Jay County Circuit Court

See Jay County Circuit Court location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Courts vary between different types, such as criminal, civil, probate, family, traffic, state, federal, appeals, and common courts.

Jay County Circuit Court
120 North Court Street, Portland, Indiana, 47371
(260) 726-4044
(260) 726-6941

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Jay County Superior Court
Portland City Court 1 miles
Dunkirk City Court 13 miles
Winchester City Court 18 miles
Randolph County Circuit Court 18 miles
Randolph County Superior Court 18 miles
St. Henry Mayor's Court 18 miles
Coldwater Mayor's Court 18 miles
Union City Court 19 miles
Union City Village Mayor 19 miles
Blackford County Circuit Court 21 miles
Blackford County Superior Court 21 miles

Map and Directions to Jay County Circuit Court

What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.