Local Rules

Pursuant to Trial Rule 81 of the Indiana Rules of Procedure, the Hamilton County Circuit and Superior Courts hereby adopt the following rules to aid in the fair and efficient resolution of disputes. These rules apply to all attorneys and pro se litigants. These rules (or their sub-paragraphs) shall be cited to the court in the following sections.

These rules are generally not applicable to small claims proceedings because those proceedings are governed by the Indiana rules for small claims and the Hamilton County Small Claims Litigant's Booklet. Hamilton County Local Trial Rule 210, however, governs the selection of a special judge in a small claims case.

Ordered adopted as amended and effective this 1st day of January, 2023.

Proposed Amendments to Local Rules - posted 9/11/2023

Pursuant to Indiana Rule of Trial Procedure 81(B), the Circuit and Superior Courts of Hamilton County give notice to the bar and public of the content of their proposed amendments. 

Review Notice and Proposed Amendments to Local Rules