Clerk's Office

Credit & Debit Card Payments

The Porter County Clerk’s Office is now accepting credit and debit card payments at all locations for every transaction except child support. A service fee will be charged.

Child Support Payments

Child support payments are made at: 

Porter County Clerk
Juvenile Services Center - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1660 South State Road 2
Valparaiso, IN 46383

The Juvenile Services Center is closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Porter County Court House
Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
16 E. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Payments may also be made online.

Marriage & Records Division

Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but protective orders and marriage license applications will only be processed until 4 p.m.

Filing ONLINE For A Protective Order

You can now file for a protective order online at FILE ONLINE. When you are directed to the page, click on Create Account button at the bottom of the screen to get started.

Online Docket

You may access the docket online.


All attorney pleadings MUST be e-filed. If you are filing without an attorney, your documents may be filed with the Clerk’s Office. Please visit Indiana Courts website for further information of e-filing providers.

Guardianship Registry

Effective 1/1/18, Letters of Guardianship cannot be issued until a completed Guardianship Registry Information Sheet is filed with the Clerk: Guardianship Registry Information Sheet 


For more detailed information please go to the Porter County Elections & Registration page.

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