The Miami Circuit Court

CASES HEARD


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.

STAFF MEMBERS


The Honorable Timothy P. Spahr, Judge
Candy Alfrey, Court Administrator
Theresa Chase, Court Reporter
Shalana Bean, Bailiff/Floater


CONTACT INFORMATION


Miami Circuit Court
Third Floor, Miami County Courthouse
25 North Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
Telephone: (765) 472-3901, Ext. 1235
Fax: (765) 472-2189
Email:  calfrey@miamicountyin.gov

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.

FILINGS


All filings must be submitted to the Office of the Miami County Clerk, not to the Court.  A pleading may be filed in one of two ways:  (1) by e-filing it; or (2) by delivering a hard copy of it to the Clerk.  NOTE:  Beginning on May 14, 2019, e-filing will be mandatory for certain filers.

HOW TO LOOK UP CASES AND THE COURT CALENDAR


In order to look up non-confidential Miami Circuit Court cases, click here
Meanwhile, the Court's calendar can be viewed by clicking here and then selecting the appropriate Miami Circuit Court link.  It should be noted, though, that only hearings and trials for non-confidential cases can be viewed.

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.  


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