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The Clerk of the Lake Circuit/Superior Court is a ministerial officer who is the custodian of the Clerk's record and seal, issues process, accepts filings of commencement of actions in litigation, enters judgments and orders of the court, receives money in his official capacity, makes certified copies of record, issues many miscellaneous licenses, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings. The Clerk, who is an officer of the Court, performs all official duties imposed by statute or by lawful authority of the Court.

The Clerk's Office is now accepting major credit cards as form of payment at the counter (face to face transactions only). Valid ID with first and last name matching the credit card is required for each transaction. Note that at this time, American Express cards are NOT accepted.

There is a 3% convenience fee when using credit card as form of payment. This convenience fee is charged by the credit card payment processor.

Our Team


Michael A. Brown

Clerk of the Lake Circuit/Superior Court

(219) 755-3460


Shawn Miller

Executive Chief Deputy

(219) 755-3049


 Courts Building, 1st Floor
2293 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

Phone: (219) 755-3460
Fax: (219) 755-3520

 232 Russell Street
Hammond, IN 46320

Phone: 219-933-2857
Fax: 219-933-2805

 3711 Main Street
East Chicago, IN 46312

Phone: 219-398-2442
Fax: 219-392-2482

 3000 W. 93rd Ave
Lake County Juvenile Justice Complex
Crown Point, IN 46307

Phone: (219) 660-6900
Fax: (219) 736-6209


Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 4:00pm