Fayette County Recorder

See Fayette County Recorder location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Courts vary between different types, such as criminal, civil, probate, family, traffic, state, federal, appeals, and common courts.

Fayette County Recorder
221 South 7th Street, Vandalia, Illinois, 62471
(618) 283-5000
(618) 283-4490

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Bond County Circuit Clerk 17 miles
Marion County Court 24 miles
Montgomery County Court 25 miles
Clinton County Circuit Court 28 miles
Effingham County Probation 32 miles
Clay County Circuit Court 35 miles
Shelby County Court 35 miles
Christian County Circuit Court 42 miles
Washington County Court 45 miles
Jefferson County Court 46 miles

Map and Directions to Fayette County Recorder

What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.