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Tippecanoe Public Records
Founded in 1826, Tippecanoe County in Indiana is the home of Purdue University. Also, with a rich history, there are many records available to the public. Although birth and death records are included as Tippecanoe County public records, they are restricted. These can be requested in person, by mail or online from the Tippecanoe County Health Department. Marriage and divorce records are not restricted and are available from the County Clerk.
Tippecanoe County court records are also maintained by the County Clerk and can be searched online or in person. Indiana State Police provides an online option for searching statewide criminal records that is available to the public. Historic public records in Tippecanoe County are available through the Alameda McCullough Research Library, where military records, cemetery records, vital records and obituaries are housed.
About Tippecanoe County Public Records
Indiana is mostly an open records state, although certain records are restricted. Included in this category are Tippecanoe County birth records and death records, which are only released to a person with interest. This means that the person of record or an immediate family member can request copies of these Indiana public records. Marriage and divorce records are available as public records in Tippecanoe County through the County Clerk.
Searching Online Public Records in Tippecanoe County
There are a few types of records that can be searched online. Although birth and death records can be ordered online, they can’t be searched. The County Clerk operates a public access web portal called CourtView, which allows anyone to research online public records in Tippecanoe County, including marriage and divorce records. Criminal court records can be searched here as well for free. To order statewide criminal records from the Indiana State Police requires a fee.
Historic Tippecanoe County Public Records Search
There are many resources available to anyone performing family history research, and many of these are housed at the Alameda McCullough Research Library in Lafayette. There is a small admittance fee and an appointment should be made to perform research in the Archives. However, a public records search for Tippecanoe County, IN at the Library will yield many historic military, vital and cemetery records plus obituaries specific to Tippecanoe County. For a fee, staff members will research for you.