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. 

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 Kelly in the Economic Development Office at 884-2080. Click Here to see what a tour is all about!

Local Events:

Did you know? Benton County is 175 yrs old this year! Below is a short history about Benton County.

The deadline to RSVP for the Chamber Annual Dinner has been extended to October 7th! See the flyer on the left hand column for more information.

Congratulations to RDM Aquaculture on being named a 2015 Indiana Innovation Award winner!
Winners are individuals and organizations that "successfully lead the innovation charge in our state". View a list of all the winners here.

The Benton County Health Department is hosting a Run for your Life 5K run/walk on October 29th!
Early registration to guarantee a t-shirt ends October 12th! Find a form here.
They are also looking for volunteers to help scare the runners/walkers! Find more information here.

Indiana is included in this because Benton and Newton counties are contiguous to counties declared in Illinois. SBA is offering low-interest disaster loans to businesses, non-profit organizations affected by the storms and flooding in June/July. Loans are available for homeowners and renters as well.

Are you a part of a program that helps local women and children reach their full potential? The Cookie Jar is now accepting grant applications!  The deadline to apply is Noon on October 6th. View the guidelines here. View the application here.

The September Newsletter is now available!
Read it here.

Benton County is listed in the Amazing Indiana booklet put together by the IEDA (Indiana Economic Development Association).
Benton County is recognized for our Wind Farm Tours and can be found on page 16 of the booklet. Read about counties all around the state making a difference in their county! View the booklet here.

The Benton County Chamber of Commerce's website is: 
www.bentoncountychamberin.com. Be sure to check our member directory and the events and festivals page to see all the happenings going on!

The Purdue Extension Office in Benton County is now a distributing agency for the Indiana Safe Sleep Program. The program provides safe sleep education and cribs to families in need of a crib for their baby. There is no income criteria, however they must currently have no safe place for their baby to sleep and no other resources to acquire a safe place for them to sleep. Anyone in need can contact Kelsie Muller or Linda Klemme at the BC Extension office, 884-0140.

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. 

Welcome these new businesses to Benton County! 2014 Benton County New Businesses list.

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.

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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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         January 1st- New Years Day
         January 19th-Martin Luther King Day
         April 3rd- Good Friday
         May 25th - Memorial Day
         July 3rd - Independence Day
         September 7th- Labor Day
         November 11th - Veterans Day
         November 26th & 27th-Thanksgiving 
         December 24th & 25th - Christmas

The new districts map for County Council and County Commissioners.
District 1 (pink), District 2 (Blue), District 3 (green), District 4 (yellow)


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.      

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