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SHERIFF DEPARTMENT & JAIL

Welcome to the Benton Sheriff's Department Web Site in Fowler Indiana. The Sheriff's Department serves approximately 9,500 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: HOURS:

105 S Lincoln Avenue
Fowler, IN 47944

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

PHONE: FAX:

(765) 884-0080

Emergency

(765) 884-2022

STAFF:

Sheriff ButchBoston "Butch" Pritchett, Sheriff
bopritchett@sbcglobal.net

Working for the department since 1980.
Elected as Sheriff from 1991 – 1998
and 2007 to current.



            

 

Deputy SallaJoseph Salla, Deputy

1987 - current

 

Deputy MunsonDonald Munson, Deputy

2006 - current

Deputy ZickmundDonald Zickmund, Deputy

2005 - current

Deputy DexterJason Dexter, Deputy

2005 - current

Jail Commander: Frank Bondurant

Dispatchers: Wanda Helterbran, Kathy Stepp and Courtney Silk

JAIL VISITATION: BONDS:

Wednesday 7pm – 8pm
Sunday 1pm – 3pm

Taken daily until 10pm
MONEY ORDER ONLY / NO CHECKS OR CASH
REPORTS:

Accident report: $8.00

Accident report with photos: $10.00

Case report: $8.00

FORMS:
State Forms Database: www.in.gov/icpr/webfile/formsdiv
Off- Road Vehicle (ORV) and Snowmobile Registration: State Form 00390
Application for Special Identification Number - Motor Vehicle or Watercraft: State Form 12907
Bill Of Sale: State Form 44237
Indiana Operator's Proof of Insurance/Crash Report: State Form 52441 (SR21) - http://www.in.gov/isp/files/52441.pdf

LINKS:
Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry: http://www.insor.org/insasoweb/
Handgun Permit Hours, Requirements & Costs Bureau of Motor Vehicles: www.in.gov/bmv
Sheriff Sale Information & Procedures

Indiana Tax Forms: www.in.gov/dor/index.htm

OTHER EMERGENCY NUMBERS:
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

HANDGUN PERMIT HOURS, REQUIREMENTS & COST

HANDGUN HOURS:

Monday - Friday from 8:30AM - 3:00PM

HANDGUN REQUIREMENTS:
Handgun permit applications must be made in person at the Sheriff’s Department.
Must bring a state issued photo ID.

Persons applying for a gun permits must reside in rural Benton County.
Any persons living within a city or town limit must apply with their local police department.

HANDGUN COST:
4 year permit:
$30.00 money order payable to State of Indiana AND $10 cash/check/money order payable to the Sheriff's Department.
Lifetime permit with current valid gun permit:
$60.00 money order payable to State of Indiana AND $40 cash/check/money order payable to the Sheriff's Department.

Lifetime permit without current gun permit:
$75.00 money order payable to State of Indiana AND $50 cash/check/money order payable to the Sheriff's Department.

SHERIFF SALE INFORMATION & PROCEDURES

SHERIFF'S SALE INFORMATION:
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.

SHERIFF'S SALE PROCEDURES:
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.

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