Lookup Public Records in Newton County, Indiana. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Newton County, Indiana Overview

Newton County is located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county was formed in 1859 and named after Sgt. John Newton, the hero of the American Revolutionary War. The county seat is Kentland. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 14,087people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 403.44 square miles of which 401.76 square miles is land and 1.68 square miles is water. Newton County borders the following counties: Lake County to the north; Jasper County to the east; Benton County to the south/ET Border; Iroquois County, Illinois to the west and Kankakee County, Illinois to the northwest. Newton County has 11 zip codes. The zip codes are 47922, 46310, 47943, 47948, 47951, 46349, 47963, 47964, 47978, 46379 and 46381.The most populated zip code is 46349.

Newton County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The Clerk’s Office is the record-keeper for all county-level court cases which includes all civil, criminal, traffic tickets, estates, guardianships, and juveniles. The Clerk’s Office issues marriage licenses, marriage certificates, handles passport applications, processes child support, judgment, probation payments and issues warrants. The Clerk’s Office is also responsible for voter registration and oversees and conducts all elections. The Clerk of the Courts also oversees campaign finance reporting requirements.

The mailing address of the Newton County Clerk of Courts Office is:
P.O. Box 49
Kentland, IN 47951
The physical address of the Newton County Clerk of Courts Office is:
201 N 3rd St
Kentland, IN 47951
Phone: 219-474-6081
Fax: 219-474-5749
Email: ncclerk@newtoncounty.in.gov
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jessica Firkins is the Chief Deputy Clerk of the Newton County Clerk of Courts. She can be contacted at 888-663-9866 x 1102 or emailed at jfirkins@newtoncounty.in.gov

County Clerk of Courts Office Officials:
Michele Balfanz, Deputy Clerk – Child Support Clerk
Email: mbalfanz@newtoncounty.in.gov
Janice Wilson, Clerk
Phone: 888-663-9866 x 1100
Email: jwilson@newtoncounty.in.gov
Anje Wooton, Deputy Clerk – Traffic Clerk
Phone: 888-663-9866
Email: awooton@newtoncounty.in.gov

Newton County Recorder’s Office Information

The primary responsibility of the County Recorder is to record instruments submitted for recording and preserver those records for perpetuity. Generally, documents that are submitted for statistical record keeping purposes fall into five categories:

  • Deeds and other conveyances
  • Mortgages and other liens and their releases
  • Plats, surveys and floor plans
  • Uniform Commercial Code documents
  • Miscellaneous documents

    Documents that are recorded include deeds, mortgages, assignments, releases, powers of attorney, real estate contracts, annexations, trustee elections, affidavits, final decrees, surveys, federal tax liens, mechanics liens, military discharges, articles of incorporation, cemetery deeds, bonds, plats, condominiums, delinquent sewer liens, and miscellaneous instruments.

    Recording fees of Newton County, Indiana:
    Deeds
    Not exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14″: $16.00
    Each additional page, not exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14″: $2.00

    Mortgages
    Not exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14″: $14.00
    Each additional page, not exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14″: $2.00

    Affidavits / other documents
    Not exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14 “: $11.00
    Each additional page, not exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14″: $2.00
    Each cross reference of a recorded document: $1.00

    Release / partial release / assignment
    Not exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14″: $12.00
    Each additional page, not exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14″: $2.00
    Each cross reference of a recorded document: $1.00

    Any document exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14″: $20.00
    Each additional page, exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14″: $5.00

    Mechanics Lien
    With one first-class mailing: $13.00
    Each additional page and/or mailing: $2.00

    Plats/surveys
    Not exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14″: $20.00
    Each additional page, exceeding 8 1/2″ x 14”: $5.00

    Each non-conforming page: $1.00
    Additional services
    Each cross reference of a recorded document: $1.00
    Photographic copies of recorders records, per page: $1.00
    Certified copies: $5.00
    + $1.00 charge per page
    Uniform Commercial Code
    Financing statement, 2 pages or less: $9.00
    Financing statement, 3 pages or more: $13.00
    Amendment, 2 pages or less: $9.00
    Amendment, 3 pages or more: $13.00

    Search
    One name (fee must accompany search request): $10.00
    Each additional name: $5.00

    The physical address of the Newton County Recorder’s Office is:
    201 N 3rd St
    Kentland, IN 47951
    Phone: (888) 663-9866 x 1401
    Fax: (219) 474-9245
    Email: ncrecorder@newtoncounty.in.gov
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Julie Alenduff is the Newton County Recorder. She can be contacted at 888-663-9866 x 1401 or emailed at jalenduff@newtoncounty.in.gov

    Newton County Assessor’s Office Information

    The County Assessor identifies; lists and evaluates the assessed value of all real and personal property within the county. The Assessor also provides assessments to the taxpayers, Oversees the General Reassessment process, discovers and identifies omitted property, calculates the total assessed value of each taxing district, calculates the assessed value of all real property in each taxing district, verifies and review the self-reported values of all personal property in each taxing district, and insures countywide uniform Property Assessment Equalization. The Assessor also serves as Member/Secretary of the County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals. The Assessor also serves as the Inheritance Tax Appraiser and represents the Inheritance Tax Division.

    The physical address of the Newton County Assessor’s Office is:
    201 N 3rd St
    Kentland, IN 47951
    Phone: (219) 474-6081 or (888) 663-9866
    Fax: (219) 474-3540
    Email: ncassess@newtoncounty.in.gov
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Kristen Hoskins is the Newton County Assessor. She can be contacted at 888-663-9866 x 1501 or emailed at khoskins@newtoncounty.in.gov

    Newton, IN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200917,151
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,010
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20096
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009148
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200943
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009879
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,585
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200950
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009684
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009177
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,308
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20096
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009157
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,461
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009503
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009155
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,142
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200999
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009362
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009245
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200975
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009353
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200989
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,198
    Newton County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Newton County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage – Title 31, Article 11 and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Title 31, Article 11, Chapter 3
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Newton County Marriage License
    Location:201 North 3Rd Street, Kentland, Indiana, 47951
    Phone:219-474-6081

    Newton County Recorder’s Office

    Address: 201 N 3rd St Kentland, IN 47951, USA
    Phone: (888) 663-9866 x 1401

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