Public Records Request

Court Case records are primarily public record except on cases that are deemed by statue confidential, such as a juvenile or paternity case (see Note 1). Case information can be viewed on the Internet.

A copy of Court documents can be provided upon payment of the record's preservation fee which is as follows:

  • $1 per page (Court Cases)
  • $1 per year (Child Support Payment Print-outs (see Note 2))
  • $3 per certification of document (Certification of a document is a separate fee above the record's preservation fee)

To obtain a court document, please complete a Request for Information form, along with a money order for the applicable document fee, and send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the:
Hancock County Clerk
Public Access Department
9 E Main Street
Room 213
Greenfield, IN 46140

You may need to contact our Public Access department to determine the number of pages so that you can send the appropriate payment. You can also make a payment online for the records. Please contact the office for directions.

Note 1: Information on Juvenile, Paternity (pre 2014), or other Confidential Cases is only provided to parties of the case. Parties to a confidential court case must provide photo identification.

Note 2: If unable to come into the office, please send a notarized (raised seal) copy of your photo identification and include with the request for information.

Request Form


Genealogy may be best served by going to the State of Indiana's Health Department website. In addition, the Indiana State Museum maintains vast records for research. For local research, please limit your requests to two.

Death and Birth Records are maintained by the Hancock County Health Department:
111 American Legion Place
Room 150
Greenfield, IN 46140

Phone: 317-477-1125

Please contact the Hancock County Health Department or the other State Agencies for a schedule of their fees and hours.