the judgment or order, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $50.
        (2) Petition to vacate or modify any final judgment
    
or order of court, except a petition to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or order for child or spousal support or to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, if filed later than 30 days after the entry of the judgment or order, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $75.
        (3) Petition to vacate order of bond forfeiture, a
    
minimum of $10 and a maximum of $40.
(h) Mailing.
        When the clerk is required to mail, the fee will be a
    
minimum of $2 and a maximum of $10, plus the cost of postage.
(i) Certified Copies.
        Each certified copy of a judgment after the first,
    
except in small claims and forcible entry and detainer cases, a minimum of $2 and a maximum of $10.
(j) Habeas Corpus.
        For filing a petition for relief by habeas corpus, a
    
minimum of $60 and a maximum of $100.
(k) Certification, Authentication, and Reproduction.
        (1) Each certification or authentication for taking
    
the acknowledgment of a deed or other instrument in writing with the seal of office, a minimum of $2 and a maximum of $6.
        (2) Court appeals when original documents are
    
forwarded, under 100 pages, plus delivery and costs, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $60.
        (3) Court appeals when original documents are
    
forwarded, over 100 pages, plus delivery and costs, a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $150.
        (4) Court appeals when original documents are
    
forwarded, over 200 pages, an additional fee of a minimum of 20 cents and a maximum of 25 cents per page.
        (5) For reproduction of any document contained in the
    
clerk's files:
            (A) First page, a minimum of $1 and a maximum of
        
$2.
            (B) Next 19 pages, 50 cents per page.
            (C) All remaining pages, 25 cents per page.
(l) Remands.
        In any cases remanded to the Circuit Court from the
    
Supreme Court or the Appellate Court for a new trial, the clerk shall file the remanding order and reinstate the case with either its original number or a new number. The Clerk shall not charge any new or additional fee for the reinstatement. Upon reinstatement the Clerk shall advise the parties of the reinstatement. A party shall have the same right to a jury trial on remand and reinstatement as he or she had before the appeal, and no additional or new fee or charge shall be made for a jury trial after remand.
(m) Record Search.
        For each record search, within a division or
    
municipal district, the clerk shall be entitled to a search fee of a minimum of $4 and a maximum of $6 for each year searched.
(n) Hard Copy.
        For each page of hard copy print output, when case
    
records are maintained on an automated medium, the clerk shall be entitled to a fee of a minimum of $4 and a maximum of $6.
(o) Index Inquiry and Other Records.
        No fee shall be charged for a single
    
plaintiff/defendant index inquiry or single case record inquiry when this request is made in person and the records are maintained in a current automated medium, and when no hard copy print output is requested. The fees to be charged for management records, multiple case records, and multiple journal records may be specified by the Chief Judge pursuant to the guidelines for access and dissemination of information approved by the Supreme Court.
(p) (Blank).
(q) Alias Summons.
        For each alias summons or citation issued by the
    
clerk, a minimum of $2 and a maximum of $5.
(r) Other Fees.
        Any fees not covered in this Section shall be set by
    
rule or administrative order of the Circuit Court with the approval of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
        The clerk of the circuit court may provide additional
    
services for which there is no fee specified by statute in connection with the operation of the clerk's office as may be requested by the public and agreed to by the clerk and approved by the chief judge of the circuit court. Any charges for additional services shall be as agreed to between the clerk and the party making the request and approved by the chief judge of the circuit court. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require any clerk to provide any service not otherwise required by law.
(s) Jury Services.
        The clerk shall be entitled to receive, in addition
    
to other fees allowed by law, the sum of a minimum of $62.50 and a maximum of $212.50, as a fee for the services of a jury in every civil action not quasi-criminal in its nature and not a proceeding for the exercise of the right of eminent domain and in every other action wherein the right of trial by jury is or may be given by law. The jury fee shall be paid by the party demanding a jury at the time of filing the jury demand. If the fee is not paid by either party, no jury shall be called in the action or proceeding, and the same shall be tried by the court without a jury.
(t) Voluntary Assignment.
        For filing each deed of voluntary assignment, a
    
minimum of $10 and a maximum of $20; for recording the same, a minimum of 25 cents and a maximum of 50 cents for each 100 words. Exceptions filed to claims presented to an assignee of a debtor who has made a voluntary assignment for the benefit of creditors shall be considered and treated, for the purpose of taxing costs therein, as actions in which the party or parties filing the exceptions shall be considered as party or parties plaintiff, and the claimant or claimants as party or parties defendant, and those parties respectively shall pay to the clerk the same fees as provided by this Section to be paid in other actions.
(u) Expungement Petition.
        The clerk shall be entitled to receive a fee of a
    
minimum of $15 and a maximum of $60 for each expungement petition filed and an additional fee of a minimum of $2 and a maximum of $4 for each certified copy of an order to expunge arrest records.
(v) Probate.
        The clerk is entitled to receive the fees specified
    
in this subsection (v), which shall be paid in advance, except that, for good cause shown, the court may suspend, reduce, or release the costs payable under this subsection:
        (1) For administration of the estate of a decedent
    
(whether testate or intestate) or of a missing person, a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $150, plus the fees specified in subsection (v)(3), except:
            (A) When the value of the real and personal
        
property does not exceed $15,000, the fee shall be a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $40.
            (B) When (i) proof of heirship alone is made,
        
(ii) a domestic or foreign will is admitted to probate without administration (including proof of heirship), or (iii) letters of office are issued for a particular purpose without administration of the estate, the fee shall be a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $40.
            (C) For filing a petition to sell Real Estate,
        
$50.
        (2) For administration of the estate of a ward, a
    
minimum of $50 and a maximum of $75, plus the fees specified in subsection (v)(3), except:
            (A) When the value of the real and personal
        
property does not exceed $15,000, the fee shall be a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $40.
            (B) When (i) letters of office are issued to a
        
guardian of the person or persons, but not of the estate or (ii) letters of office are issued in the estate of a ward without administration of the estate, including filing or joining in the filing of a tax return or releasing a mortgage or consenting to the marriage of the ward, the fee shall be a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $20.
            (C) For filing a Petition to sell Real Estate,
        
$50.
        (3) In addition to the fees payable under subsection
    
(v)(1) or (v)(2) of this Section, the following fees are payable:
            (A) For each account (other than one final
        
account) filed in the estate of a decedent, or ward, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $25.
            (B) For filing a claim in an estate when the
        
amount claimed is $150 or more but less than $500, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $25; when the amount claimed is $500 or more but less than $10,000, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $40; when the amount claimed is $10,000 or more, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $60; provided that the court in allowing a claim may add to the amount allowed the filing fee paid by the claimant.
            (C) For filing in an estate a claim, petition, or
        
supplemental proceeding based upon an action seeking equitable relief including the construction or contest of a will, enforcement of a contract to make a will, and proceedings involving testamentary trusts or the appointment of testamentary trustees, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $60.
            (D) For filing in an estate (i) the appearance of
        
any person for the purpose of consent or (ii) the appearance of an executor, administrator, administrator to collect, guardian, guardian ad litem, or special administrator, no fee.
            (E) Except as provided in subsection (v)(3)(D),
        
for filing the appearance of any person or persons, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $30.
            (F) For each jury demand, a minimum of $62.50 and
        
a maximum of $137.50.
            (G) For disposition of the collection of a
        
judgment or settlement of an action or claim for wrongful death of a decedent or of any cause of action of a ward, when there is no other administration of the estate, a minimum of $30 and a maximum of $50, less any amount paid under subsection (v)(1)(B) or (v)(2)(B) except that if the amount involved does not exceed $5,000, the fee, including any amount paid under subsection (v)(1)(B) or (v)(2)(B), shall be a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $20.
            (H) For each certified copy of letters of office,
        
of court order or other certification, a minimum of $1 and a maximum of $2, plus a minimum of 50 cents and a maximum of $1 per page in excess of 3 pages for the document certified.
            (I) For each exemplification, a minimum of $1 and
        
a maximum of $2, plus the fee for certification.
        (4) The executor, administrator, guardian,
    
petitioner, or other interested person or his or her attorney shall pay the cost of publication by the clerk directly to the newspaper.
        (5) The person on whose behalf a charge is incurred
    
for witness, court reporter, appraiser, or other miscellaneous fee shall pay the same directly to the person entitled thereto.
        (6) The executor, administrator, guardian,
    
petitioner, or other interested person or his or her attorney shall pay to the clerk all postage charges incurred by the clerk in mailing petitions, orders, notices, or other documents pursuant to the provisions of the Probate Act of 1975.
(w) Criminal and Quasi-Criminal Costs and Fees.
        (1) The clerk shall be entitled to costs in all
    
criminal and quasi-criminal cases from each person convicted or sentenced to supervision therein as follows:
            (A) Felony complaints, a minimum of $40 and a
        
maximum of $100.
            (B) Misdemeanor complaints, a minimum of $25 and
        
a maximum of $75.
            (C) Business offense complaints, a minimum of $25
        
and a maximum of $75.
            (D) Petty offense complaints, a minimum of $25
        
and a maximum of $75.
            (E) Minor traffic or ordinance violations, $10.
            (F) When court appearance required, $15.
            (G) Motions to vacate or amend final orders, a
        
minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
            (H) Motions to vacate bond forfeiture orders, a
        
minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
            (I) Motions to vacate ex parte judgments,
        
whenever filed, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
            (J) Motions to vacate judgment on forfeitures,
        
whenever filed, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
            (K) Motions to vacate "failure to appear" or
        
"failure to comply" notices sent to the Secretary of State, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
        (2) In counties having a population of not more than
    
500,000 inhabitants, when the violation complaint is issued by a municipal police department, the clerk shall be entitled to costs from each person convicted therein as follows:
            (A) Minor traffic or ordinance violations, $10.
            (B) When court appearance required, $15.
        (3) In ordinance violation cases punishable by fine
    
only, the clerk of the circuit court shall be entitled to receive, unless the fee is excused upon a finding by the court that the defendant is indigent, in addition to other fees or costs allowed or imposed by law, the sum of a minimum of $62.50 and a maximum of $137.50 as a fee for the services of a jury. The jury fee shall be paid by the defendant at the time of filing his or her jury demand. If the fee is not so paid by the defendant, no jury shall be called, and the case shall be tried by the court without a jury.
(x) Transcripts of Judgment.
        For the filing of a transcript of judgment, the clerk
    
shall be entitled to the same fee as if it were the commencement of a new suit.
(y) Change of Venue.
        (1) For the filing of a change of case on a change of
    
venue, the clerk shall be entitled to the same fee as if it were the commencement of a new suit.
        (2) The fee for the preparation and certification of
    
a record on a change of venue to another jurisdiction, when original documents are forwarded, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $40.
(z) Tax objection complaints.
        For each tax objection complaint containing one or
    
more tax objections, regardless of the number of parcels involved or the number of taxpayers joining on the complaint, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $50.
(aa) Tax Deeds.
        (1) Petition for tax deed, if only one parcel is
    
involved, a minimum of $45 and a maximum of $200.
        (2) For each additional parcel, add a fee of a
    
minimum of $10 and a maximum of $60.
(bb) Collections.
        (1) For all collections made of others, except the
    
State and county and except in maintenance or child support cases, a sum equal to a minimum of 2% and a maximum of 2.5% of the amount collected and turned over.
        (2) Interest earned on any funds held by the clerk
    
shall be turned over to the county general fund as an earning of the office.
        (3) For any check, draft, or other bank instrument
    
returned to the clerk for non-sufficient funds, account closed, or payment stopped, $25.
        (4) In child support and maintenance cases, the
    
clerk, if authorized by an ordinance of the county board, may collect an annual fee of up to $36 from the person making payment for maintaining child support records and the processing of support orders to the State of Illinois KIDS system and the recording of payments issued by the State Disbursement Unit for the official record of the Court. This fee shall be in addition to and separate from amounts ordered to be paid as maintenance or child support and shall be deposited into a Separate Maintenance and Child Support Collection Fund, of which the clerk shall be the custodian, ex-officio, to be used by the clerk to maintain child support orders and record all payments issued by the State Disbursement Unit for the official record of the Court. The clerk may recover from the person making the maintenance or child support payment any additional cost incurred in the collection of this annual fee.
        The clerk shall also be entitled to a fee of $5 for
    
certifications made to the Secretary of State as provided in Section 7-703 of the Family Financial Responsibility Law and these fees shall also be deposited into the Separate Maintenance and Child Support Collection Fund.
(cc) Corrections of Numbers.
        For correction of the case number, case title, or
    
attorney computer identification number, if required by rule of court, on any document filed in the clerk's office, to be charged against the party that filed the document, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $25.
(dd) Exceptions.
        (1) The fee requirements of this Section shall not
    
apply to police departments or other law enforcement agencies. In this Section, "law enforcement agency" means an agency of the State or a unit of local government which is vested by law or ordinance with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal laws or ordinances. "Law enforcement agency" also means the Attorney General or any state's attorney.
        (2) No fee provided herein shall be charged to any
    
unit of local government or school district.
        (3) The fee requirements of this Section shall not
    
apply to any action instituted under subsection (b) of Section 11-31-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code by a private owner or tenant of real property within 1200 feet of a dangerous or unsafe building seeking an order compelling the owner or owners of the building to take any of the actions authorized under that subsection.
        (4) The fee requirements of this Section shall not
    
apply to the filing of any commitment petition or petition for an order authorizing the administration of psychotropic medication or electroconvulsive therapy under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
(ee) Adoptions.
        (1) For an adoption................................$65
        (2) Upon good cause shown, the court may waive the
    
adoption filing fee in a special needs adoption. The term "special needs adoption" shall have the meaning ascribed to it by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
(ff) Adoption exemptions.
        No fee other than that set forth in subsection (ee)
    
shall be charged to any person in connection with an adoption proceeding nor may any fee be charged for proceedings for the appointment of a confidential intermediary under the Adoption Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-172, eff. 8-14-07; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

705 ILCS 105/27.2

    (705 ILCS 105/27.2) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.2)
    Sec. 27.2. The fees of the clerks of the circuit court in all counties having a population in excess of 500,000 inhabitants but less than 3,000,000 inhabitants in the instances described in this Section shall be as provided in this Section. In those instances where a minimum and maximum fee is stated, counties with more than 500,000 inhabitants but less than 3,000,000 inhabitants must charge the minimum fee listed in this Section and may charge up to the maximum fee if the county board has by resolution increased the fee. In addition, the minimum fees authorized in this Section shall apply to all units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants. The fees shall be paid in advance and shall be as follows:
(a) Civil Cases.
        The fee for filing a complaint, petition, or other
    
pleading initiating a civil action, with the following exceptions, shall be a minimum of $150 and a maximum of $190.
            (A) When the amount of money or damages or the
        
value of personal property claimed does not exceed $250, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $15.
            (B) When that amount exceeds $250 but does not
        
exceed $1,000, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
            (C) When that amount exceeds $1,000 but does not
        
exceed $2500, a minimum of $30 and a maximum of $50.
            (D) When that amount exceeds $2500 but does not
        
exceed $5,000, a minimum of $75 and a maximum of $100.
            (D-5) When the amount exceeds $5,000 but does not
        
exceed $15,000, a minimum of $75 and a maximum of $150.
            (E) For the exercise of eminent domain, $150.
        
For each additional lot or tract of land or right or interest therein subject to be condemned, the damages in respect to which shall require separate assessment by a jury, $150.
            (F) No fees shall be charged by the clerk to a
        
petitioner in any order of protection including, but not limited to, filing, modifying, withdrawing, certifying, or photocopying petitions for orders of protection, or for issuing alias summons, or for any related filing service, certifying, modifying, vacating, or photocopying any orders of protection.
(b) Forcible Entry and Detainer.
        In each forcible entry and detainer case when the
    
plaintiff seeks possession only or unites with his or her claim for possession of the property a claim for rent or damages or both in the amount of $15,000 or less, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $75. When the plaintiff unites his or her claim for possession with a claim for rent or damages or both exceeding $15,000, a minimum of $150 and a maximum of $225.
(c) Counterclaim or Joining Third Party Defendant.
        When any defendant files a counterclaim as part of
    
his or her answer or otherwise or joins another party as a third party defendant, or both, the defendant shall pay a fee for each counterclaim or third party action in an amount equal to the fee he or she would have had to pay had he or she brought a separate action for the relief sought in the counterclaim or against the third party defendant, less the amount of the appearance fee, if that has been paid.
(d) Confession of Judgment.
        In a confession of judgment when the amount does not
    
exceed $1500, a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $60. When the amount exceeds $1500, but does not exceed $5,000, $75. When the amount exceeds $5,000, but does not exceed $15,000, $175. When the amount exceeds $15,000, a minimum of $200 and a maximum of $250.
(e) Appearance.
        The fee for filing an appearance in each civil case
    
shall be a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $75, except as follows:
            (A) When the plaintiff in a forcible entry and
        
detainer case seeks possession only, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
            (B) When the amount in the case does not exceed
        
$1500, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
            (C) When the amount in the case exceeds $1500 but
        
does not exceed $15,000, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $60.
(f) Garnishment, Wage Deduction, and Citation.
        In garnishment affidavit, wage deduction affidavit,
    
and citation petition when the amount does not exceed $1,000, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $15; when the amount exceeds $1,000 but does not exceed $5,000, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $30; and when the amount exceeds $5,000, a minimum of $30 and a maximum of $50.
(g) Petition to Vacate or Modify.
        (1) Petition to vacate or modify any final judgment
    
or order of court, except in forcible entry and detainer cases and small claims cases or a petition to reopen an estate, to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or order for child or spousal support, or to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, if filed before 30 days after the entry of the judgment or order, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $50.
        (2) Petition to vacate or modify any final judgment
    
or order of court, except a petition to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or order for child or spousal support or to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, if filed later than 30 days after the entry of the judgment or order, a minimum of $60 and a maximum of $75.
        (3) Petition to vacate order of bond forfeiture, a
    
minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
(h) Mailing.
        When the clerk is required to mail, the fee will be a
    
minimum of $6 and a maximum of $10, plus the cost of postage.
(i) Certified Copies.
        Each certified copy of a judgment after the first,
    
except in small claims and forcible entry and detainer cases, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $15.
(j) Habeas Corpus.
        For filing a petition for relief by habeas corpus, a
    
minimum of $80 and a maximum of $125.
(k) Certification, Authentication, and Reproduction.
        (1) Each certification or authentication for taking
    
the acknowledgment of a deed or other instrument in writing with the seal of office, a minimum of $4 and a maximum of $6.
        (2) Court appeals when original documents are
    
forwarded, under 100 pages, plus delivery and costs, a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $75.
        (3) Court appeals when original documents are
    
forwarded, over 100 pages, plus delivery and costs, a minimum of $120 and a maximum of $150.
        (4) Court appeals when original documents are
    
forwarded, over 200 pages, an additional fee of a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 25 cents per page.
        (5) For reproduction of any document contained in the
    
clerk's files:
            (A) First page, $2.
            (B) Next 19 pages, 50 cents per page.
            (C) All remaining pages, 25 cents per page.
(l) Remands.
        In any cases remanded to the Circuit Court from the
    
Supreme Court or the Appellate Court for a new trial, the clerk shall file the remanding order and reinstate the case with either its original number or a new number. The Clerk shall not charge any new or additional fee for the reinstatement. Upon reinstatement the Clerk shall advise the parties of the reinstatement. A party shall have the same right to a jury trial on remand and reinstatement as he or she had before the appeal, and no additional or new fee or charge shall be made for a jury trial after remand.
(m) Record Search.
        For each record search, within a division or
    
municipal district, the clerk shall be entitled to a search fee of a minimum of $4 and a maximum of $6 for each year searched.
(n) Hard Copy.
        For each page of hard copy print output, when case
    
records are maintained on an automated medium, the clerk shall be entitled to a fee of a minimum of $4 and a maximum of $6.
(o) Index Inquiry and Other Records.
        No fee shall be charged for a single
    
plaintiff/defendant index inquiry or single case record inquiry when this request is made in person and the records are maintained in a current automated medium, and when no hard copy print output is requested. The fees to be charged for management records, multiple case records, and multiple journal records may be specified by the Chief Judge pursuant to the guidelines for access and dissemination of information approved by the Supreme Court.
(p) (Blank).
(q) Alias Summons.
        For each alias summons or citation issued by the
    
clerk, a minimum of $4 and a maximum of $5.
(r) Other Fees.
        Any fees not covered in this Section shall be set by
    
rule or administrative order of the Circuit Court with the approval of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
        The clerk of the circuit court may provide additional
    
services for which there is no fee specified by statute in connection with the operation of the clerk's office as may be requested by the public and agreed to by the clerk and approved by the chief judge of the circuit court. Any charges for additional services shall be as agreed to between the clerk and the party making the request and approved by the chief judge of the circuit court. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require any clerk to provide any service not otherwise required by law.
(s) Jury Services.
        The clerk shall be entitled to receive, in addition
    
to other fees allowed by law, the sum of a minimum of $192.50 and a maximum of $212.50, as a fee for the services of a jury in every civil action not quasi-criminal in its nature and not a proceeding for the exercise of the right of eminent domain and in every other action wherein the right of trial by jury is or may be given by law. The jury fee shall be paid by the party demanding a jury at the time of filing the jury demand. If the fee is not paid by either party, no jury shall be called in the action or proceeding, and the same shall be tried by the court without a jury.
(t) Voluntary Assignment.
        For filing each deed of voluntary assignment, a
    
minimum of $10 and a maximum of $20; for recording the same, a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 50 for each 100 words. Exceptions filed to claims presented to an assignee of a debtor who has made a voluntary assignment for the benefit of creditors shall be considered and treated, for the purpose of taxing costs therein, as actions in which the party or parties filing the exceptions shall be considered as party or parties plaintiff, and the claimant or claimants as party or parties defendant, and those parties respectively shall pay to the clerk the same fees as provided by this Section to be paid in other actions.
(u) Expungement Petition.
        The clerk shall be entitled to receive a fee of a
    
minimum of $30 and a maximum of $60 for each expungement petition filed and an additional fee of a minimum of $2 and a maximum of $4 for each certified copy of an order to expunge arrest records.
(v) Probate.
        The clerk is entitled to receive the fees specified
    
in this subsection (v), which shall be paid in advance, except that, for good cause shown, the court may suspend, reduce, or release the costs payable under this subsection:
        (1) For administration of the estate of a decedent
    
(whether testate or intestate) or of a missing person, a minimum of $100 and a maximum of $150, plus the fees specified in subsection (v)(3), except:
            (A) When the value of the real and personal
        
property does not exceed $15,000, the fee shall be a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $40.
            (B) When (i) proof of heirship alone is made,
        
(ii) a domestic or foreign will is admitted to probate without administration (including proof of heirship), or (iii) letters of office are issued for a particular purpose without administration of the estate, the fee shall be a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $40.
        (2) For administration of the estate of a ward, a
    
minimum of $50 and a maximum of $75, plus the fees specified in subsection (v)(3), except:
            (A) When the value of the real and personal
        
property does not exceed $15,000, the fee shall be a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $40.
            (B) When (i) letters of office are issued to a
        
guardian of the person or persons, but not of the estate or (ii) letters of office are issued in the estate of a ward without administration of the estate, including filing or joining in the filing of a tax return or releasing a mortgage or consenting to the marriage of the ward, the fee shall be a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $20.
        (3) In addition to the fees payable under subsection
    
(v)(1) or (v)(2) of this Section, the following fees are payable:
            (A) For each account (other than one final
        
account) filed in the estate of a decedent, or ward, a minimum of $15 and a maximum of $25.
            (B) For filing a claim in an estate when the
        
amount claimed is $150 or more but less than $500, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $20; when the amount claimed is $500 or more but less than $10,000, a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $40; when the amount claimed is $10,000 or more, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $60; provided that the court in allowing a claim may add to the amount allowed the filing fee paid by the claimant.
            (C) For filing in an estate a claim, petition, or
        
supplemental proceeding based upon an action seeking equitable relief including the construction or contest of a will, enforcement of a contract to make a will, and proceedings involving testamentary trusts or the appointment of testamentary trustees, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $60.
            (D) For filing in an estate (i) the appearance of
        
any person for the purpose of consent or (ii) the appearance of an executor, administrator, administrator to collect, guardian, guardian ad litem, or special administrator, no fee.
            (E) Except as provided in subsection (v)(3)(D),
        
for filing the appearance of any person or persons, a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $30.
            (F) For each jury demand, a minimum of $102.50
        
and a maximum of $137.50.
            (G) For disposition of the collection of a
        
judgment or settlement of an action or claim for wrongful death of a decedent or of any cause of action of a ward, when there is no other administration of the estate, a minimum of $30 and a maximum of $50, less any amount paid under subsection (v)(1)(B) or (v)(2)(B) except that if the amount involved does not exceed $5,000, the fee, including any amount paid under subsection (v)(1)(B) or (v)(2)(B), shall be a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $20.
            (H) For each certified copy of letters of office,
        
of court order or other certification, a minimum of $1 and a maximum of $2, plus a minimum of 50 and a maximum of $1 per page in excess of 3 pages for the document certified.
            (I) For each exemplification, a minimum of $1 and
        
a maximum of $2, plus the fee for certification.
        (4) The executor, administrator, guardian,
    
petitioner, or other interested person or his or her attorney shall pay the cost of publication by the clerk directly to the newspaper.
        (5) The person on whose behalf a charge is incurred
    
for witness, court reporter, appraiser, or other miscellaneous fee shall pay the same directly to the person entitled thereto.
        (6) The executor, administrator, guardian,
    
petitioner, or other interested person or his attorney shall pay to the clerk all postage charges incurred by the clerk in mailing petitions, orders, notices, or other documents pursuant to the provisions of the Probate Act of 1975.
(w) Criminal and Quasi-Criminal Costs and Fees.
        (1) The clerk shall be entitled to costs in all
    
criminal and quasi-criminal cases from each person convicted or sentenced to supervision therein as follows:
            (A) Felony complaints, a minimum of $80 and a
        
maximum of $125.
            (B) Misdemeanor complaints, a minimum of $50 and
        
a maximum of $75.
            (C) Business offense complaints, a minimum of $50
        
and a maximum of $75.
            (D) Petty offense complaints, a minimum of $50
        
and a maximum of $75.
            (E) Minor traffic or ordinance violations, $20.
            (F) When court appearance required, $30.
            (G) Motions to vacate or amend final orders, a
        
minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
            (H) Motions to vacate bond forfeiture orders, a
        
minimum of $20 and a maximum of $30.
            (I) Motions to vacate ex parte judgments,
        
whenever filed, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $30.
            (J) Motions to vacate judgment on forfeitures,
        
whenever filed, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $25.
            (K) Motions to vacate "failure to appear" or
        
"failure to comply" notices sent to the Secretary of State, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
        (2) In counties having a population of more than
    
500,000 but fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants, when the violation complaint is issued by a municipal police department, the clerk shall be entitled to costs from each person convicted therein as follows:
            (A) Minor traffic or ordinance violations, $10.
            (B) When court appearance required, $15.
        (3) In ordinance violation cases punishable by fine
    
only, the clerk of the circuit court shall be entitled to receive, unless the fee is excused upon a finding by the court that the defendant is indigent, in addition to other fees or costs allowed or imposed by law, the sum of a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $112.50 as a fee for the services of a jury. The jury fee shall be paid by the defendant at the time of filing his or her jury demand. If the fee is not so paid by the defendant, no jury shall be called, and the case shall be tried by the court without a jury.
(x) Transcripts of Judgment.
        For the filing of a transcript of judgment, the clerk
    
shall be entitled to the same fee as if it were the commencement of new suit.
(y) Change of Venue.
        (1) For the filing of a change of case on a change of
    
venue, the clerk shall be entitled to the same fee as if it were the commencement of a new suit.
        (2) The fee for the preparation and certification of
    
a record on a change of venue to another jurisdiction, when original documents are forwarded, a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $40.
(z) Tax objection complaints.
        For each tax objection complaint containing one or
    
more tax objections, regardless of the number of parcels involved or the number of taxpayers joining in the complaint, a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $50.
(aa) Tax Deeds.
        (1) Petition for tax deed, if only one parcel is
    
involved, a minimum of $150 and a maximum of $250.
        (2) For each additional parcel, add a fee of a
    
minimum of $50 and a maximum of $100.
(bb) Collections.
        (1) For all collections made of others, except the
    
State and county and except in maintenance or child support cases, a sum equal to a minimum of 2.5% and a maximum of 3.0% of the amount collected and turned over.
        (2) Interest earned on any funds held by the clerk
    
shall be turned over to the county general fund as an earning of the office.
        (3) For any check, draft, or other bank instrument
    
returned to the clerk for non-sufficient funds, account closed, or payment stopped, $25.
        (4) In child support and maintenance cases, the
    
clerk, if authorized by an ordinance of the county board, may collect an annual fee of up to $36 from the person making payment for maintaining child support records and the processing of support orders to the State of Illinois KIDS system and the recording of payments issued by the State Disbursement Unit for the official record of the Court. This fee shall be in addition to and separate from amounts ordered to be paid as maintenance or child support and shall be deposited into a Separate Maintenance and Child Support Collection Fund, of which the clerk shall be the custodian, ex-officio, to be used by the clerk to maintain child support orders and record all payments issued by the State Disbursement Unit for the official record of the Court. The clerk may recover from the person making the maintenance or child support payment any additional cost incurred in the collection of this annual fee.
        The clerk shall also be entitled to a fee of $5 for
    
certifications made to the Secretary of State as provided in Section 7-703 of the Family Financial Responsibility Law and these fees shall also be deposited into the Separate Maintenance and Child Support Collection Fund.
(cc) Corrections of Numbers.
        For correction of the case number, case title, or
    
attorney computer identification number, if required by rule of court, on any document filed in the clerk's office, to be charged against the party that filed the document, a minimum of $15 and a maximum of $25.
(dd) Exceptions.
        The fee requirements of this Section shall not apply
    
to police departments or other law enforcement agencies. In this Section, "law enforcement agency" means an agency of the State or a unit of local government which is vested by law or ordinance with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal laws or ordinances. "Law enforcement agency" also means the Attorney General or any state's attorney. The fee requirements of this Section shall not apply to any action instituted under subsection (b) of Section 11-31-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code by a private owner or tenant of real property within 1200 feet of a dangerous or unsafe building seeking an order compelling the owner or owners of the building to take any of the actions authorized under that subsection.
        The fee requirements of this Section shall not apply
    
to the filing of any commitment petition or petition for an order authorizing the administration of psychotropic medication or electroconvulsive therapy under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
(ee) Adoptions.
        (1) For an adoption................................$65
        (2) Upon good cause shown, the court may waive the
    
adoption filing fee in a special needs adoption. The term "special needs adoption" shall have the meaning ascribed to it by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
(ff) Adoption exemptions.
        No fee other than that set forth in subsection (ee)
    
shall be charged to any person in connection with an adoption proceeding nor may any fee be charged for proceedings for the appointment of a confidential intermediary under the Adoption Act.
(gg) Unpaid fees.
        Unless a court ordered payment schedule is
    
implemented or the fee requirements of this Section are waived pursuant to court order, the clerk of the court may add to any unpaid fees and costs under this Section a delinquency amount equal to 5% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 30 days, 10% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 60 days, and 15% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 90 days. Notice to those parties may be made by signage posting or publication. The additional delinquency amounts collected under this Section shall be used to defray additional administrative costs incurred by the clerk of the circuit court in collecting unpaid fees and costs.
(Source: P.A. 95-172, eff. 8-14-07.)

705 ILCS 105/27.2a

    (705 ILCS 105/27.2a) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.2a)
    Sec. 27.2a. The fees of the clerks of the circuit court in all counties having a population of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants in the instances described in this Section shall be as provided in this Section. In those instances where a minimum and maximum fee is stated, the clerk of the circuit court must charge the minimum fee listed and may charge up to the maximum fee if the county board has by resolution increased the fee. The fees shall be paid in advance and shall be as follows:
(a) Civil Cases.
        The fee for filing a complaint, petition, or other
    
pleading initiating a civil action, with the following exceptions, shall be a minimum of $190 and a maximum of $240.
            (A) When the amount of money or damages or the
        
value of personal property claimed does not exceed $250, a minimum of $15 and a maximum of $22.
            (B) When that amount exceeds $250 but does not
        
exceed $1000, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $75.
            (C) When that amount exceeds $1000 but does not
        
exceed $2500, a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $80.
            (D) When that amount exceeds $2500 but does not
        
exceed $5000, a minimum of $100 and a maximum of $130.
            (E) When that amount exceeds $5000 but does not
        
exceed $15,000, $150.
            (F) For the exercise of eminent domain, $150.
        
For each additional lot or tract of land or right or interest therein subject to be condemned, the damages in respect to which shall require separate assessment by a jury, $150.
            (G) For the final determination of parking,
        
standing, and compliance violations and final administrative decisions issued after hearings regarding vehicle immobilization and impoundment made pursuant to Sections 3-704.1, 6-306.5, and 11-208.3 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, $25.
            (H) No fees shall be charged by the clerk to a
        
petitioner in any order of protection including, but not limited to, filing, modifying, withdrawing, certifying, or photocopying petitions for orders of protection, or for issuing alias summons, or for any related filing service, certifying, modifying, vacating, or photocopying any orders of protection.
(b) Forcible Entry and Detainer.
        In each forcible entry and detainer case when the
    
plaintiff seeks possession only or unites with his or her claim for possession of the property a claim for rent or damages or both in the amount of $15,000 or less, a minimum of $75 and a maximum of $140. When the plaintiff unites his or her claim for possession with a claim for rent or damages or both exceeding $15,000, a minimum of $225 and a maximum of $335.
(c) Counterclaim or Joining Third Party Defendant.
        When any defendant files a counterclaim as part of
    
his or her answer or otherwise or joins another party as a third party defendant, or both, the defendant shall pay a fee for each counterclaim or third party action in an amount equal to the fee he or she would have had to pay had he or she brought a separate action for the relief sought in the counterclaim or against the third party defendant, less the amount of the appearance fee, if that has been paid.
(d) Confession of Judgment.
        In a confession of judgment when the amount does not
    
exceed $1500, a minimum of $60 and a maximum of $70. When the amount exceeds $1500, but does not exceed $5000, a minimum of $75 and a maximum of $150. When the amount exceeds $5000, but does not exceed $15,000, a minimum of $175 and a maximum of $260. When the amount exceeds $15,000, a minimum of $250 and a maximum of $310.
(e) Appearance.
        The fee for filing an appearance in each civil case
    
shall be a minimum of $75 and a maximum of $110, except as follows:
            (A) When the plaintiff in a forcible entry and
        
detainer case seeks possession only, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $80.
            (B) When the amount in the case does not exceed
        
$1500, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $80.
            (C) When that amount exceeds $1500 but does not
        
exceed $15,000, a minimum of $60 and a maximum of $90.
(f) Garnishment, Wage Deduction, and Citation.
        In garnishment affidavit, wage deduction affidavit,
    
and citation petition when the amount does not exceed $1,000, a minimum of $15 and a maximum of $25; when the amount exceeds $1,000 but does not exceed $5,000, a minimum of $30 and a maximum of $45; and when the amount exceeds $5,000, a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $80.
(g) Petition to Vacate or Modify.
        (1) Petition to vacate or modify any final judgment
    
or order of court, except in forcible entry and detainer cases and small claims cases or a petition to reopen an estate, to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or order for child or spousal support, or to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, if filed before 30 days after the entry of the judgment or order, a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $60.
        (2) Petition to vacate or modify any final judgment
    
or order of court, except a petition to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or order for child or spousal support or to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, if filed later than 30 days after the entry of the judgment or order, a minimum of $75 and a maximum of $90.
        (3) Petition to vacate order of bond forfeiture, a
    
minimum of $40 and a maximum of $80.
(h) Mailing.
        When the clerk is required to mail, the fee will be a
    
minimum of $10 and a maximum of $15, plus the cost of postage.
(i) Certified Copies.
        Each certified copy of a judgment after the first,
    
except in small claims and forcible entry and detainer cases, a minimum of $15 and a maximum of $20.
(j) Habeas Corpus.
        For filing a petition for relief by habeas corpus, a
    
minimum of $125 and a maximum of $190.
(k) Certification, Authentication, and Reproduction.
        (1) Each certification or authentication for taking
    
the acknowledgment of a deed or other instrument in writing with the seal of office, a minimum of $6 and a maximum of $9.
        (2) Court appeals when original documents are
    
forwarded, under 100 pages, plus delivery and costs, a minimum of $75 and a maximum of $110.
        (3) Court appeals when original documents are
    
forwarded, over 100 pages, plus delivery and costs, a minimum of $150 and a maximum of $185.
        (4) Court appeals when original documents are
    
forwarded, over 200 pages, an additional fee of a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 30 cents per page.
        (5) For reproduction of any document contained in the
    
clerk's files:
            (A) First page, $2.
            (B) Next 19 pages, 50 cents per page.
            (C) All remaining pages, 25 cents per page.
(l) Remands.
        In any cases remanded to the Circuit Court from the
    
Supreme Court or the Appellate Court for a new trial, the clerk shall file the remanding order and reinstate the case with either its original number or a new number. The Clerk shall not charge any new or additional fee for the reinstatement. Upon reinstatement the Clerk shall advise the parties of the reinstatement. A party shall have the same right to a jury trial on remand and reinstatement as he or she had before the appeal, and no additional or new fee or charge shall be made for a jury trial after remand.
(m) Record Search.
        For each record search, within a division or
    
municipal district, the clerk shall be entitled to a search fee of a minimum of $6 and a maximum of $9 for each year searched.
(n) Hard Copy.
        For each page of hard copy print output, when case
    
records are maintained on an automated medium, the clerk shall be entitled to a fee of a minimum of $6 and a maximum of $9.
(o) Index Inquiry and Other Records.
        No fee shall be charged for a single
    
plaintiff/defendant index inquiry or single case record inquiry when this request is made in person and the records are maintained in a current automated medium, and when no hard copy print output is requested. The fees to be charged for management records, multiple case records, and multiple journal records may be specified by the Chief Judge pursuant to the guidelines for access and dissemination of information approved by the Supreme Court.
(p) (Blank).
(q) Alias Summons.
        For each alias summons or citation issued by the
    
clerk, a minimum of $5 and a maximum of $6.
(r) Other Fees.
        Any fees not covered in this Section shall be set by
    
rule or administrative order of the Circuit Court with the approval of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
        The clerk of the circuit court may provide additional
    
services for which there is no fee specified by statute in connection with the operation of the clerk's office as may be requested by the public and agreed to by the clerk and approved by the chief judge of the circuit court. Any charges for additional services shall be as agreed to between the clerk and the party making the request and approved by the chief judge of the circuit court. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require any clerk to provide any service not otherwise required by law.
(s) Jury Services.
        The clerk shall be entitled to receive, in addition
    
to other fees allowed by law, the sum of a minimum of $212.50 and maximum of $230, as a fee for the services of a jury in every civil action not quasi-criminal in its nature and not a proceeding for the exercise of the right of eminent domain and in every other action wherein the right of trial by jury is or may be given by law. The jury fee shall be paid by the party demanding a jury at the time of filing the jury demand. If the fee is not paid by either party, no jury shall be called in the action or proceeding, and the same shall be tried by the court without a jury.
(t) Voluntary Assignment.
        For filing each deed of voluntary assignment, a
    
minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40; for recording the same, a minimum of 50 and a maximum of $0.80 for each 100 words. Exceptions filed to claims presented to an assignee of a debtor who has made a voluntary assignment for the benefit of creditors shall be considered and treated, for the purpose of taxing costs therein, as actions in which the party or parties filing the exceptions shall be considered as party or parties plaintiff, and the claimant or claimants as party or parties defendant, and those parties respectively shall pay to the clerk the same fees as provided by this Section to be paid in other actions.
(u) Expungement Petition.
        The clerk shall be entitled to receive a fee of a
    
minimum of $60 and a maximum of $120 for each expungement petition filed and an additional fee of a minimum of $4 and a maximum of $8 for each certified copy of an order to expunge arrest records.
(v) Probate.
        The clerk is entitled to receive the fees specified
    
in this subsection (v), which shall be paid in advance, except that, for good cause shown, the court may suspend, reduce, or release the costs payable under this subsection:
        (1) For administration of the estate of a decedent
    
(whether testate or intestate) or of a missing person, a minimum of $150 and a maximum of $225, plus the fees specified in subsection (v)(3), except:
            (A) When the value of the real and personal
        
property does not exceed $15,000, the fee shall be a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $65.
            (B) When (i) proof of heirship alone is made,
        
(ii) a domestic or foreign will is admitted to probate without administration (including proof of heirship), or (iii) letters of office are issued for a particular purpose without administration of the estate, the fee shall be a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $65.
        (2) For administration of the estate of a ward, a
    
minimum of $75 and a maximum of $110, plus the fees specified in subsection (v)(3), except:
            (A) When the value of the real and personal
        
property does not exceed $15,000, the fee shall be a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $65.
            (B) When (i) letters of office are issued to a
        
guardian of the person or persons, but not of the estate or (ii) letters of office are issued in the estate of a ward without administration of the estate, including filing or joining in the filing of a tax return or releasing a mortgage or consenting to the marriage of the ward, the fee shall be a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
        (3) In addition to the fees payable under subsection
    
(v)(1) or (v)(2) of this Section, the following fees are payable:
            (A) For each account (other than one final
        
account) filed in the estate of a decedent, or ward, a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $40.
            (B) For filing a claim in an estate when the
        
amount claimed is $150 or more but less than $500, a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40; when the amount claimed is $500 or more but less than $10,000, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $65; when the amount claimed is $10,000 or more, a minimum of $60 and a maximum of $90; provided that the court in allowing a claim may add to the amount allowed the filing fee paid by the claimant.
            (C) For filing in an estate a claim, petition, or
        
supplemental proceeding based upon an action seeking equitable relief including the construction or contest of a will, enforcement of a contract to make a will, and proceedings involving testamentary trusts or the appointment of testamentary trustees, a minimum of $60 and a maximum of $90.
            (D) For filing in an estate (i) the appearance of
        
any person for the purpose of consent or (ii) the appearance of an executor, administrator, administrator to collect, guardian, guardian ad litem, or special administrator, no fee.
            (E) Except as provided in subsection (v)(3)(D),
        
for filing the appearance of any person or persons, a minimum of $30 and a maximum of $90.
            (F) For each jury demand, a minimum of $137.50
        
and a maximum of $180.
            (G) For disposition of the collection of a
        
judgment or settlement of an action or claim for wrongful death of a decedent or of any cause of action of a ward, when there is no other administration of the estate, a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $80, less any amount paid under subsection (v)(1)(B) or (v)(2)(B) except that if the amount involved does not exceed $5,000, the fee, including any amount paid under subsection (v)(1)(B) or (v)(2)(B), shall be a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $40.
            (H) For each certified copy of letters of office,
        
of court order or other certification, a minimum of $2 and a maximum of $4, plus $1 per page in excess of 3 pages for the document certified.
            (I) For each exemplification, $2, plus the fee
        
for certification.
        (4) The executor, administrator, guardian,
    
petitioner, or other interested person or his or her attorney shall pay the cost of publication by the clerk directly to the newspaper.
        (5) The person on whose behalf a charge is incurred
    
for witness, court reporter, appraiser, or other miscellaneous fee shall pay the same directly to the person entitled thereto.
        (6) The executor, administrator, guardian,
    
petitioner, or other interested person or his or her attorney shall pay to the clerk all postage charges incurred by the clerk in mailing petitions, orders, notices, or other documents pursuant to the provisions of the Probate Act of 1975.
(w) Criminal and Quasi-Criminal Costs and Fees.
        (1) The clerk shall be entitled to costs in all
    
criminal and quasi-criminal cases from each person convicted or sentenced to supervision therein as follows:
            (A) Felony complaints, a minimum of $125 and a
        
maximum of $190.
            (B) Misdemeanor complaints, a minimum of $75 and
        
a maximum of $110.
            (C) Business offense complaints, a minimum of $75
        
and a maximum of $110.
            (D) Petty offense complaints, a minimum of $75
        
and a maximum of $110.
            (E) Minor traffic or ordinance violations, $30.
            (F) When court appearance required, $50.
            (G) Motions to vacate or amend final orders, a
        
minimum of $40 and a maximum of $80.
            (H) Motions to vacate bond forfeiture orders, a
        
minimum of $30 and a maximum of $45.
            (I) Motions to vacate ex parte judgments,
        
whenever filed, a minimum of $30 and a maximum of $45.
            (J) Motions to vacate judgment on forfeitures,
        
whenever filed, a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $30.
            (K) Motions to vacate "failure to appear" or
        
"failure to comply" notices sent to the Secretary of State, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $50.
        (2) In counties having a population of 3,000,000 or
    
more, when the violation complaint is issued by a municipal police department, the clerk shall be entitled to costs from each person convicted therein as follows:
            (A) Minor traffic or ordinance violations, $30.
            (B) When court appearance required, $50.
        (3) In ordinance violation cases punishable by fine
    
only, the clerk of the circuit court shall be entitled to receive, unless the fee is excused upon a finding by the court that the defendant is indigent, in addition to other fees or costs allowed or imposed by law, the sum of a minimum of $112.50 and a maximum of $250 as a fee for the services of a jury. The jury fee shall be paid by the defendant at the time of filing his or her jury demand. If the fee is not so paid by the defendant, no jury shall be called, and the case shall be tried by the court without a jury.
(x) Transcripts of Judgment.
        For the filing of a transcript of judgment, the clerk
    
shall be entitled to the same fee as if it were the commencement of a new suit.
(y) Change of Venue.
        (1) For the filing of a change of case on a change of
    
venue, the clerk shall be entitled to the same fee as if it were the commencement of a new suit.
        (2) The fee for the preparation and certification of
    
a record on a change of venue to another jurisdiction, when original documents are forwarded, a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $65.
(z) Tax objection complaints.
        For each tax objection complaint containing one or
    
more tax objections, regardless of the number of parcels involved or the number of taxpayers joining in the complaint, a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $100.
(aa) Tax Deeds.
        (1) Petition for tax deed, if only one parcel is
    
involved, a minimum of $250 and a maximum of $400.
        (2) For each additional parcel, add a fee of a
    
minimum of $100 and a maximum of $200.
(bb) Collections.
        (1) For all collections made of others, except the
    
State and county and except in maintenance or child support cases, a sum equal to 3.0% of the amount collected and turned over.
        (2) Interest earned on any funds held by the clerk
    
shall be turned over to the county general fund as an earning of the office.
        (3) For any check, draft, or other bank instrument
    
returned to the clerk for non-sufficient funds, account closed, or payment stopped, $25.
        (4) In child support and maintenance cases, the
    
clerk, if authorized by an ordinance of the county board, may collect an annual fee of up to $36 from the person making payment for maintaining child support records and the processing of support orders to the State of Illinois KIDS system and the recording of payments issued by the State Disbursement Unit for the official record of the Court. This fee shall be in addition to and separate from amounts ordered to be paid as maintenance or child support and shall be deposited into a Separate Maintenance and Child Support Collection Fund, of which the clerk shall be the custodian, ex-officio, to be used by the clerk to maintain child support orders and record all payments issued by the State Disbursement Unit for the official record of the Court. The clerk may recover from the person making the maintenance or child support payment any additional cost incurred in the collection of this annual fee.
        The clerk shall also be entitled to a fee of $5 for
    
certifications made to the Secretary of State as provided in Section 7-703 of the Family Financial Responsibility Law and these fees shall also be deposited into the Separate Maintenance and Child Support Collection Fund.
(cc) Corrections of Numbers.
        For correction of the case number, case title, or
    
attorney computer identification number, if required by rule of court, on any document filed in the clerk's office, to be charged against the party that filed the document, a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $40.
(dd) Exceptions.
        (1) The fee requirements of this Section shall not
    
apply to police departments or other law enforcement agencies. In this Section, "law enforcement agency" means an agency of the State or a unit of local government which is vested by law or ordinance with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal laws or ordinances. "Law enforcement agency" also means the Attorney General or any state's attorney.
        (2) No fee provided herein shall be charged to any
    
unit of local government or school district. The fee requirements of this Section shall not apply to any action instituted under subsection (b) of Section 11-31-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code by a private owner or tenant of real property within 1200 feet of a dangerous or unsafe building seeking an order compelling the owner or owners of the building to take any of the actions authorized under that subsection.
        (3) The fee requirements of this Section shall not
    
apply to the filing of any commitment petition or petition for an order authorizing the administration of psychotropic medication or electroconvulsive therapy under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
(ee) Adoption.
        (1) For an adoption................................$65
        (2) Upon good cause shown, the court may waive the
    
adoption filing fee in a special needs adoption. The term "special needs adoption" shall have the meaning ascribed to it by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
(ff) Adoption exemptions.
        No fee other than that set forth in subsection (ee)
    
shall be charged to any person in connection with an adoption proceeding nor may any fee be charged for proceedings for the appointment of a confidential intermediary under the Adoption Act.
(gg) Unpaid fees.
        Unless a court ordered payment schedule is
    
implemented or the fee requirements of this Section are waived pursuant to court order, the clerk of the court may add to any unpaid fees and costs under this Section a delinquency amount equal to 5% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 30 days, 10% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 60 days, and 15% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 90 days. Notice to those parties may be made by signage posting or publication. The additional delinquency amounts collected under this Section shall be used to defray additional administrative costs incurred by the clerk of the circuit court in collecting unpaid fees and costs.
(Source: P.A. 95-172, eff. 8-14-07.)

705 ILCS 105/27.2b

    (705 ILCS 105/27.2b)
    Sec. 27.2b. State income tax refund intercept. The Clerk of the Circuit Court may enter into an agreement with the Illinois Department of Revenue to establish a pilot program for the purpose of collecting certain fees. The purpose shall be to intercept, in whole or in part, State income tax refunds due the persons who owe past due fees to the Clerk of the Circuit Court in order to satisfy unpaid fees pursuant to the fee requirements of Sections 27.1a, 27.2, and 27.2a of this Act. The agreement shall include, but may not be limited to, a certification by the Clerk of the Circuit Court that the debt claims forwarded to the Department of Revenue are valid and that reasonable efforts have been made to notify persons of the delinquency of the debt. The agreement shall include provisions for payment of the intercept by the Department of Revenue to the Clerk of the Circuit Court and procedures for an appeal/protest by the debtor when an intercept occurs. The agreement may also include provisions to allow the Department of Revenue to recover its cost for administering the program.
    Intercepts made pursuant to this Section shall not interfere with the collection of debts related to child support. During the collection of debts under this Section, when there are 2 or more debt claims certified to the Department at the same time, priority of collection shall be as provided in Section 911.3 of the Illinois Income Tax Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-836, eff. 1-1-05.)

705 ILCS 105/27.3

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.3)
    Sec. 27.3. Compensation.
    (a) The county board shall provide the compensation of Clerks of the Circuit Court, and the amount necessary for clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses. Beginning December 1, 1989, the compensation per annum for Clerks of the Circuit Court shall be as follows:
    In counties where the population is:
Less than 14,000...............at least $13,500
14,001-30,000.................at least $14,500
30,001-60,000.................at least $15,000
60,001-100,000................at least $15,000
100,001-200,000................at least $16,500
200,001-300,000................at least $18,000
300,001- 3,000,000..............at least $20,000
Over 3,000,000................at least $55,000
    (b) In counties in which the population is 3,000,000 or less, "base salary" is the compensation paid for each Clerk of the Circuit Court, respectively, before July 1, 1989.
    (c) The Clerks of the Circuit Court, in counties in which the population is 3,000,000 or less, shall be compensated as follows:
        (1) Beginning December 1, 1989, base salary plus at
    
least 3% of base salary.
        (2) Beginning December 1, 1990, base salary plus at
    
least 6% of base salary.
        (3) Beginning December 1, 1991, base salary plus at
    
least 9% of base salary.
        (4) Beginning December 1, 1992, base salary plus at
    
least 12% of base salary.
    (d) In addition to the compensation provided by the county board, each Clerk of the Circuit Court shall receive an award from the State for the additional duties imposed by Sections 5-9-1 and 5-9-1.2 of the Unified Code of Corrections, Section 10 of the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Act, Section 16-104a of the Illinois Vehicle Code, and other laws, in the following amount:
    (1) $3,500 per year before January 1, 1997.
    (2) $4,500 per year beginning January 1, 1997.
    (3) $5,500 per year beginning January 1, 1998.
    (4) $6,500 per year beginning January 1, 1999.
The total amount required for such awards shall be appropriated each year by the General Assembly to the Supreme Court, which shall distribute such awards in annual lump sum payments to the Clerks of the Circuit Court in all counties. This annual award, and any other award or stipend paid out of State funds to the Clerks of the Circuit Court, shall not affect any other compensation provided by law to be paid to Clerks of the Circuit Court.
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) No county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable from county funds to a Clerk of the Circuit Court if the reduction or impairment is the result of the Clerk of the Circuit Court receiving an award or stipend payable from State funds.
(Source: P.A. 98-24, eff. 6-19-13.)

705 ILCS 105/27.3a

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3a)
    Sec. 27.3a. Fees for automated record keeping, probation and court services operations, and State and Conservation Police operations.
    1. The expense of establishing and maintaining automated record keeping systems in the offices of the clerks of the circuit court shall be borne by the county. To defray such expense in any county having established such an automated system or which elects to establish such a system, the county board may require the clerk of the circuit court in their county to charge and collect a court automation fee of not less than $1 nor more than $25 to be charged and collected by the clerk of the court. Such fee shall be paid at the time of filing the first pleading, paper or other appearance filed by each party in all civil cases or by the defendant in any felony, traffic, misdemeanor, municipal ordinance, or conservation case upon a judgment of guilty or grant of supervision, provided that the record keeping system which processes the case category for which the fee is charged is automated or has been approved for automation by the county board, and provided further that no additional fee shall be required if more than one party is presented in a single pleading, paper or other appearance. Such fee shall be collected in the manner in which all other fees or costs are collected.
    1.1. Starting on July 6, 2012 (the effective date of Public Act 97-761) and pursuant to an administrative order from the chief judge of the circuit or the presiding judge of the county authorizing such collection, a clerk of the circuit court in any county that imposes a fee pursuant to subsection 1 of this Section shall also charge and collect an additional $10 operations fee for probation and court services department operations.
    This additional fee shall be paid by the defendant in any felony, traffic, misdemeanor, local ordinance, or conservation case upon a judgment of guilty or grant of supervision, except such $10 operations fee shall not be charged and collected in cases governed by Supreme Court Rule 529 in which the bail amount is $120 or less.
    1.2. With respect to the fee imposed and collected under subsection 1.1 of this Section, each clerk shall transfer all fees monthly to the county treasurer for deposit into the probation and court services fund created under Section 15.1 of the Probation and Probation Officers Act, and such monies shall be disbursed from the fund only at the direction of the chief judge of the circuit or another judge designated by the Chief Circuit Judge in accordance with the policies and guidelines approved by the Supreme Court.
    1.5. Starting on June 1, 2014, a clerk of the circuit court in any county that imposes a fee pursuant to subsection 1 of this Section, shall charge and collect an additional fee in an amount equal to the amount of the fee imposed pursuant to subsection 1 of this Section, except the fee imposed under this subsection may not be more than $15. This additional fee shall be paid by the defendant in any felony, traffic, misdemeanor, or local ordinance case upon a judgment of guilty or grant of supervision. This fee shall not be paid by the defendant for any violation listed in subsection 1.6 of this Section.
    1.6. Starting on June 1, 2014, a clerk of the circuit court in any county that imposes a fee pursuant to subsection 1 of this Section shall charge and collect an additional fee in an amount equal to the amount of the fee imposed pursuant to subsection 1 of this Section, except the fee imposed under this subsection may not be more than $15. This additional fee shall be paid by the defendant upon a judgment of guilty or grant of supervision for a violation under the State Parks Act, the Recreational Trails of Illinois Act, the Illinois Explosives Act, the Timber Buyers Licensing Act, the Forest Products Transportation Act, the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, the Environmental Protection Act, the Fish and Aquatic Life Code, the Wildlife Code, the Cave Protection Act, the Illinois Exotic Weed Act, the Illinois Forestry Development Act, the Ginseng Harvesting Act, the Illinois Lake Management Program Act, the Illinois Natural Areas Preservation Act, the Illinois Open Land Trust Act, the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Act, the Illinois Prescribed Burning Act, the State Forest Act, the Water Use Act of 1983, the Illinois Veteran, Youth, and Young Adult Conservation Jobs Act, the Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act, the Boat Registration and Safety Act, the Illinois Dangerous Animals Act, the Hunter and Fishermen Interference Prohibition Act, the Wrongful Tree Cutting Act, or Section 11-1426.1, 11-1426.2, 11-1427, 11-1427.1, 11-1427.2, 11-1427.3, 11-1427.4, or 11-1427.5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or Section 48-3 or 48-10 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
    2. With respect to the fee imposed under subsection 1 of this Section, each clerk shall commence such charges and collections upon receipt of written notice from the chairman of the county board together with a certified copy of the board's resolution, which the clerk shall file of record in his office.
    3. With respect to the fee imposed under subsection 1 of this Section, such fees shall be in addition to all other fees and charges of such clerks, and assessable as costs, and may be waived only if the judge specifically provides for the waiver of the court automation fee. The fees shall be remitted monthly by such clerk to the county treasurer, to be retained by him in a special fund designated as the court automation fund. The fund shall be audited by the county auditor, and the board shall make expenditure from the fund in payment of any cost related to the automation of court records, including hardware, software, research and development costs and personnel related thereto, provided that the expenditure is approved by the clerk of the court and by the chief judge of the circuit court or his designate.
    4. With respect to the fee imposed under subsection 1 of this Section, such fees shall not be charged in any matter coming to any such clerk on change of venue, nor in any proceeding to review the decision of any administrative officer, agency or body.
    5. With respect to the additional fee imposed under subsection 1.5 of this Section, the fee shall be remitted by the circuit clerk to the State Treasurer within one month after receipt for deposit into the State Police Operations Assistance Fund.
    6. With respect to the additional fees imposed under subsection 1.5 of this Section, the Director of State Police may direct the use of these fees for homeland security purposes by transferring these fees on a quarterly basis from the State Police Operations Assistance Fund into the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm Systems (ILEAS) Fund for homeland security initiatives programs. The transferred fees shall be allocated, subject to the approval of the ILEAS Executive Board, as follows: (i) 66.6% shall be used for homeland security initiatives and (ii) 33.3% shall be used for airborne operations. The ILEAS Executive Board shall annually supply the Director of State Police with a report of the use of these fees.
    7. With respect to the additional fee imposed under subsection 1.6 of this Section, the fee shall be remitted by the circuit clerk to the State Treasurer within one month after receipt for deposit into the Conservation Police Operations Assistance Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-46, eff. 7-1-12; 97-453, eff. 8-19-11; 97-738, eff. 7-5-12; 97-761, eff. 7-6-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-375, eff. 8-16-13; 98-606, eff. 6-1-14; 98-1016, eff. 8-22-14.)

705 ILCS 105/27.3b

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3b) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.3b)
    Sec. 27.3b. The clerk of court may accept payment of fines, penalties, or costs by credit card or debit card approved by the clerk from an offender who has been convicted of or placed on court supervision for a traffic offense, petty offense, ordinance offense, or misdemeanor or who has been convicted of a felony offense. The clerk of the circuit court may accept credit card payments over the Internet for fines, penalties, or costs from offenders on voluntary electronic pleas of guilty in minor traffic and conservation offenses to satisfy the requirement of written pleas of guilty as provided in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 529. The clerk of the court may also accept payment of statutory fees by a credit card or debit card. The clerk of the court may also accept the credit card or debit card for the cash deposit of bail bond fees.
    The Clerk of the circuit court is authorized to enter into contracts with credit card or debit card companies approved by the clerk and to negotiate the payment of convenience and administrative fees normally charged by those companies for allowing the clerk of the circuit court to accept their credit cards or debit cards in payment as authorized herein. The clerk of the circuit court is authorized to enter into contracts with third party fund guarantors, facilitators, and service providers under which those entities may contract directly with customers of the clerk of the circuit court and guarantee and remit the payments to the clerk of the circuit court. Where the offender pays fines, penalties, or costs by credit card or debit card or through a third party fund guarantor, facilitator, or service provider, or anyone paying statutory fees of the circuit court clerk or the posting of cash bail, the clerk shall collect a service fee of up to $5 or the amount charged to the clerk for use of its services by the credit card or debit card issuer, third party fund guarantor, facilitator, or service provider. This service fee shall be in addition to any other fines, penalties, or costs. The clerk of the circuit court is authorized to negotiate the assessment of convenience and administrative fees by the third party fund guarantors, facilitators, and service providers with the revenue earned by the clerk of the circuit court to be remitted to the county general revenue fund.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

705 ILCS 105/27.3c

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3c) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.3c)
    Sec. 27.3c. Document storage system.
    (a) The expense of establishing and maintaining a document storage system in the offices of the circuit court clerks in the several counties of this State shall be borne by the county. To defray the expense in any county that elects to establish a document storage system and convert the records of the circuit court clerk to electronic or micrographic storage, the county board may require the clerk of the circuit court in its county to collect a court document fee of not less than $1 nor more than $25, to be charged and collected by the clerk of the court. The fee shall be paid at the time of filing the first pleading, paper, or other appearance filed by each party in all civil cases or by the defendant in any felony, misdemeanor, traffic, ordinance, or conservation matter on a judgment of guilty or grant of supervision, provided that the document storage system is in place or has been authorized by the county board and further that no additional fee shall be required if more than one party is presented in a single pleading, paper, or other appearance. The fee shall be collected in the manner in which all other fees or costs are collected.
    (b) Each clerk shall commence charges and collections of a court document fee upon receipt of written notice from the chairman of the county board together with a certified copy of the board's resolution, which the clerk shall file of record in his or her office.
    (c) Court document fees shall be in addition to other fees and charges of the clerk, shall be assessable as costs, and may be waived only if the judge specifically provides for the waiver of the court document storage fee. The fees shall be remitted monthly by the clerk to the county treasurer, to be retained by the treasurer in a special fund designated as the Court Document Storage Fund. The fund shall be audited by the county auditor, and the board shall make expenditures from the fund in payment of any costs relative to the storage of court records, including hardware, software, research and development costs, and related personnel, provided that the expenditure is approved by the clerk of the circuit court.
    (d) A court document fee shall not be charged in any matter coming to the clerk on change of venue or in any proceeding to review the decision of any administrative officer, agency, or body.
(Source: P.A. 98-606, eff. 6-1-14.)

705 ILCS 105/27.3d

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3d)
    Sec. 27.3d. Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund. Each Circuit Court Clerk shall create a Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund, to be used to offset the costs incurred by the Circuit Court Clerk in performing the additional duties required to collect and disburse funds to entities of State and local government as provided by law. The Circuit Court Clerk shall be the custodian, ex officio, of this Fund and shall use the Fund to perform the duties required by the office. The Fund shall be audited by the auditor retained by the Clerk for the purpose of conducting the Annual Circuit Court Clerk Audit. Expenditures shall be made from the Fund by the Circuit Court Clerk for expenses related to the cost of collection for and disbursement to entities of State and local government.
(Source: P.A. 94-980, eff. 6-30-06; 94-1009, eff. 1-1-07; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

705 ILCS 105/27.3e

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3e)
    Sec. 27.3e. Electronic citation fee. As used in this Section, "electronic citation" means the process of transmitting traffic, misdemeanor, municipal ordinance, conservation, or other citations and law enforcement data via electronic means to a circuit court clerk.
    To defray the expense of establishing and maintaining electronic citations, each Circuit Court Clerk shall charge and collect an electronic citation fee of $5. Such fee shall be paid by the defendant in any traffic, misdemeanor, municipal ordinance, or conservation case upon a judgment of guilty or grant of supervision. This fee shall be in addition to all other fees and charges and assessable as costs and shall not be subject to disbursement under Section 27.5 or 27.6 of this Act. 60% of the fee shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Electronic Citation Fund and 40% of the fee shall be disbursed to the arresting agency to defray expenses related to the establishment and maintenance of electronic citations. The Circuit Court Clerk shall be the custodian, ex officio, of the Circuit Court Clerk Electronic Citation Fund and shall use the Fund to perform the duties required by the office for establishing and maintaining electronic citations. The Fund shall be audited by the County's auditor. The Circuit Court Clerk shall not charge and collect an electronic citation fee if the County Board has by ordinance elected not to be subject to this Section. Any funds collected under this Section before such an ordinance takes effect shall be disbursed to the Illinois State Police for expenses related to the establishment and maintenance of electronic citations.
    With respect to funds designated for, as well as citations issued by, the Department of State Police, the moneys shall be remitted by the circuit court clerk to the State Treasurer within one month after receipt for deposit into the LEADS Maintenance Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-1210, eff. 1-1-11; 97-402, eff. 8-16-11.)

705 ILCS 105/27.3f

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3f)
    Sec. 27.3f. Guardianship and advocacy operations fee.
    (a) As used in this Section, "guardianship and advocacy" means the guardianship and advocacy services provided by the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission and defined in the Guardianship and Advocacy Act. Viable public guardianship and advocacy programs, including the public guardianship programs created and supervised in probate proceedings in the Illinois courts, are essential to the administration of justice and ensure that incapacitated persons and their estates are protected. To defray the expense of maintaining and operating the divisions and programs of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission and to support viable guardianship and advocacy programs throughout Illinois, each circuit court clerk shall charge and collect a fee on all matters filed in probate cases in accordance with this Section, but no fees shall be assessed against the State Guardian, any State agency under the jurisdiction of the Governor, any public guardian, or any State's Attorney.
    (b) No fee specified in this Section shall be imposed in any minor guardianship established under Article XI of the Probate Act of 1975, or against an indigent person. An indigent person shall include any person who meets one or more of the following criteria:
        (1) He or she is receiving assistance under one or
    
more of the following public benefits programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (AABD), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps), General Assistance, State Transitional Assistance, or State Children and Family Assistance.
        (2) His or her available income is 125% or less of
    
the current poverty level as established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, unless the applicant's assets that are not exempt under Part 9 or 10 of Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure are of a nature and value that the court determines that the applicant is able to pay the fees, costs, and charges.
        (3) He or she is, in the discretion of the court,
    
unable to proceed in an action without payment of fees, costs, and charges and whose payment of those fees, costs, and charges would result in substantial hardship to the person or his or her family.
        (4) He or she is an indigent person pursuant to
    
Section 5-105.5 of the Code of Civil Procedure, providing that an "indigent person" means a person whose income is 125% or less of the current official federal poverty guidelines or who is otherwise eligible to receive civil legal services under the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974.
    (c) The clerk is entitled to receive the fee specified in this Section, which shall be paid in advance, and managed by the clerk as set out in paragraph (2), except that, for good cause shown, the court may suspend, reduce, or release the costs payable under this Section:
        (1) For administration of the estate of a decedent
    
(whether testate or intestate) or of a missing person, a fee of $100.
        (2) The guardianship and advocacy operations fee, as
    
outlined in this Section, shall be in addition to all other fees and charges and assessable as costs. Five percent of the fee shall be retained by the clerk for deposit into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund to defray costs of collection and 95% of the fee shall be disbursed within 60 days after receipt by the circuit clerk to the State Treasurer for deposit by the State Treasurer into the Guardianship and Advocacy Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-1093, eff. 1-1-13.)

705 ILCS 105/27.3g

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3g)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on August 15, 2018)
    Sec. 27.3g. Pilot program; Access to Justice Act.
    (a) If the Supreme Court develops a pilot program to provide court-based legal assistance in accordance with Section 10 of the Access to Justice Act, all clerks of the circuit court shall charge and collect at the time of filing the first pleading, paper, or other appearance filed by each party in all civil cases, in addition to any other fees, a fee of $10, but no additional fee shall be required if more than one party is represented in a single pleading, paper, or other appearance. Fees received by the clerk of the circuit court under this Section shall be remitted, within one month after receipt, to the Supreme Court for deposit into the Access to Justice Fund created under Section 15 of the Access to Justice Act.
    (b) This Section is repealed 5 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 98-351, eff. 8-15-13.)

705 ILCS 105/27.4

    (705 ILCS 105/27.4) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.4)
    Sec. 27.4. The population of all counties for the purpose of fixing fees and compensation under Sections 27.1 through 27.3 shall be based upon the results of the last Federal census immediately previous to the election of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in each county.
(Source: P.A. 79-1445.)

705 ILCS 105/27.5

    (705 ILCS 105/27.5) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.5)
    Sec. 27.5. (a) All fees, fines, costs, additional penalties, bail balances assessed or forfeited, and any other amount paid by a person to the circuit clerk that equals an amount less than $55, except restitution under Section 5-5-6 of the Unified Code of Corrections, reimbursement for the costs of an emergency response as provided under Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, any fees collected for attending a traffic safety program under paragraph (c) of Supreme Court Rule 529, any fee collected on behalf of a State's Attorney under Section 4-2002 of the Counties Code or a sheriff under Section 4-5001 of the Counties Code, or any cost imposed under Section 124A-5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, for convictions, orders of supervision, or any other disposition for a violation of Chapters 3, 4, 6, 11, and 12 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, and any violation of the Child Passenger Protection Act, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, and except as otherwise provided in this Section, shall be disbursed within 60 days after receipt by the circuit clerk as follows: 47% shall be disbursed to the entity authorized by law to receive the fine imposed in the case; 12% shall be disbursed to the State Treasurer; and 41% shall be disbursed to the county's general corporate fund. Of the 12% disbursed to the State Treasurer, 1/6 shall be deposited by the State Treasurer into the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund, 1/2 shall be deposited into the Traffic and Criminal Conviction Surcharge Fund, and 1/3 shall be deposited into the Drivers Education Fund. For fiscal years 1992 and 1993, amounts deposited into the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund, the Traffic and Criminal Conviction Surcharge Fund, or the Drivers Education Fund shall not exceed 110% of the amounts deposited into those funds in fiscal year 1991. Any amount that exceeds the 110% limit shall be distributed as follows: 50% shall be disbursed to the county's general corporate fund and 50% shall be disbursed to the entity authorized by law to receive the fine imposed in the case. Not later than March 1 of each year the circuit clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this Section during the preceding year based upon independent verification of fines and fees. All counties shall be subject to this Section, except that counties with a population under 2,000,000 may, by ordinance, elect not to be subject to this Section. For offenses subject to this Section, judges shall impose one total sum of money payable for violations. The circuit clerk may add on no additional amounts except for amounts that are required by Sections 27.3a and 27.3c of this Act, Section 16-104c of the Illinois Vehicle Code, and subsection (a) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code, unless those amounts are specifically waived by the judge. With respect to money collected by the circuit clerk as a result of forfeiture of bail, ex parte judgment or guilty plea pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 529, the circuit clerk shall first deduct and pay amounts required by Sections 27.3a and 27.3c of this Act. Unless a court ordered payment schedule is implemented or fee requirements are waived pursuant to a court order, the circuit clerk may add to any unpaid fees and costs a delinquency amount equal to 5% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 30 days, 10% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 60 days, and 15% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 90 days. Notice to those parties may be made by signage posting or publication. The additional delinquency amounts collected under this Section shall be deposited in the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund to be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the circuit clerk in performing the duties required to collect and disburse funds. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
    (b) The following amounts must be remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Illinois Animal Abuse Fund:
        (1) 50% of the amounts collected for felony offenses
    
under Sections 3, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 4, 4.01, 4.03, 4.04, 5, 5.01, 6, 7, 7.5, 7.15, and 16 of the Humane Care for Animals Act and Section 26-5 or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012;
        (2) 20% of the amounts collected for Class A and
    
Class B misdemeanors under Sections 3, 3.01, 4, 4.01, 4.03, 4.04, 5, 5.01, 6, 7, 7.1, 7.5, 7.15, and 16 of the Humane Care for Animals Act and Section 26-5 or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012; and
        (3) 50% of the amounts collected for Class C
    
misdemeanors under Sections 4.01 and 7.1 of the Humane Care for Animals Act and Section 26-5 or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012.
    (c) Any person who receives a disposition of court supervision for a violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance shall, in addition to any other fines, fees, and court costs, pay an additional fee of $29, to be disbursed as provided in Section 16-104c of the Illinois Vehicle Code. In addition to the fee of $29, the person shall also pay a fee of $6, if not waived by the court. If this $6 fee is collected, $5.50 of the fee shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund created by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and 50 cents of the fee shall be deposited into the Prisoner Review Board Vehicle and Equipment Fund in the State treasury.
    (d) Any person convicted of, pleading guilty to, or placed on supervision for a serious traffic violation, as defined in Section 1-187.001 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, a violation of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a violation of a similar provision of a local ordinance shall pay an additional fee of $35, to be disbursed as provided in Section 16-104d of that Code.
    This subsection (d) becomes inoperative on January 1, 2020.
    (e) In all counties having a population of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants:
        (1) A person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty
    
to violating subsection (a) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, including any person placed on court supervision for violating subsection (a), shall be fined $750 as provided for by subsection (f) of Section 11-501.01 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, payable to the circuit clerk, who shall distribute the money pursuant to subsection (f) of Section 11-501.01 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
        (2) When a crime laboratory DUI analysis fee of $150,
    
provided for by Section 5-9-1.9 of the Unified Code of Corrections is assessed, it shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk as provided by subsection (f) of Section 5-9-1.9 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
        (3) When a fine for a violation of subsection (a) of
    
Section 11-605 of the Illinois Vehicle Code is $150 or greater, the additional $50 which is charged as provided for by subsection (f) of Section 11-605 of the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk to a school district or districts for school safety purposes as provided by subsection (f) of Section 11-605.
        (4) When a fine for a violation of subsection (a) of
    
Section 11-1002.5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code is $150 or greater, the additional $50 which is charged as provided for by subsection (c) of Section 11-1002.5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk to a school district or districts for school safety purposes as provided by subsection (c) of Section 11-1002.5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
        (5) When a mandatory drug court fee of up to $5 is
    
assessed as provided in subsection (f) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code, it shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk as provided in subsection (f) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code.
        (6) When a mandatory teen court, peer jury, youth
    
court, or other youth diversion program fee is assessed as provided in subsection (e) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code, it shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk as provided in subsection (e) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code.
        (7) When a Children's Advocacy Center fee is assessed
    
pursuant to subsection (f-5) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code, it shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk as provided in subsection (f-5) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code.
        (8) When a victim impact panel fee is assessed
    
pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 11-501.01 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, it shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk to the victim impact panel to be attended by the defendant.
        (9) When a new fee collected in traffic cases is
    
enacted after January 1, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-735), it shall be excluded from the percentage disbursement provisions of this Section unless otherwise indicated by law.
    (f) Any person who receives a disposition of court supervision for a violation of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code shall, in addition to any other fines, fees, and court costs, pay an additional fee of $50, which shall be collected by the circuit clerk and then remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Roadside Memorial Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. However, the court may waive the fee if full restitution is complied with. Subject to appropriation, all moneys in the Roadside Memorial Fund shall be used by the Department of Transportation to pay fees imposed under subsection (f) of Section 20 of the Roadside Memorial Act. The fee shall be remitted by the circuit clerk within one month after receipt to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Roadside Memorial Fund.
    (g) For any conviction or disposition of court supervision for a violation of Section 11-1429 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, the circuit clerk shall distribute the fines paid by the person as specified by subsection (h) of Section 11-1429 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-658, eff. 6-23-14.)

705 ILCS 105/27.6

    (705 ILCS 105/27.6)
    (Section as amended by P.A. 96-286, 96-576, 96-578, 96-625, 96-667, 96-1175, 96-1342, 97-434, 97-1051, 97-1108, and 97-1150)
    Sec. 27.6. (a) All fees, fines, costs, additional penalties, bail balances assessed or forfeited, and any other amount paid by a person to the circuit clerk equalling an amount of $55 or more, except the fine imposed by Section 5-9-1.15 of the Unified Code of Corrections, the additional fee required by subsections (b) and (c), restitution under Section 5-5-6 of the Unified Code of Corrections, contributions to a local anti-crime program ordered pursuant to Section 5-6-3(b)(13) or Section 5-6-3.1(c)(13) of the Unified Code of Corrections, reimbursement for the costs of an emergency response as provided under Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, any fees collected for attending a traffic safety program under paragraph (c) of Supreme Court Rule 529, any fee collected on behalf of a State's Attorney under Section 4-2002 of the Counties Code or a sheriff under Section 4-5001 of the Counties Code, or any cost imposed under Section 124A-5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, for convictions, orders of supervision, or any other disposition for a violation of Chapters 3, 4, 6, 11, and 12 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, and any violation of the Child Passenger Protection Act, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, and except as otherwise provided in this Section shall be disbursed within 60 days after receipt by the circuit clerk as follows: 44.5% shall be disbursed to the entity authorized by law to receive the fine imposed in the case; 16.825% shall be disbursed to the State Treasurer; and 38.675% shall be disbursed to the county's general corporate fund. Of the 16.825% disbursed to the State Treasurer, 2/17 shall be deposited by the State Treasurer into the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund, 5.052/17 shall be deposited into the Traffic and Criminal Conviction Surcharge Fund, 3/17 shall be deposited into the Drivers Education Fund, and 6.948/17 shall be deposited into the Trauma Center Fund. Of the 6.948/17 deposited into the Trauma Center Fund from the 16.825% disbursed to the State Treasurer, 50% shall be disbursed to the Department of Public Health and 50% shall be disbursed to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. For fiscal year 1993, amounts deposited into the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund, the Traffic and Criminal Conviction Surcharge Fund, or the Drivers Education Fund shall not exceed 110% of the amounts deposited into those funds in fiscal year 1991. Any amount that exceeds the 110% limit shall be distributed as follows: 50% shall be disbursed to the county's general corporate fund and 50% shall be disbursed to the entity authorized by law to receive the fine imposed in the case. Not later than March 1 of each year the circuit clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this Section during the preceding year based upon independent verification of fines and fees. All counties shall be subject to this Section, except that counties with a population under 2,000,000 may, by ordinance, elect not to be subject to this Section. For offenses subject to this Section, judges shall impose one total sum of money payable for violations. The circuit clerk may add on no additional amounts except for amounts that are required by Sections 27.3a and 27.3c of this Act, unless those amounts are specifically waived by the judge. With respect to money collected by the circuit clerk as a result of forfeiture of bail, ex parte judgment or guilty plea pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 529, the circuit clerk shall first deduct and pay amounts required by Sections 27.3a and 27.3c of this Act. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
    (b) In addition to any other fines and court costs assessed by the courts, any person convicted or receiving an order of supervision for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall pay an additional fee of $100 to the clerk of the circuit court. This amount, less 2 1/2% that shall be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the clerk, shall be remitted by the clerk to the Treasurer within 60 days after receipt for deposit into the Trauma Center Fund. This additional fee of $100 shall not be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction in the fine for time served either before or after sentencing. Not later than March 1 of each year the Circuit Clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this subsection during the preceding calendar year.
    (b-1) In addition to any other fines and court costs assessed by the courts, any person convicted or receiving an order of supervision for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall pay an additional fee of $5 to the clerk of the circuit court. This amount, less 2 1/2% that shall be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the clerk, shall be remitted by the clerk to the Treasurer within 60 days after receipt for deposit into the Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis Cure Research Trust Fund. This additional fee of $5 shall not be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction in the fine for time served either before or after sentencing. Not later than March 1 of each year the Circuit Clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this subsection during the preceding calendar year.
    (c) In addition to any other fines and court costs assessed by the courts, any person convicted for a violation of Sections 24-1.1, 24-1.2, or 24-1.5 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 or a person sentenced for a violation of the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall pay an additional fee of $100 to the clerk of the circuit court. This amount, less 2 1/2% that shall be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the clerk, shall be remitted by the clerk to the Treasurer within 60 days after receipt for deposit into the Trauma Center Fund. This additional fee of $100 shall not be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction in the fine for time served either before or after sentencing. Not later than March 1 of each year the Circuit Clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this subsection during the preceding calendar year.
    (c-1) In addition to any other fines and court costs assessed by the courts, any person sentenced for a violation of the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall pay an additional fee of $5 to the clerk of the circuit court. This amount, less 2 1/2% that shall be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the clerk, shall be remitted by the clerk to the Treasurer within 60 days after receipt for deposit into the Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis Cure Research Trust Fund. This additional fee of $5 shall not be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction in the fine for time served either before or after sentencing. Not later than March 1 of each year the Circuit Clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this subsection during the preceding calendar year.
    (d) The following amounts must be remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Illinois Animal Abuse Fund:
        (1) 50% of the amounts collected for felony offenses
    
under Sections 3, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 4, 4.01, 4.03, 4.04, 5, 5.01, 6, 7, 7.5, 7.15, and 16 of the Humane Care for Animals Act and Section 26-5 or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012;
        (2) 20% of the amounts collected for Class A and
    
Class B misdemeanors under Sections 3, 3.01, 4, 4.01, 4.03, 4.04, 5, 5.01, 6, 7, 7.1, 7.5, 7.15, and 16 of the Humane Care for Animals Act and Section 26-5 or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012; and
        (3) 50% of the amounts collected for Class C
    
misdemeanors under Sections 4.01 and 7.1 of the Humane Care for Animals Act and Section 26-5 or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012.
    (e) Any person who receives a disposition of court supervision for a violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance shall, in addition to any other fines, fees, and court costs, pay an additional fee of $29, to be disbursed as provided in Section 16-104c of the Illinois Vehicle Code. In addition to the fee of $29, the person shall also pay a fee of $6, if not waived by the court. If this $6 fee is collected, $5.50 of the fee shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund created by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and 50 cents of the fee shall be deposited into the Prisoner Review Board Vehicle and Equipment Fund in the State treasury.
    (f) This Section does not apply to the additional child pornography fines assessed and collected under Section 5-9-1.14 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
    (g) (Blank).
    (h) (Blank).
    (i) Of the amounts collected as fines under subsection (b) of Section 3-712 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, 99% shall be deposited into the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund and 1% shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund created by the Clerk of the Circuit Court to be used to offset the costs incurred by the Circuit Court Clerk in performing the additional duties required to collect and disburse funds to entities of State and local government as provided by law.
    (j) Any person convicted of, pleading guilty to, or placed on supervision for a serious traffic violation, as defined in Section 1-187.001 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, a violation of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a violation of a similar provision of a local ordinance shall pay an additional fee of $35, to be disbursed as provided in Section 16-104d of that Code.
    This subsection (j) becomes inoperative 7 years after the effective date of Public Act 95-154.
    (k) For any conviction or disposition of court supervision for a violation of Section 11-1429 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, the circuit clerk shall distribute the fines paid by the person as specified by subsection (h) of Section 11-1429 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    (l) Any person who receives a disposition of court supervision for a violation of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance shall, in addition to any other fines, fees, and court costs, pay an additional fee of $50, which shall be collected by the circuit clerk and then remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Roadside Memorial Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. However, the court may waive the fee if full restitution is complied with. Subject to appropriation, all moneys in the Roadside Memorial Fund shall be used by the Department of Transportation to pay fees imposed under subsection (f) of Section 20 of the Roadside Memorial Act. The fee shall be remitted by the circuit clerk within one month after receipt to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Roadside Memorial Fund.
    (m) Of the amounts collected as fines under subsection (c) of Section 411.4 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or subsection (c) of Section 90 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, 99% shall be deposited to the law enforcement agency or fund specified and 1% shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund to be used to offset the costs incurred by the Circuit Court Clerk in performing the additional duties required to collect and disburse funds to entities of State and local government as provided by law.
    (n) In addition to any other fines and court costs assessed by the courts, any person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a violation of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, or who is convicted of, pleads guilty to, or receives a disposition of court supervision for a violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, shall pay an additional fee of $15 to the clerk of the circuit court. This additional fee of $15 shall not be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction in the fine for time served either before or after sentencing. This amount, less 2.5% that shall be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the clerk, shall be remitted by the clerk to the State Treasurer within 60 days after receipt for deposit into the State Police Merit Board Public Safety Fund.
(Source: P.A. 95-191, eff. 1-1-08; 95-291, eff. 1-1-08; 95-428, eff. 8-24-07; 95-600, eff. 6-1-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 96-286, eff. 8-11-09; 96-576, eff. 8-18-09; 96-578, eff. 8-18-09; 96-625, eff. 1-1-10; 96-667, eff. 8-25-09; 96-1175, eff. 9-20-10; 96-1342, eff. 1-1-11; 97-1051, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
 
    (Section as amended by P.A. 96-576, 96-578, 96-625, 96-667, 96-735, 96-1175, 96-1342, 97-434, 97-1051, 97-1108, and 97-1150)
    Sec. 27.6. (a) All fees, fines, costs, additional penalties, bail balances assessed or forfeited, and any other amount paid by a person to the circuit clerk equalling an amount of $55 or more, except the fine imposed by Section 5-9-1.15 of the Unified Code of Corrections, the additional fee required by subsections (b) and (c), restitution under Section 5-5-6 of the Unified Code of Corrections, contributions to a local anti-crime program ordered pursuant to Section 5-6-3(b)(13) or Section 5-6-3.1(c)(13) of the Unified Code of Corrections, reimbursement for the costs of an emergency response as provided under Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, any fees collected for attending a traffic safety program under paragraph (c) of Supreme Court Rule 529, any fee collected on behalf of a State's Attorney under Section 4-2002 of the Counties Code or a sheriff under Section 4-5001 of the Counties Code, or any cost imposed under Section 124A-5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, for convictions, orders of supervision, or any other disposition for a violation of Chapters 3, 4, 6, 11, and 12 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, and any violation of the Child Passenger Protection Act, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, and except as otherwise provided in this Section shall be disbursed within 60 days after receipt by the circuit clerk as follows: 44.5% shall be disbursed to the entity authorized by law to receive the fine imposed in the case; 16.825% shall be disbursed to the State Treasurer; and 38.675% shall be disbursed to the county's general corporate fund. Of the 16.825% disbursed to the State Treasurer, 2/17 shall be deposited by the State Treasurer into the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund, 5.052/17 shall be deposited into the Traffic and Criminal Conviction Surcharge Fund, 3/17 shall be deposited into the Drivers Education Fund, and 6.948/17 shall be deposited into the Trauma Center Fund. Of the 6.948/17 deposited into the Trauma Center Fund from the 16.825% disbursed to the State Treasurer, 50% shall be disbursed to the Department of Public Health and 50% shall be disbursed to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. For fiscal year 1993, amounts deposited into the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund, the Traffic and Criminal Conviction Surcharge Fund, or the Drivers Education Fund shall not exceed 110% of the amounts deposited into those funds in fiscal year 1991. Any amount that exceeds the 110% limit shall be distributed as follows: 50% shall be disbursed to the county's general corporate fund and 50% shall be disbursed to the entity authorized by law to receive the fine imposed in the case. Not later than March 1 of each year the circuit clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this Section during the preceding year based upon independent verification of fines and fees. All counties shall be subject to this Section, except that counties with a population under 2,000,000 may, by ordinance, elect not to be subject to this Section. For offenses subject to this Section, judges shall impose one total sum of money payable for violations. The circuit clerk may add on no additional amounts except for amounts that are required by Sections 27.3a and 27.3c of this Act, Section 16-104c of the Illinois Vehicle Code, and subsection (a) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code, unless those amounts are specifically waived by the judge. With respect to money collected by the circuit clerk as a result of forfeiture of bail, ex parte judgment or guilty plea pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 529, the circuit clerk shall first deduct and pay amounts required by Sections 27.3a and 27.3c of this Act. Unless a court ordered payment schedule is implemented or fee requirements are waived pursuant to court order, the clerk of the court may add to any unpaid fees and costs a delinquency amount equal to 5% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 30 days, 10% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 60 days, and 15% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid after 90 days. Notice to those parties may be made by signage posting or publication. The additional delinquency amounts collected under this Section shall be deposited in the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund to be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the circuit clerk in performing the duties required to collect and disburse funds. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
    (b) In addition to any other fines and court costs assessed by the courts, any person convicted or receiving an order of supervision for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall pay an additional fee of $100 to the clerk of the circuit court. This amount, less 2 1/2% that shall be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the clerk, shall be remitted by the clerk to the Treasurer within 60 days after receipt for deposit into the Trauma Center Fund. This additional fee of $100 shall not be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction in the fine for time served either before or after sentencing. Not later than March 1 of each year the Circuit Clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this subsection during the preceding calendar year.
    (b-1) In addition to any other fines and court costs assessed by the courts, any person convicted or receiving an order of supervision for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall pay an additional fee of $5 to the clerk of the circuit court. This amount, less 2 1/2% that shall be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the clerk, shall be remitted by the clerk to the Treasurer within 60 days after receipt for deposit into the Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis Cure Research Trust Fund. This additional fee of $5 shall not be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction in the fine for time served either before or after sentencing. Not later than March 1 of each year the Circuit Clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this subsection during the preceding calendar year.
    (c) In addition to any other fines and court costs assessed by the courts, any person convicted for a violation of Sections 24-1.1, 24-1.2, or 24-1.5 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 or a person sentenced for a violation of the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall pay an additional fee of $100 to the clerk of the circuit court. This amount, less 2 1/2% that shall be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the clerk, shall be remitted by the clerk to the Treasurer within 60 days after receipt for deposit into the Trauma Center Fund. This additional fee of $100 shall not be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction in the fine for time served either before or after sentencing. Not later than March 1 of each year the Circuit Clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this subsection during the preceding calendar year.
    (c-1) In addition to any other fines and court costs assessed by the courts, any person sentenced for a violation of the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall pay an additional fee of $5 to the clerk of the circuit court. This amount, less 2 1/2% that shall be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the clerk, shall be remitted by the clerk to the Treasurer within 60 days after receipt for deposit into the Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis Cure Research Trust Fund. This additional fee of $5 shall not be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction in the fine for time served either before or after sentencing. Not later than March 1 of each year the Circuit Clerk shall submit a report of the amount of funds remitted to the State Treasurer under this subsection during the preceding calendar year.
    (d) The following amounts must be remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Illinois Animal Abuse Fund:
        (1) 50% of the amounts collected for felony offenses
    
under Sections 3, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 4, 4.01, 4.03, 4.04, 5, 5.01, 6, 7, 7.5, 7.15, and 16 of the Humane Care for Animals Act and Section 26-5 or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012;
        (2) 20% of the amounts collected for Class A and
    
Class B misdemeanors under Sections 3, 3.01, 4, 4.01, 4.03, 4.04, 5, 5.01, 6, 7, 7.1, 7.5, 7.15, and 16 of the Humane Care for Animals Act and Section 26-5 or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012; and
        (3) 50% of the amounts collected for Class C
    
misdemeanors under Sections 4.01 and 7.1 of the Humane Care for Animals Act and Section 26-5 or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012.
    (e) Any person who receives a disposition of court supervision for a violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance shall, in addition to any other fines, fees, and court costs, pay an additional fee of $29, to be disbursed as provided in Section 16-104c of the Illinois Vehicle Code. In addition to the fee of $29, the person shall also pay a fee of $6, if not waived by the court. If this $6 fee is collected, $5.50 of the fee shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund created by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and 50 cents of the fee shall be deposited into the Prisoner Review Board Vehicle and Equipment Fund in the State treasury.
    (f) This Section does not apply to the additional child pornography fines assessed and collected under Section 5-9-1.14 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
    (g) Any person convicted of or pleading guilty to a serious traffic violation, as defined in Section 1-187.001 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, shall pay an additional fee of $35, to be disbursed as provided in Section 16-104d of that Code. This subsection (g) becomes inoperative 7 years after the effective date of Public Act 95-154.
    (h) In all counties having a population of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants,
        (1) A person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty
    
to violating subsection (a) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, including any person placed on court supervision for violating subsection (a), shall be fined $750 as provided for by subsection (f) of Section 11-501.01 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, payable to the circuit clerk, who shall distribute the money pursuant to subsection (f) of Section 11-501.01 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
        (2) When a crime laboratory DUI analysis fee of $150,
    
provided for by Section 5-9-1.9 of the Unified Code of Corrections is assessed, it shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk as provided by subsection (f) of Section 5-9-1.9 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
        (3) When a fine for a violation of Section 11-605.1
    
of the Illinois Vehicle Code is $250 or greater, the person who violated that Section shall be charged an additional $125 as provided for by subsection (e) of Section 11-605.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, which shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk to a State or county Transportation Safety Highway Hire-back Fund as provided by subsection (e) of Section 11-605.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
        (4) When a fine for a violation of subsection (a) of
    
Section 11-605 of the Illinois Vehicle Code is $150 or greater, the additional $50 which is charged as provided for by subsection (f) of Section 11-605 of the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk to a school district or districts for school safety purposes as provided by subsection (f) of Section 11-605.
        (5) When a fine for a violation of subsection (a) of
    
Section 11-1002.5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code is $150 or greater, the additional $50 which is charged as provided for by subsection (c) of Section 11-1002.5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk to a school district or districts for school safety purposes as provided by subsection (c) of Section 11-1002.5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
        (6) When a mandatory drug court fee of up to $5 is
    
assessed as provided in subsection (f) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code, it shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk as provided in subsection (f) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code.
        (7) When a mandatory teen court, peer jury, youth
    
court, or other youth diversion program fee is assessed as provided in subsection (e) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code, it shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk as provided in subsection (e) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code.
        (8) When a Children's Advocacy Center fee is assessed
    
pursuant to subsection (f-5) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code, it shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk as provided in subsection (f-5) of Section 5-1101 of the Counties Code.
        (9) When a victim impact panel fee is assessed
    
pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 11-501.01 of the Vehicle Code, it shall be disbursed by the circuit clerk to the victim impact panel to be attended by the defendant.
        (10) When a new fee collected in traffic cases is
    
enacted after the effective date of this subsection (h), it shall be excluded from the percentage disbursement provisions of this Section unless otherwise indicated by law.
    (i) Of the amounts collected as fines under subsection (b) of Section 3-712 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, 99% shall be deposited into the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund and 1% shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund created by the Clerk of the Circuit Court to be used to offset the costs incurred by the Circuit Court Clerk in performing the additional duties required to collect and disburse funds to entities of State and local government as provided by law.
    (j) (Blank).
    (k) For any conviction or disposition of court supervision for a violation of Section 11-1429 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, the circuit clerk shall distribute the fines paid by the person as specified by subsection (h) of Section 11-1429 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    (l) Any person who receives a disposition of court supervision for a violation of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance shall, in addition to any other fines, fees, and court costs, pay an additional fee of $50, which shall be collected by the circuit clerk and then remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Roadside Memorial Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. However, the court may waive the fee if full restitution is complied with. Subject to appropriation, all moneys in the Roadside Memorial Fund shall be used by the Department of Transportation to pay fees imposed under subsection (f) of Section 20 of the Roadside Memorial Act. The fee shall be remitted by the circuit clerk within one month after receipt to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Roadside Memorial Fund.
    (m) Of the amounts collected as fines under subsection (c) of Section 411.4 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or subsection (c) of Section 90 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, 99% shall be deposited to the law enforcement agency or fund specified and 1% shall be deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative Fund to be used to offset the costs incurred by the Circuit Court Clerk in performing the additional duties required to collect and disburse funds to entities of State and local government as provided by law.
    (n) In addition to any other fines and court costs assessed by the courts, any person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a violation of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, or who is convicted of, pleads guilty to, or receives a disposition of court supervision for a violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, shall pay an additional fee of $15 to the clerk of the circuit court. This additional fee of $15 shall not be considered a part of the fine for purposes of any reduction in the fine for time served either before or after sentencing. This amount, less 2.5% that shall be used to defray administrative costs incurred by the clerk, shall be remitted by the clerk to the State Treasurer within 60 days after receipt for deposit into the State Police Merit Board Public Safety Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-576, eff. 8-18-09; 96-578, eff. 8-18-09; 96-625, eff. 1-1-10; 96-667, eff. 8-25-09; 96-735, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1175, eff. 9-20-10; 96-1342, eff. 1-1-11; 97-434, eff. 1-1-12; 97-1051, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

705 ILCS 105/27.7

    (705 ILCS 105/27.7)
    Sec. 27.7. Children's waiting room. The expense of establishing and maintaining a children's waiting room for children whose parents or guardians are attending a court hearing as a litigant, witness, or for other court purposes as determined by the court may be borne by the county. To defray that expense in any county having established a children's waiting room or that elects to establish such a system, the county board may require the clerk of the circuit court in the county to charge and collect a children's waiting room fee of not more than $10. The fee shall be paid at the time of filing the first pleading, paper, or other appearance filed by each party in all civil cases. No additional fee shall be required if more than one party is presented in a single pleading, paper, or other appearance. The fee shall be collected in the manner in which all other fees or costs are collected.
    Each clerk shall commence the charges and collection upon receipt of written notice from the chairman of the county board together with a certified copy of the board's resolution. The clerk shall file the resolution of record in his or her office.
    The fees shall be in addition to all other fees and charges of the clerks, shall be assessable as costs, and may be waived only if the judge specifically provides for the waiver of the children's waiting room fee. The fees shall be remitted monthly by the clerk to the county treasurer, to be retained by the treasurer in a special fund designated as the children's waiting room fund. The fund shall be audited by the county auditor, and the county board shall make expenditure from the fund in payment of any cost related to the establishment and maintenance of the children's waiting room, including personnel, heat, light, telephone, security, rental of space, or any other item in connection with the operation of a children's waiting room.
    The fees shall not be charged in any matter coming to the clerk on a change of venue, nor in any proceeding to review the decision of any administrative officer, agency, or body.
(Source: P.A. 95-980, eff. 9-22-08.)

705 ILCS 105/27.8

    (705 ILCS 105/27.8)
    Sec. 27.8. Annual audit.
    (a) Beginning with fiscal years ending in 1999 and all fiscal years thereafter, in addition to any other audits required by law, the county board of each county shall cause an audit of the office of the circuit clerk to be made annually at the close of the county's fiscal year by a licensed public accountant. The county auditor and his or her staff may assist with the audit. The audit shall consist of a letter report that expresses an opinion on the financial statements of the circuit clerk, a letter report that expresses an opinion on internal controls of the circuit clerk, a letter report on the circuit clerk's compliance with applicable statutes, rules, and procedures relating to assessment, collection, and distribution of funds, including the timeliness of those actions, any documentation or statements necessary to support the findings and opinions of the auditors, and any supplemental schedules or other documents required by the audit guidelines. A listing of applicable legal requirements shall be compiled by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts and made available to auditors for their compliance testing.
    The county board may include additional requirements in the audit.
    (b) The audits shall be completed in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards and generally accepted auditing standards. The audit shall be completed within 6 months after the end of the fiscal year. The county board may grant an extension of up to 6 months for the completion of the audit.
    (c) The expenses of conducting and filing the audit shall be paid by the county from the circuit clerk's appropriations, and the county board shall make provisions for the payment unless another person or entity agrees, in writing, to pay the expenses.
    (d) The audit shall be filed with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, the State Comptroller, the circuit clerk, and the county board within one month after the completion of the audit.
    (e) The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts shall disseminate auditing guidelines to the county boards and the circuit clerks. The Auditor General's Office shall update, with the assistance of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, the auditing guidelines as necessary from time to time. Revised guidelines shall be available to the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts for dissemination to the county boards and the circuit clerks.
    (f) The auditing requirements of this Section may be included in the audit required by Section 6-31003 of the Counties Code.
    (g) This Section is intended to require a comprehensive audit of the circuit clerks and to eliminate duplicative audits of the circuit clerk. The audit performed under this Section shall be available, upon request, to the public.
(Source: P.A. 90-350, eff. 1-1-98; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

705 ILCS 105/27.9

    (705 ILCS 105/27.9)
    Sec. 27.9. Frivolous lawsuits filed by prisoners.
    (a) The fees of the clerks of the circuit court shall not be waived for a petitioner who is a prisoner in an Illinois Department of Corrections facility who files a pleading, motion, or other filing which purports to be a legal document in a lawsuit seeking post-conviction relief under Article 122 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, pursuant to Section 116-3 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, or in a habeas corpus action under Article X of the Code of Civil Procedure and the defendant is the State, the Illinois Department of Corrections, or the Prisoner Review Board or any of their officers or employees, and the court makes a specific finding that the pleading, motion, or other filing which purports to be a legal document is frivolous.
    (b) "Frivolous" means that a pleading, motion, or other filing which purports to be a legal document filed by a prisoner in his or her lawsuit meets any or all of the following criteria:
        (1) it lacks an arguable basis either in law or in
    
fact;
        (2) it is being presented for any improper purpose,
    
such as to harass or to cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation;
        (3) the claims, defenses, and other legal contentions
    
therein are not warranted by existing law or by a nonfrivolous argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law or the establishment of new law;
        (4) the allegations and other factual contentions do
    
not have evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, are not likely to have evidentiary support after a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery; or
        (5) the denials of factual contentions are not
    
warranted on the evidence, or if specifically so identified, are not reasonably based on a lack of information or belief.
(Source: P.A. 90-505, eff. 8-19-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

705 ILCS 105/27.10

    (705 ILCS 105/27.10)
    (This Section was added by P.A. 94-677, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 27.10. Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation. Each clerk of the circuit court shall provide to the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation such information as the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation requests under Section 155.19 of the Illinois Insurance Code.
(Source: P.A. 94-677, eff. 8-25-05.)

705 ILCS 105/28

    (705 ILCS 105/28)
    Sec. 28. Supreme Court Clerk; fees. At the time of filing a petition or record, the petitioner or appellant shall pay to the Clerk of the Supreme Court the sum of $25. That sum shall be in full payment of all services of the clerk on behalf of the petitioner or appellant, except the making of a complete record, or copies of records, papers, or orders. The respondent or appellee, before entering an appearance or filing any paper, shall pay to the Clerk of the Supreme Court the sum of $15, which sum shall be in full payment of all services of the clerk on behalf of the respondent or appellee, except the making of a complete record, or copies of records, papers, or orders.
    The fee for each official certificate and seal is $1.
    The fee for making a complete record, copy of a record, or other papers in this office is a reasonable fee per page as established by the Supreme Court, except that the clerk shall furnish without cost, to parties in interest or their attorneys of record, copies of opinions or orders. In furtherance of the public interest, the clerk may furnish copies of opinions or orders without cost to other individuals or entities.
    The fee for preparing a law license, certifying it with the seal, administering the oath, and transcribing the name on the roll of attorneys is $5.
    After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the amount of any fee collected under this Section may be set by Supreme Court rule, except that the amount of the fees collected under this Section shall remain as set by statute until the Supreme Court adopts rules specifying a higher or lower fee amount.
    There is created the Supreme Court Special Purposes Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. Moneys collected under this Section shall be deposited into the Supreme Court Special Purposes Fund, to be used by the Supreme Court for:
        (1) costs associated with electronic filing and case
    
management systems in the reviewing courts; and
        (2) the operation of committees and commissions
    
established by the Supreme Court.
(Source: P.A. 98-324, eff. 10-1-13.)

705 ILCS 105/29

    (705 ILCS 105/29)
    Sec. 29. Salary; disposition of fees; expenditures. The ordinary and contingent expenses of operating the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, including salaries, shall be determined by the Supreme Court and paid from the State treasury on the warrant of the Comptroller out of appropriations made for that purpose by the General Assembly.
    Except as specified under Section 28 of this Act, Section 12 of the Professional Service Corporation Act, Section 50-45 of the Limited Liability Company Act, and Section 10 of the Professional Association Act, all fees and costs paid to or received by the Clerk of the Supreme Court shall be paid into the State Treasury.
(Source: P.A. 98-324, eff. 10-1-13.)