CHRISTOPHER M. NANCARROW
The Clerk of the Circuit and Superior Courts is a county elected official who serves as an officer of the court and the manager of court information.
The Clerk administers the official court records for all trial court cases with jurisdiction in Allen County, prepares the permanent historical records for the courts, processes and issues various documents for court cases, and is responsible for more than $90 million in financial transactions annually.
As a member of the Election Board, the Clerk oversees, conducts and certifies the results for all federal, state, county, township, municipal, special, and school board elections.
- Receipt filing fees, fines and costs for all court cases
- Collect and disburses Child Support payments
- Collect court costs and disburse judgment monies
- Process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses
- File and process new cases for Civil, Criminal, Family Relations, Probate and Small Claims Divisions
- Issue various court documents including arrest warrants, commitments, jailer's releases, protective orders, service of process and writs
- Maintain the Judgment Docket and Record of Judgments and Orders
- Oversee the maintenance and microfilming of court records
- Prepare certified copies of documents
- Generate notices for jury duty
VOTING FOR THE 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION
For the latest information regarding the 2020 Primary Election, please visit the Allen County Election Board's website found here. Voting by mail is highly recommended. More information on how to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail can be found here.
COURT-RELATED CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
The Indiana Supreme Court issued information outlining changes for all state-level courts in Indiana which are effective through May 17. Detailed information may be viewed here.
The Allen Circuit Court is posting updates here. The Allen Superior Courts are posting updates here. A Notice regarding a change in Small Claims operations can be found here. A Notice regarding eviction proceedings can be found here.
Effective March 18, the public's access to the main Courthouse and the Small Claims Annex Building will be restricted to only allow entry for parties to a case and their attorneys, persons seeking a protection order, Prosecutor staff, Court staff, Clerk staff, Sheriff staff, interpreters and members of the media. This restriction will remain in effect until further notice. The memorandum regarding this restriction is found here.
The Clerk's office is committed to providing services to the public and will be monitoring the situation closely with local officials and the judiciary. Fortunately, many of the Clerk's services can be provided remotely. Please review the menu options along the side of this webpage to learn more about our services. Always feel free to reach out to our office with any questions.
For questions regarding how to obtain a marriage license, please call (260) 449-7245 after completing the online form found here.
Additional information from the Indiana Supreme Court concerning guidance for state-wide court operations may be found here.
PROPOSED LOCAL RULES - CASELOAD ALLOCATION PLAN
The Allen Circuit and Superior Courts have issued a 'Notice of Proposed Amendment to Rule for Caseload Allocation Plan'. This Notice and instructions for commentary may be found here.
E-FILING UPDATES FOR ALLEN COUNTY
During the early stages of Allen County's transition to E-Filing the Clerk distributed weekly updates regarding best practices. These weekly updates have been compiled into a searchable and hyper-linked document.
Additional E-Filing Information and Forms:
Additional information is available on the State's E-filing website found here.
NOTICE: Cellular telephones, pagers, cameras, and other electronic devices are banned from the Allen County Courthouse, the Courthouse Annex, the Charles "Bud" Meeks Justice Center, and the Allen County Juvenile Center. If you bring such a device into the building, the Sheriff may confiscate and destroy it.