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:

Please note: The Benton County Chamber of Commerce meeting scheduled for September 1st will be held in the Commissioners Room at the Benton County Courthouse instead of the Ambia Town Hall.

For the Earl Park Fall Festival Schedule of Events, click 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. View the booklet here.

Benton County is once again featured in the Building Indiana magazine.  The Amazon Fowler Ridge Wind Farm is a feature article in the Green and Sustainable column. Read the article here.

The Benton County Chamber of Commerce has a new web address!
It is now, www.bentoncountychamberin.com. We will be updating it and have all the latest information on it as well as their FB page, Benton County Chamber of Commerce.

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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         2015 Courthouse                      Closures     

         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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