Welcome to Harrison County Indiana!

Harrison County has a wonderfully rich history in the emergence of Indiana as our 19th state and the establishment of Corydon as Indiana's first state capital. Just as the early representatives met under the Constitution Elm in Corydon to draft Indiana's first Constitution, the current members of Harrison County government are working hard to represent the needs and will of the people of Harrison County Indiana. Harrison County provides residents with a progressive business community, active social, civic and religious organizations and a friendly small town feel.

Harrison County's rural location is just 25 minutes from the city center of Louisville, Kentucky, the nation's 16th largest city. The outstanding location and growing economy has made Harrison County one of the Indiana's fastest growing counties in recent years. For business or for pleasure we invite you to explore Harrison County Indiana and see for yourself why our community is an ideal place to live, work and play.


HC Sheriff's Office Now Hiring Police Officers and Lateral Transfers

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is beginning a hiring process for full-time police officers. Positions will be filled from a pool of new recruits and/or academy trained lateral transfers.

A written test must be taken by all new recruits. Lateral transfers are exempt from taking the written test.

For new recruits, visit and follow their step by step instructions to take the written test at one of their many testing locations. The Sellersburg Ivy Tech is currently creating test dates for local applicant's convenience.

Candidates must set up an account, visit the testing facility as scheduled, take the test and achieve a minimum score of 70% to continue in the hiring process.

Applications may be picked up in person at the Sheriff’s Department located at 1445 Gardner Ln. NW, Corydon, IN 47112 or by clicking on the link below.

Completed applications are due on or prior to the physical fitness assessment which has been scheduled to take place on Friday, February 22nd at 1:00 pm, at the Corydon YMCA located at 198 Jenkins Court NE, Corydon, IN 47112.

All applicants must be in excellent physical condition and be able to pass the ILEA physical fitness exit standards.

Applicants must be of good moral character and pass a comprehensive background check. A full listing of employment requirements are posted on the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department’s website (

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department offers competitive pay, excellent health insurance benefits, a pension plan, and a take-home vehicle program for in-county and surrounding county officers. 

For further information or questions contact Sheriff Nick Smith at (812)972-2544.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click here for more information on employment opportunities


Filing to run for Town Offices

The 10 Incorporated Towns of Harrison County will hold elections for Town Clerk-Treasurer and Town Council Members in November of 2019. Those Towns are Crandall, Corydon, Elizabeth, Laconia, Lanesville, Mauckport, Milltown, New Amsterdam, New Middletown and Palmyra. (Harrison County residents of Milltown that wish to run for office must file their declaration of candidacy with the Crawford County Clerk, because the majority of Milltown is in Crawford County.) If running as a Democrat or Republican you must use the CAN-16 to declare your candidacy. If running as an Independent you must use the CAN-44 to declare your candidacy. All candidates must also file the CAN-12

If the office you are running for has a salary of $5,000 or more annually you must also file the CFA-1. Please contact the Town or the Circuit Court Clerk’s office to inquire about salaries. 

Because of recent General Election returns, in Harrison County Republicans are listed before Democrats and then Independents. Independent candidates are listed on the ballot in the order that they file in. In other words, the 1st candidate that files as an Independent will be listed on the ballot just below any Major Party candidates. The 2nd candidate that files will be listed just below the 1st Independent and so on. 

Candidate filing opens January 9th at 8am and closes at noon on August 1st for Major Party candidates. Independent candidate filing opens January 9th and closes at noon July 1st.

Click here to review the 2019 election calendar

Click here to view Current Candidates for Town Offices