Indiana Public Records

The State of Indiana is the sixteenth most populous U.S. State with more than 6.5 million residents. The state has long made provisions for the sharing of government records with the general public.

Indiana adopted its first public records law known as Hughes Anti-Secrecy Act in 1953, which was later replaced by the Public Records Act in 1983. The Act dictates that “any person” may access Indiana public records. The purpose for requesting for the records needs not to be stated, but there are some few restrictions on what the information can be used for. For example, lists of addresses, emails, and names cannot be disclosed for political or commercial purposes.

Records covered under the Public Records Act include those records from all the public bodies, including the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. There are records that are exempt and they include:

  • Trade secrets
  • Medical reports
  • Any records exempt by court order or statute
  • Security-related records
  • License examinations
  • Personal files
  • Social security numbers

Indiana Criminal Records

The Indiana State Police is responsible for conducting background checks in Indiana. Anyone can request a Limited Criminal History report on any person through an online system. The online system will provide a report that includes a list of arrests less than one year old and convictions older than a year. In case the request is for a government position or licensing, the background check will be performed through that particular agency and the exercise will be a fingerprint-based check. Any employer who wants to apply for a criminal background check is required to obtain a signed authorization form from the person applying for the job.

Arrest records and jail and inmate records are made available to the public. To gain any information regarding offenders in Indiana and to obtain more about services for victims, just visit the website of the Indiana Department of Corrections. If you wish to locate any offender, you may search on the Indiana Department of Corrections website by a First and Last Name or by an Offender Number. You will get information on the current location, earliest possible release date, and conviction of the offender.

Indiana Court Records

Any information on courts and court records in the state of Indiana is available at the website of the administrator of the courts. The website provides two sites where you can search the court records. One site is for appeals courts and another is for trial courts. Official copies of court files are only requested from the courthouse where the cases were heard.

Indiana Vital Records

The state Department of Health has the responsibility to maintain Indiana Vital Records. You can request for a birth or death certificate online through VitalCheck.com or Indiana.gov online. You can also request for these certificates in person by visiting the appropriate local health department. Alternatively, you can make your request by mail through downloading and submitting a complete form with the required documents at Vital Records, Indiana State Department of Health, PO Box 7125, Indianapolis, IN 46206-7125.

  • Birth records: Birth certificates are accessible from October 1907 to date, while death certificates are available from 1900 to present.
  • Birth records: Death certificates in Indiana are accessible from 1900 to present. Access to death certificates is limited to those people who are considered to have a legal or personal financial interest in the records.
  • Marriage records: You can obtain marriage certificates from the county in which the event took place. Divorce certificates are also available at the county in which the final decree was made.
  • Divorce records: Divorce certificates in Indiana are available at the county where the final decree was made. Some counties started keeping divorce records earlier than others.

The state of Indiana is one of the earliest adopters of public records law in the U.S. and you should not have any difficulty accessing most of the records in the state.

Indiana State Court System

Understanding how the system of Indiana state court works is very important as it helps you find court records easily.

Indiana Courts Overview

The trial court system of Indiana State consists of St. Joseph County Probate Court, Marion County Small Claims Courts, Tax Court, City and Town Courts, Superior Courts, and Circuit Courts.

To make your work easier, start searching for court records in Indiana by simply going to courts by county.

Indiana Circuit Courts

Indiana Circuit Courts have original and general jurisdiction over all criminal and civil cases, but typically handle on those cases that other courts have no jurisdiction to handle.

Civil cases that Circuit courts hear include general civil claims that are beyond the capacity or jurisdiction of other courts. In counties where Superior Courts are not available, Circuit Courts handle even small claim cases, with an exception of Marion County where there is Small Claims Court in every township.

Criminal cases that Circuit Courts handle include all types of lesser included offenses and felonies. They also handle ordinance violations and misdemeanors in counties where Superior Courts are not available.

These courts hear the majority domestic relations cases, including domestic violence protection orders, paternity, child custody, child support, and divorce. Circuit Courts share some jurisdiction over juvenile cases with Superior Courts. Such juvenile cases include termination of parental rights, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile delinquency. These courts also handle majority of juvenile matters.

They also share jurisdiction over probate matters and mental health cases with Superior Courts.

Indian Superior Courts

Indian Superior Courts have general jurisdiction over most criminal and civil cases, but jurisdiction generally varies by county. They may have specialized divisions including Family, Civil, and Criminal.

Criminal cases that Superior Courts handle include misdemeanors and felonies. Civil cases include the general civil claims. Other than in Marion County where Small Claims Courts are in every township, Superior Courts also hear small claims cases.

Indiana City and Town Courts

These courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all town or city ordinance violations, some misdemeanor criminal cases, and infractions. These courts are not allowed to handle certain types of cases, including injunctive relief, dissolution of marriage, equity, most probate matters, libel, slander, and other cases involving title or real estate.

Marion County Small Claims Courts

Every Township of Marion County has its own Small Claims Court with exclusive jurisdiction to handle most civil cases with less than $6,000 disputed amount, including landlord-tenant cases.

Indiana Tax Court

It operates outside the central office in Indianapolis and handles statewide cases. The Indiana Tax Court has limited jurisdiction over most cases related to tax laws. The cases include appeals of the tax decisions that other various state agencies have made.

St. Joseph County Probate Court

This court shares jurisdiction with Superior Court and Circuit Court over states, trust administration and protected persons. Besides, the Indian St. Joseph County Probate Court has limited jurisdiction over child protection, juvenile delinquency, adoptions and paternity cases.

Indiana St. Joseph County Probate Court

St. Joseph County has a separate Probate Court that shares jurisdiction with Circuit Court and Superior Court over estates, protected persons and trust administration.

The St. Joseph County Probate Court also has exclusive jurisdiction over adoptions, juvenile delinquency, child protection and paternity cases.

The Official Website of Indiana County

Lafayette Lafayette, IN – Official Website
Muncie City of Muncie Indiana
Terre Haute Welcome to the City of Terre Haute — City of Terre Haute Government
Kokomo Welcome to Kokomo, Indiana
Noblesville City of Noblesville, Indiana The official government website of city of noblesville, Indiana.
Anderson Anderson, IN – Official Website
Marion County City of Indianapolis and Marion County
Lake County .:: Lake County Indiana ::.
Allen County Allen County Official site government site. Features county services, departments, officials and includes event calendar and community links.
Hamilton County Hamilton County, IN | Official Website
St. Joseph County St. Joseph County, IN | Official Website
Elkhart County Home – Elkhart County
Tippecanoe County Tippecanoe County, IN | Official Website
Porter County Porter County, IN – Official Website
Hendricks County Home / Hendricks County, IN The official website of Hendricks County, Indiana
Johnson County WELCOME TO JOHNSON COUNTY
Monroe County Monroe County, IN The official website of Monroe County, Indiana
Madison County Welcome to Madison County, Indiana
Delaware County Delaware County, IN / Home The official website of Delaware County, Indiana
LaPorte County LaPorte County Online Government
Vigo County Vigo County, Indiana The Official Government Website of Vigo County, Indiana. The Vigo County Government website has been designed to provide citizens easy access to government information and online services.
Clark County Clark County Indiana Community Portal Clark County Indiana Community Portal
Howard County Howard County Indiana Government Howard County Indiana is a thriving community with robust business and agriculture sectors. Our quality of life is unmatched. Our culture reflects our values.
Floyd County Floyd County Indiana Government Floyd County Indiana Government
Kosciusko County Kosciusko County, IN The official website of the Kosciusko County, Indiana Government
Kosciusko County Kosciusko County, IN The official website of the Kosciusko County, Indiana Government
Bartholomew County Official website of the Bartholomew County, Indiana Government. United States of America
Wayne County Wayne County Indiana Government Home Page Official Classic Website for Wayne County Indiana Government
Grant County Grant County Indiana Home Grant County Indiana Home
Morgan County Morgan County Indiana – Morgan County Indiana
Warrick County Warrick County
Boone County Boone County
Dearborn County Dearborn County, Indiana The official website of Dearborn County, Indiana
Henry County Henry County, Indiana – Welcome to Henry County, Indiana
Noble County Noble County, Indiana
Lawrence County Limestone County – Visit Lawrence County
Marshall County Marshall County, IN The official website of the Marshall County, Indiana Government
Shelby County Shelby County Government
Jackson County Welcome to Jackson County
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Indiana Inmate Roster and Jail Roster

TypeNameCountyAddressPhone NumberInmate Search
Federal PrisonTerre Haute Federal Correctional InstitutionVigo County4200 Bureau Road N, Terre Haute, IN 47808(812) 238-1531Federal Inmate Locator
Federal PrisonTerre Haute United States PenitentiaryVigo County4700 Bureau Road S, Terre Haute, IN 47802(812) 244-4400Federal Inmate Locator
State PrisonLogansport Juvenile Correctional Facility Intake UnitCass County1118 South State Road 25, Logansport, IN 46947(574)753-5549Inmate Search
State PrisonLogansport Juvenile Correctional Facility Treatment UnitCass County1118 South State Road 25, Logansport, IN 46947(574) 753-7571Inmate Search
State PrisonHeritage Trail Correctional FacilityHendricks County501 W. Main Street, Plainfield, IN 46168(317) 839-7751Inmate Search
State PrisonPlainfield Correctional FacilityHendricks County727 Moon Road, Plainfield, IN 46168(317) 839-2513Inmate Search
State PrisonReception Diagnostic CenterHendricks County737 Moon Road, Plainfield, IN 46168(317) 839-7727Inmate Search
State PrisonNew Castle Correctional FacilityHenry County1000 Van Nuys Road, New Castle, IN 47362(765) 593-0111Inmate Search
State PrisonMadison Correctional FacilityJefferson County800 MSH Bus Stop Drive, Madison, IN 47250(812) 265-6154Inmate Search
State PrisonMadison Juvenile Correctional FacilityJefferson County1130 MSH 4th Street, Madison, IN 47250(812) 265-6154Inmate Search
State PrisonEdinburgh Correctional FacilityJohnson County23rd & Schoolhouse Road, Edinburgh, IN 46124(812) 526-8434Inmate Search
State PrisonCamp Summit Boot CampLaPorte County2407 N. 500 W, LaPorte, IN 46350(219) 326-1188Inmate Search
State PrisonIndiana State PrisonLaPorte County1 Park Row, Michigan City, IN 46360(219) 874-7258Inmate Search
State PrisonWestville Correctional FacilityLaPorte County5501 South 1100 West, Westville, IN 46391(219) 785-2511Inmate Search
State PrisonCorrectional Industrial FacilityMadison County5124 W. Reformatory Road, Pendleton, IN 46064(765) 778-8011Inmate Search
State PrisonPendleton Correctional FacilityMadison County4490 W. Reformatory Road, Pendleton, IN 46064-9001(765) 778-2107Inmate Search
State PrisonPendleton Juvenile Correctional FacilityMadison County9310 South State Road 67, Pendleton, IN 46064(765) 778-3778Inmate Search
State PrisonIndianapolis Re-entry Educational FacilityMarion County401 North Randolph Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201(317) 639-2671Inmate Search
State PrisonIndiana Women’s PrisonMarion County2596 Girl’s School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214(317) 244-3387Inmate Search
State PrisonMiami Correctional FacilityMiami County3038 West 850 South, Bunker Hill, IN 46914-9810(765) 689-8920Inmate Search
State PrisonChain O’ Lakes Correctional FacilityNoble County3516 E 75 South, Albion, IN 46701(260) 636-3114Inmate Search
State PrisonRockville Correctional FacilityParke County811 W. 50 N, Rockville, IN 47872(765) 569-3178Inmate Search
State PrisonBranchville Correctional FacilityPerry County21390 Old State Road 37, Branchville, IN 47514(812) 843-5921Inmate Search
State PrisonPutnamville Correctional FacilityPutnam County1946 West U.S. Hwy 40, Greencastle, IN 46135(765) 653-8441Inmate Search
State PrisonSouth Bend Community Re-Entry CenterSt. Joseph County4650 Old Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN 46628(574) 234-4094Inmate Search
State PrisonWabash Valley Correctional FacilitySullivan County6908 S. Old U.S. Highway 41, Carlisle, IN 47838(812) 398-5050Inmate Search
County JailAdams County JailAdams County313 S 1st Street, Decatur, IN 46733(260) 724-5345Jail Roster
County JailAllen County JailAllen County417 S Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802(260) 449-7107Jail Roster
County JailBartholomew County JailBartholomew County543 2nd Street, Columbus, IN 47201(812) 379-1753Jail Roster
County JailBenton County JailBenton County105 S Lincoln Avenue, Fowler, IN 47944(765) 884-0080 opt. 2Jail Roster
County JailBlackford County JailBlackford County0064 N 500 E, Hartford City, IN 47348(765) 348-0930 ext. 3211Jail Roster
County JailBoone County JailBoone County1905 Indianapolis Avenue, Lebanon, IN 46052(765) 482-1412Inmate Search
County JailBrown County JailBrown County55 State Road 46 East Nashville, IN 47448(812) 988-6655Jail Roster
County JailCarroll County JailCarroll County310 W. Main Street, Delphi, IN 46923(765) 564-2413 ext. 2Jail Roster
County JailCass County JailCass County100 Court Park, Logansport, IN 46947(574) 753-7800Jail Roster
County JailMichael L. Becher Adult Correctional ComplexClark County501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130(812) 283-4471Inmate Search
County JailClinton County JailClinton County301 E Walnut Street, Frankfort, IN 46041(765) 659-6333Inmate Search
County JailDaviess County JailDaviess County101 NE 4th Street, Washington, IN 47501(812) 254-5974Jail Roster
County JailDearborn County JailDearborn County301 W High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025(812) 537-8700Inmate Search
County JailDecatur County JailDecatur County119 East Railroad Street, Greensburg, IN 47240(812) 222-5246Jail Roster
County JailDeKalb County JailDeKalb County100 S Main Street, Auburn, IN 46706(260) 333-0701Jail Roster
County JailDelaware County JailDelaware County100 W Washington Street, Muncie, IN 47305(765) 747-7870Inmate Search
County JailDubois County JailDubois County255 Brucke Strasse, Jasper, IN 47546(812) 482-3522Inmate Search
County JailElkhart County JailElkhart County26861 County Road 26, Elkhart, IN 46517(574) 891-2100Inmate Search
County JailFloyd County JailFloyd County311 Hauss Square, New Albany, IN 47150(812) 948-5404Jail Roster
County JailFulton County JailFulton County815 Madison Street, Rochester, IN 46975(574) 224-5630Inmate Roster
County JailGibson County JailGibson County112 E Emerson, Princeton, IN ?????47670(812) 385-2018Jail Roster
County JailGrant County JailGrant County214 East Fourth Street, Marion, IN 46952(765) 662-9836Inmate Roster
County JailGreene County JailGreene County204 County Road 70 E, Bloomfield, IN 47424(812) 384-4411 Press 4Jail Roster
County JailHamilton County JailHamilton County18102 Cumberland Road, Noblesville, IN 46060(317) 776-9800Inmate Search
County JailHancock County JailHancock County123 E Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140(317) 477-1158Inmate Search
County JailHarrison County JailHarrison County1445 Gardner Lane NW #100, Corydon, IN 47112(812) 738-2195Jail Roster
County JailHendricks County JailHendricks County925 E Main Street, Danville, IN 46122(317) 745-9332Inmate Search
County JailHenry County JailHenry County127 N 12th Street, New Castle, IN 47362(765) 521-7032Jail Roster
County JailHoward County JailHoward County1800 W Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN 46901(765) 456-2020Inmate Search
County JailHuntington County JailHuntington County332 E State Street, Huntington, IN 46750(260) 356-3110Jail Roster
County JailJackson County JailJackson County150 East SR 250, Brownstown, IN 47220(812) 358-1982Inmate Roster
County JailJasper County Detention CenterJasper County2171 N McKinley Avenue, Rensselaer, IN 47978(219) 866-4993Jail Roster
County JailJefferson County JailJefferson County317 South Walnut Street, Madison, IN 47350(812) 265-2648Jail Roster
County JailJohnson County JailJohnson County1091 Hospital Road, Franklin, IN 46131(317) 346-4716Jail Roster
County JailKnox County JailKnox County2375 S. Old Decker Road, Vincennes, IN 47591(812) 882-7660Jail Roster
County JailKosciusko County JailKosciusko County221 W Main Street, Warsaw, IN 46580(574) 267-5667Inmate Search
County JailLaGrange County JailLaGrange County0875 S SR 9, LaGrange, IN 46761(260) 463-4734Jail Roster
County JailLake County JailLake County2293 N. Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307-1854(219)648-6300Jail Roster
County JailLaPorte County JailLaPorte County809 State Street, La Porte, IN 46350(219) 326-7700 ext. 2283Inmate Search
County JailLawrence County JailLawrence County1420 I Street, Bedford, IN 47421(812) 277-2014Jail Roster
County JailMadison County JailMadison County720 Central Avenue, Anderson, IN 46016(765) 646-9285Inmate Search
County JailMarion County JailMarion County40 S. Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204(317) 327-1574Inmate Search
County JailMartin County JailMartin County318 Capital Avenue, Shoals, IN 47581(812) 247-3726Jail Roster
County JailMiami County JailMiami County1104 W 200 N, Peru, IN 46970(765) 472-1322Jail Roster
County JailMonroe County Correctional CenterMonroe County301 N. College Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47404(812) 349-2750Jail Roster
County JailMontgomery County JailMontgomery County600 Memorial Drive, Crawfordsville, IN 47933(765) 362-3740Inmate Search
County JailMorgan County JailMorgan County160 N. Park Avenue, Martinsville, IN 46151(765) 342-4303Inmate Roster
County JailNewton County JailNewton County304 E Seymour Street, Kentland, IN 47951(219) 474-3999Jail Roster
County JailNoble County JailNoble County210 S 7th Street, Albion, IN 46701(260) 636-6404Jail Roster
County JailOwen County JailOwen County291 Vandalia Avenue, Spencer, IN 47460(812) 829-4874Jail Roster
County JailParke County JailParke County458 W. Strawberry Road, Rockville, IN 47872(765) 569-5413Jail Roster
County JailPerry County JailPerry County2211 Herrman Street, Tell City, IN 47586(812) 547-2441Inmate Roster
County JailPorter County JailPorter County2755 State Road 49, Valparaiso IN 46383(219) 477-3050Inmate Search
County JailPutnam County JailPutnam County3 Keightly Road, Greencastle, IN 46135(765) 653-1810Jail Roster
County JailRandolph County JailRandolph County155 E South Street, Winchester, IN 47394(765) 584-1721Inmate Search
County JailRipley County JailRipley County210 N Monroe Street, Versailles, IN 47042(812) 689-3437Inmate Roster
County JailSt. Joseph County JailSt. Joseph County401 W Sample Street, South Bend, IN 46601(574) 245-6501Inmate Search
County JailScott County JailScott County111 S 1st Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170(812) 752-8400Inmate Roster
County JailShelby County JailShelby County107 W Taylor Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176(317) 392-6345Inmate Search
County JailSpencer County JailSpencer County120 N 2nd Street, Rockport, IN 47635(812) 649-2286Jail Roster
County JailStarke County JailStarke County5435 E State Road 8, Knox, IN 46534(574) 772-3771Inmate Roster
County JailSteuben County JailSteuben County206 E Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703(260) 668-1000Jail Roster
County JailSwitzerland County JailSwitzerland County405 Liberty Street, Vevay, IN 47043(812) 427-2057Jail Roster
County JailTippecanoe County JailTippecanoe County2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette, IN 47904(765) 423-9388Inmate Roster
County JailUnion County JailUnion County106 East Union Street, Liberty, IN 47353(765) 458-5194Jail Roster
County JailVanderburgh County JailVanderburgh County3500 N Harlan Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711(812) 421-6200Inmate Search
County JailVermillion County JailVermillion County1888 S. State Road 63, Hillsdale, IN 47854(765) 492-3838Jail Roster
County JailVigo County JailVigo County201 Cherry Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807(812) 462-3224Inmate Search
County JailWarren County JailWarren County29 E 2nd Street, Williamsport, IN 47993(765) 764-4367Jail Roster
County JailWarrick County JailWarrick County100 W S.R. 62, Boonville, IN 47601(812) 897-6096Jail Roster
County JailWayne County JailWayne County200 E Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374(765) 973-9393Inmate Search
County JailWells County JailWells County1615 Western Avenue, Bluffton, IN 46714(260) 824-3426Jail Roster
County JailWhite County JailWhite County915 Hanawalt Street, Monticello, IN 47960(574) 583-2251Jail Roster
County JailWhitley County JailWhitley County101 W Market Street, Columbia City, IN 46725(260) 244-7119Inmate Search
Sheriff’s DeptPulaski County Sheriff’s OfficePulaski County110 East Meridian Street, Winamac, IN 46996(574) 946-6655Inmate Roster

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