Superior Court 2 is one of seven courts of record in Tippecanoe County. It was established by the Indiana State Legislature in 1970. The Court is located on the Fourth Floor of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. Along with Circuit Court and Superior Court, it hears major criminal cases (murders, Level 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 felonies), dissolution of marriage and family law matters, and a variety of plenary civil and tort cases. It also approves fee waiver requests in divorce actions, oversees the family counseling fund, and administers court reporter transcript claims.
The Judge of Superior Court 2 alternates with other judges in hearing emergency petitions. The Tippecanoe County Magistrate assists Superior Court 2 in conducting criminal initial hearings, bail settings and reviews, expungement petitions, and other matters as assigned. The Juvenile Magistrate assists in hearing some family related cases. The Tippecanoe County Title IV-D Commissioner assists the court in cases involving child support delinquency.