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Marion County Court Records

A Marion County court record is any document, information, data, or other material produced, gathered, received, or kept by a court, court agency, or clerk of court (Indiana Rules of Court Rule 3). Summons, trial exhibits, indictments, motions, docket information, pleadings, orders, and other court papers submitted by parties involved in the case are some of the information that may be found in Marion's court records.

Indiana court records are important to the legal process. They provide an official account of what occurs during a court proceeding. Court records help to ensure that legal procedures are fair and impartial. Judges and lawyers can use these documents to ensure that the parties involved in a case follow proper legal procedures.

Are Court Records Public in Marion County?

Yes. The Indiana Access to Public Records Act (APRA) states that anyone can obtain information about the government and the official activities of public officials and employees. APRA, therefore, applies to all public Indiana court records, as well as all Marion County public records. Furthermore, according to the Indiana Rules of Court Rule 4, the public has access to all court records, regardless of their creation, collection, storage, or format, unless otherwise specified in ACR 5.

However, following Rule 5, some court records are exempt from public view. These include confidential and nondisclosed court records such as

  • Records protected by federal or state laws
  • Confidential financial information
  • Mental health records
  • Personal information of litigants, children, or witnesses
  • Social security numbers
  • Medical records
  • Records containing trade secrets

Marion County Court Records Search

Anyone who wishes to conduct a Marion County records search may do so through the following methods

  • The record request online portal
  • The relevant court clerk's office
  • The courthouse where the case was filed
  • Via third-party websites

Marion County Court Records Search by Name

Anyone seeking to perform a name-based search for any court record in Marion County must ensure that the party's first and last name or the name of the relevant company is available.

  • Online: To conduct a name-based search, visit the Indiana Judicial Branch website; under the "Cases and Decisions" section, click on "Search Cases". Choose the search by name option, and input the first and last name of the case party or the company name. Under the "court" section, choose Marion County from the drop-down options. Click on "Search".
  • In-Person: Visit the Marion County clerk's office in person with the case party name or company name to search for a court record. Physical copies cost $1 per page. The cost of certifying a record is $3, regardless of the amount of pages in the document. Consequently, a certified copy of a one-page document costs $4. The Clerk's Office accepts cash, money orders, cashier checks, and credit/debit cards. Using a credit or debit card incurs a small fee. Personal checks are not accepted.

Urgent name-based searches may also be conducted via phone by calling (317) 327-4715.

Marion County Courts

The superior, circuit court and small claims court serve the residents of Marion County. The Superior Court of Marion County has jurisdiction over cases involving family, civil, and criminal law. The Marion Circuit Court, Civil and Paternity Divisions, hears non-criminal cases. The jurisdiction of the Marion County small claims courts is restricted. Parties can swiftly and affordably settle minor civil issues in small claims court. Below are the contact information of courts in Marion County:

Marion County Circuit Court
675 Justice Way
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Phone: (317) 327-4010

Marion County Superior Court
675 Justice Way
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Phone: (317) 327-4747

Superior Court #1
211 W. Madison St., # 301
Plymouth, IN 46563
Pho: (574) 935-8740

Superior Court #2
211 W. Madison St., # 201
Plymouth, IN 46563
Pho: (574) 935-8763

Superior Court #3
501 N. Center Street, Suite 100
Plymouth, IN 46563
Pho: (574) 936-3334

City Court of Beech Grove
340 E. Churchman Avenue
Beech Grove, IN 46107
Phone: (317) 803-9155

Center Township Small Claims Court
Julia M. Carson Government Center
300 E. Fall Creek Parkway N. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone: (317) 920-4530

Decatur Township Small Claims Court
3730 South Foltz St.
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Phone: (317) 241-2854

Franklin Township Small Claims Court
4531 Independence Square
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Phone: (317) 784-1751

Lawrence Township Small Claims Court
4455 McCoy St.
Indianapolis, IN 46226
Phone: (317) 545-2369

Perry Township Small Claims Court
4925 S. Shelby St., #100
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Phone: (317) 786-9242

Pike Township Small Claims Court
5665 Lafayette Rd., Suite B
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Phone: (317) 293-1842
Fax: (317) 290-8319

Warren Township Small Claims Court
501 N. Post Rd., Suite C
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: (317) 327-8919
Fax: (317) 327-8922

Washington Township Small Claims Court
5302 N. Keystone Ave., Suite E
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone: (317) 327-8184

Wayne Township Small Claims Court
5401 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Phone: (317) 241-9573

Marion County Superior Court Case Search

The Marion County Superior Court has jurisdiction over all civil, family court, and criminal cases filed in the county. Anyone seeking to conduct a Marion County Superior Court case search may utilize the Indiana Judiciary Online Case Information System. Search can be carried out by case number, party name, or by attorney.

Individuals may also look up the Superior Court records online through the Trial Court Calendar. Other remote access options include Ordering a Court Transcript or Recording or making an online Public Record Request.

Alternatively, in-person requests can be made by visiting the Superior Court Office during working hours. Public terminals are also accessible for accessing information from the court's mainframe computer system, JUSTIS. The terminals are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

The superior court handles misdemeanors, D felonies, severe felonies, domestic violence, and drug-related offenses. The court's civil division is in charge of ordinary civil, probate, and environmental proceedings. The family division handles both juvenile and domestic relations cases.

Marion County District Court Records

Indiana and Marion County do not have state or local district courts. There are only three kinds of trial courts in the state of Indiana: the county's circuit court, small claims court, and superior court. These courts handle all court cases in Marion County and receive all requests for court records.

Marion County Criminal Records

Interested persons may contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office to obtain county criminal records. According to state legislation and the Freedom of Information Act, anybody can access criminal records in Marion County. The files may contain Marion County police reports, Marion County arrest records or bookings, and even photographs. These Marion criminal records, also called Marion arrest records, relate to when a suspect is apprehended, booked, and imprisoned. Requests may be made in person, via mail, phone, or online by filling out the record request form.

Requesters may need to provide information such as the date and time of the incident, the location, the names of persons involved, and the officer's name and rank, amongst others.

Marion County Criminal Court Case Lookup

These criminal court case records are specific to criminal cases that made it to trial or any adjudication in Marion County. The Criminal Division of the Marion Superior Court handles all criminal charges filed by the prosecutor's office. Anyone interested in looking up Marion County criminal court case information may do so through the following methods:

  • View the criminal court case information through the Online Case Information platform provided by the Indiana State Judiciary.
  • Use the Marion County online records request portal to request a criminal court case record.
  • Contact the Criminal Division of the Marion County Superior Court in person during working hours.
  • Use the Marion County Trial Court Calendar to determine impending hearings' dates, types of hearings, criminal case numbers, and case titles.

Get Marion County Civil Court Records

The Civil Division of the Superior Court, Circuit Court, and Small Claims Court handle civil court cases in Marion County. Some examples of Marion County civil cases include estate administration, guardianship administration, adoptions, paternity, and mental health case types. Members of the public may contact any of these courts where a case was filed to obtain Marion County civil court records in person or via mail.

Alternatively, individuals may look up records remotely by visiting the state's online case information platform or using the online records request portal. The Trial Court Calendar also provides interested persons with online information about impending civil cases.

Marion County Family Court Records

There is no dedicated family court in Marion County. However, the Marion County Superior Court has a Family Division that handles juvenile case types and domestic relations matters. Cases typically held by the Family Division of the Marion Superior Court include adoption and adoption history, guardianships, juvenile delinquency, paternity, and status. Interested persons may visit the Marion County Superior Court during business hours or use the online records request portal. Inquiries may also be made via mail.

However, some family court records, such as paternity records, are excluded from public view. Although Public Access to Juvenile Records is limited, confidential records can be released to certain people involved with the juvenile court, including judges and the parties to a proceeding.

Marion Dissolution of Marriage Records

A dissolution of marriage is the legal process used to end a marriage. Records connected to divorce, legal separation, or annulment processes managed by a local court are known as dissolution of marriage records. Anyone interested in accessing records related to the dissolution of marriage in Marion County may do so by contacting the Marion County Clerk's Office and making a request via

  • Online requests
  • Mail request
  • In-person requests 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Records Facility
  • Via phone call at (317) 327-4715

Marion County Marriage and Divorce Records

Marriage or divorce records for Marion County, Indiana can be obtained by contacting the Marion County Clerk's Office. Anyone with an interest in viewing Marion County marriage records or divorce records may look them up online. Interested persons may also obtain a Marion County marriage certificate or divorce certificate by requesting it over the phone, in person, or via mail. Public inspection or viewing may be carried out at no cost. However, requesting certified copies may require a fee.

Alternatively, an individual may conduct a Marriage License Public Lookup through the online service provided by the Indiana Judiciary.

Marion Birth and Death Records

The Marion County Public Health Department provides citizens with vital records upon request. Marion County birth and death records can be obtained by in-person requests, online requests, and a mail request service. While a certificate request form is not needed in person at the walk-in office, the Birth Certificate Request Form and the Death Certificate Request Form are required for mail requests only.

Individuals are required to pay the necessary fees to obtain these records. Mail orders come with extra costs, as do convenience fees when they apply. The walk-in office accepts credit or debit cards, and there is a convenience fee of $2.00 for purchases under $100 and 3% for those over $100.

However, only individuals who have a direct interest or possess a valid ID and a certificate necessary for determining personal or property rights may obtain a Marion County birth certificate or death record. This is in line with Indiana's Public Access Laws Principles and Practice.

Marion County Probate Court Records

In Indiana, the Circuit Courts or Superior Courts usually handle probate cases. These courts manage and oversee cases regarding adoption, trusts, estates, mental health, and other probate matters. Records from probate courts are considered public records in Indiana. The case search website maintained and supplied by the Indiana court system is available to the public to access Marion County probate court records.

Alternatively, interested persons may visit the court where the probate case was filed to obtain such records. For instance, an individual can get a probate court record by visiting the superior court in person during working hours at:

Marion County Superior Court
675 Justice Way
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Phone: (317) 327-4747

Furthermore, the Indiana Digital Archives (as well as the Research Indiana Indexes online database) have some indexed probate documents for Marion County that can be searched by name.

Marion County Property Records

Property records are legal documents comprising information about a piece of land or real estate. The land deed is known as "property records". A deed shows who the current legal owner of the property is. Other information that can be found in a property record includes information on the property's assessment, liens, mortgage, and taxation.

There are several methods through which interested persons may access Marion County property records. They are:

  • Online: The Marion County Assessor provides the general public with an online property records search tool, the Property Report Card. Searches can be conducted via parcel number, state parcel number, owner name, and address. The Recorder's Office also provides a Real Estate Record Online Search tool. This allows users to access recorded data such as instrument numbers, party names, document kinds, and the recorded date. Search criteria are by name, document number, or document type. Individuals may also search for covenants and plats by subdivision
  • In-person: The county's Assessor's Office permits in-person inquiries concerning property records during working hours. Members of the public may also visit the Marion County Recorder's Office in person to obtain copies of property records. Anyone with a document number can get a copy over the phone using a credit card and receive it via email. Certified copies are only available in person or via mail. The copy fees are $1 per page. Pages larger than 11" by 17" cost $5. Document certification costs $5, plus copy fees. In general, the Recorder's Office provides records within one business day of receiving a request.

Anyone with a document number can obtain a copy over the phone using a credit card and receive it via email.

Marion County Court Records Online

Inquirers may also use third-party websites like to access Marion County court records. Third-party websites gather public records from different sources, such as courthouses, and then make them accessible to the public.

The record holder's first and surname name may be used to search court documents on third-party websites. Basic record information can be provided to the user without charge, but a purchase may be necessary to obtain a comprehensive report. Users may have to pay a fee ranging from $2 to $5. Users may also subscribe for a monthly or annual fee, depending on how often they search.

Third-party websites make it easier to access warrant data, but since the government is not in charge of maintaining them, the information may not be as accurate. Individuals must verify the information obtained by comparing the information with that retrieved from government-owned resources.

  • Criminal Records
  • Arrests Records
  • Warrants
  • Driving Violations
  • Inmate Records
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Bankruptcies
  • Tax & Property Liens
  • Civil Judgements
  • Federal Dockets
  • Probate Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Divorce Records
  • Death Records
  • Property Records
  • Asset Records
  • Business Ownership
  • Professional Licenses
  • And More!