Boone County, Indiana Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Mike Nielsen

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What are the courthouse hours?

Excluding approved holidays, county buildings are open Monday through Friday 8:00 – 4:00.

Q2. How long has security screening been in place at the courthouse?

The courthouse has been restricted to one entrance with security screening since June 1, 2017.  Entrance is made at the south side (Main Street) where there is an x-ray machine and metal detector.  Purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc. are screened with the x-ray machine and visitors walk through the metal detector.  The entry process takes just a few seconds.

Q3. What items are prohibited from the courthouse?

Boone County Ordinance 2017-03 states, “No person shall be permitted to enter the Courthouse carrying or possessing a firearm, knife, weapon or explosive device.”

Q4. Will a deputy hold my knife while I’m in the courthouse?

No. Deputies cannot be responsible for another person’s property. Prohibited items must be removed from the building before access can be granted.

Q5. Why is the security screening necessary?

People come to the courthouse for criminal hearings and sentencings, to pay taxes, appeal property assessments, divorce and child custody hearings, child support hearings, small claims disputes, and more.  For some people, these can be emotionally charged events, so not allowing weapons in the courthouse is a necessity.

Glen Rabanus


1905 Indianapolis Ave.

Lebanon, IN 46052

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm

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