The Jackson County court system is part of the 1st Judicial Circuit (Fifth Appellate District) which covers Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson counties.
The court's judges hear both criminal and civil cases, including small claims; coordinate the empaneling of jury trials, prosecute the accused, defend the indigent, and manage probation and restitution programs. You can also be married by a judge in the courthouse any day court is in session.
Jackson County houses the following offices for the Jackson County court system
- Judges of the 1st Circuit
- Circuit Clerk
- States Attorneys Office
- Probation Office
- Public Defenders Office
- Jury Commission
See below for specific information on the court's functions and services:
- Case Information
- Court Fees
- Holidays and Hours
- Rules of the 1st Circuit Court
- Additional Contact Information
- Directions to Courthouse
The court serves Jackson County in accordance with Chapter 705 of the Illinois Statutes.