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

Adams County, Indiana Overview

Adams County is located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county was formed in 1836 and named after the U.S. President John Quincy Adams. The county seat is Decatur. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 34,614 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 339.97 square miles, of which 339.03 square miles is land and 0.94 square miles is water. Adams County borders the following counties: Allen County to the north, Wells County to the west, Jay County to the south, Van Wert County, Ohio to the northeast, and Mercer County to the southeast. Adams County has eight zip codes. The zip codes are 46711, 46714, 47326, 46733, 46740, 46772, 46773, and 46777. The most populated zip code is 46733.

Adams County Clerk’s Office Information

The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as Court Clerk and also as the Secretary to the County Election Board, which is responsible for conducting all elections in the county. The Clerk serves as the trustee of child support collections. The Clerk’s Office and also acts as the chief financial officer to the courts by collecting, disbursing, and reconciling funds related to court cases. Other responsibilities of the Clerk’s Office include collecting filing fees, court costs, and judgment monies in civil cases. The Clerk also collects fees and fines for the city, county and state jurisdictions, deferral and pretrial diversion fees, bail and bond money as ordered by the court.

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

112 S 2nd Street RM A
Decatur, IN 46733
Phone: 260-724-5309
Fax: 260-724-5313
Email: jmwetter@co.adams.in.us
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

James J. Voglewede, Jr. is the Clerk of Adams County. He can be contacted at 260-724-5309 or emailed at jvoglewede@co.adams.in.us

Adams County Recorder’s Office Information

The County Recorder’s primary responsibility is to maintain permanent public records involving a wide variety of instruments that include but not limited to transactions involving real estate, personal property, mortgages, liens, leases, subdivision plats, military discharges, personal bonds, etc. The recorder maintains and preserves all legal documents affecting title to real property. These records are vital for determining the ownership of the property in legal terms.

The County Recorder records these documents: affidavits, assignments, articles of incorporation, assumed business name, bonds, cemetery deeds, deeds, liens, easements, federal tax liens, mechanics liens, military discharges, mortgages, plats, powers of attorney, real estate, contracts, releases, surveys, and trustee elections.

The physical address of the Adams County Recorder’s Office is:
313 W Jefferson Street
Suite 240
Decatur, IN 46733
Phone: 260-724-5343
Fax: 260-724-5344
Email: recorder@co.adams.in.us
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Deb Stimpson is the Recorder of Adams County. She can be contacted at 260-724-5343 or emailed at dstimpson@co.adams.in.us

Adams, IN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200935,714
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,614
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200981
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009120
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200926
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009407
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,335
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009208
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009794
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200914,346
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009143
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009389
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200964
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009332
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009101
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200929
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009292
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009368
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20092
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009292
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20095,037
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,016
Adams County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Adams 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:Adams County Marriage License
Location:112 South 2nd Street, Decatur, Indiana, 46733
Phone:260-724-5311

Adams County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 313 W Jefferson St # 240, Decatur, IN 46733, United States
Phone: 260-724-5343

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