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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 Allen County, prepares the permanent historical records for the courts, processes and issues various documents for court cases, and is responsible for more than $90 million in financial transactions annually.

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.

 Our Duties: 

  • Receipt filing fees, fines and costs for all court cases
  • Collect and disburses Child Support payments
  • Collect court costs and disburse judgment monies
  • Process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses
  • File and process new cases for Civil, Criminal, Family Relations, Probate and Small Claims Divisions
  • Issue various court documents including arrest warrants, commitments, jailer's releases, protective orders, service of process and writs
  • Maintain the Judgment Docket and Record of Judgments and Orders
  • Oversee the maintenance and microfilming of court records
  • Prepare certified copies of documents
  • Generate notices for jury duty

 

 

JUDICIAL VACANCY - ALLEN SUPERIOR COURT 1

Judge Nancy Eshcoff Boyer will retire from Allen Superior Court 1 on June 15, 2020.  The Allen County Judicial Nominating Commssion is now accepting applications to fill this vacancy.  Instructions regarding the application process and related timeline can be viewed here.

 

RULES ON ACCESS TO COURT RECORDS - NEW

On December 19, 2019 the Indiana Supreme Court issued an Order Creating Rules on Access to Court Records.  These rules become effective January 1, 2020 and concern many topics addressed in the former version of Indiana Administrative Rule 9 regarding the confidentiatlity of court records.  The new Rules can be viewed here.

 

GUARDIANSHIP MISCELLANEOUS (GM) - NEW CASE TYPE

A new case type, Guardianship Miscellaneous (GM), will be effective on January 1, 2020.  This case type will be used for petitions filed under Ind. Code 29-3-4 concerning protected proceedings or ratifications of transactions after January 1, 2020.

 

E-FILING UPDATES FOR ALLEN COUNTY

 

During the early stages of Allen County's transition to E-Filing the Clerk distributed weekly updates regarding best practices.  These weekly updates have been compiled into a searchable and hyper-linked document.

 

pdfCOMPILATION OF E-FILING UPDATES FOR ALLEN COUNTY

pdfE-FILING FOR ADDITIONAL CASE TYPES - QUEST SYSTEM (1-2019)

 

Additional E-Filing Information and Forms:

CASE TYPE QUICK REFERENCE SHEET (9/12/2018)

pdfE-FILING APPEARANCE FORM FOR ATTORNEYS - ALLEN COUNTY

pdfAPPEARANCE FORM FOR SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS

docxCERTIFICATE OF ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS (3/1/2017)

docxRETURN OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS (3/30/2017)

pdfFEES AND PROCEDURE FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS BY SHERIFF - EFFECTIVE 7/1/2017

Additional information is available on the State's E-filing website found here.  

 

 

NOTICE: Cellular telephones, pagers, cameras, and other electronic devices are banned from the Allen County Courthouse, the Courthouse Annex, the Charles "Bud" Meeks Justice Center, and the Allen County Juvenile Center. If you bring such a device into the building, the Sheriff may confiscate and destroy it.

 

Christopher M. Nancarrow

Christopher M. Nancarrow
Clerk of Courts

Contact Info

Allen County Courthouse
715 S. Calhoun Street
Rm. 200A
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Ph. (260) 449-7245

Fax (260) 449-7658

Hours of Operation
M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

2020 Court Holiday Calendar