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Allen County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program provides limited crime statistics for some Indiana counties. Its annual reports show that there were 167 violent crimes and 731 property crimes in Allen County in 2017. These figures represent 59% rise in violent crime rate and an 11.9% dip in property crime rate between 2014 and 2017.

A breakdown of the county’s 2017 crime data reveals that law enforcement agencies recorded 1 murder, 25 rapes, 25 robberies, and 116 aggravated assaults in the county. Reported incidences of property crimes include 169 burglaries, 503 larceny-thefts, 59 motor vehicle thefts, and 1 arson. Compared to 2014 crime figures, murder and arson rates remain the same while rape (212.5%), aggravated assaults (107.1%), burglary (0.6%), and motor vehicle theft (22.9%) rates went up. The four-year crime trend for the county shows there were fewer robberies (37.5%) and larceny-thefts (18.1%) in 2017 compared to 2014.

Criminal Records

The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) of the Indiana State Police (ISP) provides criminal history records for all the counties of the state. It offers both name-based and fingerprint-based background checks. A name-based check produces limited criminal history records that only containing felonies and Class A misdemeanor arrests in the state of Indiana. You can request for a name-based criminal history search online or by mail. Submit your online request on the Indiana Limited Criminal History Request Service portal. To use this service, you have to register with the website. The fees for using the online service are $15 per record for subscribers and $16.32 per record for those paying with a credit card. To request a name-based background check by mail, download, complete, and submit a Request Form to:

Indiana State Police, Criminal History Limited Check
P.O. Box 6188
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6188

The fee for each mail request is $7. Include a money order for this amount with your mail request and make it payable to the STATE OF INDIANA.

The CJIS provides fingerprint-based background checks through IDEMIA, a third-party provider of fingerprinting service. Requesters have to schedule their fingerprinting appointments from IDEMIA’s IdentGO pages and pay for this service. This live scan fingerprinting provider will then forward their information to the ISP. To request a fingerprint-based Indiana background check, start your application from this IdentGO webpage. For a fingerprint-based national background check, visit this section of IdentGO website.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department provides police reports to the public when requested. Submit a request for such reports in writing and submit it at the Sheriff’s Department located at 715 S. Calhoun Street, Room 101, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1805.

The various police departments of the cities, towns, and townships of Allen County also provide incident and accident reports for events that occurred within their jurisdictions. For example, the police department of the City of Fort Wayne, the largest city and the county seat, provide police reports for a fee. Visit the Police Desk of the Fort Wayne Police Department located at 1 E. Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 to obtain such reports. The Police Department charges 10 cents per page for police report and $12 for an accident report.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department registers sex offenders living, working, and attending school in the county. It submits the information gathered to the Indiana Sheriff’s Sex Offender Registry. Visit the Allen County page of the Registry to search for offenders living in the county by name, email address, and phone number. You can find registered offenders living in your neighborhood by searching with a zip code or street address.

The Confinement Division of the Sheriff’s Department runs the Allen County Jail. This detention facility is located at 417 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802. To fund an inmate’s account, make a cash or credit/debit card deposit at the kiosk located in the jail lobby. Alternatively, you can send money via TouchPay by visiting www.touchpaydirect.com or call the toll-free line, (866) 232-1899.

Court Records

Allen County has Superior and Circuit Courts. These trial courts make up the 7th Judicial District of Indiana. Both are in the Allen County Courthouse at 715 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. The full address and contact details of the Circuit Court are:

715 South Calhoun Street
Room 300
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (260) 449-7602
Fax: (260) 449-7652

Besides the county courthouse, the Allen County Superior Court also uses other locations for some of its divisions and courts. These are:

Bud Meeks Justice Center
Misdemeanor & Traffic Court
101 E. Superior Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Allen Superior Court Small Claims
1 W. Superior Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Criminal Division Services
(ACP, Pre-Trial Service, Drug Court) 100 W. Columbia Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Allen County Juvenile Center
2929 N. Wells Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Allen County CASA
Rousseau Centre
1 East Main Street, Suite 421
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

The Allen County Clerk of Courts maintains the records of both the Superior and Circuit Courts. You can find these records online on the Indiana Odyssey Case Management System website. Simply select Allen County from the court drop-down menu. This statewide resource also holds the records of the other court in Allen County, the New Haven City Court. Listed below are the address and contact information for this court:

New Haven City Court
815 Lincoln Highway E
New Haven, IN 46774
Phone: (260) 748-7878
Fax: (260) 748-7979

The Records Management Division of the Clerk of the Allen County Circuit and Superior Courts provides copies of court records on request. This Division is in Room 202 of the Allen County Courthouse, 715 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is open to the public from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

You can also request for court records by submitting a Request Copies of a Court Record form by mail, email, or fax. Fax the completed form to (260) 449-7552 or send it by email to copyrequest@co.allen.in.us. Alternatively, send the form by mail to:

Clerk of Allen Circuit Court
Records Management Division
Courthouse Room 202
715 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

The Clerk charges $1 per page for copies of court records. There is an additional $1 per document when requesting certified copies. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope in your mail request as well as a check or money order for copy fees payable to Clerk of Allen Circuit Court.

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Vital Records

The Clerk of the Allen County Circuit and Superior Courts maintains divorce decrees along with other court records for the county. To request for copies of a divorce decree, submit a completed Request Copies of a Court Record form to copyrequest@co.allen.in.us or fax it to (260) 449-7552. Mail requests for divorce records go to the address of the Clerk as listed above. Fees and payment options are the same as mentioned above for court records.

Copies of marriage licenses are also available from the Clerk of the Allen County Circuit and Superior Courts. Follow the same procedures as discussed above for court and divorce records to request a copy of your marriage license by fax, mail, or email. However, complete and submit a Request Copes of a Marriage License form. The Clerk charges $1 for each photocopy and $2 for each certified copy of a marriage license. Copy fee varies for marriage licenses recorded before 1980. If requesting for such record, call the Clerk’s office at (260) 449-7890.

The Allen County Department of Health provides birth and death certificates for births and deaths in the county. It provides walk-in service and accepts mail requests. To request for these vital records in person, come to the Vital Records Office on the third floor of the Citizens Square Building located at 200 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. It is open from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Records are ready within 20 minutes of requesting for them and certificate fees are payable with cash, credit card, and money order.

To submit a mail request, download, print, and complete an Application for Birth or Death Record. Sign the application and send it along with a copy of a valid ID and payment, to:

Vital Records Office
200 E. Berry St., Suite 360
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

The fee for each certified birth or death certificate is $15 while a non-certified death certificate costs $2. Include a money order for the appropriate fee in your mail request and make it payable to Allen County Dept. of Health.