All traffic citations written in Lee County are processed by the Circuit Clerk's Office. The Circuit Clerk also processes citations written for ordinance and conservation violations. Citations are received by the clerk and are entered into a computer system with a court date that has been previously specified by the police officer. Information available on this page includes:
This service is designed to make the disposition of your "No Court Appearance Required" traffic ticket or other "Court Payable Matters" as simple and convenient as possible.
You can now pay your traffic ticket on-line by going to the following site: https://www.govpaynow.com
This above link will take you off-site to an E-Pay website created for the Lee County Circuit Clerk. Please read and follow the directions carefully, to insure that you qualify to utilize e-pay and that your transaction is successful.
Traffic Court Location:
Court for these violations is held in one place:
Lee County Courthouse
309 South Galena Avenue
Dixon, IL. 61021
Court Costs and Fines:
The following is a list of total costs for various minor traffic violations in Lee County. These costs are subject to change without notice:
Note: payment of these citations alone does NOT prevent the violation from being reported to the Secretary of State. Please refer to Court Diversion and Supervision below for more information.
Court Diversion and Supervision:
Traffic citations do not always require a court appearance. The officer will indicate on the face of the ticket whether a court appearance is necessary. When a traffic citation is issued and does not require a court appearance, the offender has three options in which to dispose of the ticket:
Not everyone is eligible for Option C. The offender is only eligible to receive court supervision without coming to court IF:
The traffic division will conduct record searches for those in need of researching the status of previously received traffic citations in Lee County. Record searches are done for a specified period of time and only for citations written in Lee County. There will be a charge assessed to conduct a record search. In addition, there are also a few guidelines to follow when requesting a record search:
Payments should be mailed to:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
309 S Galena Ave., Suite 320
Dixon, IL. 61021
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the traffic department and it's policies, call (815) 284-5230.