In child support and maintenance cases, Illinois statute 705 ILCS 105/27.1a (bb)(4) authorizes the circuit clerk to collect an annual fee of $36 “…from the person [payer] 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 annual clerk’s fee is in addition to and separate from amounts ordered to be paid as maintenance or child support, and is used by the circuit clerk to maintain child support orders and record all payments issued by the State Disbursement Unit for the official record of the Court.
Each year the circuit clerk’s office sends reminder notices to the last known address of each payer.
Failure to pay your annual clerk’s fee may affect your credit rating.
You may make your annual clerk's fee payment using your credit card.*
To pay online you will need the following information in order to make a payment:
Dollar Amount You Are Paying
A Valid MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express Card
*GovPayNet, an independent company, charges a non-refundable fee for its services. The Court and the Circuit Clerk’s office receive no part of the service fee.