County Government


Welcome to the Benton Sheriff's Department Web Site in Fowler Indiana. The Sheriff's Department serves approximately 8,700 residents of Benton County Indiana and covers 412 square miles

The Benton County Sheriff’s Department operates and maintains an enhanced 911 system as well as operates and maintains a 24 hour, multi-agency, and county wide dispatching center. The Sheriff’s Department also secures and houses county jail inmates. Our present facility was opened in 1997 with a capacity of 43, not including holding cells.

The Benton County Indiana Sheriff's Department is devoted to ensuring the safety of our community and those visiting or just passing through.

LOCATION: Admin. Hours:

105 S Lincoln Avenue
Fowler, IN 47944

Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:00 pm EST
Closed on major holidays


(765) 884-0080 
Opt.1 for the jail
Opt. 2- admin/dispatch


(765) 252-1782


Don Munson    

Don Munson, Sheriff 

 Don Zickmund, Captain           


Derek Fuehrer, Deputy


Brayden Ely, Deputy

Zac Waltz, Deputy


Ethan Deno, Deputy

 Austin Rennick, Deputy

Austin Rennick, Deputy

Jail Commander: Patty Clouse
Dispatchers:Dianne Meihls, Mike Yeary, Jordan Gobel, Kylee Senesac, Josh Meyer

Corrections Officers:  Rob Hobbs, Paula Fuehrer, Paul Griner, Cindy Hamilton, Sarah Estrada, Coltin Clark, Andrew Fry, Jacob Williams

Each inmate may be allowed ONE (1) 30 minute or TWO (2) 15 minute visitations every SEVEN (7) days.

Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. If they are not scheduled 24 hours in advance the visit will not happen.

Inmates may have visits between the hours of 7:30am until 10:30am, 11:30am until 3:30pm, and then from 4:30pm until 9:30pm. The times are to account for meal times and then half an hour prior to nightly lockdown. 

To schedule visits call 1-866-340-7879 or go to

Taken daily until 10pm

Accident report: $8.00

Accident report with photos: $10.00


State Forms Database:
Off- Road Vehicle (ORV) and Snowmobile Registration: Register through the BMV
Application for Special Identification Number - Motor Vehicle or Watercraft: State Form 12907
Bill Of Sale: State Form 44237
Indiana Crash Report: //

Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry:
Handgun License Application-Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles:
Sheriff Sale Information & Procedures      

Indiana Tax Forms:

Identity Theft Protection Reviews
This list is provided as an informational resource only.

Guide to securing your home   
This is provided as a informational resource only. 
Indiana State Police Lafayette Post: (800) 382-7537 Department of Child Services Hotline: (800) 800-5556
Lafayette Area Road Information: (800) 261-7627 Lafayette Crisis Center: (765) 742-0244
Indiana State Road Information: (800) 261-7623 Crisis Center Teen Line: (765) 423-1872
Indiana Poison Center: (800) 222-1222 Adult Protective Services: (765) 420-1587
YWCA (24 Hour Hot Line) – Emergency Shelter for women and children in crisis: (888) 345-1118
YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program: (765) 345-4486



Note:  After you complete Step 1, you will have only 90 days to complete Steps 2 and 3. Once all steps are completed, your application will be electronically transmitted to ISP for final review. 

If your aplication is approved, your permit will be sent to you via U.S. Mail.

If your application is rejected, you will be notified via U.S. Mail and will receive instructions on how to file an appeal. ( 

Step 1: Complete a Handgun License Application online at the Indiana State Police Handgun Licensing Portal:

Step 2:  Schedule an appointment to submit your fingerprints electronically at a location convenient to you. Fingerprints for gun permits are no longer done at the Sheriff's Office. https// 

Step 3: Complete the final step in the application process within 90 days. 

Note:  Your application WILL EXPIRE 90 days after you submit the application online. If your application expires, you  must update your status by signing in to the Indiana State Police Handgun Licensing Portal and following the prompts for duplicate/status update. 
Licensing Fees:
Local Fee- Cash, Check, or Money Order
State Fee- pay online to the State of Indiana
Fingerprint Fee- Pay online directly to IndentoGo
Refunds- Some portions of the application fee are refundable if the application is denied. The entire state fee is refundable if no license if issued.  View the licensing fees for more information.


For information on Sheriff's sales, contact SRI Services:
Mon-Friday, 8am-5pm
Fax: 317-842-5948
The Benton County Sheriff's Department holds regular Sheriff's Sales on county properties.
Notices are published in the Benton Review on Wednesdays.
All Sheriff Sales are at 10:00 A.M. on the stated date in the Benton County Sheriff’s Department.
Legal descriptions are posted in the Benton Review Newspaper and posted at the North Entrance of the Benton County Courthouse.

The Sheriffs' Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published on the Notice of Sheriff Sale.

You must be present in order to bid on any property
The Bank will start the bidding and verbal bidding will follow.
Do not bid if you are unsure about the property.
It is the bidder's responsibility to find out if taxes are due.
Property taxes are paid by the buyer in the Treasurers' Office after the sale.
Bank certified checks (guaranteed funds) for the full amount of the bid are due in the Sheriffs' Office by 2:00 P.M. on the same day as the sale.

Defendant(s) are supposed to be out by 10:00 A.M. on the day of the sale.
If the defendant(s) are still in the property at the time of the sale, the buyer will need to file for an Order of Eviction in the court of said action.