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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. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 100-173, eff. 1-1-18. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

705 ILCS 105/27.1b

    (705 ILCS 105/27.1b)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 27.1b. Circuit court clerk fees. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all fees charged by the clerks of the circuit court for the services described in this Section shall be established, collected, and disbursed in accordance with this Section. Except as otherwise specified in this Section, all fees under this Section shall be paid in advance and disbursed by each clerk on a monthly basis. In a county with a population of over 3,000,000, units of local government and school districts shall not be required to pay fees under this Section in advance and the clerk shall instead send an itemized bill to the unit of local government or school district, within 30 days of the fee being incurred, and the unit of local government or school district shall be allowed at least 30 days from the date of the itemized bill to pay; these payments shall be disbursed by each clerk on a monthly basis. Unless otherwise specified in this Section, the amount of a fee shall be determined by ordinance or resolution of the county board and remitted to the county treasurer to be used for purposes related to the operation of the court system in the county. In a county with population of over 3,000,000, any amount retained by the clerk of the circuit court or remitted to the county treasurer shall be subject to appropriation by the county board.
    (a) Civil cases. The fee for filing a complaint, petition, or other pleading initiating a civil action shall be as set forth in the applicable schedule under this subsection in accordance with case categories established by the Supreme Court in schedules.
        (1) SCHEDULE 1: not to exceed a total of $366 in a
    
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to exceed $316 in any other county, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $190 through December 31, 2021 and $184 on and after January 1, 2022. The fees collected under this schedule shall be disbursed as follows:
            (A) The clerk shall retain a sum, in an amount
        
not to exceed $55 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $45 in any other county determined by the clerk with the approval of the Supreme Court, to be used for court automation, court document storage, and administrative purposes.
            (B) The clerk shall remit up to $21 to the State
        
Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall deposit the appropriate amounts, in accordance with the clerk's instructions, as follows:
                (i) up to $10, as specified by the Supreme
            
Court in accordance with Part 10A of Article II of the Code of Civil Procedure, into the Mandatory Arbitration Fund;
                (ii) $2 into the Access to Justice Fund; and
                (iii) $9 into the Supreme Court Special
            
Purposes Fund.
            (C) The clerk shall remit a sum to the County
        
Treasurer, in an amount not to exceed $290 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $250 in any other county, as specified by ordinance or resolution passed by the county board, for purposes related to the operation of the court system in the county.
        (2) SCHEDULE 2: not to exceed a total of $357 in a
    
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to exceed $266 in any other county, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $190 through December 31, 2021 and $184 on and after January 1, 2022. The fees collected under this schedule shall be disbursed as follows:
            (A) The clerk shall retain a sum, in an amount
        
not to exceed $55 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $45 in any other county determined by the clerk with the approval of the Supreme Court, to be used for court automation, court document storage, and administrative purposes.
            (B) The clerk shall remit up to $21 to the State
        
Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall deposit the appropriate amounts, in accordance with the clerk's instructions, as follows:
                (i) up to $10, as specified by the Supreme
            
Court in accordance with Part 10A of Article II of the Code of Civil Procedure, into the Mandatory Arbitration Fund;
                (ii) $2 into the Access to Justice Fund: and
                (iii) $9 into the Supreme Court Special
            
Purposes Fund.
            (C) The clerk shall remit a sum to the County
        
Treasurer, in an amount not to exceed $281 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $200 in any other county, as specified by ordinance or resolution passed by the county board, for purposes related to the operation of the court system in the county.
        (3) SCHEDULE 3: not to exceed a total of $265 in a
    
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to exceed $89 in any other county, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $190 through December 31, 2021 and $184 on and after January 1, 2022. The fees collected under this schedule shall be disbursed as follows:
            (A) The clerk shall retain a sum, in an amount
        
not to exceed $55 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $22 in any other county determined by the clerk with the approval of the Supreme Court, to be used for court automation, court document storage, and administrative purposes.
            (B) The clerk shall remit $11 to the State
        
Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall deposit the appropriate amounts in accordance with the clerk's instructions, as follows:
                (i) $2 into the Access to Justice Fund; and
                (ii) $9 into the Supreme Court Special
            
Purposes Fund.
            (C) The clerk shall remit a sum to the County
        
Treasurer, in an amount not to exceed $199 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $56 in any other county, as specified by ordinance or resolution passed by the county board, for purposes related to the operation of the court system in the county.
        (4) SCHEDULE 4: $0.
    (b) Appearance. The fee for filing an appearance in a civil action, including a cannabis civil law action under the Cannabis Control Act, shall be as set forth in the applicable schedule under this subsection in accordance with case categories established by the Supreme Court in schedules.
        (1) SCHEDULE 1: not to exceed a total of $230 in a
    
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to exceed $191 in any other county, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $75. The fees collected under this schedule shall be disbursed as follows:
            (A) The clerk shall retain a sum, in an amount
        
not to exceed $50 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $45 in any other county determined by the clerk with the approval of the Supreme Court, to be used for court automation, court document storage, and administrative purposes.
            (B) The clerk shall remit up to $21 to the State
        
Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall deposit the appropriate amounts, in accordance with the clerk's instructions, as follows:
                (i) up to $10, as specified by the Supreme
            
Court in accordance with Part 10A of Article II of the Code of Civil Procedure, into the Mandatory Arbitration Fund;
                (ii) $2 into the Access to Justice Fund; and
                (iii) $9 into the Supreme Court Special
            
Purposes Fund.
            (C) The clerk shall remit a sum to the County
        
Treasurer, in an amount not to exceed $159 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $125 in any other county, as specified by ordinance or resolution passed by the county board, for purposes related to the operation of the court system in the county.
        (2) SCHEDULE 2: not to exceed a total of $130 in a
    
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to exceed $109 in any other county, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $75. The fees collected under this schedule shall be disbursed as follows:
            (A) The clerk shall retain a sum, in an amount
        
not to exceed $50 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $10 in any other county determined by the clerk with the approval of the Supreme Court, to be used for court automation, court document storage, and administrative purposes.
            (B) The clerk shall remit $9 to the State
        
Treasurer, which the State Treasurer shall deposit into the Supreme Court Special Purpose Fund.
            (C) The clerk shall remit a sum to the County
        
Treasurer, in an amount not to exceed $71 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $90 in any other county, as specified by ordinance or resolution passed by the county board, for purposes related to the operation of the court system in the county.
        (3) SCHEDULE 3: $0.
    (b-5) Kane County and Will County. In Kane County and Will County civil cases, there is an additional fee of up to $30 as set by the county board under Section 5-1101.3 of the Counties Code to be paid by each party at the time of filing the first pleading, paper, or other appearance; provided that no additional fee shall be required if more than one party is represented in a single pleading, paper, or other appearance. Distribution of fees collected under this subsection (b-5) shall be as provided in Section 5-1101.3 of the Counties Code.
    (c) Counterclaim or third party complaint. When any defendant files a counterclaim or third party complaint, as part of the defendant's answer or otherwise, the defendant shall pay a filing fee for each counterclaim or third party complaint in an amount equal to the filing fee the defendant would have had to pay had the defendant brought a separate action for the relief sought in the counterclaim or third party complaint, less the amount of the appearance fee, if any, that the defendant has already paid in the action in which the counterclaim or third party complaint is filed.
    (d) Alias summons. The clerk shall collect a fee not to exceed $6 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to exceed $5 in any other county for each alias summons or citation issued by the clerk, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $5 for each alias summons or citation issued by the clerk.
    (e) Jury services. The clerk shall collect, in addition to other fees allowed by law, a sum not to exceed $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 action or proceeding shall be tried by the court without a jury.
    (f) Change of venue. In connection with a change of venue:
        (1) The clerk of the jurisdiction from which the case
    
is transferred may charge a fee, not to exceed $40, for the preparation and certification of the record; and
        (2) The clerk of the jurisdiction to which the case
    
is transferred may charge the same filing fee as if it were the commencement of a new suit.
    (g) Petition to vacate or modify.
        (1) In a proceeding involving a petition to vacate or
    
modify any final judgment or order filed within 30 days after the judgment or order was entered, except for an eviction case, small claims case, petition to reopen an estate, petition to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or order for child or spousal support, or petition to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, the fee shall not exceed $60 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and shall not exceed $50 in any other county, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $50.
        (2) In a proceeding involving a petition to vacate or
    
modify any final judgment or order filed more than 30 days after the judgment or order was entered, except for a petition to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or order for child or spousal support, or petition to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, the fee shall not exceed $75.
        (3) In a proceeding involving a motion to vacate or
    
amend a final order, motion to vacate an ex parte judgment, judgment of forfeiture, or "failure to appear" or "failure to comply" notices sent to the Secretary of State, the fee shall equal $40.
    (h) Appeals preparation. The fee for preparation of a record on appeal shall be based on the number of pages, as follows:
        (1) if the record contains no more than 100 pages,
    
the fee shall not exceed $70 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and shall not exceed $50 in any other county;
        (2) if the record contains between 100 and 200 pages,
    
the fee shall not exceed $100; and
        (3) if the record contains 200 or more pages, the
    
clerk may collect an additional fee not to exceed 25 cents per page.
    (i) Remands. In any cases remanded to the circuit court from the Supreme Court or the appellate court for a new trial, the clerk shall 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. Parties shall have the same right to a jury trial on remand and reinstatement that they had before the appeal, and no additional or new fee or charge shall be made for a jury trial after remand.
    (j) Garnishment, wage deduction, and citation. In garnishment affidavit, wage deduction affidavit, and citation petition proceedings:
        (1) if the amount in controversy in the proceeding is
    
not more than $1,000, the fee may not exceed $35 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and may not exceed $15 in any other county, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $15;
        (2) if the amount in controversy in the proceeding is
    
greater than $1,000 and not more than $5,000, the fee may not exceed $45 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and may not exceed $30 in any other county, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $30; and
        (3) if the amount in controversy in the proceeding is
    
greater than $5,000, the fee may not exceed $65 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and may not exceed $50 in any other county, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $50.
    (j-5) Debt collection. In any proceeding to collect a debt subject to the exception in item (ii) of subparagraph (A-5) of paragraph (1) of subsection (z) of this Section, the circuit court shall order and the clerk shall collect from each judgment debtor a fee of:
        (1) $35 if the amount in controversy in the
    
proceeding is not more than $1,000;
        (2) $45 if the amount in controversy in the
    
proceeding is greater than $1,000 and not more than $5,000; and
        (3) $65 if the amount in controversy in the
    
proceeding is greater than $5,000.
    (k) Collections.
        (1) For all collections made of others, except the
    
State and county and except in maintenance or child support cases, the clerk may collect a fee of up to 2.5% of the amount collected and turned over.
        (2) In child support and maintenance cases, the clerk
    
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 is 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.
        (3) The clerk may collect a fee of $5 for
    
certifications made to the Secretary of State as provided in Section 7-703 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, and this fee shall be deposited into the Separate Maintenance and Child Support Collection Fund.
        (4) In proceedings to foreclose the lien of
    
delinquent real estate taxes, State's Attorneys shall receive a fee of 10% of the total amount realized from the sale of real estate sold in the proceedings. The clerk shall collect the fee from the total amount realized from the sale of the real estate sold in the proceedings and remit to the County Treasurer to be credited to the earnings of the Office of the State's Attorney.
    (l) Mailing. The fee for the clerk mailing documents shall not exceed $10 plus the cost of postage.
    (m) Certified copies. The fee for each certified copy of a judgment, after the first copy, shall not exceed $10.
    (n) Certification, authentication, and reproduction.
        (1) The fee for each certification or authentication
    
for taking the acknowledgment of a deed or other instrument in writing with the seal of office shall not exceed $6.
        (2) The fee for reproduction of any document
    
contained in the clerk's files shall not exceed:
            (A) $2 for the first page;
            (B) 50 cents per page for the next 19 pages; and
            (C) 25 cents per page for all additional pages.
    (o) Record search. For each record search, within a division or municipal district, the clerk may collect a search fee not to exceed $6 for each year searched.
    (p) Hard copy. For each page of hard copy print output, when case records are maintained on an automated medium, the clerk may collect a fee not to exceed $10 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to exceed $6 in any other county, except as applied to units of local government and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $6.
    (q) Index inquiry and other records. No fee shall be charged for a single plaintiff and 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.
    (r) Performing a marriage. There shall be a $10 fee for performing a marriage in court.
    (s) Voluntary assignment. For filing each deed of voluntary assignment, the clerk shall collect a fee not to exceed $20. For recording a deed of voluntary assignment, the clerk shall collect a fee not to exceed 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.
    (t) Expungement petition. The clerk may collect a fee not to exceed $60 for each expungement petition filed and an additional fee not to exceed $4 for each certified copy of an order to expunge arrest records.
    (u) Transcripts of judgment. For the filing of a transcript of judgment, the clerk may collect the same fee as if it were the commencement of a new suit.
    (v) Probate filings.
        (1) For each account (other than one final account)
    
filed in the estate of a decedent, or ward, the fee shall not exceed $25.
        (2) For filing a claim in an estate when the amount
    
claimed is greater than $150 and not more than $500, the fee shall not exceed $40 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and shall not exceed $25 in any other county; when the amount claimed is greater than $500 and not more than $10,000, the fee shall not exceed $55 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and shall not exceed $40 in any other county; and when the amount claimed is more than $10,000, the fee shall not exceed $75 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and shall not exceed $60 in any other county; except the court in allowing a claim may add to the amount allowed the filing fee paid by the claimant.
        (3) 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, the fee shall not exceed $60.
        (4) There shall be no fee 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.
        (5) For each jury demand, the fee shall not exceed
    
$137.50.
        (6) For each certified copy of letters of office, of
    
court order, or other certification, the fee shall not exceed $2 per page.
        (7) For each exemplification, the fee shall not
    
exceed $2, plus the fee for certification.
        (8) 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.
        (9) The person on whose behalf a charge is incurred
    
for witness, court reporter, appraiser, or other miscellaneous fees shall pay the same directly to the person entitled thereto.
        (10) 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) 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, the fee shall not exceed $25.
    (x) Miscellaneous.
        (1) Interest earned on any fees collected by the
    
clerk shall be turned over to the county general fund as an earning of the office.
        (2) For any check, draft, or other bank instrument
    
returned to the clerk for non-sufficient funds, account closed, or payment stopped, the clerk shall collect a fee of $25.
    (y) 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 services in connection with the operation of the clerk's office, other than those services mentioned in this Section, as may be requested by the public and agreed to by the clerk and approved by the Chief Judge. 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. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require any clerk to provide any service not otherwise required by law.
    (y-5) Unpaid fees. Unless a court ordered payment schedule is implemented or the fee requirements of this Section are waived under a court order, the clerk of the circuit 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 deposited into the Circuit Court Clerk Operations and Administration Fund and used to defray additional administrative costs incurred by the clerk of the circuit court in collecting unpaid fees and costs.
    (z) Exceptions.
        (1) No fee authorized by this Section shall apply to:
            (A) police departments or other law enforcement
        
agencies. In this Section, "law enforcement agency" means: an agency of the State or agency of 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; the Attorney General; or any State's Attorney;
            (A-5) any unit of local government or school
        
district, except in counties having a population of 500,000 or more the county board may by resolution set fees for units of local government or school districts no greater than the minimum fees applicable in counties with a population less than 3,000,000; provided however, no fee may be charged to any unit of local government or school district in connection with any action which, in whole or in part, is: (i) to enforce an ordinance; (ii) to collect a debt; or (iii) under the Administrative Review Law;
            (B) any action instituted by the corporate
        
authority of a municipality with more than 1,000,000 inhabitants under Section 11-31-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code and 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 1,200 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;
            (C) 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;
            (D) a petitioner in any order of protection
        
proceeding, including, but not limited to, fees for filing, modifying, withdrawing, certifying, or photocopying petitions for orders of protection, issuing alias summons, any related filing service, or certifying, modifying, vacating, or photocopying any orders of protection; or
            (E) proceedings for the appointment of a
        
confidential intermediary under the Adoption Act.
        (2) No fee other than the filing fee contained in the
    
applicable schedule in subsection (a) shall be charged to any person in connection with an adoption proceeding.
        (3) Upon good cause shown, the court may waive any
    
fees associated with a special needs adoption. The term "special needs adoption" has the meaning provided by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
    (aa) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2022.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19; 100-994, eff. 7-1-19; 100-1161, eff. 7-1-19; 101-645, eff. 6-26-20.)

705 ILCS 105/27.1c

    (705 ILCS 105/27.1c)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 27.1c. Assessment report.
    (a) Not later than February 29, 2020, the clerk of the circuit court shall submit to the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts a report for the period July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 containing, with respect to each of the 4 categories of civil cases established by the Supreme Court pursuant to Section 27.1b of this Act:
        (1) the total number of cases that were filed;
        (2) the amount of filing fees that were collected
    
pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 27.1b;
        (3) the amount of appearance fees that were collected
    
pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 27.1b;
        (4) the amount of fees collected pursuant to
    
subsection (b-5) of Section 27.1b;
        (5) the amount of filing fees collected for
    
counterclaims or third party complaints pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 27.1b;
        (6) the nature and amount of any fees collected
    
pursuant to subsection (y) of Section 27.1b; and
        (7) the number of cases for which, pursuant to
    
Section 5-105 of the Code of Civil Procedure, there were waivers of fees, costs, and charges of 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100%, respectively, and the associated amount of fees, costs, and charges that were waived.
    (b) The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts shall publish the reports submitted under this Section on its website.
    (c) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2022.
(Source: P.A. 100-1161, eff. 7-1-19; 101-645, eff. 6-26-20.)

705 ILCS 105/27.2

    (705 ILCS 105/27.2) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.2)
    Sec. 27.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 100-863, eff. 8-14-18. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

705 ILCS 105/27.2a

    (705 ILCS 105/27.2a) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.2a)
    Sec. 27.2a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 100-173, eff. 1-1-18. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

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 balances owed. 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 assessments under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act and fines as ordered by the court. 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. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

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, 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. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

705 ILCS 105/27.3a

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3a)
    Sec. 27.3a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 101-275, eff. 8-9-19. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

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 105/27.3b-1

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3b-1)
    Sec. 27.3b-1. Minimum fines; disbursement of fines.
    (a) Unless otherwise specified by law, the minimum fine for a conviction or supervision disposition on a minor traffic offense is $25 and the minimum fine for a conviction, supervision disposition, or violation based upon a plea of guilty or finding of guilt for any other offense is $75. If the court finds that the fine would impose an undue burden on the victim, the court may reduce or waive the fine. In this subsection (a), "victim" shall not be construed to include the defendant.
    (b) Unless otherwise specified by law, all fines imposed on a misdemeanor offense, other than a traffic, conservation, or driving under the influence offense, or on a felony offense shall be disbursed within 60 days after receipt by the circuit clerk to the county treasurer for deposit into the county's General Fund. Unless otherwise specified by law, all fines imposed on an ordinance offense or a misdemeanor traffic, misdemeanor conservation, or misdemeanor driving under the influence offense shall be disbursed within 60 days after receipt by the circuit clerk to the treasurer of the unit of government of the arresting agency. If the arresting agency is the office of the sheriff, the county treasurer shall deposit the portion into a fund to support the law enforcement operations of the office of the sheriff. If the arresting agency is a State agency, the State Treasurer shall deposit the portion as follows:
        (1) if the arresting agency is the Department of
    
State Police, into the State Police Law Enforcement Administration Fund;
        (2) if the arresting agency is the Department of
    
Natural Resources, into the Conservation Police Operations Assistance Fund;
        (3) if the arresting agency is the Secretary of
    
State, into the Secretary of State Police Services Fund; and
        (4) if the arresting agency is the Illinois Commerce
    
Commission, into the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19; 101-636, eff. 6-10-20.)

705 ILCS 105/27.3c

    (705 ILCS 105/27.3c) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.3c)
    Sec. 27.3c. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-606, eff. 6-1-14. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

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. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-402, eff. 8-16-11. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

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)
    Sec. 27.3g. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 99-281, eff. 8-5-15. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

705 ILCS 105/27.4

    (705 ILCS 105/27.4) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.4)
    Sec. 27.4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 79-1445. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

705 ILCS 105/27.5

    (705 ILCS 105/27.5) (from Ch. 25, par. 27.5)
    Sec. 27.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-658, eff. 6-23-14. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

705 ILCS 105/27.6

    (705 ILCS 105/27.6)
    Sec. 27.6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 99-455, eff. 1-1-16. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

705 ILCS 105/27.7

    (705 ILCS 105/27.7)
    Sec. 27.7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 99-859, eff. 8-19-16. Repealed by P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

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. Moneys in the Supreme Court Special Purposes Fund shall be used by the Supreme Court for:
        (1) costs associated with electronic filing and other
    
e-business programs and case management systems in the circuit and reviewing courts; and
        (2) the operation of committees and commissions
    
established by the Supreme Court.
(Source: P.A. 98-324, eff. 10-1-13; 99-859, eff. 8-19-16.)

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.)