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

Local Events:
Your help is needed! Benton County is attempting to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant through the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs to complete a Comprehensive Land Use Planning Study to be able to complete future infrastructure improvements. To receive the federally funded grant dollars, a special income survey must be completed. If you receive an income survery in the mail from the Benton County Economic Development /Kristy Jerrell from Jerrell Consulting & Grant Administration Services LLC, this means you have been randomly selected to participate in this important process. It is vital that the survey be completed fully and mailed back in the self addressed stamped enevelope. Please read the following press release for more information.

KA Components in Otterbein are hiring! They are looking for line foreman, assembler, EWP foreman, lumber picker, production supervisor, sawyer and shipping & receiving clerk. Visit their website to apply: www.kacomponents.com.

Read the January-April Benton County Economic Development News here.

Visit the Benton County Chamber of Commerce website at www.bentoncountychamberin.com and "like" us on Facebook! Find on  our website for a membership form to join, our member directory page and the events page where we list festivals and special events our towns and members have planned!

Congratulations to the Fowler Theatre! The Prairie Preservation Guild, who own the Fowler Theatre, has announced they have completed the last phase of interior renovation and have re-opened the theatre after the 6 month project.  The final phase III renovations were funded through  private donations, grants, and a loan to ensure all the work was completed. In 2015, the Theatre celebrated 75 years of operations. The Prairie Preservation Guild purchased the theatre in 2001, and have run the movie theatre every weekend for the last 14 years with volunteer crews made up of families, school groups, churches, businesses, and individuals. The Fowler Theatre has become an important gathering space for the county, and the renovations ensure it will be around for many future generations! "Like" them on Facebook to see the latest movie playing or events happening!

Attention all 5th-9th grade students! Indiana's First Lady Karen Pence along with the female statewide elected officials announced details for the 2016 Hoosier Heroines Essay Contest for students in the 5th-9th grade. For 2016, in honor of Indiana's Bicentennial, and to celebrate Women's History month, students are asked to write about currently living or women from history who have made contributions in 5 different categories. Each grade will have a different category to write about.  Applications are being accepted until February 22, 2016.  Read the full announcement 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 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! 2015 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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