BOONE COUNTY TRAFFIC COURT OPTIONS 

If your ticket is marked "COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED"


Appear IN PERSON at te Boone County Courthouse in Courtroom 2 at the designated date and time on your citation. 
NOTE:  If your court date is June 14th or earlier, then you may be notified for a different date, time and location.  

 

Appear REMOTELY if your court date is June 15th or later - at the designated date and time on your citation (See the "How to appear in Court Remotely" section below).

NOTE: Court dates, times and locations are subject to change due to social distancing restrictions.

If this happens you will get a notice by mail.  Contact the Circuit Clerk's office if your address is different from your citation.


UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS:
Violations for an Uninsured Motor Vehicle charge may be dismissed by providing proof that the vehicle was covered by insurance on the date of the offense. Proof may be provided to the Boone County Circuit Clerk's Office prior to the court date.  If the uninsured motor vehicle violation is dismissed and the remaining violations would normally be "no court appearance required", those remaining tickets may be resolved by any option under the "No Court Appearance Required" section.   See www.17thcircuit.illinoiscourts.gov - General Order 2.11



 

If your ticket is marked "NO COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED"

PLEAD GUILTY AND PAY THE FINE at least 2 business days prior to your court date.
                         
Fines, Penalties, Assessments, and Costs IF YOU ENTER A GUILTY PLEA AND PAY BY THE DATE ON YOUR CITATION
The amount of payment for offenses where Court appearances are not required is:
(a) 164.00 for any violation under the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/1 et seq.)
defined as a minor traffic offense pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 501(f), except (b)
below;
(b) 260.00 plus the minimum fine set by statute for truck overweight and permit
violations under 3-401(d), 15-Ill, 15-1 13.1, 15-113.2 or 15-113.3 of the Illinois Vehicle
Code (625 ILCS 5/3-401(d), 15-111, 15-113.1, 15-113.2 or 15-113.3):
(c) 195.00 for any violation defined as a Conservation Offense under Supreme Court
Rule 501(c) for which civil penalties are not required.

If you do not satisfy the charge(s) against you prior to the date set for your appearance or any date to which the case is continued, you do not submit a written plea of guilty to the clerk at least (2) days before that date, and you fail to answer the charge(s) or appear in court when required, you thereby consent to the entry of a judgment of conviction against you in the amount of the statutory fine, plus the assessment in the applicable schedule for the charged offense as provided in the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act (705 ILCS 135/1 et seq.). The total amount assessed may be greater than the amount assessed on a guilty plea, as discussed above.

ONLINE

Judici E-Plea - For Minor tickets marked "no court appearance" required. 
Judici E-Pay - For closed cases with outstanding balance.
 
PHONE 1(855) 436-6813    NOTE: If you are paying your ticket by phone, you must provide us with your guilty plea and traffic school form if applicable, as stated above, by the date due on  your ticket.

MAIL/IN PERSON

(DO NOT MAIL CASH)

Boone County Circuit Clerk's Office
601 N. Main St
Belvidere, IL 61008

UNDER 18 -  If you were under 18 when your ticket was issued and you are requesting court supervision then you must appear in court with a parent or legal guardian.  Follow the directions immediately below to get a date for this.


PLEAD NOT GUILTY AND APPEAR IN COURT - You may attend either IN PERSON or REMOTELY if your case is NOT set for trial. (See the "How to appear in Court Remotely" section below).
Follow the directions given with your citations or call the Circuit Clerk's Office at 815-544-0371 for further information.
NOTE: Appearing in court may incur more costs than pleading guilty prior to your court date.

IF YOUR CASE IS SET FOR TRIAL YOU MUST APPEAR IN COURT IN PERSON.


HOW TO APPEAR IN TRAFFIC COURT REMOTELY:

Go to Zoom.us (Chrome works best)
Select "Join Meeting" in the upper righthand corner
Enter in the Meeting ID: 928 7314 6899

Once you enter in the Meeting ID, you will be placed in a Waiting Room and the Traffic Judge will let you in when the court is ready for your case to be called.  Please note: Due to the volume of cases, there are times you may be waiting past the time listed on your citation.  We are working quickly and efficiently to get to your case as soon as possible. Please be on time and ready to proceed with your case.

If you choose to appear via Zoom, the court requires that you take the time to change the name of the device you are using, whether it be a phone, computer or tablet, if it does not properly identify you. 
For example, if your device shoes up as iPhone 5s, the court will not be able to properly identify you as someone who is on the court docket, so we will need you to change your device to your name.  Below is a step by step guide on how to change your device name on Zoom:

Go to Zoom.us
Enter in Zoom ID
Below Zoom ID, there is a box that allows you to enter in:
      NAME - This is where you should CHANGE THE DEVICE NAME to how your name is on the citation so that the court can identify you as a party on the court docket. i.e. John Smith

 


If you have further questions regarding your traffic citations please contact the Circuit Clerk's Office at 815-544-0371.