Merrillville Town Court

Merrillville Town Court

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Eugene M. Velazco Jr.

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Chanda Flowers

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Andrew Vaclavik


1 (219) 756-6185

1 (219) 756-1775

Court Office Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Closed for lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm)
Thursday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cash Bonds for Criminal Misdemeanor Cases can be paid at the Town Court office during normal business hours or at the Police Dept. 24/7 

Payments for pending traffic tickets and ordinance violations can be made in person or online by going to or by clicking here

There are two Divisions of Town Court

  • Criminal Division (Misdemeanors, State Infractions, Ordinance Violations) 
  • Civil Division (Small Claims)
As of October 1, 2012, the civil department of the Merrillville Town Court will no longer accept new filings.  All existing judgments will be enforced.

The Merrillville Town Court was established on January 1, 1996 by a referendum vote of the residents of the town.