Frequently Asked Questions



Where are the Sheriff’s Department and County Jail located?

Both are located in the same building at 291 Vandalia Ave Spencer IN 47460. The Dispatch Center is also located at the same address. For any non-emergent calls, our phone number is 812-829-4874. Dispatch can be reached at extension1. The jail can be reached at extension 2. The administrative office can be reached at extension 3.

How do I file a police report?

If you need to report an incident, please call 812-829-4874 for dispatch. They will help you through the necessary steps. Copies of these reports can be obtained at the Sheriff’s Office and there is a $5.00 fee for each report.


How do I get a copy of an accident report?

Deputies prepare accident reports for events that occur in Owen County. Most of these reports are completed within 72 hours of the accident, however, due to the circumstance surrounding the accident it may take longer. There is a $5 fee for each copy and an additional $5 fee for photos. We accept cash, personal check, or money order. Checks should be made payable to the Owen County Sheriff’s Department.

You may also get reports online at http://www.buycrash.com/ .


How do I file a protection order?

You can request a protection order at the Owen County Clerks’ Office, Monday thru Friday 8am – 4pm. Protection orders are served by the Owen County Sheriff’s Department. The Clerk’s Office can be contacted at 812-829-5015.





Step 1:  Complete the online application at https://firearms.ariesportal.com/

At the end of the application, you will receive directions on how to schedule electronic fingerprinting (step 2) and payment of state fee.

Step 2:  Schedule electronic fingerprinting through MorphoTrust.

Step 3:  If you reside in Owen County, bring your local fee, finger print receipt, and identification to the Sheriff’s Department (291 Vandalia Ave, Spencer IN 47460).

Step 4:  Your application will be electronically transferred to ISP for final review.  If your application 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. 

Gun Permit Application


Prices are as follows:

If you have No permit/or expired permit:

-Lifetime fee: State fee: $84.95 (includes fingerprint fee) Local fee: $50.00

 If you have a Valid 4 year Permit

-Lifetime fee: State fee: $69.95 (includes fingerprint fee) Local fee: $40.00

-4 year Permit fee: State fee: $39.95 (includes finger print fee) Local fee: $10.00

If you have any questions, contact us at 812-829-4874 ext. 3 

Sheriff Sales


The Owen County Sheriff’s Office conducts sheriff sales through SRI. To see information regarding sales, visit the link above. Owen County has a sheriff’s sale every other month. For any questions, feel free to contact us at 812-829-4874.

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