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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with the attorney.
Complete the intake packet found at our Legal Self-Help Center and email the application to email@example.com 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.
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.
Yes, information about the Regional Utility District formation and the sewer and water projects is available here: www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/hcrud.
The District Board will initially consist of the three Hamilton County Commissioners. In the future if the District expands or changes, the Commissioners may appoint other individuals to serve on the Board.
The County wishes to make the sewer and water service available for customers to connect to improve the waterways and enhance public health. Connection to water is voluntary and is at the homeowner’s request. For homeowners with properly functioning septic systems, Indiana Code 13-26 allows for an exemption of up to 20 years for homeowners before the District may require them to connect to sewers. However, the Commissioners intend this to be the homeowner’s decision, and as the District Board they plan to grant the homeowner the option of replacing their septic system or connecting to the public sewers, regardless of when that might happen in the future.
The Indiana Code can be found here: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2022/ic/titles/013#13-26-5-2.5.
Based on a consumption of 4,000 gallons/month, the preliminary monthly rates will be approximately $97/month - $36.51 for water and $60.55 for sewer. These are estimated at this time and will be finalized after construction begins and the total costs are known.
Connection fees are the costs associated with physically connecting to the sewer or water main, while capacity fees are fees associated with providing capacity in the wastewater plant or water facilities for each customer. The homeowner will be responsible for any plumbing and pipe required within their property, plus abandoning their septic system in accordance with County Health Department guidelines.
The connection and capacity fees for the District will be waived if a homeowner connects to the sanitary sewer or water main within 6 months of service being available.
If the homeowner elects to connect in the future, the connection fees are anticipated to be approximately $1,000 to $2,000 and the capacity fees are anticipated to be approximately $4,000 to $6,000 for water and sewer combined.
Yes, private wells are the property of the homeowner. Maintenance of private wells is completely up to the homeowner for whatever purpose they desire. If the homeowner wishes to connect to the District’s water system, they will be required to disconnect their well from their home plumbing to eliminate any potential for cross connection with the public water system, but may keep their well for irrigation or other uses.
The wastewater treatment plant and water tower are both planned for a piece of property approximately 2,000 feet north of 236th Street, immediately west of U.S. 31. Please see the District information on the website listed above for images of the site.
The Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center does charge a fee of $20 for all types and sizes of televisions. All other materials are free for Hamilton County residents (non-business). Patrons using the facility will be asked to show proof of residency. Residency documents must list the patrons first and last name, and the Hamilton County address at which they reside. Examples include, but not limited to, driver’s license, property tax statement and utility bill.
Municipal waste water treatment plants are not designed to remove the complex compounds in both over-the-counter and prescription medication. As a result, trace amounts are being detected in our streams, rivers, and clean drinking water. 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.
Over the years, regulations were enacted to eliminate the use of mercury in the production of alkaline batteries. Thus, today alkaline batteries are safe for disposal with your normal household trash. 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.
At this time, the Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center does not have a size restriction on televisions accepted; however all size and types of televisions will have a $20 fee.
GreenCycle 2695 Cicero Rd. Noblesville, IN 46060 (317) 773 - 3350 http://greencycleindy.com
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.
Hamilton County Clerk
One Hamilton County Square
Noblesville, IN 46060-2233
All fees can be paid by cash, credit/debit card, cashier’s check, money order or online at mycase.in.gov (online payments exclude juvenile cases and cases owing restitution). For your convenience, an ATM is located just in front of the Clerk’s Office on the 1st floor of the Judicial Center.
If you are mailing in your payment (money order or cashier’s check 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.
A regulated drain is a drain under the jurisdiction of the Hamilton County Drainage Board and can be an agricultural drain, urban storm sewer or open drain.
Regulated drains were established by the courts years ago. Today, they need to be petitioned for through the Hamilton County Drainage Board.
The Hamilton County Drainage Board is made up of the Hamilton County Commissioners.
Maps are on file at the County Surveyor’s Office. Additionally, the drain mapping can be viewed online with the Hamilton County General Viewer.
If the tile drain is regulated by the County and on a maintenance program, you can call or come into the Hamilton County Surveyor’s Office and fill out a Drainage Investigation Form.
There are several permits issued by the Hamilton County Surveyor’s Office. These permits are issued for work being done to or across a regulated drain or its easement. These can be issued for permanent or temporary work or encroachments. Please contact our office anytime a regulated drain might be affected by your project. Permit applications are also available for download on our website.
In Hamilton County, any subdivision over five lots and outside a municipal’s corporate limits is required to become regulated.
In 1996, the private drainage law was established by the State Legislative Committee. The intent of the law is to protect property owners from obstructing a natural drainage way. You can call or come into the Hamilton County Surveyor’s Office and fill out a Drainage Investigation Form.
Drains do not have a tracer wire installed with them.
No, the Surveyor’s Office does not have the resources to probe for and locate Regulated Tile Drains.
No, the county is responsible for the regulated drain only. Any private tile connecting to a regulated drain tile is the responsibility of the landowner.
Your property is located within the Regulated Watershed for that drain. A drain maintenance assessment is paid into a fund for the maintenance and repair of that drain.
No. Assessments go to a separate account for each individual regulated drain.
Even though the drain may not physically run through your property, your property is within the Regulated Watershed and is benefited by the drain.
The assessment can be paid by mail or at the Hamilton County Treasurer’s Office at the Historic Courthouse.
First, you must determine if your property has any easements on it. If the easements are regulated, then you must contact the Hamilton County Surveyor’s Office for the requirements to place the fence within the easement.
If the easement is for a County Regulated Drain, any encroachment into the easement must be approved by the Drainage Board. If not, then consult the planning jurisdiction where you live.
A Drainage Easement (DE) is an area reserved for drainage facilities. An easement protects that area for current or future drainage needs. A Regulated Drain Easement protects drainage facilities operated by the County Drainage Board.
That shallow v-shaped swale is for draining the rear of the lots and potential offsite water to a storm sewer inlet.
Possibly - but only with an approved drainage plan. Filling in a swale will block drainage. Check with the proper jurisdiction for their regulations about piping a swale.
If your swale has a Regulated Drain with it, then contact the County Surveyor's Office. If not, then contact the Engineering Department for the local planning jurisdiction.
No, this will block the drainage through the swale in the rear of the lots and prevent flow to a storm sewer inlet.
A permit may be required from the Hamilton County Surveyor’s Office if the pond falls within the easement of a regulated drain or if you will need an outlet to the regulated drain. You may also need to contact your local planning commission, Hamilton County Soil and Water District, and Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Yes. New subdivisions are required to detain storm water runoff in wet ponds or dry basins. They also may serve other needs, such as, providing dirt for house pads or serving as amenities.
Storm water collects into a detention area and is released at a slower rate. The purpose is to keep downstream land from being flooded out.
Ponds built in new Hamilton County Regulated Drain subdivisions are required to build a safety ledge within the ponds to help promote safety. A safety ledge is either a 10' wide shelf submerged about 18" or a 10' wide 5:1 slope submerged around the perimeter of the pond.
Research has found that thick wetland plantings at the water’s edge discourages geese from leaving the pond to walk on the bank and leave droppings by providing a natural barrier. It also may help discourage people from entering the pond. Contact a wetland biologist for more information.
This would depend on the jurisdiction you live in.
We recommend connecting to an adequate storm sewer. Most newer subdivision lots provide an outlet for each lot to tie into. Out letting on the surface will cause a wet area and, in some cases, recycle back through the sump pump
If you live within a regulated subdivision an outlet should be provided to each property, if not this office recommends that the sump pump discharge to an adequate storm system.
The “D” marking on the curb stands for Subsurface Drain. A Subsurface Drain is a perforated conduit such as a pipe, tubing, or tile installed beneath the ground to intercept, collect, and convey excess ground water to a suitable outlet.
No, the Hamilton County Surveyor's Office does not perform boundary surveys or offer legal advice on the location of “property” lines. A licensed private Professional Surveyor and Attorney can help you with these items.
No, Delineation or demarcation and placement of any monument on or in close proximity to a land boundary must be executed by a Professional Land surveyor. 865 IAC 1-12-5
No. The SLR is designed for use by title companies and states that “no liability will be assumed for any use of data for construction of new improvements or fences”. 865 IAC 1-12-29
No. A plot plan is used to get a construction permit.
No. Indiana has only recently required the recordation of surveys in specific circumstances as in a) the creation of a new tax parcel; b) a previously unrecorded survey; or c) when the recent survey differs significantly from the description of record. 865 IAC 1-12-12
A landowner desiring to establish the location of the line between the landowner's land and that of an adjoining landowner by means of a legal survey may do so in accordance with Indiana Code Title 36-2-12-10. The Legal Survey is entered in the County Surveyor’s legal survey record book.
No. The Elevation Certificate is to be completed by a licensed land surveyor, engineer, or architect who is authorized by law to certify elevation information.
Section corners were created when the government originally surveyed Indiana into “mile square” parcels. Section corners refer to the four (4) corners of the “mile square” parcel. The intermediate half-mile corners are referred to as “quarter corners” because they divide the section into quarters. These corners are usually found near the centerline(s) of this County’s roads. They are marked by monuments set under the direction of a licensed surveyor.
The County Surveyor is required to maintain records indicating the location of each original government horizontal monument (section corners, quarter corners, etc.) within their county. Many of these monuments are found near the centerlines of roads, along with monuments in fields and in subdivisions. It is the responsibly of the County Surveyor to verify and reference these monuments for public use. These references can be found on the Hamilton County GIS system. (IC 36-2-12 sec. 10&11)
Since 2004 Aerial photography has been flown every year, usually in the Spring. In addition, Hamilton County maintains aerial photography from 1936, 1941, 1956, 1962, 1974, 1976, 1985, 1994, 1996/97, 1998, 2000, and 2001.
Because of Hamilton County’s growth, the Hamilton County Road Map is continually updated throughout the year. They are available in the office for $10.
No. They are not legal documents and only serve as a graphical representation of the line.
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