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Wells County, IN Public Records

Circuit Court
102 W Market, Rm 201
Clerk's Office
Bluffton, IN 46714 wellscounty.org/circuit-court/
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 260-824-6485
F: 260-824-6559
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
Probate fax is same as main fax number. Civil and criminal cases can be filed in either court. There is also a Bluffton City Court.
Superior Court
102 W Market, Rm 302
Clerk's Office
Bluffton, IN 46714 wellscounty.org/superior-court/
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 260-824-6508
F: 260-824-6511
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, adoption or sealed released
There are two Deputy Clerks located at this Suite who hold the closed case files for the Superior Court. Cases can be filed in either court.

Wells County, IN Vital Records

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

Wells County
County Recorder
https://wellscounty.org/recorder/
8AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 260-824-6507
Fax: 260-824-1238

Wells County Vital Certificates

Wells 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.

Get a vital certificate.

Wells County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 369.96 sq mi
Population (2009): 27,566
  • Females: 50.4%
  • White: 98.3%
  • Black/African American: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 96.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): -34
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 8.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 87.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.61
Housing Units (2000): 10,970
Homeownership Rate (2000): 80.9%
Migration Flow to Wells County, IN from (2007-2008):

Wells County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $487,596
  • Construction: $22,444
  • Retail Trade: $28,053
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $58,921
  • Banking: $9,832
  • Retail Trade: $28,053
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $6,783
  • Manufacturing: $139,937
  • Farms: $13,469
  • Government: $64,991
Employed (2000): 14,219
Unemployed (2000): 436
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $28,947
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,314
Local Government Revenue (2007): $61,031 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $64,659 (thou. dol.)

Wells County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 304
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.9
Deaths (2007): 263
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Wells County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 10
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 4
  • Robbery: 2
  • Aggravated Assault: 4
Property Crimes (2008): 457
  • Burglary: 106
  • Larceny-Theft: 329
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 22

Wells County Genealogy Records