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Circuit Court
2293 N Main St
Courts Bldg, 2nd Fl
Crown Point, IN 46307 http://www.lakecountyin.org/
Hours: 8:30AM-412: 1PM-PM CST
P: 219-755-3460
F: 219-755-3781
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Telephone of traffic/misdemeanors is 219-755-3618. See below - the court will not do name searches of the criminal index. The Clerk of the Lake Circuit/Superior Court is the custodian of the Clerk's record
Superior Court - Civil Division Room 1- Hammond
232 Russell Street
Hammond, IN 46320 http://www.lakecountyin.org/portal/gr
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-933-2850, 219-933-2893
F: 219-933-0213
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
The Superior Court, Civil Division, Rm One, is a court of general civil jurisdiction for disputes regarding contracts, leases, mortgage foreclosures, medical negligence, bodily injury, property damage, real estate and personal property.
Superior Court - Civil Division Room 3 - Gary
15 West 4th Avenue
Courts Bldg, 2nd Fl
Gary, IN 46402 http://www.lakecountyin.org/portal/gr
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-881-6104
F: 219-886-9584
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
The Court hears civil cases primarily pertaining to families involved in dissolutions of marriage, post-dissolutions, and custody disputes, civil collection cases, protective orders, and accepts appointments as Special Judge over various civil cases.
Superior Court - Civil Div., Room 2 - East Chicago
3711 Main Street
East Chicago, IN 46312 http://www.lakecountyin.org/portal/gr
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-392-2484
F: 219-392-2482
Jurisdiction: Civil
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Superior Court - Civil Division Room 5 - Hammond
232 Russell Street
Hammond, IN 46320 http://www.lakecountyin.org/portal/gr
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-933-2883, 219-933-2850
F: 219-933-2985
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Superior Court - Civil Division Rm 4 Gary
15 West 4th Avenue
Courts Bldg, 2nd Fl
Gary, IN 46402 http://www.lakecountyin.org/portal/gr
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-881-6106
F: 219-881-6175
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Room Four, a court of general civil jurisdiction, hears auto accidents, bodily injury, property damage, medical negligence, real estate matters, mortgage foreclosures, contract disputes, probates, leases, protective orders, name changes, debt collection.
Superior Courts - Criminal Div. I, II, III, IV - Crown Point
2293 N Main St
Crown Point, IN 46307 http://www.lakecountyin.org/portal/gr
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-755-3500, 219-755-3500
F: 219-755-3509
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Telephone of traffic/misdemeanors is 219-755-3618. See below - the court will not do name searches of the criminal index. The Clerk of the Lake Circuit/Superior Court is the custodian of the Clerk's record
Crown Point City Court
PO Box 594
Crown Point, IN 46308 http://www.crownpoint.in.gov/departme
Hours: 9AM-N M-F CST
P: 219-662-3243
F: 219-323-8780
Couriers: 220 S Main St (South Entrance)
Crown Point, IN 46307
Jurisdiction: City Infractions, Traffic, City Civil, Criminal & Misdemeanors, Ordinance Violations
Whiting City Court
1443 119th Street
Whiting, IN 46394 http://www.whitingindiana.com/governm
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-659-4688
F: 219-473-4644
Jurisdiction: Town Infractions, Traffic, Misdemeanors
East Chicago City Court
2301 E Columbus Drive
East Chicago, IN 46312 http://www.eastchicago.com/page10/pag
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM M,T,W,F; 8:30AM-7PM TH CST
P: 219-391-8491
F: 219-391-8512
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanors, Town Infractions, Traffic, Small Claims,
Hammond City Court
5925 Calumet Avenue
City Hall
Hammond, IN 46320 http://www.gohammond.com/departments/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM M-TH: 8:30AM-1:30PM F CST
P: 219-391-8489, 219-391-8488
Jurisdiction: Town Infractions, Traffic
Lake Station City Court
1969 Central Avenue
Lake Station, IN 46405 http://www.lakestation-in.gov/city-co
Hours: 8AM-3:30PM CST
P: 219-962-2145
F: 219-962-1080
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Town Infractions, Traffic
he City of Lake Station City Court hears cases involving criminal misdemeanors, traffic tickets (infractions) and city ordinance violations.
Hobart City Court
705 E. Fourth St., Ste C
Hobart, IN 46342 http://www.cityofhobart.org/index.asp
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM CST
P: 219-942-8218
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanors, Town Infractions, Traffic
Hobart City Court has jurisdiction over all ordinance violations for the city and countywide jurisdiction over infractions, such as speeding tickets and misdemeanors. Court is held on Monday evenings at 6PM and Thursday mornings at 9AM
Gary City Court - Criminal Division
555 Polk St.
Gary, IN 46402 http://garycityclerk.com/criminal-div
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-881-4730
F: 219-881-7651
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Town Infractions, Traffic
Note there is both a Civil and Criminal Division.
Merrillville Town Court
7820 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410 http://www.merrillville.in.gov/govern
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-756-6185
F: 219-756-1775
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Town Infractions, Traffic, Small Claims prior to 10-1-2012
Effective of October 1, 2012, the Merrillville Town Court no longer hears new civil small claims cases.
Schererville City Court
25 E. Joliet Street
Schererville, IN 46375 http://www.schererville.org/town-gove
Hours: 9AM-4PM M-TH CST
P: 219-865-5579
F: 219-865-5525
Jurisdiction: Town Infractions, Traffic
Court is closed on Friday.
Lowell City Court
PO Box 157
Lowell, IN 46356 http://lowell.net/TownCourt/p/about
Hours: 9AM-4PM T, W, TH EST
P: 219-696-4077
F: 219-696-5047
Couriers: 501 East Main Street
Lowell, IN 46356
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Town Infractions, Traffic
The Town Court handles all ordinance and traffic violations that are written through the local court system. It also handles misdemeanor criminal offenses and DNR violations.
Gary City Court - Civil Division
555 Polk St
Gary, IN 46402 http://garycityclerk.com/civil-divisi
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-881-4730
F: 219-881-7651
Jurisdiction: Civil, Small Claims
Note there is both a Civil and Criminal Division.
Superior Court Civil VII -
2293 N Main St
Building A, 1st Floor
Crown Point, IN 46307 http://www.lakecountyin.org/portal/gr
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM CST
P: 219-755-3465
F: 219-755-3520
Jurisdiction: Civil
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
The Clerk of the Lake Circuit/Superior Court is the custodian of the Superior Court VII's records. The address information shown above is to the Clerk's office. This Court does not want to be contacted unless it involves a current case.

Lake County, IN Vital Records

Contact the Lake County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Lake County
County Recorder
2293 N Main St
Bldg A, 2nd Fl
Crown Point, IN 46307 https://www.lakecountyin.org/portal/m
8:30AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 219-755-3730
Fax: 219-755-3257

Lake County Vital Certificates

Lake County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Lake County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 496.98 sq mi
Population (2009): 494,211
  • Females: 51.9%
  • White: 70.7%
  • Black/African American: 26.2%
  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 15.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 56.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 9,650
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 5.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 13.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 16.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 80.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.64
Housing Units (2000): 194,992
Homeownership Rate (2000): 69%
Migration Flow to Lake County, IN from (2007-2008):

Lake County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $10,790,526
  • Construction: $994,646
  • Retail Trade: $859,799
  • Professional and Technical Services: $439,439
  • Healthcare: $1,513,958
  • Banking: $289,280
  • Retail Trade: $859,799
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $271,487
  • Manufacturing: $2,389,922
  • Farms: $10,042
  • Government: $1,378,451
Employed (2000): 213,404
Unemployed (2000): 17,306
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $31,833
Local Government Employment (2007): 23,154
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,815,179 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,033,177 (thou. dol.)

Lake County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 6,766
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.8
Deaths (2007): 4,517
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 74
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.9

Lake County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 2,154
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 87
  • Forcible rape: 125
  • Robbery: 773
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,169
Property Crimes (2008): 18,311
  • Burglary: 3,856
  • Larceny-Theft: 12,150
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 2,305

Lake County Genealogy Records

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