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Bartholomew County Courts and Clerk


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


Local Court Contact Information

Email addresses for the Clerk and the Courts are typically not published to this website. If the Clerk or Courts do not publish email addresses to their official website(s) (linked below, if available), then email is not an appropriate way to contact these offices with questions or requests.


Local Office

Location & Contact Info


Clerk's Office
Jay Phelps, Clerk

P.O. Box 924
Columbus, IN 47202-0924
Pho: (812) 379-1600
Fax: (812) 379-1675


Circuit Court
Hon. Kelly S. Benjamin, Judge
Heather Mollo, Magistrate
Kim Van Valer, Commissioner

234 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201 [map]
Pho: (812) 379-1605
Fax: (812) 379-1764


Superior Court #1
Hon. James D. Worton, Judge

234 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201 [map]
Pho: (812) 379-1623
Fax: (812) 379-1628


Superior Court #2
Hon. Kathleen Tighe Coriden, Judge
Joseph W. Meek, Magistrate

234 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201 [map]
Pho: (812) 379-1610
Fax: (812) 379-1675


District 21 Rules

This county is in Judicial District 21.  For information about district leadership, rules or governance plans, see Judical District 21.

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 been approved by the Division of State Court Administration to post court records to the Internet according to Trial Rule 77.


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 Because personnel changes can happen frequently, the contents of this page may be out of date, though every effort has been made to keep the content current.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.