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Please contact our non-emergency dispatch at 574-235-9611 option #1 to request an officer to obtain a VIN check for the Indiana BMV. Payment is $5 cash for each vehicle.
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To pick up an accident report you may go to buycrash.com and purchase it from that site for $12.00 or you may visit the Records Division at the St. Joseph County Jail located at 401 W. Sample St. South Bend between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. The cost to pick it up in person is $8.00 cash.
For an incident report, please visit the Records Division, these are not available online at this time. The cost is $1.00 per report.
Please visit the state’s website to begin the application process for your Concealed Carry Permit (CCW). After you complete the state portion of the application process and get your fingerprints done please visit the Records Division at the St. Joseph County Police at 401 W. Sample St. South Bend between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to complete the local portion of your application. For any other questions regarding your application, please call the Records Division at 574-245-6535.
Please visit our Records Division at the St. Joseph County Jail located at 401 W. Sample St in South Bend between the hours of 8:00 am. and 4:00 pm. The cost for a background check is $8.00 cash. You must have a photo ID to compete the request.
If your company would like to get a pre-employment background check for a prospective employee, please contact the Records Division at 574-245-6535 between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
To put money on an inmate's commissary or "books" you may send a money order to the St. Joseph County Jail at 401 W. Sample St. South Bend, IN 46601 with your inmate's name on the bottom of the envelope. You may also come into the jail lobby between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm and use our kiosk. (The jail does not accept cash at the counter, only in the kiosk).
Bond or bail money can be accepted between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm at the County Jail, located at 401 W. Sample St. South Bend, IN. To find out the amount of the bail you may call 574-245-6501 or visit Jailtracker . You may also pay a bond or bail online at govpaynet.com. You will need the inmate's OCA number and the amount of the bail or bond which you may obtain by calling the jail or from our inmate lookup.
Please visit the Records Division at the St. Joseph County Jail which is located at 401 W. Sample St. South Bend, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm to fill out a noise ordinance request.
By County Ordinance 130, loud music and construction noises are allowed between the hours of 7 am and 10:00 pm. The Sheriff has the authority to approve or deny a request on a case by case basis. The cost is $5.00 per day, due in cash at the time of the approval by the Sheriff.