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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 nearly $34 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

  

FINALISTS - ALLEN SUPERIOR COURT - CIVIL DIVISION

A judicial vacancy in the Allen Superior Court's Criminal Division will occur in December 2018 with the retirement of The Honorable Stanley A. Levine.  On October 1st the Allen County Judicial Nominating Commission selected the following 3 applicants as finalists:

-Jennifer DeGroote

-George Sistevaris

-Andrew Williams

Governor Holcomb will have 60 days to select Judge Levine's replacement.

 

 

FINALISTS - ALLEN SUPERIOR COURT - CRIMINAL DIVISION

A judicial vacancy in the Allen Superior Court's Criminal Division will occur in December 2018 with the retirement of The Honorable John F. Surbeck, Jr.  On August 28th the Allen County Judicial Nominating Commission selected the following 3 applicants as finalists:

-Anthony Churchward

-Steven Godfrey

-David Zent

Governor Holcomb will have 60 days to select Judge Surbeck's replacement.

 

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 (10/2017)

 

Additional E-Filing Information and Forms:

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

pdfE-FILING IN ALLEN COUNTY COURTS - INFORMATION FOR ATTORNEYS (1/6/2017)

pdfELECTRONIC NOTICES (1/6/2017)

pdfE-FILING APPEARANCE FORM FOR ATTORNEYS - ALLEN COUNTY

pdfAPPEARANCE FORM FOR SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS

pdfE-FILING PROCESS TO PROBATE WILLS (1/18/17)

pdfORDER FROM THE IN SUPREME COURT - REMOTE ACCESS TO FILES (2/7/2017)

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

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

 

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

 

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

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.

 

Lisbeth A. Borgmann

Lisbeth A. Borgmann
Clerk of Courts

Contact Info

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

[MAP]

Ph. (260) 449-7245

Fax (260) 449-7658

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

2018 Court Holiday Calendar

Clerk of Courts
Lisbeth A. Borgmann

Chief Deputy
Christopher M. Nancarrow

Director of System Operations
Mary Giant

Administrative Assistant
Michele Koop