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.
- Receipts filing fees, fines and costs for all court cases
- Collects and disburses Child Support payments
- Collects court costs and disburses judgment monies
- Processes marriage applications and issues marriage licenses
- Files and processes new cases for Civil, Criminal, Family Relations, Probate and Small Claims Divisions
- Issues various court documents including arrest warrants, commitments, jailer's releases, protective orders, service of process and writs
- Maintains the Judgment Docket and Record of Judgments and Orders
- Oversees the maintenance and microfilming of court records
- Prepares certified copies of documents
- Generates notices for jury duty
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.