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.
We are happy to announce that the LaPorte Superior Court No. 3 is now being live streamed for public hearings including Civil and Criminal call which can be viewed live for those who want to. The website to do that is: https://public.courts.in.gov/incs – Then select Superior Court 3.
The Superior Court No. 3 Clerks Office may accept the following court filings. Current prices effective July 30, 2021.
Small Claims – under $10,000.00 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 in.gov/judiciary.
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