About Us

COVID-19 STATEMENT

April 13, 2020

 

- Marriage License Applications: We are doing applications by appointment only. Please call the Clerk’s office at 812/379-1600 to schedule an appointment. Please begin the application online at https://bartholomew.in.gov/clerk.html#marriage-license


- Child Support Payments: Please use the drop box located inside the courthouse doors on 3rd Street. Child Support Payments are CASH ONLY.


- Criminal & Judgment/Restitution Payments: Please use the drop box located inside the courthouse doors on 3rd Street. Cash or Money Order accepted. You must include your cause number. See instructions/requirements posted by the drop box.


- Criminal Payments Online: Payments for fines and fees can be made online at mycase.in.gov<http://www.mycase.in.gov> by searching with your cause number or with your first & last name only in Bartholomew County. There will be a convenience fee when paying online. Criminal cases paying restitution will not be able to make online payments.


- Traffic Ticket Payments: Payments can be made at public.courts.in.gov<http://www.public.courts.in.gov> Search with your ticket UTT number or by your name. There will be a convenience fee when paying online.

----END OF COVID-19 STATEMENT----

 

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

 

CURRENT ELECTION INFORMATION

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ELECTION RESULTS

 

0 of 12 Vote Centers Reported

 

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 Vote Center Reporting Status

 

Flintwood Wesleyan Church NOT REPORTED
St. Johns Masonic Lodge NOT REPORTED
Fair Oaks Mall NOT REPORTED
Donner Center NOT REPORTED
River of Living Water Christian Church NOT REPORTED
Terrace Lake Church NOT REPORTED
Westside Community Church NOT REPORTED
Elizabethtown Fire Station NOT REPORTED
Hope Moravian Church NOT REPORTED
Clifford Fire Station NOT REPORTED
German Twp. Fire Station NOT REPORTED
Ogilville United Methodist Church NOT REPORTED

 

 

 

 

  

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Candidate Information

 

Current Filings

 

 

candidate forms

 

Campaign Finance

 

 campaign finance reports

 

Voter Registration Information

 

 

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Indiana Voters

 

Vote Centers

2020 Vote Center Locations


 

2020 General Election Vote Centers 

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Look Up Hearing

Pay Traffic Ticket

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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

 

Declaratory Judgment

Declaratory Judgement - For Unrecorded Marriage License ONLY

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Notice of Local Rule Ammendments

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Guardianship

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