Firearms Restraining Orders
On January 1, 2019, Public Act 100-0697, Firearms Restraining Order Act, beccame law. The new Act created a Firearms Restraining Order (FRO) that prohibits and enjoins a named person from having in his or her custody or control any firearms, and purchasing, possessing, or receiving additional firearms. The process will be handled similar to an Order of Protection and will be filed in the OP case category. If the Firearms Restraining Order is allowed, a Search Warrant shall be issued. Below are the forms approved by the Conference of Chief Circuit Judges:
Handouts from 10-26-2016 County-wide Agency Meeting
Civil Law Violations
Cannabis charges written under the new state statute as Civil Law Violations are now payable without a court appearance for $120 per violation under new Supreme Court Rule 588 effective September 1, 2016. These tickets will be filed by the Circuit Clerk as CL (Civil Law) cases and should be written for Mondays (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Monday) at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 102 where they will be prosecuted by the State's Attorney.
Agencies can elect to write Possession of Cannabis under 10 grams and/or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, under their local ordinances, and the Circuit Clerk will continue to make those OV (Ordinance Violation) cases. Any cannabis charges written under local ordinances should continue to be assigned to your regular traffic court dates. Either of these two charges issued to juveniles (under 18 years of age), whether written under either state statute (CL case) or local ordinance (OV case), will be impounded per the statute.
Ordinance (OV) violations are not payable without a court appearance. **It is important to note that cannabis charges written under local ordinances do NOT qualify for the automatic expungement provisions in PA-0697, only cannabis charges written as Civil Law Violations will be automatically expunged. Per the statute, the Circuit Clerk will automatically expunge all Civil Law Violations that have a satisfactory final disposition, before January 1 and July 1 of each year. No Ordinance (OV) cases will be automatically expunged.
Arresting Agency Monthly Disposition Reports
If your agency needs login information for the Circuit Clerk Arresting Agency Disposition site, or has any questions, contact Robin at email@example.com.
The Circuit Clerk funds annual support for a countywide license for any McHenry County agency to use APS E-Citation software at no cost. This annual support cost is funded by E-Citation Fees. For more information on E-Citations contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criminal Complaint Program
The Circuit Clerk offers a FREE Criminal Complaint program for use by any McHenry County arresting agency. Click here for information to download the Criminal Complaint program. If you have questions, contact David at email@example.com.
Criminal Complaint User Manual *revised 10-28-2016
The Circuit Clerk offers FREE access to iJustice, our court case management system, to any McHenry County arresting agency. This access also includes access to OnBase, where court documents can be viewed, and the ability to view/print court calls. If your department would like to request access, or needs a replacement Safeword token for Citrix, contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complete list of Bail amounts see Illinois Supreme Court Rules
Revised Overweight Bond Charts effective 1-1-16
- McHenry County Overweight Bond Chart - Revised 1-1-16
- McHenry County Overweight on Registration Bond Chart
GovPay links to Post Bond
Arresting Agency Forms
- Bail Bond Form [PDF]
- Transmittal From Police Agencies to Circuit Clerk [PDF]
- Criminal Complaint (single count) [PDF]
- Criminal Complaint (multiple counts) [PDF]
- Notice of Arrest Without Warrant [PDF]
- Traffic Ticket Payment Brochure (Officer Handout) [PDF] **Revised 7-1-2017
- Verification [PDF]
- Warrant of Arrest [PDF]
Deputy Circuit Clerk Appointment
Use form for appointment of Sergeants and above as Deputy Circuit Clerks to notarize Criminal Complaints. Return completed form to Circuit Clerk Administration in Room 352.