Under the authority vested in this Court to provide by rule for the procedure employed in all courts of this state and this Court’s inherent authority to supervise the administrative procedures of all courts of this state, Rule 8 of the Administrative Rules is amended to read as follows (deletions shown by striking and new text shown by underlining):

Rule 8. Uniform Case Numbering System

. . .

(B) Numbering System. The uniform case numbering system shall consist of four groups of characters arranged in a manner to identify the court, the year/month of filing, the case type and the filing sequence. The following is an example of the case number to be employed:


(1) Court Identifier. The first group of five characters shall constitute the county and court identifier. The first and second character in this group shall represent the county of filing employing the following code:

01 Adams County    
02 Allen County
. . .
The third character in the first group shall represent the court of filing employing the following code:

C    Circuit Court
D    Superior Court
E    County Court
F    Superior Court/Municipal Division
G    Superior Court/Criminal Division
H    City Court
I    Town Court
J    Probate Court
K    Township/Small Claims Court

The last two characters of the first group shall distinguish between courts in counties having more than one court of a specific type. The following code sets forth the county and court identifier for all courts:

01C01 Adams Circuit Court
01D01 Adams Superior Court
. . .

49G21 Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division 21    
. . .
. . .

(3) Case type. The third group of two characters shall designate the type of proceeding utilizing the following case classification code:

CF - Criminal Felony
AF - Class A Felony
BF - Class B Felony
CF - Class C Felony
DF - Class D Felony
CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
MC - Miscellaneous Criminal
IF - Infraction
OV - Local Ordinance Violation
OE - Exempted Ordinance Violation
CT - Civil Tort
CP - Civil Plenary (All civil cases except those otherwise specifically designated)
CC - Civil Collection
MF – Mortgage Foreclosure
MI - Miscellaneous (Civil cases other than those specifically identified - i.e. change of name, appointment of appraisers, marriage waivers, etc.)
RS - Reciprocal Support
SC - Small Claim
DR - Domestic Relation (Includes Dissolution of Marriage, Petition for Support, Annulment, and Legal Separation)
MH - Mental Health
AD - Adoption
AH - Petition for Release of Adoption History
ES - Estate, Supervised
EU - Estate, Unsupervised
GU - Guardianship
TR - Trust
JC - Juvenile CHINS
JD - Juvenile Delinquency
JS - Juvenile Status
JT - Juvenile Termination of Parental Rights
JP - Juvenile Paternity
JM - Juvenile Miscellaneous
PO - Protective Order

Separate dockets need not be maintained for each type.

The amendment to Subsection 1 regarding Marion County Superior Court shall take effect on January 1, 2001. The amendments to Subsection 3 regarding new case type categories shall take effect on January 1, 20002.
The Clerk of this Court is directed to forward a copy of this Order to the Clerk of each Circuit Court in the State of Indiana; to the Attorney General of Indiana; to the Legislative Services Agency; to the Office of Code Revision, Legislative Services Agency; to the Administrator, Supreme Court of Indiana; to the Administrator, Indiana Court of Appeals; to the Administrator, Indiana Tax Court; to the Public Defender of Indiana; to the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission; to the Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education; to the Indiana Board of Law Examiners; to the Indiana Judicial Center; to the Executive Director, Division of State Court Administration; to the libraries of all law schools in this state; to the Department of Correction for posting at all prison libraries; to the Michie Company; and to West Publishing Company.
West Publishing Company is directed to publish this Order in the advance sheets of this Court.
The Clerks of the Circuit Courts are directed to bring this Order to the attention of all judges within their respective counties and to post this Order for examination by the Bar and general public.
DONE at Indianapolis, Indiana, this _____ day of December, 2000.


Randall T. Shepard
Chief Justice of Indiana

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