Circuit Court

Welcome to Whitley County Circuit Court  

The following general types of cases are filed in Circuit Court.
  • Criminal Cases
    A Misdemeanors
    Level 1 through 6 Felonies and Murder

  • Civil Cases
    Adoptions
    Probate (Estates, Guardianships)
    Dissolutions (Divorce and Custody)
    CHINS (Child In Need of Services)
    Juvenile Delinquency
    Paternity
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For Contact Information for the Public Defender, click here.


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Related Sites of Interest

E-Filing InformationWhitley Superiour Court Alcohol & Drug Program
Clerk of the Courts' OfficeWhitley County Prosecutor's Office
Whitley County Probation DepartmentLocal Court Rules
Right RelationsNE Indiana CASA Programs
Parenting Time GuidelinesChild Support Guidelines
Child Support Calculator

Contact Us

Mathew J. Rentschler ,
Circuit Court Judge

Whitley County Courthouse (more)
101 W Van Buren St
Columbia City, IN 46725
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  • (260) 248-3115
  • (260) 248-3166
  • Staff Directory
  • Department Hours:
    3rd Floor
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Monday through Friday
    Closed Daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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