Porter County Sheriff's Department

Animal Control

Court Security

Civil Bureau

Porter County Sheriff’s Department

Civil Bureau

Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


fax 219-531-6845


The Civil Bureau handles all civil process, service of protective orders, processing arrest warrants, Indiana Dept of Revenue delinquent tax payments and Sheriff’s Sales, (mortgage foreclosures).  A list of Sheriff’s Sales along with the procedures can be found on this website under Sheriff’s Sales.


There is a $60.00 flat fee for any Out of State service of papers.  Please send company check or money order, (no personal checks will be accepted), payable to the “Porter County Sheriff”.  We require three copies of Summons and two copies of Complaints along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Please mail to:


Porter County Sheriff’s Department

Attn:  Civil Bureau

2755 State Road 49

Valparaiso, IN 46383


1999-2014 Porter County Sheriff. All rights reserved. Page design by Edie Hahn.