The Jackson County Circuit Court is located in the heart of downtown Murphysboro, Illinois, at 1001 Walnut Street. The Circuit Clerk’s Office is located on the main floor of the Courthouse. The public entrance to the building is on Walnut Street. Access and parking for handicapped persons is on Chestnut Street. The county’s parking lot is one block south of the courthouse at 11th and Mulberry. For short-term parking, public parking is available along Walnut Street and all side streets surrounding the courthouse.

Hours of Operation

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Jackson County Circuit Clerk’s Office does not close for lunch.


Clerk of the Circuit Court
Cindy R. Svanda
1001 Walnut Street
P.O. Drawer 730
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Telephone: (618) 687-7300
Fax: (618) 684-6378

If the main number (shown above) is busy, please try one of the numbers below. You may then request the desired department such as small claims, traffic, child support, restitution, civil, criminal, juvenile, or probate.

(618) 687-7301
(618) 687-7302
(618) 687-7303
(618) 687-7304
(618) 687-7305
(618) 687-7306

Holiday Observance

Jackson County Circuit Court is closed on all Federal and State holidays by order of the Chief Judge of the First Judicial Court.

Holidays Observed:
New Year’s Day (Observed)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Lincoln’s Birthday (Observed)
Washington’s Birthday (Observed)
Spring Break/Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
Memorial Day (Observed)
Independence Day (Observed)
Labor Day
Columbus Day (Observed)
Veteran’s Day (Observed)
Thanksgiving Day
Day Following Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day (Observed)