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If you have an Adams Circuit Court case (01C01), check in the Court at 112 S. 2nd Street C, Decatur, IN 46733, or by phone at (260) 724-5307.
CLERKS OFFICE - PAYMENTS
Cash, Money Order for Certified Check
Payments made payable to: Adams County Clerk
**Personal or Company checks are not accepted and will be returned to you.**
Visa, MasterCard and Discover with additional fee
Failure to appear in Court or pay judgment
by appearance date on citation will result in
late fees added and/or suspension of
driving privileges with the BMV.
»» NOTICE: Tickets issued prior to December 31, 2013 must be paid through Eagle Accounts. Contact via website: eagleaccounts.com or 888-322-3245.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the other party receives a copy of your filings. If the other party does not appear for the hearing on your petition, the Court may not proceed unless it has proof that the other side received a copy of your petition. Please review the following methods for obtaining proof of service so that you can avoid a delay in your case. •Certified mail, return receipt requested: For a nominal fee, the mail carrier will take the papers to the door and have the other party sign a detachable card. This "return receipt" is then mailed back to the Clerk (address must be on the green card) after it is signed, and will serve as proof of service as long as it is signed by the other party and filed with the Clerk of Court. Effective July 1, 2015, the initial mailing will be sent to only one address for each party (maximum of two parties) and is paid out of the Court costs. After the initial mailing, or for each additional party, the person requesting service must provide the Clerk with •An envelope with sufficient postage affixed, addressed to the recipient with the Clerk’s address as the return address; •The USPS or other forms for certified mail. If return receipt is requested, the forms must be completed so that the Clerk gets the return receipt; •The USPS or other fee for appropriate service by certified mail and return receipt, if requested. •Personal service by Sheriff: You can pay a fee to the Clerk of Court for the Sheriff to deliver your paperwork to the other party. A proof of service form will be filled out by the person serving the paperwork, which will then be filed with the Clerk. The initial fee for Sheriff’s service is $28.00 and an additional one time post-judgment fee of $25.00 will be assessed for Sheriff’s service. •By publication: When all other methods fail, the Court may allow service to be made by publication. This involves announcing in the newspaper where the other party is likely living for a specific amount of time. Please review Indiana Rule of Trial Procedure 4.13 for information about Service by Publication.
*NOTICE, any outstanding tickets issued prior to December 31, 2013, must be paid through Eagle Accounts www. Eagleaccounts.comTelephone: 888-322-32457510 Madison AvenueIndianapolis IN 46227 Ticket Payments
The Adams Superior Court staff cannot: •provide legal advice or legal interpretations; •advise you whether or not you should bring your case to court or give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to court; •advise you what to say in court; •let you talk to the judge or magistrates outside court; •cannot talk to the judge or magistrates for you about your case; •fill out a form for you or tell you what words to use in your court papers; •sign an order or change an order signed by the judge or magistrates; •explain the meaning of a court order to you; and •provide any guidance or interpretation of the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines for you.
8) Adams County Bar Association
President, Cory Sprunger, Attorney at Law, Office Phone Number (260) 589-2338
Furthermore, communications with a party must be in the presence of all other opposing parties. There cannot be private, one-sided conversations with a judicial officer. This is known as the prohibition against ex parte communications. Finally, a judicial officer must remain independent from all influence. Suggestions that the judicial officer will not get your vote, or that you will publicly criticize the judicial officer, or that you will write a letter to the editor, or that you will report the judicial officer to the authorities will not influence the judicial officer’s decision, nor will it open the lines of communication to the judicial officer. The Canons of Judicial Conduct govern each of these topics concerning judicial independence, impartiality, and communications concerning a case. Please refer to Canon 1(A), Canon 2(B), Canon 3(B)(2), Canon 3(B)(5), and Canon 3(B)(8)