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Knox County Courthouse

Knox County courthouseThe Knox County Courthouse, 200 South Cherry Street, Galesburg was erected in 1884-1886, more than a decade after the removal of the County Seat from Knoxville in 1873.

The Knox County Courthouse is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., excluding Holidays.

Courthouse parking is on the south side of the building. Traffic through the parking lot is one-way. Patrons should use the entrance on Cherry Street and exit on the south side of the lot onto South Street. The entrance to the Courthouse is located on the Cherry Street side (east side) of the building. A Handicapped accessible entrance is located on the southwest corner of the building.

All persons entering the Knox County Courthouse are subject to screening by metal detection devices. All bags, packages, parcels, etc. are subject to X-Ray screening and search. Cell Phones, cameras and other audio/video recording devices are NOT allowed in the Courthouse without prior approval of the Knox County Sheriff. Food and beverages are not allowed in the Courthouse.


Knox County Clerk's Office:

  • Voter Registration
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Marriage License
  • Hunting/Fishing License

Knox County Circuit Clerk's Office:

  • Child Support
  • Passports
  • Court Records
  • Public Access Computer Terminal

Knox County Treasurer's Office:

  • Employee Payroll & Insurance
  • Tax Collection

Traffic Clerk's Office:

  • Payment of Traffic Citations
  • Payment of Court Fines & Fees

First Floor Court Room:

  • Traffic Cases
  • Misdemeanor Cases
  • First Appearances & Preliminary Hearings - Felony Cases
  • Bond Hearings
  • City Ordinance Cases


Knox County Sheriff's Office's Court Security Division Office

Knox County Chief Public Defender's Office

Judges Offices

Felony Clerk's Office:

  • Fines and Fees Collection - Felony Cases

Second Floor Court Rooms (Division One):

  • Felony Cases
  • Divorce
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Foreclosures
  • Civil Lawsuits


Knox County States Attorney's Office

Knox County Public Defender's Office

Knox County Recorder of Deeds

Court Services Office:

  • Adult Probation
  • Juvenile Probation

Small Claims Clerk

Third Floor Court Rooms

  • Juvenile Court
  • Small Claims
  • Adoptions
  • Guardianship
  • Probate