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Effective immediately, all persons in public areas of the courthouse are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering. Face coverings may also be required by the sheriff for entry into the courthouse. Face coverings are required for courtroom appearances. The public is being asked to not bring minor children into the courthouse, and such persons may be refused entry by the sheriff.

Part Time Judicial Administrative Assistant

This position provides confidential, specialized administrative support services to the Presiding Judge of Piatt County. The job duties include prioritization, coordination and management of the court calendar as well as all related administrative functions in direct support and under the general direction of the Presiding Judge of Piatt County. Must be able to coordinate and complete a variety of confidential administrative and technical tasks with minimal supervision. This position serves at the pleasure of the Court.

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Piatt County is an EOA/ADA employer


The Office of Jennifer Harper, Piatt County Clerk & Recorder, is seeking a hard-working, detail-oriented individual with good work ethics for the position of part-time Deputy Clerk, in a fast-paced office. The ability to interact courteously with the public, math skills and the ability to maintain accurate records are required. Will train motivated, quick learning individuals. Generous benefits available. Additional hours may be required during elections. Pre-Employment screenings are required. A link to the job application can be found below or a job application may be picked up at the Piatt County Clerk’s Office, 101 W Washington Street, Monticello, IL.

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Piatt County is an EOA/ADA employer


The Office of Seth E. Floyd, Piatt County Circuit Clerk, is seeking qualified applicants for the part-time position of Deputy Circuit Clerk. The ideal candidate will be a detail oriented, self-starter with experience in the legal system, bookkeeping, clerical duties, and/or computer applications. Must have availability on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Previous applicants for full time positions, must reapply if interested. Completed application is required. A link to the job description and application for employment can be found below or an application may be picked up at the Piatt County Circuit Clerk’s Office, 101 W Washington Street, Room 206, Monticello, IL.

Click here for Part-time Deputy Circuit Clerk job description.
Click here for Piatt County Circuit Clerk job application.

Piatt County is an EOA/ADA employer

Map to Piatt County Courthouse

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Click here for Circuit Clerk court related matters, other services and fee schedule.

Click here for County Clerk and Recorder services and fee schedule.

Online Real Estate Tax Payments
for Installment Payments due in 2021

Click here to find information about paying your Piatt County real estate taxes online.

Piatt County Tax Search

Click here to go to the Piatt County Tax Search Website where you can find real estate tax information for properties in Piatt County.


Click here for Circuit Clerk online payments. For "No Court Appearance Required" traffic tickets and/or Conservation violations only

Piatt County Facts

Piatt County, named for James A. Piatt, Sr., was established January 27, 1841, from territory taken from Macon County. The County is 34 miles long, containing 279,680 acres. Approximately 91% of this area is cropland, 3% pasture, 1% woodland and 5% other (municipalities, waterways, highways). Elevations vary from 650 to 800 feet above sea level.

The County Seat is Monticello. On July 1, 1837, James A. Piatt filed a plat of Monticello in the old Courthouse in Decatur. On July 4, 1837, a barbecue was held and lots were sold in the city named for the Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson.

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(All information herein is presented for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as the basis for official or legal action. Information is subject to change without notice.)

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