x
blue-search
Departments  >  Courts/Clerk  >  Clerk Login   Register   

Warrick County Clerk

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

 

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 now find good cause exists to deviate from the schedule established by the Division of State Court Administration for amending local rules and that the rule regarding selection of a special judge should be amended in compliance with the provisions of Trial Rule 81.  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 March 15, 2013.  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 February 13, 2013, and will close on March 14, 2013.  The final version of the rules will be submitted to the Indiana Supreme Court for review and approval. 

 

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 13th day of February, 2013.

 

                                                                                    _________/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

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.

 

A.  If the Court is not advised within 10 days that the parties have agreed to a Special Judge pursuant to Trial Rule 79(D), then the Court shall direct the Clerk to select a judge or magistrate pursuant to Subsection B.

B.  In the absence of an agreement as to a particular special judge [TR 79(D)], a special judge shall be appointed pursuant to the following: 

The Clerk of Warrick County shall place the names of all eligible judges and magistrates within Judicial Administrative District 26 in an opaque container.  Upon notification from the regular Judge, the Clerk shall blindly draw a name from the container and input a minute on the Chronological Case Summary, advising which name was selected from this process, and provide a copy of the CCS entry to the originating court and to all counsel and self-represented parties in the case.  The name drawn shall not be returned to the container until all names have been drawn.  Once all names have been drawn from the container, all names shall then be returned to the container.  In the event the name drawn is the regular judge of the Court from which the selection of a special judge is ordered, or the judge drawn has previously recused or found to be disqualified, the Clerk shall draw and use another name and then return the unused name(s) to the container. 

C.  If the judge appointed is disqualified pursuant to the Code of Judicial Conduct, ineligible for service under this rule, or excused from service by the Indiana Supreme Court, the regular judge shall notify the Clerk who shall repeat the appointment process until a special judge is selected. 

D.   Pursuant to Trial Rule 79(H), a person appointed to serve as Special Judge under these rules must accept jurisdiction in the case, unless the appointed Special Judge is disqualified pursuant to the Code of Judicial Conduct, ineligible for service under these rules, or excused from service by the Indiana Supreme Court.  An oath or additional evidence of acceptance of jurisdiction is not required. 

E.  In the event that no judge or magistrate in the Judicial Administrative District is eligible to serve as Special Judge, or the regular, sitting judge or magistrate in the court in which the case is pending sets out particular circumstances why appointment under these rules should not be made, then the regular, sitting judge or magistrate shall certify the same to the Indiana Supreme Court for appointment of a Special Judge.

F.  The provisions of Trial Rule 79(I) apply if a Special Judge ceases to serve following the assumption of jurisdiction.   

 


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

 

A.  If the Court is not advised within 10 days that the parties have agreed to a Special Judge pursuant to Trial Rule 79(D), then the Court shall direct the Clerk to select a judge or magistrate pursuant to Subsection B.

 

B.  In the absence of an agreement as to a particular special judge [TR 79(D)], a special judge shall be appointed pursuant to the following: 

The Clerk of Warrick County shall place the names of all eligible judges and magistrates within Judicial Administrative District 26 in an opaque container.  Upon notification from the regular Judge, the Clerk shall blindly draw a name from the container and input a minute on the Chronological Case Summary, advising which name was selected from this process, and provide a copy of the CCS entry to the originating court and to all counsel and self-represented parties in the case.  The name drawn shall not be returned to the container until all names have been drawn.  Once all names have been drawn from the container, all names shall then be returned to the container.  In the event the name drawn is the regular judge of the Court from which the selection of a special judge is ordered, or the judge drawn has previously recused or found to be disqualified, the Clerk shall draw and use another name and then return the unused name(s) to the container. 

 

C.  If the judge appointed is disqualified pursuant to the Code of Judicial Conduct, ineligible for service under this rule, or excused from service by the Indiana Supreme Court, the regular judge shall notify the Clerk who shall repeat the appointment process until a special judge is selected. 

 

D.   Pursuant to Trial Rule 79(H), a person appointed to serve as Special Judge under these rules must accept jurisdiction in the case, unless the appointed Special Judge is disqualified pursuant to the Code of Judicial Conduct, ineligible for service under these rules, or excused from service by the Indiana Supreme Court.  An oath or additional evidence of acceptance of jurisdiction is not required. 

 

E.  In the event that no judge or magistrate in the Judicial Administrative District is eligible to serve as Special Judge, or the regular, sitting judge or magistrate in the court in which the case is pending sets out particular circumstances why appointment under these rules should not be made, then the regular, sitting judge or magistrate shall certify the same to the Indiana Supreme Court for appointment of a Special Judge.

 

F.  The provisions of Trial Rule 79(I) apply if a Special Judge ceases to serve following the assumption of jurisdiction.   

 

 

Latest Happenings

 

 

 

Copyright 2014 by Warrick County Govt.   |  Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use