Porter County, Indiana Genealogy Guide

Porter County, Indiana (Map It) was created on February 1, 1836 from unorganized lands . This county was named for Capt. David Porter, hero of the War of 1812. Learn More About State of Indiana History

Porter County is bordered by  LaPorte County (east), Starke County (southeast), Jasper County (south), Lake County (west).

Porter County Cities and Towns include  Portage, Valparaiso, Beverly Shores, Burns Harbor, Chesterton, Dune Acres, Hebron, Kouts, Ogden Dunes, Porter, Town of Pines.

Porter County Townships include  Boone, Center, Jackson, Liberty, Morgan, Pine, Pleasant, Portage, Porter, Union, Washington, Westchester. See Map of Porter County Townships.

Porter County, Indiana Courthouse Records

Porter County, Indiana Courthouse
Porter County, IN Courthouse

The Porter County Courthouse is located in Valparaiso, Indiana. Courthouse destroyed by Fire in Dec. 1934, All records saved. Learn More About State of Indiana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Porter county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Porter County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1836, Probate Records from 1839 and Court Records from ?. The County Clerk responsiblities include administering Court Records of all Court Cases, prepares the Court's permanent historical record, performs marriage ceremonies, process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses, processes and distributes documents for court cases, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings.
  • Porter County Recorder has Land Records from 1833. The County Recorder maintains, preserves and Records Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments.
  • Porter County Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state such as real estate tax, personal property tax, mobile home tax, state assessed tax, and the following miscellaneous taxes: auto excise tax, inheritance tax, and innkeeper's tax.
  • Porter County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1884. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.

Porter County, Indiana Census Records

Porter County, Indiana Vital Records

Porter County, Indiana Resources

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