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

Jennings County, Indiana Overview

Jennings County is located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county was formed in 1816 and named after Jonathan Jennings, the first Governor of Indiana. The county seat is Vernon. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 28,241 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 378.34 square miles, of which 376.58 square miles is land and 1.76 square miles is water. Jennings County borders the following counties: Decatur County to the north; Ripley County to the east; Jefferson County to the southeast; Scott County to the south; Jackson County to the west; and Bartholomew County to the northwest. Jennings County has 12 zip codes. The zip codes are 47223, 47227, 47229, 47230, 47231, 47232, 47265, 47270, 47273, 47274, 47282, and 47283. The most populated zip code is 47265.

Jennings County Clerk of the Circuit Courts Office Information

The County Clerk is also called the Clerk of the Circuit Courts. The primary duties of the Clerk of the Circuit Courts are:

  • Processing payments for probation, fines and fees, and infractions
  • Processing marriage license applications, and passports
  • Filing small claims, protective orders, or divorces
  • Voter registrations and conducting elections
  • Collecting and disbursing child support payments
  • Collecting traffic violations and payments

    The physical address of the Jennings County Clerk of the Circuit Courts Office is:

    24 N Pike St,
    Vernon, IN 47282
    Phone: 812.352.3070
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Josh Proctor is the Election Deputy. He may be contacted at 812.352.3080.

    Jennings County Recorder’s Office Information

    The main responsibility of the Recorder is to record and preserve vital documents such as deeds, mortgages, mortgage releases, affidavits, surveys, federal tax liens, mechanics liens, military discharges, and other miscellaneous instruments.

    Jennings County Recorder’s Fee Schedule:

    Mortgages: $55
    Deeds and all other instruments: $25
    Mechanic’s Lien including one mail out: $25.00
    Each additional mail out: $2.00

    Copies:
    Copies 11” x 17” or smaller, per page: $1.00
    Copies larger than 11” x 17”, per page: $5.00
    Certification of Document: $5.00
    Plus for each additional cross-reference after the first: $7.00 each

    UCC:
    UCC, 2 pages or less: $6.00
    3 pages or more: $10.00
    UCC Continuation, amendment or assignment, 2 pages or less: $6.00
    3 pages or more: $10.00
    UCC-11 Information Request, per debtor name: $7.00
    Each additional name: $5.00

    The physical address of the Jennings County Recorder’s Office is:
    200 E Brown St # 102,
    Vernon, IN 47282
    Phone: 812-352-3053
    Email: recorder@jenningscounty-in.gov
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Janice Ramey is the Jennings County Recorder. She may be contacted at 812-352-3053 or emailed at recorder@jenningscounty-in.gov

    Jennings County Recorder’s Office Staff:

    Melissa Pappenheim, First Deputy
    Carol Donnell, Part time Assistant

    Jennings County Health Department Information

    Jennings County Health Department is the only place in the county to search for vital records. The Jennings County Health Department has Birth and Death records that date back to 1882.

    The physical address of the Jennings County Health Department is:

    Jennings County Health Department
    Vital Records
    200 East Brown Street – P.O. Box 323
    Vernon, Indiana 47282
    Phone: 812-352-3024
    Fax: 812-352-3030
    Lori Leahigh is the Register of the Jennings County Health Department. She may be contacted at 812-352-3024 or emailed at lleahigh@jenningscounty-in.gov

    Search Records Online:
    https://www.vitalchek.com/vital-records

    Jennings, IN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200926,967
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,881
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200995
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200951
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20098
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009376
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,085
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200993
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009472
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20097,356
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,676
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009287
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009239
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200946
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200924
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200940
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009453
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009297
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009155
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200962
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20095,703
    Jennings County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Jennings 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:Jennings County Marriage License
    Location:P.O. Box 394, Vernon, Indiana, 47282
    Phone:812-352-3070

    Jennings County Recorder’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 200 E Brown St # 102, Vernon, IN 47282, United States
    Phone: 812-352-3053

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