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

Starke County, Indiana Overview

Starke County is located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county was formed in 1835 and named after Gen. John Stark, the hero of the American Revolutionary War. The county seat is Knox. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 23,197 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 312.21 square miles of which 309.13 square miles is land and 3.07 square miles is water. Starke County borders the following counties: LaPorte County to the north; St. Joseph County to the northeast; Marshall County to the east; Fulton County to the southeast; Pulaski County to the south; Jasper County to the west and Porter County to the northwest. Starke County has 17 zip codes. The zip codes are 47601, 47611, 47523, 47531, 47532, 47536, 47537, 47615, 47541, 47550, 47552, 47634, 47635, 47577, 47579, 47637 and 47588. The most populated zip code is 47635.

Starke County Clerk’s Office Information

The primary responsibilities of the Clerk’s Office are:

  • Filing and records management for the Starke County Circuit Court
  • Process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses
  • Collect child support payments and provide child support information
  • Voter registration and administering elections
  • Filing small claims, probation, and protective orders

    The mailing address of the Starke County Clerk’s Office is:
    PO Box 395
    53 East Washington
    Knox, IN 46534
    The physical address of the Starke County Clerk’s Office is:
    Starke Circuit Court
    53 East Washington Street
    Knox, IN 46534
    Phone: 574-772-9146
    Fax: 574-772-9120
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Vicki Cooley is the Starke County Clerk. She can be contacted at 574-772-9109 or emailed at clerk75@co.starke.in.us

    Starke County Recorder’s Office Information

    The County Recorder’s primary function is to maintain permanent public records. Documents or ‘instruments’ submitted for recording include mortgages, deeds, liens, military discharges, subdivision plats, leases, bonds, powers of attorney, releases, assignments, contracts, and many other miscellaneous documents.

    Starke 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

    The physical address of the Starke County Recorder’s Office is:
    53 East Mound Street
    Knox, IN 46534
    Phone: 574-772-9109
    Email: recorder75@co.starke.in.us
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Lisa Minix is the Starke County Recorder. She can be contacted at 574-772-9109 or emailed at recorder75@co.starke.in.us

    Starke County Assessor’s Office Information

    The duty of the County Assessor is to administer real estate assessments of all real and personal property for property tax collection purposes.

    The physical address of the Starke County Assessor’s Office is:
    53 East Mound Street
    Knox, IN 46534
    Phone: 574-772-9107
    Fax: 574-772-9116
    Email: assessor75@co.starke.in.us
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Michelle Snowdon is the Starke County Assessor. She can be contacted at 574-772-9107 or emailed at assessor75@co.starke.in.us

    Office Staffs:
    John Viveiros, Assessor
    Troy Schlarp, Assessor

    Starke, IN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200925,820
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,907
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200923
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009360
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200943
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009691
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,195
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009128
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009803
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200975
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,236
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200973
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009229
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,960
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009956
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009137
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009277
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,569
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200977
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009311
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009591
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009113
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20095
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009395
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200943
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009123
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,670
    Starke County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Starke 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:Starke County Marriage License
    Location:53 East Washington Street, Knox, Indiana, 46534
    Phone:574-772-9128

    Starke County Recorder’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 53 E Mound St, Knox, IN 46534, United States
    Phone: 574-772-9109

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