If you received a traffic or conservation citation which was marked NO COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED, there are ways to address your case which do not require you to appear in court. These options include court supervision if you are eligible. Please read the Traffic Court Procedures document below to review your options.

Traffic Procedures for Addressing Minor Traffic Citations and Conservation Citations (Prosecuted by the Jackson County State’s Attorney)

Procedures for Addressing Minor Traffic Citations and City Ordinance Citations from the City of Murphysboro ( Prosecuted by the Murphysboro City Attorney)

Alternatives to Appearing in Court for Defendants with Traffic and/or Ordinance Violations from the City of Carbondale (Prosecuted by the Carbondale City Attorney)

PLEASE REVIEW YOUR TICKET TO SEE IF IT REQUIRES YOU TO APPEAR IN COURT. If you received a Citation marked COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED, then you must appear in court to resolve your case.

Due to COVID19, beginning June 1, 2020, Traffic Court proceedings will take place VIRTUALLY and NOT IN PERSON utilizing the Zoom app. Zoom is a free app which you may download on your smart phone, tablet, or computer or you may click directly the link below to join the proceeding. While joining with video and sound is preferred, you may also join the proceeding by dialing in by phone. Below is the one click link to the Traffic Court Virtual Court with Judge York.

Judge Mitchell – Zoom Video Court Click
Traffic/Ordinance Violations | City of Carbondale Court | City of Murphysboro Court |
Conservation | Municipal Corporations
Meeting ID: 467 310 7955
Meeting Password: 122214

If you owe an outstanding balance on your fines and assessment in any case, you may make payments online at or by mail or in person at the Jackson County Circuit Clerk’s Office

If you have any questions, please contact the Jackson County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Jackson County Courthouse, P.O. Drawer 730, Murphysboro, IL 62966 Phone: (618) 687-7300. Acceptable payment in office is by cash, check or money order.  Credit cards are not accepted in the office. You may pay be credit card at