Clerk

Laura Martin, an elected official, is the Randolph County Clerk.  Her office is open from 8am to 4pm M-F.

The office is located on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.

 

**BIG NEWS**

We encourage you to click on the SERVICES tab, and then click on the VOTE CENTERS AND VOTING HOURS tab to see the new vote center locations and hours. Now introducing Randolph County Vote Centers where any Randolph County registered voter can vote at any location (if they have their valid photo ID with them!!)

FAQs

Once you have received full payment of your judgment, you will be required to release the judgment. This is accomplished by filing a release of judgment with the clerk of the court.

Collecting the judgment is your responsibility. The length of time it will take to collect will depend upon both your diligence and the debtor’s ability to pay. Filing a Proceedings Supplemental is the first step. These forms are available in the Clerk’s Office.

You must pay the cost of filing the suit regardless of whether you choose to have the Notice of Claim delivered by certified mail, or to have the sheriff deliver it.  If you win your suit, the Defendant will be ordered to repay this money to you. You will not be repaid if you lose.

As of July 1, 2017 the cost is $125.00 to file against one defendant and $10 for each additional defendant to file a Small Claim.

As a general rule an unincorporated business must be represented by the owner of the business or an attorney. Small Claims Rule 8 provides a limited exception for certain claims filed in small claims court. A business, operated as a sole proprietorship or partnership may be represented by an employee who is not an attorney if the following conditions exist: (1) The claim is not more than $1,500.00, (2) The claim is not an assignment; and (3) The business has on file with the Clerk an employee affidavit and certificate of compliance designating a full-time employee to represent the business.

Protective orders are cost-free to anyone who is a victim of domestic or family violence, stalking or a sex offense.  Because this is a civil proceeding, the Prosecutor's Office is not involved in the issuance of such orders.  Rather, a person must go to Randolph County Clerk's office, where he or she will fill out the paperwork to be review and ruled on by a judge.

You can find the paperwork HERE. You will need to print and fill out a Petition (PO-0100) for yourself or a Petition on behalf of a Child (PO-0101) if filing on behalf of your child. You will also need to fill out a Confidential.

WHEN FILLING OUT THE PAPERWORK: You are the Petitioner and the person it's against is the Respondent. If you can answer #1 and #2 on the Petition you qualify for a Protective Order.

For the judge to approve a protective order, the petitioner must allege that the respondent has attempted to cause, threatened to cause or is causing physical harm to the petitioner, or that the respondent is actually placing the petitioner in fear of physical harm. If you have filed a police report regarding an incident that has happened it helps the court to make a ruling if you can obtain a copy of the police report that you filed.

 

You can mail your child support payment in the form of check or money order to Randolph County Clerk's Office, PO Box 230, Winchester IN 47394. Please write your cause number and "Child Support" on the memo line of you check or money order.

You may also come in to our office to make a payment in person. We will accept cash, check or money order.

If you would like to make a payment online you can visit the Child Support Bill Pay site to make a payment. Do NOT wait until the last minute! When making your first payment online, you may need to call or our office to make sure your information is in our computer properly. If we need to update your information (SSN, DOB, etc.) then it will take 24 hours to take effect and you will not be able to make your first payment that day.

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CASE # IN ORDER TO MAKE A PAYMENT ONLINE! Call the Clerk's Office at 765-584-7407 to check on this information.

You can sue for up to $6000 in Small Claims Court.

No, as a general rule, a corporation must appear by counsel. Small Claims Rule 8 provides an exception for certain claims. A corporation may be represented by an employee who is not an attorney if the following conditions exist (1) The claim is not more than $1,500.00 and; (2) The claim is not an assignment (such as a claim that has been assigned to a collection agency); and (3) There is a corporate resolution and employee affidavit on filed with the clerk authorizing a full-time employee to represent the corporation. The Clerk’s Office has resolution forms that can be formed for this reason.

Only one garnishment can be applied at one time; garnishment orders are paid in the order that they are received by the employer.

A Plaintiff must file a Small Claim within two years for Personal Injury (that is, injury to a person as opposed to damage to property) and damage to personal property.
A Plaintiff must file a Small Claim within six years for things such as accounts, contracts not in writing (other than a contract for sale of goods), rents and use of real estate (landlord-tenant disputes), damage to real estate, and recovery of personal property. (That was a listing of the most common statutes of limitations. This is not an exhaustive listing of the statutes of limitations in the Indiana Code.)

Yes! (EXCEPT WHEN PAYING CHILD SUPPORT) There is a $3.95 or 3.95% charge to use this service when paying over the phone. You can also pay online by using the PayGOV System

YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR CAUSE # to make sure that you're payment is applied to the correct case.

The Clerk's Office still accepts cash, money orders and cashier's checks. WE CANNOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS FOR ANY TYPE OF CASE.

YOU CANNOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT USING THE PAYGOV SYSTEM AND WE CANNOT ACCEPT DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS IN THE OFFICE AT THIS TIME FOR CHILD SUPPORT.

If you need to pay your child support online use the State of Indiana Child Support Payment Service.

You must give the Clerk the correct name and address of the Defendant.

You need to give tenants a written 10 day Notice to Quit that is dated. You need to keep a copy of the dated Notice to Quit in order to show the Judge in court. The Clerk’s Office DOES NOT have a copy of this form available.

People

Name / Title Phone #
Shelly Kinney
Research Staff
765-584-7207
Tammy Pegg
Superior Court Clerk
765-584-7207
Cindy Cox
Estates & Criminals Clerk
765-584-7207
Deb Harris
Superior Court Criminals Clerk
765-584-4269
Claudia Thornburg
Voter Registration Clerk - First Deputy
765-584-4717
Laura Martin
Randolph County Clerk
765-584-4214
Heidi Van Note
First Deputy - Circuit Court
765-584-4903
Mindy Peed
Child Support Clerk
765-584-6603

Did you know?

  • The Clerk's Office is now accepting credit/debit cards (EXCEPT WHEN PAYING CHILD SUPPORT)? There is a $3.00 (up to $100) or 3% charge to use this service in the Clerk's Office or $3.95 (up to $100) or 3.95% charge if paying over the phone. You can also pay online at PayGOV.US (fee of $3.95 up to $100 or 3.95% charge will apply).  YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR CAUSE # to make sure that you're payment is applied to the correct case.

    The Clerk's Office still accepts cash, money orders, cashier's checks and checks (Note: You cannot use a check for criminal payments i.e. fines/costs).

    YOU CANNOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT AT THIS WEB ADDRESS AND WE CANNOT ACCEPT DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS IN THE OFFICE AT THIS TIME FOR CHILD SUPPORT. If you need to pay your child support online you can go to the State of Indiana Child Support Bill Pay site.

  • Beginning in 2018, all Randolph County registered voters may vote at any Vote Center in Randolph County. The new VOTE CENTERS are replacing the former voting polling places (the place that you used to vote). As long as you are a REGISTERED VOTER from RANDOLPH COUNTY, you may choose any of the VOTE CENTERS from the list. PHOTO ID IS STILL REQUIRED WHEN YOU GO TO VOTE.

    Click here to see the new locations and hours