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Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket and wondered where the money goes?  Part of it goes back to the county or municipality that gave you the ticket, but the amount collected can go to over ten different funds.  We have broken two different tickets to give an example of how the money is dispersed.  It might surprise you where all money from a $120 speeding ticket ends up.

TICKET OVER 21 new

 

17.8% - Fine - $21.36 - This money goes directly to the arresting agency.

16.7% - Vehicle Fund - $20.00 - This fund helps finance the new cars and maintenance for the agency that issued the ticket.

15.5% - County - $18.56 - This money goes into the county’s general fund.

12.5% - Document Storage - $15.00 -  This is a County Circuit Clerk Fund, where it is used for employee salaries, equipment, and other expenses involved with storing documents.

10.0% - Child Advocacy - $12.00 - This money goes to the County’s Child Advocacy Center at Wood River Hospital, which works with children who have been a victim or witness to a crime.

6.7% - State - $8.08 - This portion goes directly to the State Treasurer's office.

4.2% - E-Citation - $5.00 - The transition to e-citations is on going.  $2 of this goes to arresting agency for hardware, the other $3 to the Circuit Clerk’s office to help pay for e-citations software.

4.2% - Drug Court - $5.00 - The Madison County Drug Court helps addicts get treatment, and this money helps fund the program.

4.2% - Illinois State Police Ops - $5.00 - This fee is assessed on first filings in all civil cases by each party, and on felony, traffic, misdemeanor, ordinance and conservation cases upon judgment of guilty or grant of supervision.  By statute, the amount of the fee is equal to the Circuit Clerk’s automation fee, which is $5.00.

4.2% - Automation - $5.00 - This fund is shared with the judges’ office and used to purchase equipment, computers, printers, and equipment in the automation process.

4.2% - Circuit Clerk - $5.00 - This amount goes to the Circuit Clerk’s Office and then on to general fund for Madison County.


Not all tickets are created equal though.  For a driver under the age of 21, the money is split even more ways, with an even smaller amount going to the arresting agency.  This example ticket is for someone who goes into the supervision/probation program.

TICKET UNDER 21

 

16.7% - Vehicle Fund - $20.00 - This fund helps finance the new cars and maintenance for the agency that issued the ticket.

12.5% - Supervision/Probation - $15.00 - Since this ticket is supervision/probation, the money goes to the County Treasurer and then on to the Probation Department’s Special Revenue Fund.

12.5% - Illinois State Merit BD FND- $15.00 -  This $15.00 fee will apply in court only to any traffic violations that are broken down on a percentage basis, before heading to State Police.

12.5% - Document Storage - $15.00 - This is a County Circuit Clerk Fund, where it is used for employee salaries, equipment, and other expenses involved with storing documents.

12.5% - Court Security - $15.00 - This portion goes to help fund the Sheriff’s Department Security at the courthouse.

10% - Child Advocacy - $12.00 - This money goes to the County’s Child Advocacy Center at Wood River Hospital, which works with children who have been a victim or witness to a crime.

4.2% - Automation - $5.00 - This fund is shared with the judges’ office and used to purchase equipment, computers, printers, and equipment in the automation process.

4.2% - Drug Court - $5.00 - The Madison County Drug Court helps addicts get treatment, and this money helps fund the program.

4.2% - E-Citation - $5.00 - The transition to e-citations is on going.  $2 of this goes to arresting agency for hardware, the other $3 to the Circuit Clerk’s office to help pay for e-citations software.

4.2% - Illinois State Police Ops - $5.00 - This fee is assessed on first filings in all civil cases by each party, and on felony, traffic, misdemeanor, ordinance and conservation cases upon judgment of guilty or grant of supervision.  By statute, the amount of the fee is equal to the Circuit Clerk’s automation fee, which is $5.00.

4.2% - Circuit Clerk Operations - $5.00 - This goes to the Circuit Clerk to provide services as needed.

1.1% - Fine - $1.34 - This money goes directly to the arresting agency.

1.0% - County - $1.16 - This money goes into the county’s general fund.

0.4% - State - $0.50 - This portion goes directly to the State Treasurer's office.

 

 

 

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