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The clerk is an elected official who performs as an officer of the court, and the manager of the court.

What We Do

  • Administers official court records of all court cases
  • Collects, distributes, and reconciles monies related to court cases
  • Administers all federal, state, county, municipal, and special elections

Election locations and registration: You may register to vote by coming into our office and filling out a Voter Registration Form or by going to

Forms & Applications

The clerk’s office has the following forms available:

  • Lost Title Forms (can also be found via the BMV)
  • Small Estate Affidavit form
  • Petition for Adult Name Change
  • Petition for Child Name Change
  • Divorce Fee Waiver
  • Fee Waiver (non-divorce)
  • Petition for Protection Order Adult
  • Petition for Protection Order Child
  • Protection Order Modification
  • Protection Order Motion to Reinstate
  • Protection Order Dismissal
  • Protection Order Request for Hearing
  • Protection Order Extension
  • Protection Order Contempt Petition
  • Small Claims Forms and instructions
  • Small Claims plus Eviction
  • Small Claims Proceedings Supplemental
  • Small Claims Satisfaction of Judgment
  • Divorce without Children and without Agreement
  • Divorce without Children and with Agreement
  • Divorce with Children and without Agreement
  • Divorce with Children and with Agreement
  • Some forms can also be accessed at the following link:

Martin County Clerk Staff

Julie Fithian, Clerk
P: (812) 247-3651

  • Becky Sellers, Deputy
  • Amanda Williams, Deputy
  • Penny Waggoner, Deputy

Contact Us

Martin County Clerk’s Office
129 Main Street / PO Box 120
Shoals, IN 47581
P: (812) 247-3651
F: (812) 247-2791
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm

Voting Locations

Perry 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Saint John’s Center | 408 Church Street | Loogootee, IN 47553

Perry 5 & Rutherford

Saint Martin’s Church Hall | 524 Whitfield Road | Loogootee, IN 47553

Perry 7 & Crane

Bramble Conservation Center | 1024 Bramble Road | Loogootee, IN 47553

North Center & Mitcheltree

Dover Hill Church of Christ | 15581 North State Road 450 | Shoals, IN 47581

N, SE, & S Halbert, Lost River, S Center, E & W Memphis

Saint Mary’s Church Hall | 128 High Street | Shoals, IN 47581

Filing fees: The following fees are required to file documents with the clerk’s office:

  • Civil Cases: $157
  • Divorce: $177
  • Small Claims: $97 ($87 when E-Filed)
  • Estates: $177
  • Guardianship: $177
  • Paternity: $196
  • Sheriff’s Service: $28
  • Post Judgment Sheriff’s Service: $28
  • Additional Defendants: $10 (for Proceedings Supplemental, etc)
  • Copies: $1/page
  • Certification: $3/each
  • Hardship License:$157
  • Lost Title: $157

All Civil and Small Claim Judgments may be paid in person, by mail or online.

Pay Online

Tickets: Tickets may be paid as follows:

  • In person with cash, money order, cashier’s check, credit card with a matching picture ID
  • By mail with money order, cashier’s check, or business check
  • Online at

Please contact Martin County Prosecutor concerning Pre-Trial Deferral at (812) 247-3500.

Pay Online

Child support: Child support payments can be made in person at the clerk’s office with cash or you may make payment in one of the following ways:

  • Indiana State Central Collection Unit (Check, Money Order, Cashier’s Check)
    PO Box 7130
    Indianapolis, In 46207-7130
  • Online at
  • By Phone by calling 855-972-9427

For additional information you can also go to:

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Marriage licenses: Both applicants must apply for their license in person at the same time. Indiana residents must obtain a marriage license in the county in which at least ONE of them resides. This will allow you to be married anywhere in Indiana (I.C. 31-11-4-3). Applicants ages 18 or older must provide one of the following forms of ID at the time of the application to show proof of age:

  • Driver’s license
  • Current state-issued ID card
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Military ID

Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by both parents (with ID) or in case of death or divorce, a custodial parent to sign consent (I.C. 31-11-4-6).

If either applicant has been married previously, the license application requires information regarding how it ended and the date (mm/dd/year) it ended. It also requires applicants’ parents’ current address, maiden or previous names, and state of birth. Applicants will also need their children’s full names and birthdates.

You may fill out most of the application before coming into the Clerk’s office or we can help when you arrive.

If you are a resident of Indiana you need to obtain license in your county of residence.  If you are from out of state, you will want to apply for your license in the Indiana County you intend to be married in.

Marriage license fees are as follows:

  • $29 for Indiana residents
  • $69 for out of state
Marriage License Application