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:  574-535-6431Voter 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
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Clerk of the
Superior Court 3

101 N. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526 
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Clerk of the
Superior Court 4

101 N. Main St.
Goshen, IN 46256
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Elkhart

 

Clerk of the
Superior Court I & 2

315 S. Second St.
Elkhart, IN 46516
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Clerk of the
Superior Court 5

315 S. Second St.
Elkhart, IN 46516


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Clerk of the
Juvenile Court

315 S. Second St.
Elkhart, IN 46516
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Clerk of the Superior Court 6

315 S. Second St.
Elkhart, IN 46516
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Clerk Phone Numbers

 

Circuit Court - Goshen

(574)-535-6430    

Elections Division - Goshen 

(574)-535-6469
(574)-534-5671
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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

  1. 535-6494
  2. 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

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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 - NOTE:  All filing fees will change effective July 1, 2017.  New fees are noted in bold, and old fees will drop off after July 4 holiday. 

 
Civil Cases (includes dissolutions, torts, miscellaneous) $156.00 ($157)* Plus $25 ($28) Sheriff Service Process fee to Sheriff (CLERK) 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. (This fee sunsets on July 1, 2017).
**Plus $20.00 Alternative Dispute Resolution fee for all Divorces, Legal Separations, and Juvenile Paternity cases.
Estates and Guardianship $176.00 ($177)
Juvenile Paternity $175.00 ($176) **Plus $20.00 Alternative Dispute Resolution Fee.
Adoptions (Plus state board of health fee $70) $156.00 ($157)
Small Claims $96.00 ($97)*Plus $25 ($28) Sheriff Service of Process fee to Sheriff (CLERK) if paperwork is to be served by Sheriff's Department
Traffic Tickets  $133.00 ($135) (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, or money order payable to the Clerk, or 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.

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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
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