The Office of the Circuit Clerk 8/9/2016 On a daily basis, the office interacts with the public and attorneys performing several functions including the collection and disbursement of traffic fines, civil fees and child support. The office is also responsible for recording filed documents and maintaining a record of all court proceedings. The Office of the Circuit Clerk is a state constitutional officer elected by the citizens of Jersey County for a four year term. The Circuit Clerk is a non-judicial office of the Judicial Branch of Illinois State government. The Clerk of the Circuit Court files all cases and maintains official records of all cases that come before the Jersey County court system. The Circuit Clerk's Office also receives and holds in trust monies to be disbursed on the order of the court.