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Clay County Indiana Sheriff Overview

Clay County is located in Central Indiana. It was created in 1825 and named in honor of American statesman Henry Clay. The county seat is Brazil. The zip codes in Clay County are 47853, 47427, 47857, 47868, 47833, 47834, 47837, 47841, 47840, 47845, 47846, and 47881.

The chief law enforcement officer in Clay County is Sheriff Paul Harden. Chief Deputy Josh Clarke works directly under the Sheriff, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the entire department. You can get in touch with either officer by calling .

Clay County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 611 E Jackson St, Brazil, IN 47834

Inmate Search in Clay County Jail

The Clay County Jail does not maintain an online roster of inmates currently detained in the facility. If you wish to locate an individual at this facility, please call the Sheriff’s Office at .

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Clay County Jail are encouraged to visit with family and friends. Visitors must present a valid photo ID upon signing in. All visitors below 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All visitors are subject to a search. Personal items such as cellphones, cameras, purses, and bags are not allowed inside the visitation area. All visitors must be appropriately dressed. No miniskirts, short shorts, see through blouses, and other suggestive/provocative clothing will be allowed. To learn the visiting hours for this facility, please call the Sheriff’s Office at .

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

A person with a conviction for a sexually oriented crime such as rape, sexual assault, and prostitution is considered a sex offender. This type of offender is mandated by law to register his/her information in the state and national sex offender databases in the interest of public safety. If you wish to locate sex offenders residing in Clay County, you can

It is important that you read the disclaimer provided before you use the database. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the database because some offenders do not comply with the law. As such, you may see records that only list last known addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

The court requires bail to be posted before it will grant temporary release to a pretrial inmate. Bail is the money that will be used to ensure the defendant’s appearance in court once the trial begins. The money will be forfeited if the defendant fails to appear.

If bail cannot be posted by the defendant due to a lack of funds, he can hire a bondsman instead to act as a surety. A bondsman charges 10% of the bail amount as his fee. This cannot be refunded.

Clay County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office: Clay County Probation Department
location: 609 East National Avenue, Brazil, Indiana, 47834
Clay County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 59
Avg Daily Population 46
Name of new facility not applicable
Full time payroll 21
Full time total employees 21
Total salaries and wages 498313
Other operating expenditures 400000
Total construction costs 1300000
Equipment, furnishings, etc not applicable
Year of original construction 2005
Year of major renovation not applicable
Name of new facility not applicable


Clay County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 12,423
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 11,837
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 586
Unemployment Rate, 2016 4.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 48,947
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Clay County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 3,351
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 12.9
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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