Champaign Co. Circuit Clerk to host Amnesty Week next month

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign County Circuit Clerk is holding Amnesty Week next month, where people can save money when paying fines they owe.

Anyone who owes money from a criminal, traffic, DUI, ordinance or conservation violation with the county can avoid paying any late fees and collection fees between April 15, 2024 and April 26, 2024.

In order to take advantage of the program, anyone interested will first need to get a quote from the circuit clerk’s office by emailing them at In the email, it must include the individual’s full name, an address, a phone number, and email address, and court case numbers.

Everyone can look up Champaign County case numbers on the circuit clerk’s website.

People can pay off their fines in-person or online. In-person payments can be made in the Circuit Clerk’s office in the Champaign County Courthouse from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including the lunch hours on the dates listed.

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Payments can be made by cash, cashier’s check, credit card or debit card. Payers will need their Amnesty Week Quotes and their Driver’s License or State ID.

Online payments can be paid on the Champaign Circuit Clerk’s website by selecting the box marked Amnesty Week Payments. Payers must include the quote numbers to ensure the payment is applied correctly.

The Amnesty Week offer does not apply to any fines and costs which have already been paid, or any tax refunds which have been applied against what is due and owed.

Any questions about Amnesty Week can be directed towards 217-384-3725 or email for further information.

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