The Miami Circuit Court
The Miami Circuit Court currently hears a wide range of matters, including (among others):
- Murder and Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 Felony Criminal Cases;
- Child in Need of Services (CHINS) Cases;
- Adoption, Estate, and Guardianship Matters;
- Mental Health Proceedings;
- Divorces, Paternity Cases, and Other Family Law Matters; and
- Other General Civil Litigation, Including Civil Collections, Civil Torts, Mortgage Foreclosures, and Name Changes.
The Honorable Timothy P. Spahr, Judge
Candy Alfrey, Court Administrator
Theresa Chase, Court Reporter
Bailiff/Floater - Currently Vacant
Miami Circuit Court
Third Floor, Miami County Courthouse
25 North Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
Telephone: (765) 472-3901, Ext. 1235
Fax: (765) 472-2189
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Court is open from 8:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on days that have been designated as holidays by the Miami County Commissioners.
Pleadings may be filed in person during regular business hours, by mail, or by fax (with a hard copy to follow). The Court does not accept e-filings at this time, although it is anticipated that e-filings will start being accepted in or around June 2019.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COURT
The Miami Circuit Court was created when Miami County was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 1834. For 55 years, Miami County shared its Circuit Court Judges with one or more other counties. Since 1889, though, Miami County has constituted its own judicial circuit. The Court has met in its current location since the Miami County Courthouse (the third courthouse to be built on Peru's public square) opened at the start of 1911.
The Honorable Timothy P. Spahr has served as Judge of the Miami Circuit Court since December 2012.