Clerks of the Superior Court

Each county in Indiana is served by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. While some jurisdictions have one Circuit Court, most counties have multiple courts. The Clerk is an elected official who performs as an officer of the court, the manager of court information, and the chief financial officer for all revenues collected on behalf of the court. 

Responsibilities of the Clerk

Criminal cases include felonies, misdemeanors, miscellaneous criminals.

Traffic cases are comprised of infractions, local ordinance violations and exempted ordinance violations

Civil cases include torts, civil plenary cases, protective orders, miscellaneous civil, reciprocal support, small claims, domestic relations, mental health, adoption, supervised and unsupervised estates, guardianships, trusts, children in need of services (CHINS), juvenile delinquency, juvenile status, juvenile miscellaneous and juvenile paternity.

The Record of Judgments and Orders serves as the historical record of the court's verbatim orders.

The Judgment Docket is used by abstract companies to show liens against real estate, and information is also recorded by credit companies to provide assistance to those who lend money to individuals and entities.

The Chronological Case Summary serves as the sequential record of the judicial events in a case.

Indexes are vital records for locating cases and conducting criminal or civil record searches concerning individuals or entities.

Office of the Superior Clerk

Beth Jones

County Clerk

David Padgett

Olivia Griffith

County DEPUTY Clerk


Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00

Closed daily for lunch 12:00 - 1:00

Phone number:

Office Address:

  • 205 E. Main Street

        Paoli, Indiana 47454



Process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses. They are also authorized by statute to perform marriage ceremonies but may choose not to do so.

Record certified breathalyzer operators, judgments including State income and unemployment tax warrants, bonds of numerous public officials, and other miscellaneous records.

Civil documents include summons, subpoenas, garnishment orders, proceedings supplemental, writs of execution or attachment, orders of sale, body attachments, protective orders, notice of claim, contempt citations, orders to appear, SR33.

Criminal documents include arrest warrants; jailer's releases commitments to jail and correctional facilities; change, release and forfeiture of bond forms; bondsman ordered to produce notification; and transport orders.

Juror names are drawn, and notices are generated for prospective jurors and those assigned to panels.

Record of Proceedings for appeal to the Appellate and Supreme Courts are prepared and/or approved.

Reports are filed with appropriate agencies including the Auditor, Treasurer, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana State Child Support Division, State Treasurer, etc.


Court costs, judgment money and many other fees are collected on civil cases.


The Clerk collects fees and fines for city, county and state, deferral and pre-trial diversion fees, and extradition and restitution fees for criminal misdemeanor and infraction cases.


User fees for special interest groups include: Conservation Officers Fish and Wildlife Fund, Public Defender Fee, Marijuana Eradication Program Fee, Alcohol and Drug Services Program User Fee, Law Enforcement Continuing Education Fee, Drug Abuse, Prosecution, Interdiction and Correction Fee, Alcohol Abuse Deterrent Program and/or Medical Fee, Alcohol and Drug Countermeasures Fee, Child Abuse Prevention Fee, Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Fee, Highway Work Zone Fee, Special Death Benefit Fee and Mortgage Foreclosure Counseling & Education Fee.

To request more information:

Contact the County Clerk's Office.

Phone number:

  • (812) 723 - 3322

Office Address:

  • 205 E. Main Street

        Paoli, Indiana 47454

You can also request more information with this form:

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