Official Website of Shelby County Indiana Government

Covid 19 Response 


You still must wear a mask when attending court.  Judge Riggins doesn’t like wearing a mask either, but given the mix of people and their backgrounds that appear in his courtroom, he believes that it is best for now to continue wearing masks.


The CDC stay on residential evictions has been extended until June 30, 2021.  To the extent that this court previously determined that a tenant was a protected person and entitled to relief under the CDC order, such determination continues and the tenant remains a protected person under the CDC order until June 30, 2021 absent contrary findings by this Court.  Eviction hearings where a CDC determination has yet to be made, or where a determination that the tenant is not a protected person has already been made will proceed as scheduled.


Most hearings in Superior Court have returned to in person hearings for the litigants and their attorneys.   If for health reasons you believe it would be best for you to attend virtually, you shall request not less than 2 workdays before your hearing for permission to appear virtually.  The court will consider and rule upon your request.

If your hearing has been changed to a virtual hearing you will get notice from the Court.  All parties and witnesses to any hearing should familiarize themselves with Zoom prior to the hearing.  There are several good videos on Youtube about how to use Zoom.  Zoom requires a computer or phone or tablet with a video camera and microphone and an internet connection.   If you have documents or exhibits that you want the court to consider, you must file those with the court at least two (2) business days before any Zoom hearing.  You must also send copies to the opposing party.

The notice from the Court will contain a meeting ID number and a password.  Go to\join\ and enter the Meeting ID number and the password provided by Court.  When you join the meeting you will be placed in a virtual waiting room.  The Court will admit you to the meeting when it is your turn.  It may be awhile so please be patient.  Please make sure you conduct yourself and control your surroundings like you are in court, because you are! Contemptuous behavior on a Zoom call is just like contemptuous behavior in the court.

Before the hearing please fill out the appropriate Party Information Sheet on the left side of this page and return it to the court.  You can mail or fax it to the court at (317)392-6499 or contact the Court for instructions on emailing it.

The court prefers to conduct all virtual hearings via Zoom, but the Court may resort to phone calls if necessary.  If you cannot use Zoom, your notice from the Court will contain phone numbers that you can use to call into the court hearing. Call any one of the numbers, enter the same Meeting ID and the numerical password (it will be different than the password for the computer meeting).  You can find information about your case by visiting http:\\  You can also see the Court’s calendar online as well.

If your in-person hearing remains set, you must wear a mask.  Masks will be provided for those that do not have one.  All persons having business before the court must sign in and fill out an appearance form.  Appearance forms are located outside the courtroom along with disposable pencils.  You may keep the pencil as a parting gift.  Except when accompanying minors, family members and friends shall not attend court so as to limit the number of people in the hall and in the courtroom.  While we have opened the courtroom to the litigants and their attorneys, the courtroom remains closed to the general public.  You may be able to watch non-confidential proceedings via the Official Court Broadcast Site

Superior Court 2

Judge David N. Riggins

Court House
407 S. Harrison St.
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Phone:  317-392-6340


Monday – Friday
8AM – 4PM

Closed for Lunch
12PM – 1PM