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Clerk's Office

The Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is established by the Indiana State Constitution to serve as the record keeper for the constitutionally created Court. The Clerk is elected by the registered voters of Washington County and is limited to serving two consecutive terms. The Clerk of the Circuit Court also serves as the Secretary to the County Election Board which is responsible for conducting all elections in the county including the certification of results.

The Clerk serves as trustee of child support collections ordered by the Court and paid through the Clerk’s Office, and also acts as the chief financial officer of the Courts by collecting, disbursing, and reconciling monies related to court cases. The Clerk collects filing fees, court costs, and judgment monies in civil and small claims cases. In criminal and infraction cases, the Clerk collects fees and fines for city, county, and state jurisdictions, deferral and pretrial diversion fees, bail bond monies, restitution and probation fees ordered by the Court.

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