The following is general information about Elkhart County Courts. Additional information can be found by clicking the blue button(s) below each item. Many of the links provided here will take you to other pages on the internet and not a part of the Elkhart County website. Questions or concerns about any of the pages outside of the Elkhart County website should be addressed to the owners/administrators of those sites. The owners of their respective sites are responsible for their content and updating their information.

Notice of Proposed New Rules & Amendments-Effective 2025

New Broadcast Rules effective May 1, 2023

Notice of New Broadcast of Proceedings Rule effective May 1, 2023 in accordance with the Administrative Code of the Elkhart County Courts. The Motion and Order for Access forms can be found below.

Digital Auto Recording / Transcripts

Information on accessing the online portal for Courtroom digital audio recordings AND transcripts can be found below. Requests may be made by clicking the "PLACE ORDER" button.

Court Locations & Contact Info

Access all locations and contact information for the courts of Elkhart County

Jury Duty

Resources, information, and frequently asked questions for Jury Duty in Elkhart County

Foreclosure and Eviction Proceedings

Important information and documents regarding foreclosure and eviction proceedings.


E-filing is the process of filing documents electronically with Indiana Courts. Learn more about becoming a registered e-filer.

Information on Cases Filed

Information on a specific case can be found by searching the court case database

Criminal Cases

All Elkhart County Courts have criminal jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions and ordinance violations according to the filing order listed in the Elkhart County Local Rules.

Civil Cases

All Elkhart County Courts have jurisdiction over civil cases. Pursuant to the Elkhart County Local Rules, however, some types of filings may only be made in a specific court or courts.

Family/Domestic Relations and Protection Orders

Access information, instructions and forms for dissolution of marriage, child support, child and parent services, and other items related to family and domestic relations needs..

Small Claims

The small claims court allows citizens to bring lawsuits in an informal manner and does not require a party to hire an attorney. The small claims court provides a speedy, reasonably inexpensive and uncomplicated means of determining your claim.

Title IV-D Court

Our statutes permit the Elkhart County Prosecutor to intervene in a family law matter in order to establish paternity of a minor child, to establish or modify child support, or to enforce existing child support orders.

Self-Represented Litigants

The Elkhart County Judges, along with the Indiana Supreme Court, recommend against your attempting to proceed in court without the representation of a lawyer. Representing yourself in court should not be taken lightly, and there are many instances in which hiring an attorney is a good idea. If you are charged with a criminal offense, the Court can appoint an attorney for you.