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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 of 3.5% will be charged
for each transaction with a $3.50 minimum fee.

Child Support Payments

Child support payments are made at:

Porter County Clerk
Juvenile Services Center
1660 South State Road 2
Valparaiso, IN 46383

The Juvenile Services Center is closed from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Payments may also be made online at www.childsupportbillpay.com

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 4:00 p.m.

Online Docket

You may access the docket by going to the following website:


Notice of Proposed Amendments of the Local Rules for the Courts of Record of Porter County and Proposed Caseload Allocation
Plan Pursuant to Indiana Administrative Rule effective March 1, 2016.


I.C. CODE: 33-32-2-10

            Sec. 10(a) This section applies whenever the clerk is required to send by registered or certified mail a document filed with
a court.

            (b) The initial mailing of the document by registered or certified mail sent:

                        (1) to each party who is required to receive the mailing; and

                        (2) to only one (1) of the party’s addresses:

Shall be paid out of court costs and fees collected under IC 33-37

            (c) If a person requests the clerk to send a mailing by registered or certified mail after the initial mailing described
in subsection (b), the person shall pay for the cost of the mailing.

                                        BANKRUPTCY JUDGE POSITION

   The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge
position for the United States District Court for the Northern District of lndiana
headquartered in Hammond. Applicants must also be willing to travel to other locations in
the Seventh Circuit to handle cases as need arises. Interested applicants may obtain an
application by accessing the Court of Appeals website at www.ca7.uscourts.gov. Persons
interested in applying for this position should send their applications to:

                                                    Collins T. Fitzpatrick
                                                      Circuit Executive
                                       Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit
                                                  2780 U.S. Courthouse
                                               219 South Dearborn Street
                                                  Chicago, Illinois 60604

   In making the appointment, applicants will be reviewed without discrimination as to race,
color, sex, religion, national origin, or disability. Applicants should be admitted to practice
in at least one state court and be members in good standing of every bar of which they are
members.Applicants should possess and have a reputation for integrity and good character
and be of sound physical and mental health. Applicants must possess and have
demonstrated a commitment to equal justice under law. Applicants must also possess and
have demonstrated outstanding legal ability and competence as evidenced by substantial
legal experience, ability to deal with complex legal problems, aptitude for legal scholarship
and writing, and familiarity with courts and court processes. Applicants must also possess
demeanor, character, and personality to indicate that they would exhibit judicial
temperament if appointed to the position of United States Bankruptcy Judge. The individual
selected must comply with the statutory and Judicial Conference regulations regarding the
fiIing of financial disclosure reports. The term of office is 14 years and the current salary is

   Pursuant to Section 120 of the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of
1984, the Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit will make recommendations to the United
States Court of Appeals which will make the appointment. Applications are to be received
by August 5, 2016.

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Contact Us
Karen M. Martin
Clerk of the Circuit Court

Valparaiso Office
16 Lincolnway
Suite 209
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Ph: 219-465-3450

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Portage Office
North County Complex
3560 Willowcreek Road
Portage, IN 46368

Ph: 219-759-8212

Ph: 219-465-3413

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.