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

Porter County, Indiana Overview

Porter County is located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county was formed in 1835 and named after Capt. David Porter, hero of the War of 1812. The county seat is Valparaiso. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2010, the county has a population of approximately 166,557 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 521.78 square miles of which 418.15 square miles is land and 103.63 square miles is water. Porter County borders the following counties: LaPorte County to the east; Starke County to the southeast; Jasper County to the south; Lake County to the west; Cook County, Illinois to the northwest, boundary in Lake Michigan and Berrien County, Michigan to the northeast, boundary in Lake Michigan. Porter County has 14 zip codes. The zip codes are 46301, 46304, 46307, 46341, 46342, 46347, 46348, 46360, 46368, 46383, 46385, 46390, 46391 and 46393. The most populated zip code is 46383.

Porter County Clerk’s Office Information

The Clerk’s Office is the record-keeper for all county-level court cases: civil, criminal, traffic tickets, estates, guardianships, juveniles. The office issues marriage licenses; processes child support, judgment, and probation payments; issues warrants; and oversees and conducts all elections and campaign finance reporting requirements.

Karen M. Martin is the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Porter County. Martin can be contacted at (219) 465-3450.

The physical address of the Porter County Clerk’s Office is:

16 Lincolnway
Suite 209
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 465-3450
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Portage Office:
North County Complex
3560 Willowcreek Road
Portage, IN 46368
Phone: (219) 759-8212
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

The filing/recording fee schedule of Porter County Clerk’s Office can be found in the following link:

Porter County Recorder’s Office Information

The County Recorder’s Office responsibility is to maintain permanent public records of legal instruments involving real estate, deeds, mortgages, liens, leases, plats, military discharges, personal bonds, and several others. Storage methods to record these documents include paper, microfilm, and digital storage. The recorder maintains and preserves all legal documents affecting title to real property. These records are the legal basis for determining ownership.

In addition, the recorder is a member of the county commission on public records, which has authority over the preservation or disposition of all public records maintained by the county. The Porter County Recorder’s office has data and document images from January 1, 1987 to present.

Jon C. Miller is the County Recorder of Porter County. Miller can be contacted at (219) 465-3465 or via email at recorder@porterco.org.

The physical address of the Porter County Recorder’s Office is:

155 Indiana Ave.
Suite 210
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Email: recorder@porterco.org
Phone: (219) 465-3465
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

The filing/recording fee schedule of Porter County Recorder’s Office can be found in the following link:

Porter, IN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009207,711
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20099,136
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009486
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009419
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,208
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009576
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20094,528
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200915,283
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,232
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20094,845
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200947,503
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20092,163
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,751
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200930,578
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20099,832
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,262
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,895
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200917,383
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,757
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,514
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,282
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20093,166
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009465
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20094,407
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009476
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009606
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,520
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200986
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200928,363
Porter County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Porter 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:Porter County Marriage License
Location:16 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383
Phone:219-465-3450

Porter County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 155 Indiana Ave # 210, Valparaiso, IN 46383, United States
Phone: 219-465-3465

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