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COURT BUILDING SECURITY ORDER

LR88-AR19-11 -- COURT BUILDING SECURITY ORDER

Pursuant to Ind. Code 35-47-11.1-4(5) and/or the inherent power of the Judges of Washington Circuit and Superior Court ("the Courts"); in order to provide for the orderly operating of the Courts, the safety of the public, the litigants, the witnesses, and the Court staff; the Judges of The Courts have promulgated this local Court Rule.:
Anyone entering the locations listed below (collectively "the courtroom buildings") must consent to a search of their person, including any package, briefcase or purse:
The Washington County Courthouse (Circuit Court);
The Washington County Detention Center (Superior Court);

If a courtroom building has more than one entrance/exit, the Courts may designate one or more of the entrances/exits to be used only for restricted purposes.

Unless exempt under Paragraph 6 below, anyone entering a courtroom building is prohibited from having any of the following in his or her possession while in the courtroom building:

  • A loaded or unloaded firearm; or
  • A weapon, device, taser (as defined in Ind. Code 35-47-8-3) or electronic stun weapon (as defined by Ind. Code 35-47-8-1), equipment, chemical substance or other material, including a knife, razor, box-cutter and switchblade that in the manner it is used, or could ordinarily be used, is readily capable of causing serious bodily injury.
  • Anyone refusing to comply with this Order is to be denied entrance to the courtroom buildings.

Anyone violating this Order maybe found to be:

In direct contempt of court under IC 34-47-2, if the violation occurs in the presence of a judicial officer;
In direct contempt of court under IC 34-47-3, if the violation is willful and occurs out of the presence of a judicial officer.

The following individuals are exempt from this order:

  • A law enforcement officer, as defined in IC 35-31-5-2-185;
  • A judicial officer, as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-177.7;
  • A probation officer appointed pursuant to IC 11-13-1-1;
  • An employee of a locally or regionally operated Community Corrections Program, who is authorized to carry a firearm by his or her supervisory judge(s);
  • An employee, who works in a courtroom building, who carries a chemical spray device for personal protection; and
  • Any other person authorized by the Washington Circuit or Superior Court Judge shall be exempt until either Judge withdraws the exemption. The Judges are to promptly provide the Washington County Sheriff with a copy of the authorization or the withdrawal of the authorization.

Any person listed in Paragraph 6 SHALL NOT BE EXEMPT whenever they or any member of their family is a party to any proceeding taking place. This does not include appearing in the individual's official capacity.

The statues cited above may change from time to time. This local rule shall automatically refer to the relevant statues in effect at any given time.

This Court Building Security Order was adopted in accordance with the requirements of Ind. Trial Rule 81. Notice was given as required by Trial Rule 81(B). The order, as adopted, has been placed in the Record of Judgments and Orders in the Office of the Clerk of the Washington Circuit Court. This order becomes effective on January 1, 2016.

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Report Removed Buildings Form

The form below is for residents of Washington County Indiana interested in removing property from their Washington County property record. Information submitted will be provided to the Washington County Assessor's Office.

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Washington County Indiana Published Codes

TITLE I:  GENERAL PROVISIONS

10.    General Code Construction; General Penalty

TITLE III:  ADMINISTRATION

30.    County Officials
31.    County Council and Board of Commissioners
32.    Departments, Boards, and Commissions
33.    County Sheriff; Fire Districts
34.    Emergency Management
35.    Personnel Policies
36.    Finance and Revenue
37.    Courts and Court Officers
38.    Elections
39.    County Policies
40.    Code Enforcement

TITLE V:  PUBLIC WORKS

50.    Garbage
51.    Private Sewage Disposal

TITLE VII:  TRAFFIC CODE

70.    General Provisions
71.    Traffic Rules
72.    Traffic Schedules

TITLE IX:  GENERAL REGULATIONS

90.    Animals
91.    Emergency Services
92.    Fair Housing
93.    Food
94.    Public Property
95.    Streets and Sidewalks
96.    Weed Control

TITLE XI:  BUSINESS REGULATIONS

110.    Cable Television
111.    Tattoo and Body Piercing
112.    Food/Bed and Breakfast Establishments

TITLE XIII:  GENERAL OFFENSES

130.    Synthetic Cannaboids

TITLE XV:  LAND USAGE

150.    Building Regulations
151.    Flood Prevention and Protection
152.    Manufactured Homes
153.    Planning and Development

TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES

I.    Acceptances
II.    Real Estate Transactions
III.    Franchises
IV.    Agreements
V.    Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Ways
VI.    Dissolutions

NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCES

Zoning Ordinance - Final and Complete

PARALLEL REFERENCES

References to Indiana Code
References to 1985 Code
References to County Council Resolutions
References to Board of County Commissioners Resolutions
References to County Council Ordinances
References to Board of County Commissioners Ordinances

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City of Salem Indiana

Salem serves as the county seat for Washington County. The population of Salem is 6,319 as reported by the 2010 Census. Historic Downtown Salem is on the National Register of Historic Places, as are several local buildings.

Website: www.cityofsalemin.com

City Officials:

Mayor of Salem    David Bower         Term Ends 2015 
Clerk-Treasurer    Patricia Persinger    Term Ends 2015 

City Council Members:
At Large       Justin Green         Term Ends 2015 
1st District    Danny Libka          Term Ends 2015   
2nd District   Warren N. Jones   Term Ends   2015  
3rd District    Ron Haendiges     Term Ends  2015
4th District    Wally Terkhorn     Term Ends 2015