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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.
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 Centers for Disease Control & Prevention say there is "no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds." Most believe proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection should inactivate the virus, but given that the virus is a new one, experts cannot say with absolute certainty that it will be safe. Erring on the side of caution, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has ordered all indoor pools closed. We must wait for the State of Indiana to give us additional direction on outdoor pools as it begins to warm up.
The short answer is "we don’t know." South Korea recently reported a significant number of people with COVID-19 have tested positive for a second time. The World Health Organization (WHO) says we don’t have enough evidence to understand if and why some people may experience reactivation after recovery. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says, "the immune response, including duration of immunity is not yet understood." With other coronavirus strains, experts say the antibodies that patients produce during infection give them immunity to the specific virus for months or even years, but researchers are still figuring out if and how that works with COVID-19.
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 at least six feet – or roughly two adult arm lengths – away from other people at all times.
The Centers for Disease Control now recommends everyone wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public. The cover is meant to protect other people in case YOU are infected. Please remember the face cover is NOT a substitute for social distancing. Please stay at least six feet from other people. Click here for directions on how to make your own. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf
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.
We strongly discourage play dates with anyone outside your immediate family. When children are playing, it is hard to enforce social distance between them. Plus, many kids still haven’t mastered the etiquette of coughing, sneezing, and washing their hands regularly. While children seem to be less likely to get sick from COVID-19, distancing them from one another reduces the chances of transmitting the virus to older members of their families. We still encourage families to continue to spend time together outdoors. Parents should also try to help their children reach out to friends by phone, text or email.
We have been reluctant to generate a report of deaths by facility, but we feel that we owe it to the public and the families with loved ones at these long-term care facilities to know how they are faring. This information is public record as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), which requires protection and confidential handling of protected health information, expires upon death. 25 long-term care facilities fall under the jurisdiction of the Hamilton County Health Department. It’s important to note that their jobs are difficult under the best of circumstances and they are doing the very best they can with the support of the state and county health departments to protect their patients from the COVID-19 virus.
The Hamilton County Health Department no longer has jurisdiction in the City of Fishers per Indiana Code 16-20-4-4. The Fishers City Council established a health department on Friday, April 24th which precludes the County Health Board and the board’s officers from providing services to the citizens of Fishers. Any questions about COVID-19, as well as other health-related issues like mosquito control, restaurant inspections, and pool inspections, should be sent to the Fishers Health Department. They can be reached at (317) 567-5045 or email@example.com.
People with COVID-19 who have home isolated, but did NOT have a test to determine if they’re still contagious, can leave home when they have been fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine - AND - other symptoms have improved - AND - its been at least 10 days since their symptoms first appeared.
Those being tested to determine if they’re still contagious, must receive TWO negative tests in a row, at least 24 hours apart, as well as be symptom and fever free.
The Indiana State Department of Health has a COVID-19 testing site at 400 Lafayette Road in Noblesville. Anyone can register for an appointment. You can register online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by phone at (888) 634-1116. Testing is FREE and insurance is not required. However, if you have private health insurance, please bring that information with you.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Common symptoms have long included fever, cough, and shortness of breath, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says symptoms may include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Children have similar, but far minor symptoms than adults.
The emerging syndrome is now being called “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated with COVID-19.” Symptoms include a persistent fever, inflammation, and poor function in one or more organs. The syndrome mimics features of both toxic shock syndrome and incomplete Kawasaki disease. Not every child who presents with the syndrome tests positive for COVID-19, but experts believe there is a connection. To date, cases in the United States have been mainly in East Coast cities. Although rare, experts say most children affected have done well. The cause is still a mystery.
Yes, violations of the Executive Order relating to food services could be violations under the Retail Food Code 410 IAC 7-24-116. The regulatory authority may temporarily impose specific requirements in addition to the requirements contained in this rule. If an imminent health hazard exists because of an emergency condition that may endanger public health, a ceasing of operations may be ordered under s410 IAC 7-24-109.
As we’ve reopened Indiana, more people are out and about celebrating at summer gatherings. Unfortunately, many do not wear masks and do not properly social distance. We’ve noticed this most notably in the 20-39 year old demographic. In fact, that age group now accounts for nearly a third of all new positive cases in Hamilton County. We need to do a better job of encouraging this age group to mask up.
Our state-sponsored Optum testing site has averaged 100 tests per day since the middle of May. Our hope is to triple our testing by the first of September by providing at least three more sites scattered throughout Hamilton County. Our current location is at 400 Lafayette Road in Noblesville - just north of Riverview Hospital. For those interested in being tested, please click here. https://lhi.care/covidtesting
Our health educators have tremendous relationships with all the school districts in Hamilton County. They are currently working around the clock to review and refine each district’s back to school plans. Unfortunately, their plans are only as good as what we currently know, so we ask parents and teachers to be as patient and flexible as they can. What might work today, could need to be tweaked tomorrow. As we get closer to the start of school, and even once school starts, we may need to further adjust plans.
The Health Department strongly recommends having your children immunized before the start of school. We are currently taking appointments three days a week for children 18 years and younger. Please call our office at (317) 776-8500 to schedule an appointment. Or click here for more information. https://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/278/Immunization-Information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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