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
Ext. 2465

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.


Proceedings

New Court Costs effective as of July 1, 2013

Attention Adoption: $141.00 plus additional fees of $14.00 and $70.00 *
Attention Guardianship: $161.00 *
Attention Paternity: $180.00 *
Attention Probate/Estates: $161.00 *
Attention Civil Plenary: $141.00 plus $10.00 service fee per defendant after 1st defendant *
Attention Mortgage Foreclosure: $191.00 plus $10.00 service fee per defendant after 1st defendant *
Attention Divorce: $161.00 *
Attention Child Support Payment History: Please call office for information *
Attention Protection Orders: No Fee
Attention Juvenile Proceedings: $168.00 - $181.00
Attention Criminal: $168.00 plus fine
Attention OWI: $368.50 plus fine
Attention Small Claims: $81.00 with one defendant pre paid certified mail or $13 sheriff service. $10 additional charge for each                               defendant
Attention Hardship License: $141.00

* If Sheriff Service is done, each Cause Number requires $13.00 serve fee.


Marriage License Applications

Attention Resident of Indiana: $18.00
Attention Out of State Resident: $60.00

Marriage License Application Requirements and Records.


Voter Registration

Visit the Voter's Registration page here.


Passports

Passports can be obtained at the post offices.
LaPorte: 219-362-9514
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.


Birth Certificates

Please visit the Health Department.


Alcohol and Drug Service Fee

LaPorte County Alcohol and Drug Service