About Us

Jay Phelps
Jay Phelps,

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected position authorized by Article 6, Section 2 of the Indiana Constitution and serves a four (4) year term.  The Clerk has a wide range of duties covering areas including the collection of court payments and record keeping, voter registration, child support payments, and the issuance of various licenses and certificates.  Detailed duties for the Clerk are found in IC 33-32-2, General Powers and Duties; IC 33-32-3, Record Keeping Duties; IC 3-7-27 Voter Registration; IC 33-32-4, Child Support Payments; and IC 33-32-5, Marriage Licenses and Distress Sales.

The Voter Registration office reports directly to the Clerk of Circuit Court.  The duties and responsibilities of this department are defined in IC 3-7-27.  A statewide voter registration system (SVRS) was implemented in 2006 to maintain a shared and consistent electronic database across all 92 counties.  This system is linked to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Social Security Administration databases and also exchanges data with the Indiana Department of Corrections to assist this office in maintaining accurate voter registration information.


Chief Deputy: Dustin Renner

Office Manager: Julie Robertson

Supervisor of Voter Registration and Elections: Shari Lentz

Supervisor of Child Support: Debra Settle



Marriage License

State Archives

In August 2017, the Clerk's office transferred many old probate, civil, criminal order and other misc books to the Indiana State Archives building, 6440 E. 30th St, Indpls., IN  46219.  Below are instructions for those who wish to inquire about or see which books are there and how to go view the books if so desired.


HOW TO GO AND SEE BOOKS:  For those who want to go and do their own research, there is a patron services email you can use to make sure records in question are there and set up a time to go view them.  That email address is:

ONLINE CATALOG:  IN State Archives has a new online catalog, that individuals can use to see which Bartholomew County books are located at the facility: http://www.researchIndiana.iara.in.gov

You can search every container, record series, and entity type. If you go to “Search for Entities” and search for Bartholomew County Clerk in the keyword search, you should be able to find this page: https://www.in.gov/iara/3259.htm?id=809. The series drop down menu shows all of the different record series from the Bartholomew County Clerk. Clicking on any of them will then give you a list of items in that record series.

Child Support

Child Support Payments and Links

The Indiana Child Support Payments functions of the Clerk are defined in IC 33-32-4.  A statewide Indiana support enforcement tracking system (ISETS) is used for the collection, disbursement, and distribution of child support payments established by the Department of Child Services.  Below are helpful links to access processes related to ISETS as well as forms and guidelines pertaining to child support in Indiana.

Current Election Information



2018 General Election Official Results



18 of 18 Vote Centers Reported








Vote Center Reporting Status


Flintwood Wesleyan Church REPORTED
St. John's Masonic Lodge REPORTED
Grace Lutheran Church REPORTED
Healing Waters Church REPORTED
Donner Center REPORTED
East Columbus Fire Station REPORTED
The Commons REPORTED
German American Bank REPORTED
Terrace Lake Church REPORTED
Faith Lutheran Church REPORTED
Bartholomew County REMC REPORTED
Elizabethtown Fire Station REPORTED
Shiloh Baptist Church REPORTED
Hope Moravian Church REPORTED
Clifford Fire Station REPORTED
German Twp. Fire Station REPORTED
Southwest Fire Station REPORTED
White Creek Lutheran Church REPORTED







historial results





Candidate Information


Current Filings



candidate forms


Campaign Finance


 campaign finance reports


Voter Registration Information




Indiana Voters


Vote Centers

2018 Vote Center Locations

Vote Center Locations for 2018 General Election

Satellite Locations:

County Courthouse - Absentee Voting begins October 10th (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and
ends on Monday November 5th (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon) Saturdays (October 27th & November 3rd) 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Donner Center (Back entrance 19th & Sycamore) - Monday-Friday (October 29th – November 2nd) 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday (November 3rd) 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

German American Bank (West side location) - Monday-Friday (October 29th – November 2nd) 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday (November 3rd) 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Flintwood Wesleyan Church - Monday-Friday (October 29th – November 2nd) 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday (November 3rd) 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


 Election Day Sites:

1. Flintwood Wesleyan Church, 5300 25th St, Columbus, IN 47203

2. St. John's Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Rd., Columbus, IN 47203

3. Grace Lutheran Church, 3201 Central Ave., Columbus, IN  47203

4. Healing Waters Church, 2330 Midway St., Columbus, IN 47201

5. Donner Center, 739 22nd St., Columbus, IN 47201

6. East Columbus Fire Station, 935 Repp Dr, Columbus, IN 47201 (Off of State Street)

7. The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201

8. Main Source Bank, 2310 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, IN 47201 (West side location)

9. Terrace Lake Church, 4260 W. 200 S., Columbus, IN 47201

10. Faith Lutheran Church, 6000 W. State Road 46, Columbus, IN 47201

11. Bartholomew County REMC, 1697 W Deaver Rd, Columbus, IN 47201

12. Elizabethtown Fire Station, 10203 E. Legal Tender, Elizabethtown,  IN 47232

13. Shiloh Baptist Church, 11988 E. State Road 46,  Columbus, IN 47203

14. Hope Moravian Church, 202 Main St., Hope, IN 47246

15. Clifford Fire Station, 7850 N Depot St., Clifford, IN 47226

16. German Twp. Fire Station, 9428 Main St., Taylorsville, IN 47280

17. Southwest Fire Station, 8500 S. State Road 58, Columbus, IN  47201

18. White Creek Lutheran Church, 16270 S. 300 W., Columbus, IN 47201


Look Up Hearing

Pay Traffic Ticket

Click here to pay online! ----------> https://public.courts.in.gov/pay/


Declaratory Judgement - For Unrecorded Marriage License ONLY

Pro Se Appearance Form [Not SM claims] (65 downloads) #
Petition for Waiver of Filing Fees (83 downloads) #
Petition for Declaratory Judgment (85 downloads) #
Order for Waiver of Filing Fees (76 downloads) #
Order for Declaratory Judgment (81 downloads) #


Legal Documents

Summons (1177 downloads) Popular #
Subpoena (965 downloads) Popular #
Small Claims Appearance Individual Form (260 downloads) Popular #
Guardianship Registry Information Sheet 1 (485 downloads) Popular #
Court Costs and Fees by Case Type July 1 2018 (97 downloads) #

Notice of Local Rule Ammendments

Notice Order Approving Amendment of Local Rules (1024 downloads) Popular #
Notice Bartholomew County Proposed Local Rule Amendments (1115 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew Local Rule Proposed Amendments (1804 downloads) Popular #
Bartholomew County Indiana Local Court Rules (1303 downloads) Popular #

Notice of Issuance of Order or Opinion

Rules of Professional Conduct (865 downloads) Popular #
Rules for Criminal Procedure (811 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Tax Court Rules (783 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Rules of Appellate Amendments (824 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Rules for Trial Procedure (867 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Rules for Trial De Novo (783 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Rules for Small Claims (789 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Rules for EFile (955 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Procedure for Post Conviction Remedies (742 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Procedure for Original Action (733 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Jury Rules (776 downloads) Popular #
Admission Description (810 downloads) Popular #

Public Information Request



Access to Public Records Act I.C. 5-14-3


Attention:  This request form can only be used if you are able to provide a cause or case

number, and the information requested is an electronic document in the case that can be emailed to the requesting individual.


The clerk’s office staff will fill this request and email it

to you within 7 business days.


Genealogy Search & Background Checks


Genealogy Search & Back Ground Checks






-        MYCASE.IN.GOV (back ground checks, etc…): or https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/Search

        * Civil & Criminal Case Search by CASE # or NAME (list first & last name only, enter)

-        Indiana State Archives: 6440 E. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN  46219; (317)591-5220

        * Bartholomew County has older Probate, Criminal, Civil & Misc. Order Books stored at this site.

        * Email: (to go and view books)

-        Indiana State Library: http://www.in.gov/library/databases.htm

        * 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

                     *Marriage License, Cemetery Locator, Newspapers, etc…

                     *A Marriage license issued in Bartholomew County, is available through the

                       Clerk’s office (234 Washington St., Columbus, IN or 812/379-1600).

-        Bartholomew County Public Library: https://www.mybcpl.org

        * Resources tab, click on Genealogy Resources

        * 536 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 379-1255

-         Bartholomew County Archives: 234 Washington St, Columbus, IN; 812/379-1503; Hours: Vary

     Appointments can be made by phone or visiting http://www.bartholomew.in.gov/archives.html

        * Records available to the public: Deeds, Estates, Circuit Court, Probate, State, Common Plea, Cemetery Records

        * April 9, 2018