Statement Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updated 3/25/20

Chief Judge A.G. Webber, Sheriff Tony Brown and Macon County Board Chairman Kevin Greenfield have closed the Macon County Courthouse and County Office Building. We want to assure the community that the leadership and staff are taking all necessary precautions and actions to ensure the health and safety of our staff and community. Anyone who needs to conduct business with the county departments are encouraged to do so electronically. Inquiries may be directed to the individual county departments.

The Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will provide assistance through phone and/or email for the duration of the response to COVID-19. Please call 217-424-1327, from 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday or email If it is an emergency call 9-1-1. After hours please send an email and someone will respond as soon as possible. In-person appointments with the public will be set only if necessary.

The Macon County Jail will be cancelling on site visits to detainees beginning 3-14-20 until further notice.

The Courthouse website has information about remote e-filing of civil pleadings, payment of traffic fines, court fines, jury service, and searchable data bases for information about all court cases:

The Clerk’s Office will continue to provide essential services by mail and online:

The Recorder’s Office asks that public information be looked up on their website. If something needs to be recorded, please mail the documents with payment by check.

The Treasurer’s Office information may be visited online.

The Auditor’s Office information is located on their webpage.

The Planning & Zoning Department will accept building permits, zoning petitions, subdivisions and complaints either by mail or e-mail. New house plans can be accepted electronically although it is preferable to have a hard copy for records. You will still be expected to call in for building inspections, as we will be performing these as usual.

Supervisor of Assessments/GIS/Board of Review: The Homestead Exemptions can be filed by mail with copies of the current required documentation. The Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Exemption applications for 2020 are due November 1, 2020. All other Homestead Exemptions are due December 31, 2020 for the 2020 assessment year. Please visit the Assessor folder in the downloads section for the exemptions, required documentation and other necessary forms.

The Macon County Animal Control and Care Center is encouraging the public to utilize their website, call 217-425-4508, or Facebook page.

Macon County Environmental Management encourages residents to utilize its website, to answer any questions in relation to recycling, proper disposal, and environmental concerns. Residents can also email questions or concerns to

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Macon County asks that you call 217-424-1376 and leave a message. Alternatively you can email Your calls and emails will be returned. The DAV Shuttle to Danville is not making trips at this time.