Town Court – Judge Randy Wyllie
Town Court Mission Statement:
The mission of the Schererville Town Court is to serve the general public. The court accomplishes this mission by providing a fair, efficient and responsive system of justice, while protecting the rights and liberties of all parties that come before it. The court interprets and upholds the laws of the State of Indiana and local town ordinances. The court continually strives to provide equal justice for all.
Town Court Jurisdiction:
The Town Court hears Class A, B and C Criminal Misdemeanor cases and state traffic infractions as prosecuted by the Lake County, Indiana prosecutor’s office. The maximum penalties for Criminal Misdemeanors are as follows: Class A - one year in jail and a $5,000 fine; Class B – 6 months in jail and $1,000 fine; and Class C- 60 days in jail and $500 fine. The court also hears local ordinance violations as prosecuted by the Town Attorney, which are normally punishable by a monetary fine and court costs. The Town Court hears approximately 800 Criminal Misdemeanor cases, 2,000 traffic infraction cases and 800 local ordinance violations per year.
Court clerk staff are in attendance Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 9am to 4pm and on Tuesday from 9am to 5pm to answer phones and process any necessary payments/paperwork.
Town Court hearings are conducted every Tuesday as follows:
- 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month with open court calls at 3pm & 5pm
- 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month with open court calls at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm
In-Person Ticket payments:
In-person ticket payments must be made in cash or money order ONLY.
Online Ticket Payments:
Defendants are encouraged to pay fines and fees online using the website listed below: https://publicaccess.courts.in.gov/pay to pay any fines and/or tickets.
Traffic Ticket Deferral Program:
Defendants seeking to determine whether they are eligible for either a state infraction or local ordinance DEFERRAL PROGRAM MUST contact the Court at 219-865-5579. Court Staff are happy to assist with any questions you may have.