Clerk of the Circuit Court
Circuit Court Clerk: Lynne F. Spevak
813 Lincolnway Suite 105
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-6808 LaPorte
219-874-5611 Michigan City
Other office staff extensions: 2270-2236-2259-2468-2471-2466-2258
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Definition of the Clerk of Circuit Court
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a ministerial officer who is the custodian of the Clerk's record and seal, issues process, accepts filings of commencement of actions in litigation, enters judgments and orders of the court, receives money in his official capacity, makes certified copies of record, issues many miscellaneous licenses, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings. The Clerk, who is an officer of the Court, performs all official duties imposed by statute or by lawful authority of the Court.
New Court Costs effective as of July 1, 2013
Adoption: $141.00 plus additional fees of $14.00 and $70.00 *
Guardianship: $161.00 *
Paternity: $180.00 *
Probate/Estates: $161.00 *
Civil Plenary: $141.00 plus $10.00 service fee per defendant after 1st defendant *
Mortgage Foreclosure: $191.00 plus $10.00 service fee per defendant after 1st defendant *
Divorce: $161.00 *
Child Support Payment History: Please call office for information *
Protection Orders: No Fee
Juvenile Proceedings: $168.00 - $181.00
Criminal: $168.00 plus fine
OWI: $368.50 plus fine
Small Claims: $81.00 with one defendant pre paid certified mail or $13 sheriff service. $10 additional charge for each defendant
Hardship License: $141.00
* If Sheriff Service is done, each Cause Number requires $13.00 serve fee.
Marriage License Applications
Resident of Indiana: $18.00
Out of State Resident: $60.00
Marriage License Application Requirements and Records.
Visit the Voter's Registration page here.
Passports can be obtained at the post offices.
Michigan City: 219-872-9163
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
These licenses can be purchased online at the DNR Home Page, or at most Wal-Mart and K-mart stores.
Please visit the Health Department.
Alcohol and Drug Service Fee
LaPorte County Alcohol and Drug Service