County residents wanting an Indiana handgun license can use the application online through the Indiana State Police.
Indiana County Sheriffs are required by State Statute to collect delinquent State Tax.
Learn how to obtain copies of reports and photos.
Title Checks (Vehicle Inspections) are required by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles for any vehicle purchased out of state, assembled vehicles, or a vehicle with a salvage title.
One of the main functions of a County Sheriff's Office is to serve the Courts. This includes service of process for county court, other Indiana counties and out-of-state courts. Civil process employees serve several types of papers related to small claims actions, misdemeanor, felony and civil proceedings. Personal service will be attempted but, if unsuccessful, service will be made by leaving a copy at the address listed, unless otherwise requested. A full street address is required.
Out-of-state agencies should include any affidavit of service required and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return. There is an out-of-state service fee for each individual to be served. This fee is to be remitted with the papers to be served.
Limited Criminal Record information is available, either by written request or in person. No request for this information is honored over the phone or by fax. This record inspection is limited to the record of incarcerations in the Spencer County Security Center and applies only to the original charge. No information as to final disposition (resulting in charges, fines, sentencing, etc.) is available. The full name and at least one identifier, such as date of birth or social security number must be provided.
This service is frequently requested for adoptions, travel visas, pre-employment requirements, etc. Criminal Record checks are available through the Booking Office of the Spencer County Jail.
Fingerprinting is required for criminal background checks through the State of Indiana. This may be requested for employment, state housing, adoption and the military.
Free of Charge
This service is provided free of charge at the Spencer County Sheriffs’ Department or the Jail.
The Sheriffs’ administrative office can fingerprint during business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday. After business hours and on weekends, contact the Jail for fingerprinting.
Sheriff Sales are handled by Lieberman Technologies, LLC. Sales are held in the lobby of the Spencer County Sheriff's Department by Lieberman Technologies. Postings and general information can be viewed online and in the Journal Democrat News. Notifications are also posted on the Spencer County Courthouse message board and in the Spencer County Sheriff Departments lobby.