The Plainfield Town Court is a court of limited jurisdiction, where traffic infractions, ordinance violations, and criminal misdemeanor cases are heard and decided. Please note that the Plainfield Town Court is not in session on the 5th Tuesday of any month.
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It is important that you keep in contact with your attorney whether court appointed or if you have retained an attorney so that you are aware of your scheduled Court date.
The Courtroom and security checkpoint will be opened at 12:15 pm for hearings at 12:30 pm.
If you have questions regarding your case, the Plainfield Town Court office can be contacted by phone at (317) 838-3710 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, you can access case information online at MyCase.IN.gov to determine the status of your case and to find out when your next hearing date is scheduled.
Court is held every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. except the 5th Tuesday in a month or if a town-observed holiday falls on a Tuesday. On the first Tuesday of the month, Ordinance Violations are held at 4 p.m.
Business casual is required to be worn for Court appearances. Tank tops; hats and caps; and ripped, torn, dirty, or revealing clothes are not appropriate. Anyone dressed in such attire may be asked to leave and return when dressed appropriately. Attorneys are required to wear appropriate court apparel with tie and jacket.
View the Town Court Trial Procedures (PDF) for more information.
To view your case summary, check out the Public Courts website.
The Court office is open each business day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to respond to procedural questions regarding pending cases. All Court sessions are open to the public and community and civic groups as well as residents are encouraged to attend the Court sessions and observe the Court proceedings.
If you have any questions, please email the Town Court at or call them at 317-838-3710. The Town Court is located inside the Plainfield Police Public Safety Building at:
1075 W Main Street
Plainfield, IN 46168.
The Town Court handles the following types of cases:
- Infractions: A violation of an Indiana Statute for which a person might be fined but not imprisoned. Most traffic violations are considered infractions. Fines up to $10,000 may be imposed for infraction violations.
- Misdemeanors: A violation of and Indiana Statute for which a person might be imprisoned up to one year. Fines up to $5,000 can also be added to any period of imprisonment.
- Ordinance Violations: Plainfield Town Ordinance Violations such as fire code, building code, and animal control violations can be heard in the Court with fines assessed for the violations.
Court sessions are held each Tuesday afternoon (except the fifth Tuesday of a month) at 12:30 p.m. in the Town Court, located at 1075 West Main Street. Initial hearings and trials are conducted at each Court session for infractions, misdemeanors and ordinance violations.
The Plainfield Town Court began serving the community on September 5, 1989, with James Spencer presiding. The Court was established after passage of House Bill (HB) 1388 in the 1989 General Assembly, as a convenience for residents and to reduce overtime costs for the Plainfield Police Department.
Please bring the completed document to the Plainfield Town Court office with photo ID.
Infraction / Ordinance Violations
Cash or Money Order
We do not accept personal checks. Payments can be made at the Plainfield Town Court:
1075 W Main Street
Plainfield, IN 46168.
If mailing your payment, please identify what case payment should be applied to. Do not send cash by mail.
Pursuant to the Indiana Statutes, Judge Spencer has established a traffic violations bureau which lists the fines and costs for first violations of minor traffic offenses. The violations bureau allows most people issued traffic violations the opportunity to pay the fine and court cost before the scheduled court date. Use of the violations’ bureau is voluntary and those individuals wishing to request a trial may do so at the initial hearing date noted on the traffic summons.