MyCase: mycase.in.gov (public.courts.in.gov/mycase)
Case information available on MyCase comes from courts that use the state's Odyssey case management system, which is most courts across the state.
- View the list of courts and counties that use Odyssey
- Get tips on searching mycase, including how to do a wild card search
- Get answers to frequently asked questions about mycase and public access
- See Rules on Access to Court Records for rules about what is excluded from public access
- See the Public Access to Court Documents lookup for a comprehensive list of document types available online or in person to the public, to parties, and to attorneys,
Please note that the records available through this online search include both data that is recorded through Indiana's Odyssey system and data that has been converted from previously used electronic systems. As a result, converted data in a record may be referred to as a "converted event."
Types of Access
Anyone may search mycase.in.gov for public (non-confidential) case information and documents. Many documents are available online, free of charge. However, some documents are not online and the availability of documents may not include older cases.
Learn more about what cases and documents are available publicly below.
If you have a case in an Indiana court that can be found online at mycase.in.gov, you can create an account and request an access code to link your case(s) to your account.
If you are a licensed Indiana attorney, you can sign into mycase.in.gov with your Courts Portal account. When signed in as an attorney, you can access the Attorney Dashboard, and your search results will include access to all public documents in all public cases as well as the cases and documents (confidential and public) for which you serve as the attorney of record.
- What types of cases can be searched
In general, court cases and their records are public, and the court does not need your consent to make your court cases or records available online. But the Access to Public Records Act (Indiana Code 5-14-3) and Indiana Supreme Court rules determine the public availability of records maintained by a court or court agency. The Rules on Access to Court Records explain which court records are public and which records are confidential.
All public cases—cases that are not confidential, not sealed, and not expunged—can be searched on MyCase.
Protection order cases
The name and certain identifying information of anyone protected by a protection order is excluded from online public access, by federal law, and protection order cases cannot be found on MyCase. However, you can search for public protection order information using our Protection Order Search.
An expungement case that is pending or that wasn't granted can likely be found on MyCase. Once an expungement has been granted, the case may be removed from public access depending on the type of expungement. Learn more or contact your local court if you think a specific expunged case should not be online.
Juvenile paternity cases
Effective July 1, 2014, juvenile paternity (JP) cases are no longer considered confidential cases. All new JP cases filed on or after July 1, 2014 will be available on MyCase unless a court has made the case confidential. For cases filed before July 1, 2014, the case records remain confidential. However, any records in these cases entered on or after July 1, 2014 are considered public records unless excluded under the Rules on Access to Court Records. The court is not required to display these records on the Internet.
- Case documents available online
Some types of documents are available as links in the chronological case summary for the public without signing into mycase.in.gov. Additional non-confidential documents are available to attorneys who sign in.
Documents available to the public include:
- Orders in many civil case types
- All non-confidential documents in miscellaneous criminal (MC) cases
- Final orders and judgments in criminal cases
- Orders and other non-confidential documents in expungement cases that are either still pending or were denied
- Opinions and orders in appellate cases
- Briefs, petitions, and motions filed by attorneys in non-confidential appellate cases
For a comprehensive list of document types available online or in person to the public, to parties, and to attorneys, see the Public Access to Court Documents lookup.
The additional documents available to authenticated attorneys generally include any document that is not confidential in any case that is not confidential. Further, attorneys may access all documents in cases in which they are the attorney of record, with few exceptions, such as the case being sealed.
It is important to understand that the availability of documents is not necessarily retroactive. If a document isn't available as a link in the case summary, it simply isn't available online. If the document is a public record, you may contact the clerk's office in the county hearing the case to find out how to get a copy.
- Financial information and online payments
Case details may include financial information for each party, including amounts owed, credits, and payments. Sometimes the balance due will not reflect the most recent payment information, charges, or interest that has accrued. For an official record of your financial balance in a case, please contact the clerk's office.
Some balances are available for online payment. If online payment is available for a case, a "Make a payment" button will appear. If the "Make a payment" doesn't appear, online payment isn't available.
Online payments may be made for (1) traffic tickets in some Indiana courts and (2) criminal fees in Lake County Circuit & Superior Courts. This feature will be made available in more courts for more cases in the future. Only court fees and fines may be paid online. Restitution and interest payments cannot be made online at this time.
- Recommended Browsers
The mycase.in.gov website can be used with latest two versions of all major browsers. Internet Explorer has been discontinued and is not compatible with the site. You will have the best experience with the site using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
- Captcha - "I am not a robot"
A captcha is a tool that helps prevent data mining. Data mining can hurt the site's performance, and it violates Indiana's rules on bulk data requests.
Occasionally you may be presented with the captcha after you click the "search" button. It will not be presented to every user on every search, and it is more likely to come up the more searches you perform.
The captcha will usually ask you to simply check a box confirming you are not a robot. It may give you a more difficult task, for example, showing you some photos and asking you to select the ones that have ducks in them. Only rarely will it ask you to decipher letters and numbers. If you have a visual impairment, it will read letters and numbers aloud that you must type to move forward.
If you are prompted to check the box confirming you are not a robot, but you do not see a box to check, the simplest solution is to try a different web browser. This issue is usually caused by an out-of-date browser or a browser plug-in or setting that conflicts with the captcha.
Electronic access to certain court information is restricted by federal and state law in addition to court rules and orders. Information displayed on this site is not to be considered or used as an official court record and may contain errors or omissions. Accuracy of the information is not warranted. Official records of court proceedings may only be obtained directly from the court maintaining a particular record. The financial information displayed for a case may not reflect the complete financial amounts for a case. The financial data contained within a case may not include interest that has accrued or other charges that have become due since the last financial transaction. The Clerk's office can provide current financial information.
Information obtained from the site should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice.