Clerk of the Circuit Court
The Boone County Circuit Clerk is a state constitutional officer elected by the citizens of Boone County for a four year term. This position is currently held by Nora Ohlsen. The Circuit Clerk is a non-judicial office of the Judicial Branch of Illinois State Government.
Duties & Responsibilities
The duties of the Office are set forth by Statute, Rules of the Supreme Court and Administrative orders of the 17th Judicial Circuit. The office is responsible for maintaining a record of all traffic, civil, and criminal cases filed and heard in Boone County. The Circuit Clerk’s office also receives and holds in trust monies to be disbursed on order of the court.
On a daily basis, the office interacts with the public and attorneys performing several functions including the collection and disbursement of traffic fines, civil fees and child support. It is also the duty of the Circuit Clerk to summon prospective jurors for both petit jury and grand jury duty. The Circuit Clerk’s Office is responsible for the long term recording of child support payments collected and disbursed through the County as well as payments made through the State Disbursement Unit.