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St. Joseph County, IN Public Records

Circuit Court - South Bend
101 S Main St
Clerk's Office
South Bend, IN 46601 https://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 574-235-9635
F: 574-235-9838
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Superior Court - Mishawaka
219 Lincolnway West, #101
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 574-256-6202
F: 574-256-6306
Jurisdiction: Limited Civil, Small Claims
Hard copies of closed cases are kept here for 3 years then sent to Archives. The County Clerk of Court manages all court records. A record search includes a search of both the Circuit and Superior courts. Records are comingled.
Walkerton Town Court
301 Michigan St
Walkerton, IN 46574 http://www.walkerton.org/wordpress1/g
Hours: 9AM-2PM M-TH EST
P: 574-586-2340
F: 574-586-2086
Jurisdiction: Town Infractions, Traffic
Court is lcosed on Friday.
Superior Court - South Bend
101 S Main St
Clerk's Office
South Bend, IN 46601 http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
F: 574-235-9838
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Probate Court
1000 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46574 http://www.jjconline.org/
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 574-235-5371
F: 574-235-5501
Jurisdiction: Probate

St. Joseph County, IN Vital Records

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

St. Joseph County
County Recorder
227 W Jefferson, Rm 321
South Bend, IN 46601 http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/
8AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 574-235-9525
Fax: 574-235-5170
Recorded Documents

St. Joseph County Vital Certificates

St. Joseph 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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St. Joseph County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 457.34 sq mi
Population (2009): 267,613
  • Females: 51.6%
  • White: 83.6%
  • Black/African American: 12.3%
  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 6.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 77.6%
Population Change (2000-2009): 2,054
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 4.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 8.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 23.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.5
Housing Units (2000): 107,013
Homeownership Rate (2000): 71.7%
Migration Flow to St. Joseph County, IN from (2007-2008):

St. Joseph County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $7,436,951
  • Construction: $349,101
  • Retail Trade: $468,331
  • Professional and Technical Services: $526,758
  • Healthcare: $928,193
  • Banking: $330,075
  • Retail Trade: $468,331
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $163,750
  • Manufacturing: $1,955,987
  • Farms: $24,860
  • Government: $721,084
Employed (2000): 127,563
Unemployed (2000): 7,549
Unemployment Rate (2009): 11.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $35,357
Local Government Employment (2007): 10,629
Local Government Revenue (2007): $795,203 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $712,617 (thou. dol.)

St. Joseph County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 3,764
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.1
Deaths (2007): 2,300
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 36
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.6

St. Joseph County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1,151
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 16
  • Forcible rape: 98
  • Robbery: 507
  • Aggravated Assault: 530
Property Crimes (2008): 12,617
  • Burglary: 3,424
  • Larceny-Theft: 8,355
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 838

St. Joseph County Genealogy Records

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