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You can call the jail and utilize the automated information system (AIS) at 812.948.5406. From here, you will select option #2 and that will give you information about an individual who is incarcerated. You can also utilize mobile patrol app.

Court assignments are given by the Floyd County Clerk each morning for new arrest. This information is posted in the Floyd County Court house on TV monitors. Any individual arrested will always attend court on the following business day.

You can visit My Case Indiana at to find court dates.

The Floyd county Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Floyd County Clerk’s Office accepts court cash bond payments after hours and on weekends and holidays. The Sheriff’s Department will only accept these payments when the Floyd County Clerk’s office is closed.

Full Amount must be paid to Clerk’s Office or the Floyd County Sheriff.
Please Note:

  • The Sheriff’s Department accepts cash only and we cannot make change. No coins are accepted.
  • You must bring exact payment in cash.
  • A valid government ID is required for the person providing funds or deemed the payee.
  • The payee must provide all information required by procedure.
  • $5.00 special death benefit bond fee will be collected when bonding someone out of jail

Types of Bonds:

  • Court Cash Bond: 10% of the total bond is required and can be paid in the Floyd County Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. After hours, it can be paid in the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department jail lobby 
  • Surety: 10% of the total bond is paid to a bonding company. The Sheriff’s department maintains a list of approved bonding companies.

Floyd County Inmates receive digital mail on a daily basis while incarcerated, through Securus Technologies. Mail is screened by staff prior to being sent through the digital mail center. The inmate will be notified if any mail is withheld from them, including the reason why. To send mail to an inmate, please use the address below.Inmates may not receive the following types of material according to policies: Lewd or graphic material, newspaper, magazine material, books, blank paper, gang related materials, staples, paper clips, stickers or anything else deemed contraband or violating the policies and procedures of the Floyd County Jail or the US Postal Service. Legal mail only from attorney’s, the court system or another government entity will be accepted at the Floyd County Jail and should be addressed as listed below.

Sentenced inmate releases begin at 9:00am unless otherwise directed by a court order.

Generally no items are allowed to be dropped off to any inmate unless they are deemed medically necessary by the jail doctor or are needed for court. If these items are a necessity, a staff member will contact a family member and arrange for these items to be dropped off.

There is not a set time frame for someone to be picked up. The law says that transportation must be scheduled within a reasonable amount of time. The general rule practiced in the Floyd County Jail is within 10 days.  

Protective orders are obtained through the clerk’s office with an exception of on weekends. You can fill out the required paperwork in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Department on weekends, beginning on Friday at 4:00pm through Sunday at 8:00pm.

Under Indiana Code 34-26-5-4, the petition must be filed in the county where at least one of the following applies:

  • The person applying for a protective order currently or temporarily resides (Petitioner)
  • The person whom the protective order is being sought against resides (Respondent)
  • The county where the incident occurred

Under Indiana Law, there are specific qualifications that must apply for a person to be eligible for a protective order.  These involve acts of domestic violence, stalking or sex crimes committed against the Petitioner by the Respondent.  Click the link to read see if you are eligible:  Indiana Code 34-26-5-2

The person applying for the protective order must go to the Floyd County Clerk’s Office, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm, excluding County recognized holidays.

A person may also apply for a protective order from Friday at 4:00pm through Sunday at 12:00am (midnight) in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Department.

Depending on what you are being fingerprinted for determines if you need an appointment. If your fingerprints need to be done electronically, you must make an appointment with Idento Go at or calling 1.877.472.6917 (This is for gun permits, adoption and other specific reasons). Please check with the entity you are being fingerprinted for to determine if your prints need to be done electronically. In some cases, ink fingerprints are needed and there is no appointment needed for ink cards. Ink fingerprints cards are completed during normal business hours (8:00am – 3:30pm). There is an $8.00 fee per fingerprint card.

Any civil process service begins in the Clerk’s Office, where you file paperwork. The Clerk charges a fee for filing paperwork (fees are determined by the Clerk) for their services. Once the paperwork is filled through the Clerk’s Office, it is sent to the Sheriff’s Department so an officer can serve the paperwork.  

To evict someone, you must file paperwork in the Clerk’s Office (there is a fee assessed by the Clerk) for filing paperwork. Once the paperwork is complete, the Sheriff’s Department delivers notice to the person being evicted to appear in court. If that person does not appear for their court date, the Sheriff’s Department sets an eviction date with the courts (typically within 4 days) where we escort the person from the property, with the property owner. The Sheriff’s Department will not go to a property to evict someone without a court order.  

You cannot swear out a warrant on someone. A report has to be filed with a law enforcement officer and forwarded to the Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office for consideration.  At that time, the Prosecutor will decide if charges will be filed

Each office in the courthouse has individual numbers. The best way to find the contact information for the specific office you’re looking for is to check the Floyd County Government website.  The address is

Yes, you can. There is no fee for a VIN inspection.  If you live outside the city limits of New Albany, call 812.948.5400 to request a VIN inspection at your home.  If you live within the city limits, contact the New Albany Police at 812.948.5300.

All residents throughout the State of Indiana are governed by state law regarding the use of fireworks. Follow this link to read the entire law:  Indiana Code 22-11-14-6

Yes. It only applies to the unincorporated areas in Floyd County.  It does not apply to New Albany, Georgetown or Greenville.  Follow this link to read the ordnance Floyd County Ordinance 2010-008.

Indiana law states that vehicles left within the right-of-way of an interstate highway or any highway that is designated as part of the state highway system must be removed within 24 hours and any vehicle left on other roadways must be removed within 72 hours. To read the entire statute, click on Indiana Code 9-22-1-11.

Indiana law requires that both the person seeking a mental detention order on an individual and at least one physician must provide a statement to a court that the individual is mentally ill and either dangerous or gravely disabled; and in need of immediate restraint. To read the law, click on Indiana Code 12-26-5-1.

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New Albany Police

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Chris Lane - Prosecutor


Georgetown Police

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Greenville Police

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Indiana University Police

IU Southeast Campus


Floyd County Health Department


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Clarksville Police

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Indiana DNR

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