Whitley County File Management

 
The File Management Office oversees the maintenance of the records of the Court, while adhering to the confidentiality guidelines and retention schedules of the Indiana Supreme Court.  This office can also issue certified copies of court documents.
 
Older county files, estates, marriages & other records.
220 West Van Buren Street Suite Lower Level 2
Columbia City, IN 46725-2056
 
Archives/Record Area Hours 
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 For Emergencies Contact County Clerk's Office (260) 248-3102
 
Clerk's Records
More current records and ones not listed here are kept in the Clerk's Office.
  • Marriage Records 1836 ~ 6/30/2010  The indexes for marriages 1838 ~ 1910 are indexed online below.
  • Estates 1838 ~ 2007  Other than more recent years Estate packets are indexed online below.
  • Guardianships 1838 ~ 1999  Other than more recent years Guardianship packets are indexed online below.
  • Circuit Court Civil Order Books 1853 ~ 5/6/1960, Dissolution of Marriages 1874 ~ 1989, Civil Plenary 1987 ~ 2007
  • Circuit Court Criminal  Felonies 1953 ~ 2003, Misdemeanors 1997 ~ 2003
  • Superior Court Small Claims Order Books 1987 ~ 12/15/1998
  • Superior Court Civil Order Books 1987 ~ 11/4/2004
  • Superior Court Criminal  Felonies 1978 ~ 1997, Misdemeanors 1985 ~ 2009, Order Books 1990 ~ 11/30/2004
  • Insanity Proceeding  Packets and ledgers indexed from 1850 ~ 1958
  • Court of Common Pleas  Index 1853 ~ 1873
  • Probate Proceedings  Includes Partitions, Quiet Titles, and Mortgage Foreclosures - Approximately 1873 ~ 2000

Auditor's Records

  • Transfer Books 1853 ~  1915
  • Commissioner's Records 1838 ~ 1970
  • County Council Records 1899 ~ 1963

Recorder's Records

  • Mortgages - ledgers indexed by individual ledger 1843 ~ 1942
  • Entry Books - circa 1877 ~ March, 1992
  • Chattel Mortgages - 1885 ~ 1902

Treasurer's Records

  • Tax Duplicates - 1859; 1881 ~ present
Other Records
  • Coroner's Inquests - 1900 ~ 1974 
  • Physician's Licenses - 1882 ~ 1971
  • Dentist's Licenses - 1889 ~ 1976
  • Veterinary Licenses - 1901 ~ 1905
CONTACT INFORMATION
 
If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Merri Frankle via email wcfilemanager@whitleygov.com or call 260-248-3143 or via fax at 260-248-2300.
 
 


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220 W Van Buren St
Columbia City, IN 46725
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  • (260) 248-3143
  • (260) 244-2300
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  • Department Hours:
    M-Th 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Fri 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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