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St. Joseph County Courts and Clerk

If you have questions about a case or about serving jury duty in the St. Joseph County courts, or you would like to get a copy of a document from St. Joseph County, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, child support order or other judgment, you must contact the St. Joseph County Clerk's office or the court directly using the contact information listed below.

Local Court Contact Information

Clerk's Office
Terri Rethlake, Clerk

101 South Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601 [map]

Pho: (574) 235-9635
Fax: (574) 235-9838

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District 4 Rules

This county is in Judicial District 4.  For information about district leadership, rules or governance plans, see Judical District 4.

Local Rules and Other Documents

All Indiana counties are required to have local court rules, some of which must be approved by the Indiana Supreme Court (See Indiana Trial Rule 81 for more information). View Orders Amending Local Rules.

This county has proposed changes to their caseload allocation plan and other local rules following guidelines established by the Indiana Supreme Court. Comments to the proposed caseload allocation plan will close July 14, 2014, and Supreme Court approval is required. Comments to other local rules will close June 30, 2014, and Supreme Court approval is not required. Comments may be made by following the instructions outlined in the document. The effective date for the amended Bond Schedule at Appendix A-1 to the local criminal rules, 300 Series will be effective on July 1, 2014. The effective date for all of the other amended local rules will be January 1, 2015.

Courts in this county that use the Odyssey Case Management System are approved to post court records to the internet according to Indiana Supreme Court Order 94S00-0712-MS-567 dated December 5, 2007.

This page contains basic information about the courts and clerk in this county.  This page has been created for your convenience and does not serve as the official webpage for the county, courts, or clerk listed herein. Because personnel changes can happen frequently, the contents of this page may be out of date, though every effort has been made to keep the content current. Report errors on this page to the Indiana Courts webmaster.