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Elkhart County, IN Public Records

Superior Court III
101 N Main St
Goshen, IN 46526 http://www.elkhartcountyclerk.com/
Hours: 8AM-5PM M, 8AM-4PM T-F EST
P: 574-535-6440
F: 574-535-6471
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed records released
Clerk's phone is 574-535-6437.
Superior Court I
315 S 2nd St
Elkhart, IN 46516 http://www.elkhartcountyclerk.com/
Hours: 8AM-4PM T-F; 8AM-5PM M EST
P: 574-523-2234
F: 574-523-2292
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed records released
Essentially Superior Courts I and II and combined.
Circuit Court
101 N Main St
Courthouse
Goshen, IN 46526 http://www.elkhartcountyclerk.com/
Hours: 8AM-5PM M, 8AM-4PM T-F EST
P: 574-535-6430
F: 574-535-6471
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Probate
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed records released
Superior Court IV
101 N Main St
Courthouse,
Goshen, IN 46526 http://www.elkhartcountyclerk.com/
Hours: 8AM-5PM M, 8AM-4PM T-F EST
P: 574-535-6463
F: 574-535-6471
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Divorce, Mental Health
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed records released
Clerks Phone is 574-535-6403
Superior Courts II
315 S 2nd St
Elkhart, IN 46516 http://www.elkhartcountyclerk.com/
Hours: 8AM-4PM T-F; 8AM-5PM M EST
P: 574-523-2340
F: 574-523-2292
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed records released
Essentially Superior Courts I and II and combined.
Superior Court V
315 S 2nd St
Elkhart, IN 46516 http://www.elkhartcountyclerk.com/
Hours: 8AM-4PM T-F; 8AM-5PM M EST
P: 574-523-2245
F: 574-523-2322
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed records released
Superior Court V hears traffic.
Superior Court VI
315 S 2nd St
Elkhart, IN 46516 http://www.elkhartcountyclerk.com/
Hours: 8AM-4PM T-F; 8AM-5PM M EST
P: 574-523-2374
F: 574-523-2392
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed records released
Superior Court V hears traffic.
Nappanee City Court
300 W Lincoln
Nappanee, IN 46550 http://www.nappanee.org/judge.html
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 574-773-2112
Jurisdiction: Town Infractions, Traffic
Court is conducted every Wednesday afternoon in City Hall.
Elkhart City Court
229 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516 www.in.gov/judiciary/3386.htm
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 574-522-5272 ext. 350
F: 574-296-9811
Jurisdiction: Town Infractions, Traffic
The City Clerk is also the Court Clerk.

Elkhart County, IN Vital Records

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Elkhart County
County Recorder
www.elkhartcountyindiana.com/Depa...
8AM-5PM M, 8AM-4PM T- F EST
Phone: 574-535-6756
Recorded Documents

Elkhart County Vital Certificates

Elkhart County Vital Certificates

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Elkhart County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 463.81 sq mi
Population (2009): 200,502
  • Females: 50.0%
  • White: 91.1%
  • Black/African American: 5.5%
  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 15.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 76.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 17,711
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 7.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 14.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 75.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 15.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.72
Housing Units (2000): 69,791
Homeownership Rate (2000): 72.2%
Migration Flow to Elkhart County, IN from (2007-2008):

Elkhart County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $6,789,955
  • Construction: $280,444
  • Retail Trade: $298,655
  • Professional and Technical Services: $173,893
  • Healthcare: $475,015
  • Banking: $130,335
  • Retail Trade: $298,655
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $101,982
  • Manufacturing: $3,644,855
  • Farms: $37,766
  • Government: $422,402
Employed (2000): 93,074
Unemployed (2000): 3,437
Unemployment Rate (2009): 17.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $33,369
Local Government Employment (2007): 7,946
Local Government Revenue (2007): $466,609 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $396,604 (thou. dol.)

Elkhart County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 3,572
  • Per 1,000 population: 18.0
Deaths (2007): 1,437
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 15
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.2

Elkhart County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 314
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 8
  • Forcible rape: 69
  • Robbery: 204
  • Aggravated Assault: 33
Property Crimes (2008): 7,157
  • Burglary: 1,768
  • Larceny-Theft: 4,917
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 472

Elkhart County Genealogy Records