Superior Court 3

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Jeffrey L. Thorne,

813 Lincolnway
La Porte, Indiana 46350
Phone (LP): 219-326-6808
Phone (MC): 219-874-5611

Office hours are from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Extended Office hours on Wednesday until 5:30 PM

Office hours on Thursday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Court Administrator: 2261
Bailiff: 2450 or 2448
Traffic: 2243 or 2447
Small Claims: 2086



You may print one of the needed Small Claim Forms below, fill it out and return it to Superior 3 Clerks.


The La Porte County Superior Court #3 handles civil claims and misdemeanor criminal cases.

The Honorable Jeffrey L. Thorne has presided over the La Porte Superior Court No. 3 since January 1, 2015. Prior to Judge Thorne’s election, the Honorable Jennifer L. Koethe presided over the court from 2009 to 2014.  The Honorable Paul J. Baldoni presided over the Court from its inception in 1976 through 2008.


  • The Superior Court No. 3 Clerks Office may accept the following court filings. Current prices effective July 1, 2019.
  • Small Claims – under $8,000.00 the cost is $97.00 plus $10.00 service fee per defendant plus $ 28.00 Sheriff service fee.
  • Civil Plenary – $157.00 plus $10.00 service fee per defendant after the 1st plus $ 28.00 Sheriff service fee.
  • Misdemeanor Criminals – $185.00 plus fine.
  • OWI Criminal – $385.50 plus fine.

E-Filing is available subject to procedures which can be explained by contacting

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