Public and court records, marriage licenses, and more.
The Brown County Clerk’s Office records and files court records, maintains marriage license records, vital records, including child support payments. The office also receives nominations and petitions for elections, as well as prepares ballots, maintains voting machines, and recruits and trains seasonal poll workers.
Duties of the Clerk
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is established by the Indiana State Constitution to serve as the record keeper for the constitutionally created Circuit Court. The clerk is elected by the residents of Brown County and is limited to serving two consecutive terms. The clerk also serves as the Secretary to the County Election Board. The clerk serves as trustee of child support collections ordered by the court to be paid through the Clerk's Office and also acts as chief financial officer to the courts by collecting, disbursing, and reconciling monies related to court cases. The clerk collects filing fees, court costs, and judgment monies in civil cases. In criminal and infraction cases, the clerk collects fees and fines for city, county, and state jurisdictions, deferral and pretrial diversion fees, bail bond monies, restitution, and probation-related fees.