Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to get a marriage license?
--Cost is $25.00 for in County Resident
--Cost is $65.00 for out of County Resident
--Both applicants must appear together in person
--A certified birth certificate, a valid operator's license or other identification issued by a state that contains the individual's date of birth and current address. (IC 31-11-4-6)
--At least one applicant must be a resident of Jackson County
--Both applicants must be 18 years or older.
--If younger than 18 years of age, call 812-358-6117 for more information
--Marriage license is good for 60 days.
What do I need to bring in to get a passport?
View our Passport link in Resources for detailed information.
How much money do I owe in child support?
If your case was handled by the prosecutor's office, call the KIDSLINE at 1-800-840-8757 M-F 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If your case was handled by a private attorney, you will need to contact the attorney. If your case was handled on your own, you will need to compare the payments made with what was ordered.
Can I see what is in a file?
All files are public record EXCEPT juvenile cases and adoptions. Positive photo ID is required to look at or get copies of ALL juvenile cases.
How do I contact Legal Aid?
Legal Aid District II
1531 13th St., Suite G330
Columbus, IN 47201
Phone: 877-378-0358 Fax: 812-372-3948
How do I find out about a suspended driver's license?
Call Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 1-888-692-6841.
What forms of payments do you accept?
Cash, money order, cashier's check or employer's check. NO personal checks. We also accept credit, debit & prepaid debit cards through GovPayNet. Log on to www.GovPayNow.com or call 1-888-604-7888.
Am I registered to vote? What precinct am I in? Where do I vote?
Call 812-358-6120 or go to: Indiana Voters
Where can I vote absentee?
Do we have "early" voting?
Call 812-358-6120 or go to: Indiana Secretary of State Elections
Check Resources page to view Early Voting hours and Locations
Do you have a drop box for payments?
How do I get a background search?
Visit the Jackson County Sheriff's Department located at
150 E State Rd 250
Brownstown, IN 47220.
How do I report child abuse or neglect?
Call Department of Child Services at 812-523-9090 or
Call Jackson County Sheriffs Department at 812-358-2141
Who can help me get away from domestic violence?
Turning Point at 812-523-3472
Toll Free Crisis Hot-line 1-800-221-6311
How do I find out about unclaimed funds?
Call 1-800-447-5598 or go to: Indiana Unclaimed Funds
How do I find out what properties will be sold on sherifff's sale?
Sale dates and properties are posted in the front lobbies of the old Courthouse and the new Judicial Center in Brownstown or you can call the Sheriff Sale Hotline at 1-812-434-6645.
Where do I find birth and death certificates?
Call Jackson County Health Department at 812-522-6474.