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Superior Court

COVID19 Notice

The Washington County Superior Court was established in 1986. It has jurisdiction to hear civil cases, criminal cases, divorces, estates, guardianships, protective orders, and small claims. Washington County Local Rules determine whether a case will be heard in the Superior Court or the Circuit Court.

Our office is located in the same building as the Washington County Sheriff’s Department on Jackson Street. The Court facilities are located on ground level and are handicapped accessible.

It is the stated policy of the Court to treat all litigants, attorneys and members of the public with courtesy and respect.

DISCLAIMERWashington County Indiana provides this website as a service to the community. It assumes no responsibility for mistakes or information which becomes obsolete due to changing statutes or rules.

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Washington County Superior Court
801 Jackson St.  Suite 101
Salem, IN 47167


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

Hon. Frank Newkirk, Jr.
Superior Court Judge