Jim Muir, Circuit Clerk

The circuit clerk's office has a staff of 9 to assist the public with any of our provided services, including:

  • Filing and maintaining records of all cases that are heard by Franklin County Courts involving adoptions, family cases, divorces, criminal felonies and misdemeanors, traffic cases, juvenile cases, law cases, small claims, probates, chanceries, and tax cases
  • Judges perform marriages at 9am and 1pm almost every week day
  • Collect fines and fees for cases where they have been ordered and distribute the funds to the agencies which they are intended
  • Archiving historic cases in various storage locations for geneology and other research
  • Provide a public access computer to use for information in any non-secured cases
  • Contact and organize the petit and grand juries
  • Schedule all cases for court


Contact Information

Franklin County Circuit Clerk’s Office

Franklin County Courthouse

901 Public Square

Benton, Illinois 62812



(618) 435-9800


(618) 438-6731


(618) 439-4119