St. Joseph County, South Bend extend closures through January 15

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. --The city of South Bend and St. Joseph County have extended the closures of the County-City building and Courthouse complex through January 15, 2021. 


Meetings will continue to be conducted virtually. If you are interested in participating in a meeting, a link for each meeting can be found at this link for St. Joseph County and this link for South Bend Common Council meetings.


The County-City Building will remain open for people needing to access the Health Department’s Immunization Clinic.


For all other county services, contact the department directly to either schedule an appointment, conduct business by phone or online. Click here to visit the county website 

For city of South Bend business, you can visit this link for more information, dial 3-1-1 or call 574-233-0311


The Juvenile Justice Center will be closing to the public at noon daily. Those with business before the Probate Court, or under the supervision of their probation department should contact them directly to determine reporting requirements and case status.

The St. Joseph County Jail and Police Records Division are also closed to the public and will not be conducting fingerprinting. Information about requesting background checks by mail and instructions for Handgun Licenses can be found here.

Anyone under the supervision of the Adult Probation Department is directed to call their Probation Officer to determine reporting requirements.

Persons needing to conduct business with the courts should utilize drop boxes located in each courthouse. Child Support and Small Claims payments can still be made in person.


The Penn Township Assessor's office in the Mishawaka Annex is closed to the public.

The annex is open for immunizations.


St. Joseph County Parks remain open to the public, and outdoor activities where physical distancing can be maintained is encouraged, however their offices are closed to the public.

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