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Appellate Court - 5th District

District: 5 | Circuit: 2nd
Jefferson County

5th District Appellate Courthouse
14th & Main Street
Mt. Vernon, IL - Illinois 62864
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (618) 242-3120 Visit Website

The Fifth District Appellate Courthouse is a historically significant structure that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at the intersection of Fourteenth and Main Street, in Jefferson County, Mt. Vernon, IL The two-story building is of Greek Revival design with entrances at both levels at the front of the building. The stairs accessing the upper front entrance are chained and the doors are locked. All visitors must enter the building through the lower front entrance underneath the staircase. An armed security guard is located at the front entrance. Visitors must sign in and pass through a metal detector and all packages, bags, briefcases, and coats must go through an x-ray machine. Items in bags identified as a risk are inspected by security personnel before the visitor can proceed into the courthouse.



  • Court Disability Coordinator John Flood, Appellate Clerk - Fifth District
    (618) 242-3120
  • Digital Recording Oral arguments are posted on the court's website
  • E-filing Kiosk An e-filing Kiosk computer is available to the public in the Security Room.
  • Food (Vending/Other) Food and beverages are not available in the courthouse.
  • Free Parking Street parking is available on the west side of the courthouse.
  • Lockers Public storage lockers are not available.
  • Mobile Devices Allowed Mobile devices are allowed in the courtroom.
  • Public Transportation There is no public transportation available.
  • Self-Help Center A legal self-help center is not available to the public.