Clerk of the Appellate Courts
216 State House
200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Clerk
Kevin S. Smith

Main Office
Pho: 317.232.1930
Fax: 317.232.8365

Records Division
Pho: 317.232.7225

Roll of Attorneys Administrator
Pho: 317.232.5861 Ext. 4

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The Clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court accepts filings at the following location:

216 State House
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Reminder. As of January 1, 2014, a Notice of Appeal CAN ONLY be filed with the Clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court.  Notices of Appeal incorrectly submitted for filing with a trial court clerk are no longer effective to initiate an appeal or satisfy the Notice of Appeal filing deadlines specified in Indiana Appellate Rule 9(A).


Hours and Holidays. The Clerk's office is open 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on State holidays. View a list of State holidays.

Filings. Documents are considered filed, for timeliness purposes, when they are deposited in the U.S. mail, postage prepaid and properly addressed to the Clerk's Office; when they are deposited with any third-party commercial carrier for delivery to the Clerk within three calendar days, costs prepaid and properly addressed; or when they are delivered personally to the Clerk's Office.

During regular business hours, in-person filings occur in Room 216 of the State House.

Those wishing to file papers in person after hours may do so by depositing them in the Rotunda Filing Drop Box, located inside the State House's second-floor east entrance vestibule. Directions for use of the Rotunda Filing Drop Box are located at the box itself. See App. R. 23(A).

If your filing deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, then your filing is due on the first business day thereafter.  See App. R. 25.

Copy Requirements. The Indiana Rules of Appellate Procedure require the following:

  • For the Notice of Appeal, Appearances, Motion for Extension of Time, Motion to Withdraw Record, Motion to Withdraw Appearance, or Motion to File Oversized Document, an original and one (1) copy.
  • For all other motions and supporting documents, responses to motions and supporting documents, and replies to responses and supporting documents, an original and five (5) copies.
  • For all Briefs, Addenda to Briefs, Notices of Additional Authorities, and Petitions for Rehearing, Transfer or Review, an original and eight (8) copies.
  • For Appendices, one (1) original only.

Extra copies submitted will be filemarked and returned, provided a self-addressed envelope stamped with sufficient postage is submitted with the copies.

Formatting of filed documents. Please refer to the Indiana Rules of Appellate Procedure for specific formatting instructions.

Public Record. All documents filed with the Clerk are public records unless they are excluded from public access via Administrative Rule 9.

Filing Fees. Upon filing the Notice of Appeal with the Clerk, see App.R. 9(E), the appellant must pay a filing fee of $250 to the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court.  Upon the filing of a Petition to Transfer a case to the Supreme Court, or upon a filing for review of a Tax Court case by the Supreme Court, the petitioner must pay a fee of $125. See App.R. 56(B).   The filing fee for Tax Court cases is $120.00.

The Clerk of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court charges the following fees for its miscellaneous services:

Fee Service
$1.00 Copies, per page (letter or legal size)
$2.00 Faxes, per page (letter or legal size)
$3.00 Certificate of Good Standing
$5.00 Replacement of Attorney Card
$20.00 Returned Check Fee
$150.00 CD containing Roll of Attorneys database
$5.00 E-mail of documents under twenty pages
$10.00 E-mail of documents twenty to fifty pages (Documents over fifty pages cannot be sent via e-mail.)
$20.00 CD containing documents under fifty pages
$30.00 CD containing documents fifty to eighty pages
$40.00 CD containing documents eighty to 120 pages
$50.00 CD containing documents over 120 pages
Requests for CDs containing documents over 400 pages or from multiple cases will be subject to additional charges to be determined in the Clerk's discretion.

The Clerk's Office charges an additional fee of $1.00 per document to certify the document.

For payments by credit card that are not related to attorney annual fees, there is a 2.25% convenience fee. 

Payments must be received by the Clerk before copies will be provided. In addition, the Clerk is authorized to require payment in advance for applicable postage charges when documents are sent via U.S. mail or private carrier.