Circuit Court

Welcome to Whitley County Circuit Court  

The following general types of cases are filed in Circuit Court.
  • Criminal Cases
    A Misdemeanors
    Level 1 through 6 Felonies and Murder

  • Civil Cases
    Adoptions
    Probate (Estates, Guardianships)
    Dissolutions (Divorce and Custody)
    CHINS (Child In Need of Services)
    Juvenile Delinquency
    Paternity
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
For Contact Information for the Public Defender, click here.


Functions and Services

Toll Free County Contacts

Related Sites of Interest

E-Filing InformationChild Support Guidelines
Parenting Time GuidelinesNE Indiana CASA Programs
Local Court RulesWhitley County Probation Department
Whitley County Prosecutor's OfficeClerk of the Courts' Office
Whitley Superior Court Alcohol & Drug ProgramChild Support Calculator

Contact Us

Mathew J. Rentschler ,
Circuit Court Judge

Whitley County Courthouse (more)
101 W Van Buren St
Columbia City, IN 46725
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  • (260) 248-3115
  • (260) 248-3166
  • Staff Directory
  • Department Hours:
    3rd Floor
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Monday through Friday
    Closed Daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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