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While you are waiting it is extremely helpful if you can gather the decedent’s medications and determine their last visit to the doctor. Locate any DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) forms for EMS and the Coroner. Locate your loved one’s Doctor’s phone number.
We can help you e-file. Specifically, Hamilton County residents who need help e-filing in civil cases. We can also help qualified eligible unrepresented litigants who need assistance with forms completion.
You must meet certain financial standards set by the State to utilize all services. Limited services are available to participants who do not meet the financial eligibility standards and/or own substantial assets.
Indiana Supreme Court forms that are on the Court’s website (e.g. child support, contempt, continuance, divorce, fee waiver, name change, etc.).
Call 317.776.8428 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment with the attorney.
Complete the intake packet found at our Legal Self-Help Center and email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the application to: Court Administration, Attn: Legal Self Help Center, 1 Hamilton County Square, Suite 313, Noblesville, IN 46060. Once your intake packet has been reviewed, the attorney will contact you to schedule an appointment with the attorney.
Essential businesses are listed in the Governor’s Executive Order. You can find that complete list here. https://coronavirus.in.gov/2496.htm
Employees who believe that their workplace environment contains a threat of physical harm or death can file a non-formal complaint with the state’s Occupational and Safety Health Administration. You can do so by following this link: https://www.in.gov/dol/2733.htm
Hamilton County Express continues to provide transportation services during this time. Additionally, HCE is now delivering essential items, such as medications and groceries, to those who cannot pick up those necessary items. To arrange for delivery or a free ride, call HCE at (317) 773-2688 between 8AM-4PM.
All area food pantries are currently open for regular hours. Please click here for hours, distribution changes, and updates related to health safety precautions: https://www.gsnlive.org/food-pantries-directory
Community Corrections has increased the frequency of its standard housekeeping efforts to include more frequent cleaning of floors, hard surfaces, tables, sinks, bathrooms, etc. Visitations to the facility have also been temporarily suspended, with the exception of those deemed absolutely essential to continue operations. All classes have been temporarily suspended to eliminate intermingling of participants from different living units. Participants are still permitted to leave the facility to work if their worksite is still open for business. Each time they return, their temperature is taken and they are observed for symptoms that are related to COVID-19.
The health department is required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, to protect an individual’s Protected Health Information. Protected Health Information is any information in a patient’s chart or billing records, insurance records or other format that’s identifiable to the patient.
After discussing patient privacy with the Indiana State Department of Health and the State’s Office of Public Affairs, we have decided to keep identifiable information to a minimum. Informing the public of positive COVID-19 cases by municipality does not change the way we conduct business and it should not change the way you protect yourself and your family.
Hamilton County is the fourth most populated county in Indiana behind Marion, Lake, and Allen Counties. Hamilton County’s positive cases rank third most in the state behind Marion and Lake Counties. Although Hamilton County’s population is slightly lower than Allen County’s, the connectivity and density of our four cities puts us in closer proximity to one another. Hamilton County is also home to seven hospitals – all testing for COVID-19 which may skew normal trending.
Currently, our county hospitals are in good shape to handle a wide variety of ill patients. Remember, that COVID-19 is only one disease that is stressing our health care providers. Influenza is still a concern as well as many other serious illnesses and accidents. However, as we have seen in other parts of the country, this can change rather quickly with a surge in COVID-19 patients.
We encourage people to get outside, get some fresh air, and exercise to help relieve stress during this time. Hiking, biking, walking your dog, and kicking a soccer ball are all good activities to consider, but please use common sense. Stay off playgrounds and stay at least six feet – or roughly two adult arm lengths – away from other people at all times.
We do not recommend wearing a mask for several reasons. One is that this type of personal protective equipment is in extremely short supply and is needed by our health care providers and public safety personnel. The other reason is that wearing a mask might provide a false sense of security in the prevention of infection. This false security might encourage an individual to violate social distancing recommendations. Generally, only a properly fitted N-95 respirator mask would protect the individual wearing the mask and these are in extremely short supply.
Testing is currently being managed by the Indiana State Department of Health, hospitals, and some health care providers. Widely available testing is not available yet for the general public in Indiana, especially for non-symptomatic people.
Social distancing will not completely stop infection. It will help slow the increasing rate of infection in the community. Staying home as much as possible, avoiding crowds, and using good hand hygiene are important in keeping an individual healthy and slowing transmission of the virus. Slowing the number of positive cases and the number of seriously ill people will prevent our hospitals and health care providers from becoming overwhelmed.
The Hamilton County Health Department and area hospitals have received two shipments from the Strategic National Stockpile. These supplies are mostly medical personal protective equipment such as N-95 and surgical masks, gloves, gowns, and face shields. Available inventory, while currently sufficient, is critically important. It is delivered very judiciously based upon the current inventory and essential need of our long-term care facilities, health care facilities, and public safety agencies. We must be able to protect those working on the front lines of this health battle.
Any offers of donations and volunteers can be directed to the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency. We are working hand-in-hand with this agency to help manage this crisis.
All first responders have been issued face masks and extra gloves. We are practicing social distancing, meeting virtually when appropriate, regularly monitoring health status, and issuing extra cleaning supplies for vehicles and equipment and. A deputy may take an initial report from you over the phone if the crime you are reporting is not in progress.
New policies have been implemented to help protect the Jail Office staff, inmates, and all first responders who may enter the jail. Along with these new protocols we have medical housing, quarantine areas, and 24-hour professional medical staff to maintain a safe corrections environment.
Please do not come to our facility for inmate visitations or commissary deposits during the Stay-at-Home Order. All jail visits and commissary transactions must be completed remotely utilizing our state-of-the-art GTL system. Please set up an account at the following website: https://www.gettingout.com/
All services to the public will continue. Please be patient as some of our staff will be working from home and limited administrative staff may be onsite. Please do not come to our facility if your business can be handled over the phone, by email, or can otherwise be delayed. Almost all administrative services – including background checks and public record requests - can be handled through these methods. You can make these requests by faxing (317) 776-9835 or e-mailing email@example.com. Please call our administrative line at (317) 773-1872 if you have any questions.
Tax warrant payments can be mailed (money order or cashier’s check) to the Sheriff’s Office or paid online using the following website: https://indianataxwarrants.com/
Crucial sex offender registration and verification will still occur on site, as will local background checks for gun permit applications. Those seeking gun permits must start at the Indiana State Police website at www.in.gov/isp/2829.htm.
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.
Essential travel is any travel that allows a citizen to go from their residence to a place that is considered essential under the Governor’s Executive Order. You can find that complete list here. https://coronavirus.in.gov/2496.htm
There are no roadblocks or stops along the county borders. We trust that if you’re on the road, you are out for essential business only.
If you know your Citizen Connect credentials, log in and go to the subscriptions page.If you aren't sure, click on "forgot my password" and enter your email account. If we have an account for you, the system will send you the information to get logged in.
Many Agencies are located in the Judicial Center or the Historic Courthouse, both are on the square in downtown Noblesville. But several other County Facilities are located elsewhere within the County; such as, Health Dept., Highway Dept., Sheriff's Office, Community Corrections, Parks, and a few others. The Facilities Page provides a list and a map of all our locations.
Public hours for most buildings are 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please check with the specific agency to verify their hours. Also, some agencies do not accept new requests after 4pm. Use our Directory to contact an agency.
The Online Property Reports application provides access to Tax Statements, Taxes Due, Payments Made, Ownership Information, Transfer History, Deductions and Credits, and Property Assessment Information. It also lets you make online tax payments.
Fortunately, the Fishers and Westfield Police Departments, as well as the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, all provide a medication dropbox in their lobbies for residents to use during open office hours. Please contact the location nearest to you for more detailed information on their collection program.
On the other hand, oil-based paints, varnishes, stains, epoxy’s, and other similar chemicals cannot be disposed of with your normal household trash. These type of products need to be brought to the Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center, or taken to a private firm for proper disposal.
Rechargeable batteries, however, typically contain metals that are hazardous to the environment and should never be disposed of with your normal household trash. Instead, these type of batteries should be brought to the Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center, or taken to a private firm for safe disposal.
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For information on the disposal of non-refrigerant-containing appliances, residents are encouraged to contact a private metal recycling facility.
Please go to the facilities rental - here is a link for this page: https://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/970/Facilities-for-Rent.
All other areas of structural improvement, repair, or addition requires that a building permit be obtained.
For building permits regarding special use buildings such as schools, churches, etc., applicants should schedule a meeting with a Plan Commission staff member. Call 317-776-8490 during business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to schedule an appointment.
Even though Hamilton County Plan Commission doesn't require a fence permit, our Zoning Ordinance still has requirements for the type and placement of fences. For more information on placement of fences, please visit our fence requirements page.
Accessory farm structures constructed in the normal course of agricultural business for the support of individual farms are not subject to requirements for detailed construction plans; however, a special agricultural accessory building permit is required with two inspection fees. If any structure requires plumbing, heating, sewage, electrical installation, or office space such structure will be subject to the accessory permit fees contained in the ordinance.
For additional information, please view the Agricultural Related Permit (PDF).
Generally, yes. If you reside in another state or county, you may request to have your probation transferred to your local jurisdiction. However, transfers are subject to approval by both Hamilton County and the receiving jurisdiction, depending on a number of different criteria. When transferring to another county, within the state of Indiana, there is a mandatory transfer fee of $75 payable to the receiving county after they accept supervision of the case. When transferring to another state, there is a mandatory transfer fee of $125 payable to Hamilton County prior to transfer and prior to leaving the State of Indiana. Probationers who are allowed to transfer to other states or counties are required to abide by the local rules of probation as well as Hamilton County Probation rules.
Cases are assigned to Probation Officers on a random basis, based on risk assessment, as received from the courts. Generally, you will be assigned to the next officer on the list. However, some cases are assigned to specific officers, such as when an individual is already on probation with a particular officer.
The Clerk's Office will accept only cash or money orders for payment of Court Costs, Restitution, and Probation Fees. For your convenience, an ATM is located just in front of the Clerk's Office on the 1st floor of the Judicial Center. Credit card payments are accepted online only as long as no restitution is owed on the case. To make a credit card payment you can go to mycase.in.gov. If you are mailing in your payment (money order only), make sure to write your cause number on the money order. This is the number that appears on all of your court information, such as 29xxx-xxxx-xxxxxx. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Money orders may be mailed to:Hamilton County Clerk1 Hamilton County SquareSuite 106Noblesville, IN 46060
The frequency of reporting to your Probation Officer is determined by a risk-assessment, as well as departmental policy. Reporting is generally in 3 categories:
High supervision (once every other week)
Medium supervision (once per month)
Low supervision (once every other month).
In rare instances, you may be required to report weekly, depending on case issues.
Yes. We believe that home visits provide protection to the community as well as insure probationers' compliance with court orders. For more information please visit the Home Visits page.
All clients are subject to urine drug screens while under the supervision of the Probation Department. It is expected that all clients will be randomly screened on a regular basis. The Probation Department conducts urine drug screens in accordance with industry standards and follows a very strict chain of custody. A Probation Department employee observes all screens. The urine specimens are tested by a certified laboratory, and the probationer is expected to pay for a portion of the costs of the testing. Specimens are screened for the presence of alcohol and various drugs.
First of all, talk to your County Assessor or Township Office! They work for you and want to do the best possible job. Offer them information about the value of your property if you disagree with your assessment. Please don't ignore notices, letters, and visits to your property by assessors and their employees. Feel free to compare your proposed assessment with the proposed assessment of properties similar to yours.
Your best source of information regarding future Court dates is your attorney, or the Court itself. Court schedules are created by the Court staff, and are subject to change; the Court possesses the most current information on its own. Most cases have current information posted online at mycase.in.gov.
That depends. Are you a victim or a defendant? Prosecuting attorneys are ethically forbidden to speak with defendants about their cases; the only exception is in the Courtroom when the Judge is presiding over the case. If you are a victim, you are entitled to, and should be able to speak to the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney handling the case. However, Prosecutors have many other cases to handle, and while your case is important to our office, you should keep in mind that the Prosecuting Attorney's time is his or her most cherished asset. Please keep your inquiries brief and to the point. Call the office at 317-776-8595.
The office of the Prosecuting Attorney will give legal advice on criminal matters to police agencies. Although the Prosecuting Attorney can give general advice on whether certain facts would constitute the commission of a crime, our office is generally reluctant to do so on individual cases to private citizens. Often, people seeking a favorable opinion will give a distorted version of the facts; a full investigation by a police agency may reveal grounds for prosecution which were not disclosed to our office. In addition, no opinion given can be construed as immunity from prosecution. The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office cannot give legal advice on civil matters; all civil legal questions should be referred to a competent private attorney.
The court may order a person convicted of a crime to make restitution to the victim, the victim's estate, or to the family of a victim who is deceased for certain expenses related to the crime.
The court may consider property damages, medical and hospital expenses, lost earnings and funeral, burial or cremation costs.
“A fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of representative government is that government is the servant of the people and not their master. Accordingly, it is the public policy of the State that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees. Providing persons with the information is an essential function of a representative government and an integral part of the routine duties of public officials and employees, whose duty it is to provide the information.” Ind. Code § 5-14-3-1.
The Prosecuting Attorney is a “public agency” under the Access to Public Records Act (hereinafter APRA), Ind. Code § 5-14-3.
By law, any person has the right to inspect and copy the Prosecutor’s public records during regular business hours unless the public records are excepted from disclosure as nondisclosable under the APRA. See Ind. Code §§ 5-14-3-3(a), -4, 4.3.
The Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is a law enforcement agency charged with the responsibility of representing the State of Indiana in all infraction, misdemeanor, and felony cases alleged to have occurred within Hamilton County, Indiana. While the sole loyalty of this office is to the State of Indiana, this office also has the responsibility of protecting the victims of crime and safeguarding victims’ rights.
This office recognizes the competing interests involved in the public’s right to access information maintained by law enforcement agencies, e.g., the people’s right to know, the privacy of victims, the safety of the community and its law enforcement officials. These competing interests must all be part of this office’s decision making process when considering requests for documents. This office will review each request for documents in this context and, where required or at its discretion, will comply with each request pursuant to the applicable sections of I.C. § 5-14-3 and Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct 3.6 and 3.8, which establish a prosecutor’s ethical duties to cases and to extrajudicial dissemination of information.
All APRA requests shall be made in writing and submitted on Form 451495-D - APRA Document Request. See Ind. Code § 5-14-3-3(a)(2). The form must be filled out in its entirety before the Prosecuting Attorney will comply with the request.
However, routine requests for discovery in the course of litigation in which this Prosecuting Attorney represents the State’s interests are controlled via local rules of criminal procedure and other non-APRA law and will be addressed under those rules, accordingly. Further, requests for documents that would have come from other agencies should be directed to those sourcing agencies.
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