Clerk of Courts

The Clerk of the Circuit and Superior Courts is a county elected official who serves as an officer of the court and the manager of court information. The Clerk administers the official court records for all trial court cases with jurisdiction in Whitley County, prepares the permanent historical records for the courts, and processes and issues various documents for court cases. As a member of the Election Board, the Clerk oversees, conducts and certifies the results for all federal, state, county, township, municipal, special, and school board elections.
What We Do:
  • Receipt court costs, fees and fines for all court cases
  • Collects and disburses Child Support payments
  • Collects costs and disburses judgment monies
  • Traffic processing
  • Processes marriage applications and issues marriage license
  • Files and processes new cases for Civil, Criminal, Family Relations, Probate and Small Claims
  • Issues various court documents including arrest warrants, commitments, protective orders, service of process and writs
  • Maintains the Judgment Docket and Record of Judgments and Orders
  • Oversees the maintenance and microfilming of court records
  • Prepares certified copies of documents
  • Voter Registration
  • Conduct Elections

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Functions and Services

Absentee VotingElection Results-Prior Years
Getting a list of Registered VotersIndiana Supreme Court Orders
Polling LocationsReaching Your Representatives
Toll Free County ContactsTownship Trustees & Boards
Whitley County Attorneys

Related Sites of Interest

Local Court RulesE-Filing Information
Voting Guide for Young VotersIndiana Department of Child Services (Forms for Parents)
Credit card payment for Child SupportRegister to Vote Online

Contact Us

Debbie Beers ,
Clerk of Courts

Whitley County Courthouse (more)
101 W Van Buren St
Columbia City, IN 46725
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  • (260) 248-3102
  • (260) 248-3137
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00am - 4:30pm
    Monday - Friday

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