LISBETH A. BORGMANN
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.
- 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
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. The Allen County Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the following persons to fill this vacancy:
1. Anthony S. Churchward
2. Jason C. Custer
3. Steven O. Godfrey
4. Jamie M. Groves
5. Samuel R. Keirns
6. Michelle F. Kraus
7. David M. Zent
Interviews are scheduled for August 28th. A detailed interview schedule will be posted when available.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO LOCAL CIVIL RULES
On June 1, 2018 the Allen Circuit and Superior Courts posted proposed amendments to the Local Civil Rules. If approved, these amendments are to be effective on August 1, 2018. The proposed rule amendments may be found here. Commentary instructions may be found here.
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.
Additional E-Filing Information and Forms:
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.