The Elkhart County Clerk’s Office has two main functions. The first is to maintain the records of the courts. The second is to administer the elections and voter registration in Elkhart County.

To access the different functions of the Clerk’s Office, choose below.

COURTSELECTIONS

Here are the results of the straw poll the Elkhart County Election Board conducted at our 4-H fair booth.  The Election Board would like to say thank you to everyone that stopped by and preticipated in our poll.

Out of 200 votes cast
 
Q. In your opinion, who do you think will be elected as president of the United States on November 8, 2016?
              Hillary Clinton   49
   Donald Trump   139
 
Q. Are you aware that there is a Indiana State Constitution question on the November 2016 ballot?
Yes  55 
No   139
 
 
Q. What is your State of residence?
                 Illinois       2
      Indiana      180
      Kentucky   3
      Michigan    5
      Ohio          4
      Other         5
 
Q. What is your age?
              18-24   51
              25-34   24 
              35-44   25
              45-54   26
              55-64   29
              65+     42
 
Q.  Are you an eligible voter registered to vote in the November 2016 election?
                            Yes    171
                            No      24
 
 
Q.  What is your Race?
                 American Indian or Alaska Native                 2
      Asian                                                          3
      Black or African American                            4
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander     1
      White                                                         185
 
Q.  What is your ethnicity?
              Hispanic or Latino         10      
              Not Hispanic or Latino  173
 
Q  What is your Favorite Pokémon Starter?
            Bulbasaur      16
            Charmander   44
Squirtle          64

 

2016 Primary Official Results

Summary Results

Statement of Votes Cast

Elkhart County Vote Center Locations

The Elkhart County Election Board is announcing the change of two vote center locations for 2016.  Calvary Assembly of God Church in Elkhart and Faith United Methodist Church in Goshen are no longer vote center locations.  Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 3300 Benham Ave, Elkhart and Sugar Grove Church at 58512 Old County Road 17, Goshen are now part of our Vote Center Family.  The Election Board would also like to thank both Calvary Assembly of God Church and Faith United Methodist Church for their years of service to the voters of Elkhart County.

2014 General Election Official Summary Results

 Contest winners are highligted in yellow.  

2014 General Election Official Statement of Votes Cast

(This report shows the number of votes in each precinct for all races in the 2014 Elkhart County General Election.)

 

The Elkhart County Election Board and the Elkhart County Voter Registration Office provide information about voter registration, absentee voting, becoming and being a candidate, past election results and various registration and voting deadlines. 

The Elkhart County Clerk serves as the Secretary of the Election Board, and maintains the Election Board Office at 101 N. Main Street, Room 204, in Goshen.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, excluding County Holidays.

County holiday schedule

 

Vote for Better Future - Election for Change

What is a Vote Center?

The vote center model provides flexibility to a voter as they are no longer required to cast their ballot at a specific location based on the neighborhood they live in. Instead an eligible voter may cast their ballot at any designated center within the County that is convenient to them - close to their job, close to their child's school, on the way to run errands, in other words at any vote center they choose. Vote centers require the use of an electronic poll-book, which is instantaneously updated as ballots are cast.  

See Elkhart County's Vote Center Plan

There is no longer a "wrong" place to vote! Your ballot will be available at any vote center within the County.

Vote centers provide convenience to the voters, and also reduce the number of workers each political party needs to recruit, thus reducing payroll costs for the county election board.

Vote centers allow for up-to-the minute tracking of voter turnout, which is useful for parties in their "get-out-the-vote" drives, and also allows the election board to provide turnout information to the media throughout the day.

Vote centers drastically reduce the number of provisional ballots cast, as every ballot style is available for any voter at every center.

Vote centers provide additional savings to the counties due to decreased precinct supplies, payroll costs and ballot waste.

Learn more about vote centers at the Indiana Secretary of State website: http://in.gov/sos/elections/3574.htm

Clerk

The Elkhart County Clerk acts in the capacity of Secretary to the Election Board.  The Clerk’s Office processes the following workload:

  • Traffic Tickets
  • Misdemeanor and Felonies
  • Civil Cases: Small Claims, Mortgage Foreclosure, Dissolutions
  • Probate, Estates, Guardianships, Trusts
  • Confidential: Juvenile, Adoptions, Mental Health and Protective Orders
  • Miscellaneous:  Marriage Licenses, Facilitate Elections, Tax Warrants, Sheriff Sales
  • Archives and Microfilm
  • Voter Registration

Contact us at the Elkhart County Clerk’s Office: 
8am - 5pm on Mondays and 8am - 4pm on Tuesday through Friday
We have two locations to serve you!

Elkhart Courts Building: 
315 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone:  574-523-2233

Goshen Courthouse: 
101 N. Main Street, Room 204
Goshen, IN 46526
Phone:  574-535-6431

Voter Registration:
117 N. 2nd St., Room L1
Goshen, IN 46526
Phone: 574-535-6476

Archives and Microfilm:
3022 West Wilden Avenue
Goshen, IN 46528
Phone: 574-535-6668 / 574-535-6724

The County Clerk's office is charged with managing the clerical portion of court business. The department keeps records of judgments, orders of the court, wills, and matters of trust in probate proceedings; issues marriage licenses; receives money for child support; accepts filing of commencement of actions in litigation; and performs other miscellaneous duties.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Wendy Hudson, Clerk (R-2018)

The Clerk has three (3) offices in Goshen which is the county seat, and four (4) offices in Elkhart.

Office Hours

All offices are open 8AM to 5PM Monday, and 8AM to 4PM Tuesday through Friday. (Clerk of Superior Court #4 in Goshen remains open till 6PM on Tuesday to accommodate traffic court)

Mailing Addresses

Goshen

Clerk of the
Circuit Court

101 N. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clerk of the
Superior Court 3

101 N. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clerk of the
Superior Court 4

101 N. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46256
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     
 

Elkhart

 

Clerk of the
Superior Court I & 2

315 S. Second St.
Elkhart, IN 46516
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clerk of the
Superior Court 5

315 S. Second St.
Elkhart, IN 46516


    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clerk of the
Juvenile Court

315 S. Second St.
Elkhart, IN 46516
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Clerk of the Superior Court 6

315 S. Second St.
Elkhart, IN 46516
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Clerk Phone Numbers

 

Circuit Court - Goshen

(574)-535-6430
   

Elections Division - Goshen 

(574)-535-6469
(574)-534-5671
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Marriage License - Goshen

(574)-535-6438
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Child Support - Goshen

(574)-535-6427
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Child Support - Elkhart

(574)-523-2229
   

Superior Court 1& 2 - Elkhart

(574)-523-2233
   

Superior Court 3 - Goshen

(574)-535-6437
   

Superior Court 4 - Goshen

(574)-535-6494

Traffic Tickets: (574)-535-6407

 

   

Superior Court 5 - Elkhart

(574)-523-2305
   

Superior Court 6 - Elkhart

(574)-523-2339
   

Juvenile Court - Elkhart

(574)-523-2284
   
Commission on Public Record - Goshen (Archives and Microfilm)
(574)-535-6668
(574)-535-6724

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
       
 
Access to Public Records

The Clerk of the Circuit Court adheres to the rules of public access to its records. Due to the volume of court documents and the courts being divided between Elkhart and Goshen, there may be delays in locating files.

Filing Fees

 
Civil Cases (includes dissolutions, torts, miscellaneous) $156.00* Plus $25 Sheriff Service Process fee to Sheriff if paperwork is to be served by Sheriff's Department
*Plus $50.00 Mortgage Foreclosure Counseling and Education Fee for an action to foreclose a mortgage.
**Plus $20.00 Alternative Dispute Resolution fee for all Divorces, Legal Separations, and Juvenile Paternity cases.
Estates and Guardianship $176.00
Juvenile Paternity $175.00
Adoptions (Plus state board of health fee $70) $156.00
Small Claims $96.00*Plus $25 Sheriff Service of Process fee to Sheriff if paperwork is to be served by Sheriff's Department
Traffic Tickets  $133.00 (minimum)
   
Copy Fees  
Certified copy of marriage license $2.00
Fax Fees $1.00
Marriage License  
     In State $18.00
     Out of State $60.00
Clerk's Certificate $1.00 per page
Copy $1.00 per page
  *for 1 defendant

**additional fees may apply

Payments

Payments made to the Clerk can be by CASH, money order payable to the Clerk, or now by credit/debit card. Payment by credit/debit card can be made in person at our office, by phone to PayGOV (1-866-480-8552) or on-line at www.paygov.us. A convenience fee applies to all payments by credit/debit card. Corporation or Company checks are ONLY acceptable for payments on garnishment orders. Payment by coin in excess of $5.00 is not acceptable.

Important Information

2016 Elkhart County Primary Election Results

Summary Results.

If you would like to see results of the rest of Indiana please follow the link below.

Indiana Primary Results.

Find Your Representative

Contact Us

Contact Us!Clerk's Office: (574)-535-6469
Voter Registration: (574)-535-6775 or (574)-535-6774
Address: 101 N Main St #204, Goshen, IN 46526
More...

Quick Info

2014 Primary Election Candidate Information
Absentee Voting
Precinct Maps
Forms

Go to top