About Us

Jay Phelps
Jay Phelps,
Clerk
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The Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected position authorized by Article 6, Section 2 of the Indiana Constitution and serves a four (4) year term.  The Clerk has a wide range of duties covering areas including the collection of court payments and record keeping, voter registration, child support payments, and the issuance of various licenses and certificates.  Detailed duties for the Clerk are found in IC 33-32-2, General Powers and Duties; IC 33-32-3, Record Keeping Duties; IC 3-7-27 Voter Registration; IC 33-32-4, Child Support Payments; and IC 33-32-5, Marriage Licenses and Distress Sales.

The Voter Registration office reports directly to the Clerk of Circuit Court.  The duties and responsibilities of this department are defined in IC 3-7-27.  A statewide voter registration system (SVRS) was implemented in 2006 to maintain a shared and consistent electronic database across all 92 counties.  This system is linked to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Social Security Administration databases and also exchanges data with the Indiana Department of Corrections to assist this office in maintaining accurate voter registration information.


Staff

Chief Deputy: Dustin Renner

Office Manager: Julie Robertson

Supervisor of Voter Registration and Elections: Shari Lentz

Supervisor of Child Support: Debra Settle

 

 

Marriage License

State Archives

In August 2017, the Clerk's office transferred many old probate, civil, criminal order and other misc books to the Indiana State Archives building, 6440 E. 30th St, Indpls., IN  46219.  Below are instructions for those who wish to inquire about or see which books are there and how to go view the books if so desired.

 

HOW TO GO AND SEE BOOKS:  For those who want to go and do their own research, there is a patron services email you can use to make sure records in question are there and set up a time to go view them.  That email address is:

ONLINE CATALOG:  IN State Archives has a new online catalog, that individuals can use to see which Bartholomew County books are located at the facility: http://www.researchIndiana.iara.in.gov

You can search every container, record series, and entity type. If you go to “Search for Entities” and search for Bartholomew County Clerk in the keyword search, you should be able to find this page: https://www.in.gov/iara/3259.htm?id=809. The series drop down menu shows all of the different record series from the Bartholomew County Clerk. Clicking on any of them will then give you a list of items in that record series.

Child Support

Child Support Payments and Links


The Indiana Child Support Payments functions of the Clerk are defined in IC 33-32-4.  A statewide Indiana support enforcement tracking system (ISETS) is used for the collection, disbursement, and distribution of child support payments established by the Department of Child Services.  Below are helpful links to access processes related to ISETS as well as forms and guidelines pertaining to child support in Indiana.

Current Election Information

 

 

2018 General Election

 

 

0 of 18 Vote Centers Reported

 

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Vote Center Reporting Status

 

Flintwood Wesleyan Church NOT REPORTED
St. John's Masonic Lodge NOT REPORTED
Grace Lutheran Church NOT REPORTED
Healing Waters Church NOT REPORTED
Donner Center NOT REPORTED
East Columbus Fire Station NOT REPORTED
The Commons NOT REPORTED
Main Source Bank NOT REPORTED
Terrace Lake Church NOT REPORTED
Faith Lutheran Church NOT REPORTED
Bartholomew County REMC NOT REPORTED
Elizabethtown Fire Station NOT REPORTED
Shiloh Baptist Church NOT REPORTED
Hope Moravian Church NOT REPORTED
Clifford Fire Station NOT REPORTED
German Twp. Fire Station NOT REPORTED
Southwest Fire Station NOT REPORTED
White Creek Lutheran Church NOT REPORTED

 

 

 

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Candidate Information

 

Current Filings

 

 

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Campaign Finance

 

 campaign finance reports

 

Voter Registration Information

 

 

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Indiana Voters

 

Vote Centers

2018 Vote Center Locations


Vote Center Locations for 2018 General Election

Satellite Locations:

County Courthouse - Absentee Voting begins October 10th (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and
ends on Monday November 5th (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon) Saturdays (October 27th & November 3rd) 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Donner Center (Back entrance 19th & Sycamore) - Monday-Friday (October 29th – November 2nd) 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday (November 3rd) 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

German American Bank (West side location) - Monday-Friday (October 29th – November 2nd) 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday (November 3rd) 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Flintwood Wesleyan Church - Monday-Friday (October 29th – November 2nd) 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday (November 3rd) 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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 Election Day Sites:

1. Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 25th St, Columbus, IN 47203

2. St. John's Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Rd., Columbus, IN 47203

3. Grace Lutheran Church, 3201 Central Ave., Columbus, IN  47203

4. Healing Waters Church, 2330 Midway St., Columbus, IN 47201

5. Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus, IN 47201

6. East Columbus Fire Station, 935 Repp Dr, Columbus, IN 47201 (Off of State Street)

7. The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201

8. Main Source Bank, 2310 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, IN 47201 (West side location)

9. Terrace Lake Church, 4260 W. 200 S., Columbus, IN 47201

10. Faith Lutheran Church, 6000 W. State Road 46, Columbus, IN 47201

11. Bartholomew County REMC, 1697 W Deaver Rd, Columbus, IN 47201

12. Elizabethtown Fire Station, 10203 E. Legal Tender, Elizabethtown,  IN 47232

13. Shiloh Baptist Church, 11988 E. State Road 46,  Columbus, IN 47203

14. Hope Moravian Church, 202 Main St., Hope, IN 47246

15. Clifford Fire Station, 7850 N Depot St., Clifford, IN 47226

16. German Twp. Fire Station, 9428 Main St., Taylorsville, IN 47280

17. Southwest Fire Station, 8500 S. State Road 58, Columbus, IN  47201

18. White Creek Lutheran Church, 16270 S. 300 W., Columbus, IN 47201

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Forms

Declaratory Judgement - For Unrecorded Marriage License ONLY

Pro Se Appearance Form [Not SM claims] (3 downloads) New #
Petition for Waiver of Filing Fees (30 downloads) #
Petition for Declaratory Judgment (30 downloads) #
Order for Waiver of Filing Fees (22 downloads) #
Order for Declaratory Judgment (27 downloads) #

 

Legal Documents

Summons (1106 downloads) Popular #
Subpoena (897 downloads) Popular #
Small Claims Appearance Individual Form (190 downloads) Popular #
Guardianship Registry Information Sheet 1 (423 downloads) Popular #
Court Costs and Fees by Case Type July 1 2018 (35 downloads) #

Notice of Local Rule Ammendments

Notice Order Approving Amendment of Local Rules (965 downloads) Popular #
Notice Bartholomew County Proposed Local Rule Amendments (1056 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew Local Rule Proposed Amendments (1712 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Indiana Local Court Rules (1212 downloads) Popular #

Notice of Issuance of Order or Opinion

Rules of Professional Conduct (812 downloads) Popular #
Rules for Criminal Procedure (749 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Tax Court Rules (726 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Rules of Appellate Amendments (764 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Rules for Trial Procedure (804 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Rules for Trial De Novo (726 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Rules for Small Claims (739 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Rules for EFile (867 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Procedure for Post Conviction Remedies (689 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Procedure for Original Action (688 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Jury Rules (727 downloads) Popular #
Admission Description (755 downloads) Popular #

Public Information Request

PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUEST FORM

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY CLERK

Access to Public Records Act I.C. 5-14-3

 

Attention:  This request form can only be used if you are able to provide a cause or case

number, and the information requested is an electronic document in the case that can be emailed to the requesting individual.

  

The clerk’s office staff will fill this request and email it

to you within 7 business days.

 

Genealogy Search & Background Checks

 

Genealogy Search & Back Ground Checks

THE BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE NO LONGER DOES

GENEALOGY SEARCHES OR BACK GROUND CHECKS. BELOW ARE ESTABLISHMENTS

AND ONLINE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

 

 

-        MYCASE.IN.GOV (back ground checks, etc…): or https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/Search

        * Civil & Criminal Case Search by CASE # or NAME (list first & last name only, enter)

-        Indiana State Archives: 6440 E. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN  46219; (317)591-5220

        * Bartholomew County has older Probate, Criminal, Civil & Misc. Order Books stored at this site.

        * Email: (to go and view books)

-        Indiana State Library: http://www.in.gov/library/databases.htm

        * 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

                     *Marriage License, Cemetery Locator, Newspapers, etc…

                     *A Marriage license issued in Bartholomew County, is available through the

                       Clerk’s office (234 Washington St., Columbus, IN or 812/379-1600).

-        Bartholomew County Public Library: https://www.mybcpl.org

        * Resources tab, click on Genealogy Resources

        * 536 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 379-1255

-         Bartholomew County Archives: 234 Washington St, Columbus, IN; 812/379-1503; Hours: Vary

     Appointments can be made by phone or visiting http://www.bartholomew.in.gov/archives.html

        * Records available to the public: Deeds, Estates, Circuit Court, Probate, State, Common Plea, Cemetery Records

        * April 9, 2018

 

 

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