COVID-19 Announcement

February 19, 2021  Since January 1 we have resumed near normal operations with face to face visits.  Staff and visitors are to wear masks when meeting in close proximity. Courthouse entry requires a facemask to be worn at all times, temperature taken, and short health screening.

November 18, 2020  By order of the Wells County Commissioners and the courts the courthouse is being limited to essential personnel and visitor appointments only.  Please contact your probation officer if you have any questions about your appointment and whether you can report in by means other than face-to-face.  Call-in Drug Testing is still being conducted for those on this program.   If you feel ill or have been exposed to COVID19 and are under quarantine, please do not come to the courthouse.  The Commissioners’ order remains in effect through December 14, 2020.

August 3, 2020  We have resumed most normal operations while practicing social distancing and wearing personal protective equipment.  The Courthouse security will screen all individuals entering the building (temperature and general health questions) and will require all people to wear face masks while conducting business.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding a visit to the probation department please contact our office before your visit.

May 14, 2020  Until further notice, probation officers will be having face to face contact meetings only by appointment due to COVID-19 protocols.  Most people are being contacted by phone or email, and some may be permitted to utilize a check-in form found below.  If you have any questions about how to report to your probation officer contact this office by phone or email.   If you wish to make a payment to to the clerk toward your court-ordered financial obligations and you do not have an appointment, you may mail a money order to the clerk or call the clerk to make a credit card payment.


Probation Check-In Forms

For those individuals who have been authorized by their probation officer to complete an on-line check-in form, Click Here.

Free rides to treatment

211, with assistance and support of FSSA, has recently announced a statewide Lyft program to offer FREE rides to and from substance abuse treatment and certified recovery support programs. To request a ride, dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-211-9966 and follow the prompts to be connected to a trained Lyft Community Navigator. 

Text Message Reminders for those with criminal cases

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Probation Department Additional Sections

Adult Probation Services

Juvenile Probation Services

Disclosure of Probation Records

November 18, 2009

The Wells County Probation Department for many years prepared summary criminal history reports for individuals and agencies upon request.  Since Indiana probation departments are not depositories of public records, the practice of preparing these summaries was simply a courtesy service to the community.  However, due to limited resources the Probation Department staff discontinued these record search summaries for individuals or non-judicial agencies.

Therefore, individuals and non-judicial agencies are directed to contact the Wells County Clerk about accessing criminal records located in Wells County.  You may also wish to search records at the following public court access link: Odyssey Case Management System

Internship Opportunity

The Wells County Probation Department is interested in working with college undergraduate and graduate students, especially if they are residents of Wells County.  This department works with both adult and juvenile jurisdictions, and we can provide to an ambitious student experience in the skills necessary for all most areas of an Indiana probation department.  Students of other disciplines (i.e., computer technology, business, foreign language, education, psychology, etc) will be considered if they can show how their skills may be used in the probation department environment. Work hours are negotiable, but interns may work up to 35 hours per week for 26 weeks.

Persons interested in internship opportunities may submit a cover letter with the application contained in the link below to the Chief Probation Officer at the Wells County Probation Department.

Internship information and application (PDF Document)

Travel Permits

Some probationers may be permitted to travel outside the state of Indiana with permission of the court.  Consult your probation officer at least 10 business days before making travel plans, and be prepared to provide at a minimum the information in the form provided here.  (Note: if you have any conviction or adjudication for a sex offense as defined by Interstate Compact rules you may be subject to registration in the location in which you are traveling. )

Travel Permit application


Paper Form Reports

Some probationers may be permitted to check in using a “paper form” to verify basic information.  If authorized, you may utilize the form below to be submitted in-lieu of reporting to the office.  You may complete the form below and submit it, or print it and email, fax, or mail it to your probation officer.


Approved Programs

Generally, only programs in the link below will be approved by the supervising probation officer.  Substance abuse programs must also meet standards set by the local courts for substance abuse treatment programs (see Statements and Notices in right column).