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Porter County, IN Public Records

Circuit Court
16 E Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383-5659 http://www.porterco.org
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM CST
P: 219-465-3450, 219-465-3412
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Probate, Family. Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Superior Court III - Portage
3560 Willowcreek Rd
North County Complex
Portage, IN 46368 http://www.porterco.org/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM CST
P: 219-759-8232
F: 219-759-6852
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed records released
All Porter Superior Courts can possibly hear all case types. Court III primarily hears Small Claims and drug related matters.
Superior Court VI - Portage
3560 Willowcreek Rd
North County Complex
Portage, IN 46368 http://www.porterco.org/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM CST
P: 219-759-8202
F: 219-759-6039
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed records released
All Porter Superior Courts can possibly hear all case types. Court VI primarily hears Felony and Civil.
Superior Court II - Valparaiso
16 E Lincolnway, 64D02 - 5th Floor
Valparaiso, IN 46383-5659 http://www.porterco.org
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM CST
P: 219-465-3411
F: 219-465-3642
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
All Porter Superior Courts can possibly hear all case types. Court II primarily hears felony and civil.
Superior Court IV - Valparaiso
16 E Lincolnway, #228
Valparaiso, IN 46383-5659 http://www.porterco.org
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM CST
P: 219-465-3412
F: 219-465-3671
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
All Porter Superior Courts can possibly hear all case types. Court IV primarily hears Juvenile and Traffic
Superior Court V - Valparaiso
16 E Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383-5659 http://www.porterco.org
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM CST
P: 219-465-3425
F: 219-465-3647
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
All Porter Superior Courts can possibly hear all case types. Court V primarily hears felony and civil.
Superior Court I - Valparaiso
16 E Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383-5659 http://www.porterco.org
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM CST
P: 219-465-3410
F: 219-465-3648
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
All Porter Superior Courts can possibly hear all case types. Court 1 primarily hears felony and civil.

Porter County, IN Vital Records

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

Porter County
County Recorder
155 Indiana Ave, #210
Valparaiso, IN 46383 www.porterco.org/index.aspx?nid=202
8:30AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 219-465-3465
Fax: 219-465-3830
Recorded Documents

Porter County Vital Certificates

Porter County Vital Certificates

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Porter County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 418.11 sq mi
Population (2009): 163,598
  • Females: 50.6%
  • White: 94.1%
  • Black/African American: 3.3%
  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 7.3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 87.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): 16,800
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 6.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 8.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 88.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 22.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.62
Housing Units (2000): 57,616
Homeownership Rate (2000): 76.7%
Migration Flow to Porter County, IN from (2007-2008):

Porter County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $3,177,197
  • Construction: $341,583
  • Retail Trade: $207,993
  • Professional and Technical Services: $154,136
  • Healthcare: $335,308
  • Banking: $80,248
  • Retail Trade: $207,993
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $79,348
  • Manufacturing: $887,302
  • Farms: $12,938
  • Government: $366,073
Employed (2000): 73,823
Unemployed (2000): 3,071
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $39,497
Local Government Employment (2007): 6,992
Local Government Revenue (2007): $469,913 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $378,657 (thou. dol.)

Porter County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,897
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.8
Deaths (2007): 1,247
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 9
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.7

Porter County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 341
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 4
  • Forcible rape: 13
  • Robbery: 22
  • Aggravated Assault: 302
Property Crimes (2008): 3,846
  • Burglary: 661
  • Larceny-Theft: 3,023
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 162

Porter County Genealogy Records