County Operations during Covid-19

Last Updated March 23, 2020
The Hamilton County Commissioners have ordered the county to operate under a Level Three Operations in response to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

Beginning Tuesday, March 24th at 4:30 p.m., all county government offices will be closed to in-person public activity until at least April 7th. This includes the Hamilton County Judicial Center, Old Courthouse, Hamilton County Parks & Recreation Department, Hamilton County Health Department, Hamilton County Highway Department, Hamilton County Soil & Conservation District, Hamilton County Weights & Measures, and the Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center.

County employees will work remotely whenever possible and continue to provide core functions online and by phone. 

All public safety functions will continue. The lobbies of the Sheriff’s Office are closed to the public, but if you’ve been issued a court order or are legally required to be at the jail you will be expected to show up. Gun permits are still being processed by appointment only at (317) 773-1872. 

Essential court functions will continue. If you’ve been scheduled to appear in one of the courts, please check with your attorney or the court in order to confirm that you are expected to show up.

Refer below for Operational Changes: Methods and adjustments for continuing services.

Summary of Cancellations:

Some County Government meetings and events have been cancelled. Please check our County Calendar for the current status of each event.  All park programs, events and facility rentals will be suspended from March 16 through April 15.

Summary of Operational Changes:

  1. County Parks
  2. Elections and Voting
  3. Property and Taxes

County Parks:  Full Notice 

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation park grounds and Restrooms will remain open and accessible to the public to enjoy isolated recreation. Increased cleaning and sanitation measures are being taken multiple times every day, BUT CDC-issued precautions should be taken when in the park, and especially when using the park restroom facilities.
Closed: All Playgrounds, Cool Creek Nature Center, the Taylor Center of Natural History, Koteewi Range Sport and Target Archery Center.
Cancelled: All park programs, events and facility rentals will be suspended from March 16 through April 15

  1. Sheriff
  2. Courts and Legal

Sheriff’s Office: Full Notice

All services to the public will continue

  • When you call dispatch (317-773-1282) or 911 patrol deputies will respond. Some investigations may be handled with a telephone call if the incident is not in progress. Proactive patrols will continue.
  • Do not come to our facility if your business can be handled over the phone, by email, or can otherwise be delayed. Almost all the administrative services we provide can be handled through these methods. Please call 317-773-1872 if you have any questions.
  • We are taking precautions to ensure a safe corrections environment, operations will continue without interruption.
  • Please do not come to our facility for inmate visitations or commissary deposits. All jail visits and commissary transactions must be completed remotely. Please set up an account at:
  • If you are required to come to our campus and are symptomatic, sick or have been in the last 72 hours, please call 317-773-1872 during business hours or 317-776-9800 after hours before you come.
  • Crucial sex offender registration and verification will still occur on site.
  • Refer to the Full Notice for recommendations concerning: Fingerprinting, background checks, public record requests, background checks for gun permit applications, and Tax warrant payments.
  • Our ride-a-long program, building tours and citizens academy have temporarily been suspended.