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Warrick County Clerk's Office
Warrick Co. Judicial Center
One County Square, Suite 200
Boonville, IN 47601
Phone: 897-6160
Fax: 897-6400
M-F, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Night Court 5:00 pm

 

Sarah Redman - Warrick County Clerk

 

The term "clerk" is derived from the LATIN WORD "CLERICUS" (CLERGYMAN). Its application to a particular officer of a court has its origin in the historical fact that in the early days of England, both before and after the Norman conquest, the subordinate officers of courts of justice as well as the judges, were chosen among the clergy. Almost all forms of learning were confined to this class. In England "the clerk of the peace," a county officer appointed by the custos rotulorum (keeper of the rolls) of the county was clerk of the court of general sessions of the peace. In the various states of this country the creation of the office of the clerk of the court is a matter of constitutional or statutory provision. In Indiana the State Constitution creates the office of "Clerk of the circuit Court" as the official name of the officer who keeps the records of courts of the counties. The Clerk is custodian of its 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 licenses to practice various professions and must keep a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceeds.

A Clerk in Warrick County is also Secretary to the county election board. The clerk must annually prepare a budget. The clerk of the circuit court is registration officer and is in full charge and control of the registration of voters within Warrick County.

The Clerk is also responsible for receiving and distributing money paid for the support and maintenance of children or parents. The clerk is to receive this money form the person ordered by the court to make such payments.

In Warrick County the records begin in 1814. Most records are public and can be researched by the public in the old books and through the computer system.

We have also have marriage licenses. In the State of Indiana The Clerk does not have the death and birth certificates. They are in the County Health Department.

Requirements for a marriage license in Warrick County.

Save time in the Clerk’s office by visiting http://courts.in.gov/marriage and entering your personal information for your marriage license prior to coming in.

Approval Of Local Rules For Warrick County

IN THE CIRCUIT, SUPERIOR NO. 1 AND SUPERIOR NO. 2 COURTS

OF WARRICK COUNTY, INDIANA

Local Rule 9-16-2011

 

In the Matter of             )                             

County Local Rules      )

 

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO LOCAL COURT RULES AND REQUEST FOR SUPREME COURT APPROVAL

 

In accordance with Trial Rule 81 of the Indiana Rules of Court, the Warrick Circuit and Superior Courts hereby give notice to the bar and the public that the Courts propose to amend the local rule concerning special judge appointment in civil cases at LR87-TR79(H)-13, effective retroactively to July 1, 2011.  Supreme Court approval is required for Local Rules concerning Trial Rule 79 and may not take effect until approved by the Supreme Court. 

 

The time period for the bar and the public to comment will begin on August 10, 2011, and will close on September 10, 2011.  The final version of the rules will be submitted to the Indiana Supreme Court for review and approval to be effective retroactively to July 1, 2011. 

 

This proposed rule will be posted in the Warrick County Clerk's office and on the Warrick County Clerk's website, on the Indiana Judicial website, and notice will be given to the officers of the Warrick County Bar Association.  Comments may be made to:

 

            The Honorable David O. Kelley, Judge, Warrick Circuit Court, One County Square, # 360 Boonville, IN 47601 or by email at dw1756@yahoo.com.

The Honorable Keith A. Meier, Judge, Warrick Superior Court No. 1, One County Square, #300, Boonville, IN 47601, or by email at: judgekameier@warrickcounty.gov.; or

The Honorable Robert R. Aylsworth, Judge, Warrick Superior Court No. 2, One County Square, #340, Boonville, IN  47601 or by email at superior2@warrickcounty.gov.

 

            Ordered this 10th day of August, 2011.

 

                                                                                    _________/S/_____________

                                                                                    David O. Kelley, Judge

                                                                                    Warrick Circuit Court

 

 

                                                                                    _________/S/_____________

                                                                                    Keith A. Meier, Judge

                                                                                    Warrick Superior Court No. 1

 

 

                                                                                    _________/S/_____________

                                                                                    Robert R. Aylsworth, Judge

                                                                                    Warrick Superior Court No. 2

 

LR87-TR-12               LOCAL RULE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL JUDGES IN THE WARRICK CIRCUIT AND SUPERIOR COURTS PURSUANT TO TRIAL RULE 79(H)

 

In the event it is necessary to appoint a special judge in accordance with Trial Rule 79(H), the judge before whom the matter is pending shall appoint a judge of the Warrick Circuit or Superior Court as special judge in the following manner:

 

            a.  Warrick Circuit Court shall appoint the judge of Warrick Superior Court No. 1 as special judge in all cases ending with an even number case designation and appoint the judge of Warrick Superior Court No. 2 as special judge in all cases ending with an odd number case designation.

 

b.  Warrick Superior Court No. 1 shall appoint the judge of Warrick Circuit Court as special judge in all cases ending with an even number case designation and appoint the judge of Warrick Superior Court No. 2 as special judge in all cases ending with an odd number case designation.

 

c.  Warrick Superior Court No. 2  shall appoint the judge of Warrick Superior Circuit Court as special judge in all cases ending with an even number case designation and appoint the judge of Warrick Superior Court No. 1 as special judge in all cases ending with an odd number case designation.

 

Upon appointment, the case shall be transferred to the court of the special judge in accordance with Trial Rule 79(M).

 

In the event no judge of the Warrick Circuit or Superior Courts is eligible to serve as special judge in the proceeding, the judge before whom the matter is pending shall randomly appoint, in equal number, one of the following judges as special judge:

 

The Honorable Hugo C. Songer Judge of the Dubois Circuit Court;

The Honorable Elaine B. Elliott Judge of the Dubois Superior Court;

The Honorable Walter H. Palmer Judge of the Gibson Circuit Court;

The Honorable Earl G. Penrod Judge of the Gibson Superior Court;

The Honorable Wayne A. Roell Judge of the Spencer Circuit Court.

 

LR 87-TR79(H)-13    Selection of a Special Judge Pursuant to Trial Rule 79(H)

 

Section 1-        Cases involving a change of judge

 

      In the absence of an agreement as to a particular special judge [TR 79(D)], or an agreement to have the regular sitting judge appoint a special judge [TR 79(E)], the regular sitting judge shall name a panel pursuant to TR 79(F) including, whenever possible, other Warrick County judges or full-time judicial officers. A panel shall be named including:

1.      the available Warrick County judges or full-time judicial officers, and

2.      judges or full-time judicial officers from courts within the administrative district as set forth in Administrative Rule 3, and

3.      judges or full-time judicial officers from contiguous counties outside of the administrative district who have agreed to serve as a special judge in the court where the case is pending.

 

      If none of the above methods produce a special judge, the clerk of the court shall select a special judge (on a rotating basis) from a list of judges or full-time judicial officers from within the administrative district eligible under Trial Rule 79(J).

 

      In cases in which no judge or full-time judicial officer is eligible to serve as special judge or the particular circumstance of a case warrants selection of a special judge by the Indiana Supreme Court, the regular sitting judge may certify the case to the Supreme Court for appointment of a special judge.

 

Section 2-        Cases involving recusal or disqualification of a judge

 

      In the absence of an agreement as to a particular special judge [TR 79(D)], or an agreement to have the regular sitting judge appoint a special judge [TR 79(E)], the clerk of the court shall select a special judge (on a rotating basis) from a list of judges or full-time judicial officers from within the administrative district eligible under Trial Rule 79(J). 

 

      In cases in which no judge or full-time judicial officer is eligible to serve as special judge or the particular circumstance of a case warrants selection of a special judge by the Indiana Supreme Court, the regular sitting judge may certify the case to the Supreme Court for appointment of a special judge.

 

 

 

 

last updated September, 2012