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

Sheriff's Sales ​NOTICE  (03/20/2020)

According to an order issued by Common Pleas Judge Christopher Regan, all sales of real estate conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office are STAYED for 60 days. The Court finds that would not be practical or safe for the public to conduct a public sale. The likelihood of the public attending a public sale is unlikely. The Court will review this matter on May 19, 2020.

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“Stay at Home" order Response (03/23/2020)

A “Stay at Home" order will go into effect beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020, unless the order is rescinded or modified.
The Governor is hopeful that it will keep people at home and prevent the transmission of the virus, which can help buy time so that hospitals do not get overwhelmed.
Governor DeWine said that right now, we are in a crucial time in this battle. What we do now will slow this invader so that our healthcare system will have time to treat those who have contracted COVID-19 and also have time to treat those who have other medical problems. Time is of the essence.
This Stay-At-Home Order is for the well-being of yourself, your families and your neighbors.
We, as a community, must be proactive in keeping this invader out of our County. By staying home, if you can, as well as taking the restrictions and pre-screening health protocols seriously, we will not have catastrophic numbers stricken by the virus at one time.
Only be out in public if it is necessary; if you are essential to your employer; and if seeking health treatment.
Please, for the welfare of this community... Stay home if possible. Practice social distancing.
I encourage non-essential tasks being sought by the public to either call first to see if you are required appear in person , or to wait until the Stay-At-Home Order is lifted.
Please consider the well-being of our first responders and their families as you triage your own needs.
- Thank You,
Sheriff Tedd Frazier

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Letter to Jackson County Citizens (March 18, 2020)

Dear Jackson County Residents,
  Contrary to rumors being spread, Jackson County is not closed. The County’s offices are still open and their employees are working, most business are still open and restaurants can still provide meals, however there are many restrictions that have been placed on Ohioans by our Government, that they believe will help lessen the spread of this Coronavirus (COVID-19), and by that order, we must comply.
  It is business as usual at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson County Correctional Facility, with a few enhancements. Due to the Governor’s Order, which trickled down to us, we are continuing to function with the restrictions imposed by the Governor and the governing agencies we must comply with by law.
  The lobby continues to be fully-open to the public so they may place funds on inmate commissary or request information and report incidents. We are still processing conceal carry handgun licenses and completing BCI and FBI Background checks Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Effective March 16, any individual entering the administrative office area and the correctional facility must be pre-screened, with their temperature taken. Anyone who has had a fever over 100.4 degrees in the past 14 days; been around someone who has had the Coronavirus (COVID-19); has a cough; currently has shortness of breath; or has traveled outside the USA in the last 14 days will be restricted to the lobby. Others successfully passing the screen, will be able to complete their background checks and concealed carry license tasks.
  Due to the Governor’s order, most inmate visitations have been suspended indefinitely. All inmates have been screened for symptoms associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19). The jail area is being sanitized on a scheduled basis.
  The Jackson County Courthouse has measures in place to limit access to the public. Therefore, all Sheriff Sales and Tax Sales that were planned for April and May have been suspended at this time due to the limited access to the Jackson County Courthouse and the time required to advertise the sales. Updates to the impending sales will be listed at www.jacksonso.org.
  During the coming weeks, we request that you provide as much detailed information when contacting emergency medical and law enforcement assistance.
For the safety of you and our responders, it is necessary for you to report if you've been exhibiting flu-like symptoms (which includes fever, coughing, or respiratory distress).
You may be asked about your recent travels as part of the call for service.
Reporting any of these symptoms will not prevent you from receiving emergency medical or law enforcement services, but it will allow the first responders to better prepare for your call, and provide you with the best possible care.
  It is critical that we take all measures available to keep those who are helping the public as safe as possible while we face this pandemic.
   We will remain open to the public, serving their needs, unless directed to react and respond differently via court order or directives from the Governor.
Yours in Service,
Tedd Frazier
 Jackson County Sheriff