​​​350 Portsmouth Street - Jackson, Ohio 45640          Phone: (740) 286-6464          Emergency: 9-1-1

Frequently Asked Questions            
Do I have to have a photo id to get a background check completed?
Yes. You must have your state issued photo identification card to get a background check completed.


Can I just drop of my Concealed Carry Hand Gun Application renewal?

No. You must be fingerprinted and photographed.


Can my wife get my background check done for me?

No. ALL background checks must be completed with the person who the background is for. No exceptions.

Can I pay my fines at your office?
No. We do not accept fine payments at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Do you accept credit card payments for background checks?
Yes. We now accept credit card payments, however there are surcharges to render this type of payment.

I want to commend a deputy. How do I go about submitting a commendation?
We welcome commendations of our deputies, dispatchers and correctional officers. commendations may be submitted in person via our submission form that is located in our lobby. Our lobby is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Those commendations can then be submitted in person only, during regular business hours, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at he front window.

​I have a complaint I want to make on one of your staff. How do I go about submitting a complaint?
Although we hope you don't have complaints, we accept complaints via the Complaint Form. Complaints must be submitted in person via our submission form that is located in our lobby up to 30 days from the date of incident. Our lobby is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Those complaints can then be submitted in person only, during regular business hours, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at he front window.


What is the difference between a Sheriff Sale and a Tax Sale? Are they the same?
A tax sale is based on back taxes, and the property is bought subject to all liens and encumbrances. A Sheriff's Sale is a foreclosure sale on one of the liens against the property. All liens that are junior to the one being foreclosed upon are wiped out. 

Do I have to pay in full for the property that day?
Not unless the legal notice demands it, however, most sales have a $5,000 to $10,000 down payment requirement that day. Following the Judge's approval, a confirmation of sale order will be issued, then you will have 30 days to make the final payment. If the 30th day falls on a weekend or holiday, you must make the payment on the next business day. Failure to make payments as required, may place in you in contempt of court.