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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.