Public Records Request

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is committed to compliance with the Indiana Access to Public Records Act (APRA) and it is our policy to comply with Indiana Public Records Law.  Please review Indiana Code 5-14-3, Access To Public Records, as this law governs how the Newton County Sheriff's Office processes requests for public records. 

All requests for public records must be submitted to the Newton County Sheriff's Office via our APRA form (see I.C. 5-14-3-3(a)(2)).  For a copy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office Request for Public Records form, click this link, or come in to the Sheriff's Office to pick one up.  No other forms of public records requests will be accepted.  Completed request forms may be submitted in person, by mail or by email to tvanvleet@newtoncounty.in.gov.  Once we receive your request we will acknowledge your request and forward it for processing. 

Please be advised that the Indiana Access to Public Records Act was not created to be used as a vehicle in which to vacuum data from a public agency and any requests of that nature will be denied.  All requests must identify with particularity the record being requested and terms such as "any and all" will cause a request to be denied (see I.C. 5-14-3-3(a)(1). 

A fee of eight dollars ($8.00) will be accessed and collected for each and every copy of a police report, photo CD or audio recording requested by an individual or organization for uses not associated with law enforcement or governmental purposes prior to the requested records being released.  You will be charged the greater of $0.10 per page for standard photocopying or direct cost for all other reproductions, as defined by I.C. 5-14-3-2 and Newton County Ordinance 5.16.07.  By submitting an APRA request, you expressly agree to be liable for these charges.

CLICK HERE FOR THE NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE APRA FORM.