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REMINDER: ARTS AND CULTURE DISTRICT SURVEY

Friday, February 26, 2021

What arts and culture programming would you like to see in Goshen? Please take a few minutes today to answer this survey and you'll get a chance to win one of three free screenings of a movie of your choosing at the newly renovated Goshen Theater. Click here to take the survey. more

ROAD CLOSURE: OLIVE STREET

Friday, February 26, 2021

Due to additional utilities that were uncovered during the excavation, Olive Street will again be closed just north of Lincoln from Monday, March 1, through Friday, March 5. Olive Street will be open to traffic this weekend. more

UPDATE ON ROAD CLOSURE: OLIVE STREET AT LINCOLN AVENUE

Friday, February 19, 2021

Due to the weather, the closure on Olive Street north of Lincoln Avenue was postponed until Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 26 . NIPSCO is working to relocate a gas main in this area, and crews will need to remove and excavate underneath the roadway. Traffic will be detoured onto Steury... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Today, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677698824 Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

City Council meeting

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84553977956 or call (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dial the meeting ID: 845 5397 7956. To speak during the public meeting, the public should use the “raise hand” feature on meeting or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, March 8, 2021, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677698824 Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

City Court

Goshen City Court
Judge Richard L. Mehl was elected to the bench in November, 2019. His first term of office began January 1, 2020. 

IMPORTANT: In response to Elkhart County being designated a RED ZONE, Goshen City Court will not hold actual face-to-face hearings in the court until we can return to more normal operations. Read Judge Mehl's Emergency Order here. 

Goshen City Court has jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors, city ordinances and traffic infractions.

The Ordinance Violations Bureau is administered by the City Court Clerk who serves as the Violations Clerk.  The Violations Clerk accepts written appearances, waivers of trial, admissions of violations, and payment of civil penalties for parking violations and other ordinance violations.   Ordinance 4411, Ordinance Violations Bureau can be viewed in its entirety at the following link: Ordinance Violations Bureau. The Schedule of Civil Penalties, as amended on January 1, 2009 per the listed ordinance, is as follows:

  • Parking Violations - First Offense - $150.00
  • Parking Violations - Second Offense within One Year - $200.00
  • Parking Violations - Third and Subseqent Offenses within One Year - $250.00
  • All other Ordinance Violations - First Offense - $175.00
  • All other Ordinance Violations - Second Offense within One Year - $225.00
  • All other Ordinance Violations - Third and Subsequent Offenses within One Year - $250.00

The City Court Clerk accepts cash, money orders or credit/debit cards (see details below):

Credit/Debit Card:
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CASE NUMBER IN ORDER TO PAY BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD. This number is available by calling the court office, 574-533-9365, or by viewing your case online at mycase.in.gov. (Case numbers for Goshen City Court begin with 20H02)

  • If you pay at the Goshen City Court Office (111 E. Jefferson St.), or via the Internet, paygov.us, there is a 3% convenience fee with a minimum charge of $2.
  • If you pay over the phone (574-533-9365), there is a 4.95% convenience fee with a minimum charge of $2.50.

MAKE sure your payment is being made to GOSHEN CITY COURT when paying online or by phone. 

ALWAYS write down your CONFIRMATION NUMBER and call the Goshen City Court (574) 533-9365, with your payment information to ensure your account will be properly credited.

Goshen City Probation
Alison Gingerich, Chief Probation Officer
574-533-9998 or 574-534-4503
alisongingerich@goshencity.com
Office hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm., Monday through Thursday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm on Friday


City Court Clerk
Office hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm on Friday.

111 E. Jefferson St.
Goshen, IN 46528
574-533-9365
Email: citycourt@goshencity.com