Wells County

Sheriff's Office

WELLS COUNTY sheriff's office
1615 W. Western Ave.
Bluffton, IN 46714
(260) 824-3426
(260) 824-6424
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Scott HollidayWells County Sheriff

Sheriff Scott Holliday joined the Wells County Sheriffs’ Office in 2002 as a Reserve Officer.  He was hired on Full-time on January 6, 2003.  Sheriff Holliday was elected for his first term as Sheriff on January 1, 2019.

Sheriff Holliday has been been married to Tara Smith for 22 years.  They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

Accident Reports

Accident Reports can be purchased online at:

You may also purchase reports from the Sheriff’s Department in person during regular Office Hours.

Gun Permits

Firearms Licensing is performed by the Indiana State Police.  You will need to visit your local Law Enforcement Office to complete the Application Process.

Please complete your Online Application before going to your Local Law Enforcement Office.

You will need to have your fingerprints processed at MorphoTrust USA site.  They have 60 locations statewide.  Please use the following link to find a location near you and schedule your fingerprinting session: MorphoTrust USA

After you have completed your fingerprints, you will need to go to the following Department if:

  • you live in Bluffton City Limits
    Bluffton Police Department
    204 E Market St
    Bluffton, IN  46714
  • you live in Ossian City Limits
    Ossian Police Department
    507 N Jefferson St
    Ossian, IN  46777
  • you live in rural Wells County
    Wells County Sheriff Office
    1615 W Western Ave
    Bluffton, IN  46714

You will need to bring with you cash or money order for the Local Fee and the receipt given to you when your fingerprints were completed.

Duplicate handgun license request and/or notification of name or address change form.

You can walk-in the Wells County Sheriff’s Office during regular Office Hours

Registered Sex Offenders

You can search for Registered Sex Offenders living in your area by Clicking Here

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office during regular office hours.

Registered Sex Offenders who live and work in Wells County are required by law to pay a $50 Annual Registration Fee.

Sheriff Sales

For Information concerning current and previous Sheriff Sales, Click Here


For a listing of outstanding Warrants in Wells County, Click Here

Indiana State Government

Indiana State Police

Indiana Sex Offender Registry

Indiana Sheriff’s Association

National Weather Service

‘Sheriff’ History

Indiana D.O.C.

Project ChildSafe

Federal Trade Commission – Identity Theft

V.I.N.E – Victim Information and Notification Everyday

The Indiana VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender’s custody status changes.  The VINE toll-free number for the Indiana VINE system is 866-959-8463.  This service is provided to assist victims of crime, who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status.

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