Benton County is located in north central Indiana, situated half-way between Indianapolis and Chicago on the Illinois State Line.  Our County is over 90 percent agriculture and is one of Indiana’s top agriculture communities thanks to our rich, high-yielding soil.  We may be known for our wide open spaces, rich farm ground and traditional farming, however in 2008 we welcomed the future and became known as the "Home of Indiana's FIRST wind farm."


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On-line GIS Mapping!
SEARCH Benton County property aerial maps, parcel assessment information as well as tax
information. Click Here to give it a try.  On the sign in page, click continue as guest to view the maps.

Find the permit you need in one place! Click here to view the list of applications and  permits.                                                                                               





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Frequent Questions

Can I tour a Benton County Wind Farm? 
Absolutely! Tours run from April-October and can be scheduled by calling the Economic Development Office at 884-2080 ext. 4, or email: windtours@bentoncounty.in.govClick Here to see what a tour is all about!

Local Events:

Attn GILBOA precinct voters:
All registered voters in the Gilboa precinct in Benton County are eligible to vote early for the May special election. Early voting will be held on two Saturdays. This Saturday April 22nd from 8am-12 noon, and the following Saturday, April 29th from 8am-12 noon. Early voting will take place at the County Courthouse, located on the 2nd floor, from 8am-12 noon. These will be the only days for early voting. If you do not get in on those days you will have to go to the polling place on May 2, 2017 from 6am to 6pm to cast your vote. Please call the clerk's office with any questions, 884-0930.  This election is for only Gilboa precinct. No other election will be held in Benton County. The polling location is at the office of Mike Fiscbach.

Mike and Frank from American Pickers on the History channel are coming back to Indiana! View the flyers here and here.

The Chamber is now accepting 2017 membership and sponsorships! Visit the Benton County Chamber of Commerce website at www.bentoncountychamberin.com and "like" us on Facebook! You can find on our website membership forms, our member directory page and the events page where we list festivals and special events our towns and members have planned!

The Benton Fountain Warren Adult Education program offers a GED prep class in Oxford on Tues./Thurs. 4-7pm in the CAP offices.  Contact the Learning Center at 765-764-1880 or "like" them on Facebook for more information about any of the classes they offer.  They offer welding certification classes, C.N.A. classes in Williamsport, HVAC Maintenance Course, CDL Courses.  

Need to check and see which township you are in to vote? Click here to see the townships and their boundaries.

Do you need to register to vote?
You can register online at the following site:
Indiana Voters Website - Register to vote on-line, find polling locations, review candidates on the ballot, check voter registration status, print application for an absentee ballot, and see who your elected officials are.

Did you know the Benton County Retirement Village has a Facebook page? "Like" their page to stay up on all the lastest happenings.

The 2016-2017 Indiana Municipal Guide

Are you interested in a career in manufacturing? Advancing Manufacturing is a mid-north Indiana regional partnership of industries, organizations, education and government, bringing job training and career oppprtunities to our area. Certified Production Technician training and scholarships are available through Ivy Tech Corporate College, at several locations. For more information, visit advancingmanufacturing.com. Local manufacturers who prefer CPT's are: Drug Plastics and Glass Co., Holscher Products, Oxford-House and Powell Systems. 



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         2017 Courthouse                      Closures     

         January 2nd- New Year's Day
         January 16th- Martin Luther King Day
         April 14th- Good Friday
         May 29th- Memorial Day
         July 4th- Independence Day
         September 4th- Labor Day
         November 10th- Veteran's Day
         November 23rd-24th- Thanksgiving
         December 25th-26th- Christmas

District map for County Commissioners.


District Map for County Council


Watch a music video featuring a song by singer/songwriter Jon McLaughlin (and fellow Hoosier) about some of Indiana's amazing destinations. Watch it here.      

2016-2017 Indiana Hospital and Healthcare Guide      

Guide to securing your home
This is provided as an informational resource.