Perry County, Indiana

Perry County, Indiana is located in the southwestern part of Indiana. Originated in 1914, this county now houses around 20,000 people. Bordered by the Ohio River, this county is considered the hilliest and most forested county in Indiana.

Tell City, the county holds the largest population in Perry County with approximately 7,200 (2013 census) residents.

Visit the Perry County Government website to find information for all county departments and elected officials, pay property taxes, court fines and fees online, view county ordinances and geographical information, search land records, and sign up to receive Code Red weather alerts.

Located in Perry County is the Hoosier National Forest which spans 60,000 acres and is open year-round for the public to enjoy. People travel from all over to see the scenic views, watch the wildlife, and enjoy the forest.

There are three school systems in the Perry county, each offering classes K—12. Perry County also features an Ivy Tech Community College in Tell City.

Key employers in Perry County include: Waupaca Foundry, ATTC Manufacturing, Webb, Wheel Products, Mulzer Crushed Stone, ORG Chem Group, KK Integrated Logistics, Parker Hannifin, Meggitt, Inc., Best Home Furnishings, Perry County Port Authority, and more.

For local news in Perry County, check out this website. It is updated daily with the latest information.

Perry County Courthouse

Perry County Courthouse is located at 2219 Payne Street in Tell City, Indiana. The hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM. The Perry County Government website (above) will give you additional information on the courthouse.

Perry County Sheriff’s Office

Perry County Jail is run by the Perry County Sheriff’s office. The chief law enforcement officer in Perry County is Sheriff Alan Malone. Chief Deputy Eric Dickenson works directly under the Sheriff, supervising the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Department.

The mission of the Perry County Sheriff’s Office is to maintain social order and provide professional law enforcement services to citizens of Perry County. The Sheriff’s office utilizes best practices involving problem-solving policing, as we strive for transparency. The office strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice. We have developed community-oriented partnerships that maintain the trust of our community. We also continue to enhance public safety through sound correctional practices in the detention facility.

Perry County Jail

The Perry County Jail, located in the city of Tell City, in Perry County, Indiana is a medium to maximum-security facility which has been opened since 1965 and was renovated to accommodate a higher population of inmates in 2014. The jail is right behind Perry County Courthouse.

Perry County Jail features a security-minded floor plan, the latest detention center technology and a safe, more secure pre-trial detention area. There are currently 136 beds in this facility.

David Faulkenberg is the Jail Commander for the Perry County Jail.

Perry County Arrests

For arrest and booking information on inmates serving time at Perry County Jail, click here. When you click on an inmate’s name you will see information about him or her, including their arrest date, booking date, charges or convictions, and mugshot.

Inmate Phone Calls

Family and friends of inmates may purchase phone time using the Combined Public Communication kiosk in the entrance of the jail. They can also purchase phone time online through or by phone, 1-877-998-5678.

Inmate Mail

To send an inmate mail, including a money order, address your envelope as follows:

Inmate’s Full Name (including middle initial)
C/O Perry County Detention Center
2211 Herrman Street
Tell City, IN 47586

A full name must appear on the return address or it will be returned to the sender. No items may be sent to an inmate at Perry County Jail.

Newspapers, magazines, and books are acceptable if they are sent directly from the publisher.

Inmate Visitation

It is important to note that visitation is a privilege for inmates, and this privilege may be revoked due to the inmate or the visitor’s behavior.

Visitation hours are Monday-Saturday 8 AM-PM, and these times may vary day to day. All visitation is done by video using video stations in the lobby of the jail.

Inmates are allowed one twenty-minute visit per week. Additional visits cost $8.00 each and may be purchased. Here is more information regarding inmate visitation.

Inmate Programs

Inmates at Perry County Jail can participate in various programs to help them when they transition to life outside of jail. They can obtain a General Education Degree, participate in work projects, and participate in substance abuse programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

Inmates are also offered religious services, counseling, and meetings with Clergy upon request.