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Service Information for Civil Papers


Please read as this information has changed.

BEGINNING July 1, 2017:

There is a $28.00 fee per case for papers filed within the State of Indiana. There is an ADDITIONAL $28.00 fee per case for any post-judgment service. There are no refunds.

The clerk’s office accepts Sheriff fee payments for the service by credit card, cash, money order, cashier check, business check, or personal check. Payments should be made payable to the Allen County Clerk. Payment will be accepted through the e-filing service provider or at the clerk’s public counters.

If you are sending papers for service filed in another county in Indiana, there will be a $28.00 fee per case. For any post-judgment service, there will be an additional $28.00 fee per case. Please submit your fee to the clerk’s office of the county in which your papers were issued.

If you are sending papers for service filed outside the State of Indiana, there is a $60.00 fee for each person and/or address to be served. If submitting a protective order the fee will be waived.

For cases generated out-of-state, the filer will need to submit the service fee directly to the Sheriff’s office with their service documents.

Return of service will be forwarded to the Clerk’s office of the court that has jurisdiction in the case.


  • THREE COPIES of all papers to be served. We do not make copies.
  • Name and address of the person to be served
  • A return of service form. If a return form is not included, we will use our standard form.
  • Proof of payment.
  • You may bring your papers for service to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Civil Division, or send them by mail to the Allen County Courthouse.