Payment Instructions:

  • Always include the name of the person responsible for making the payment and the case number
  • Payment should be made with cash, personal check, money order or credit card
  • Personal checks will only be accepted if the payor's current address is shown on the check
  • Personal checks will not be accepted after two instances of being returned from the bank as unpaid
  • Post-dated checks will not be accepted
  • All checks and money orders should be made payable to "Clerk of the Circuit Court" and sent to:

    ATTN: Child Support
    Clerk of the Circuit Court
    18 North County Street
    Waukegan IL 60085

  • Payments may also be made in person at the same location
  • An annual fee of $36.00 is assessed in January of each year. This fee is in addition to and separate from amounts to be paid as child support and/or maintenance. This payment should be designated as "Child Support Fee" to assure proper accounting credit