The following is general information about Elkhart County Courts. More information can be viewed at the Elkhart County Courts main site. Please click on the yellow button below for more details.

New Rule or Amendment(s) to Local Court Rule(s) June 1,2021

Notice of Proposed New Rule or Amendment(s) to Local Court Rule(s) June 1, 2021: In accordance with Trial Rule 81 of the Indiana Court Rules, the Elkhart Circuit and Superior Courts hereby give notice to the bar and the public that the Courts propose to amend the Local Rule(s) on Motions Practice for the courts of record of Elkhart County, effective January 1, 2022. Click below to learn more.

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 & Protective Orders

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

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.