Chief Judge   Philip Simon
Clerk               Robert Trgovich
Chief Deputy Peggy Guernsey
The Clerk's office, as the doorway to the court, continuously strives to provide quality, courteous, and prompt service with a commitment to professionalism, teamwork, and efficiency based on our belief that all people have the right to be treated with fairness and dignity.
04/30/2013 - Public Notice Concerning Cash Payments
Effective July 1, 2013, the Clerk’s offices in all divisions of the Northern District of Indiana will no longer accept cash when making a transaction over the counter.
04/24/2013 - Public Notice: Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey at Fort Wayne is due to expire January 2, 2014.
For more information on the position and where to send comments, please click the link below. Comments must be received by 7/15/2013.
Reappointment for Judge Cosbey
04/10/13 - Notice of Fee Increase for Filing a Civil Case
The fee for filing a civil case will increase from $350 to $400 effective May 1, 2013.
Notice of Fee Increase for Filing a Civil Case
04/01/13 - Notice to Customers Making Payment by Check
Beginning May 1, 2013 the Northern District of Indiana will either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.
Notice Making Payments by Check
03/01/13 - Accepted Payment Types over the Counter
Beginning March 1st, 2013 the Northern District of Indiana will accept Credit Cards for transactions in the Clerk's Office.
12/27/2012 - AMENDED LOCAL RULES EFFECTIVE 1/1/2013
Local Rules Notice dated 12/27/2012
Adopted Local Rules effective 1/1/2013
Local Rules Notice dated 10/19/2012
Proposed Redlined Amendments
Adopted Local Rules effective 1/1/2012
Compilation of Local Rules with the 2009 amendments, committee comments and acknowledgements
08/01/12 - Public Notice
Amended Jury Plan
06/28/12 - Effective July 16, 2012, the Northern District of Indiana will require online credit card payments, via CM/ECF, for the filing fees associated with civil and criminal notices of appeal. The Pay.gov payment module allows registered CM/ECF users to pay fees by credit card during electronic filing. Users are advised to read the Pay.gov information page, as well as General Order 2012-12 which describes the policy for refunding erroneously paid fees.
The new Pay.gov module in CM/ECF allows e-filers to pay filing fees by credit card over the internet.
Currently, Pay.gov may be used to pay the following types of filing fees:
- The fee for a civil notice of appeal
- The fee for a criminal notice of appeal