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Bartholomew County
Court System

County Courts

234 Washington Street • Columbus, IN 47201
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 



Article 7 of the Indiana Constitution establishes the judicial powers and states that all judges shall be duly admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Indiana.  Indiana had a system based on Justices of the Peace until 1975 when Circuit Courts were established by the legislature.  Bartholomew County consitutes the ninth judicial court of the State of Indiana under IC 33-33-3.  In addition to the Circuit Court, IC 33-33-3-2 establishes two (2) Superior Courts and IC 33-33-3-6 establishes the Magistrate position under Superior Court 2.





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