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Jackson County Circuit Court

Circuit Court

Rick Poynter
Richard W. Poynter

Presiding Judge

109 S. Sugar St.

Suite 210
Brownstown, IN 47220

Phone (812)358-6133 

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

The courts of Jackson county are open for cases scheduled for hearings and trials. For Covid -19 safety spectators are being limited in the courts at this time. The court offices are available to the public by phone.  The Jackson County Clerk's office has protective order forms and dissolution of marriage forms on their website and outside the clerk's office. To save you a trip the courts of Jackson County Courts are happy to answer questions by telephone.

The following cases are handled by the Jackson County Circuit Court:

  • All criminal felony cases, including Murder, Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class D
  • Misdemeanor Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated cases, Probate, as well as Trusts & Guardianships cases.

The following civil cases are filed in the clerk's office at the courthouse and divided between the Circuit Court and the Superior Court I:

  • Civil Collection
  • Civil Plenary
  • Civil Tort
  • Miscellaneous Civil
  • Mortgage Foreclosure