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."

Check out our Benton County Resource Guide

What's New?                                                                                                                                                                               

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.

New! Find the permit you need in one place! Click here to view the list of 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:

We would like to congratulate our Economic Development Director, Kelly Kepner on being selected a 2014 Hoosier Hospitality Award winner for her work creating and promoting the Wind Farm Tourism Center. Each year, the Lt. Governor recognizes top front line hospitality employees for their dedication to the tourism and hospitality industry. Kelly will travel to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in August to receive her award.

Benton Community Foundation-
 Non-profits serving our community are invited to apply now for grant dollars. Community grants may be used for a wide variety of charitable purposes.  These applications will be due by Monday August 25th at 12pm. Visit their website for more information, www.bentoncf.org

Do you know the risk factors for skin cancer?
1) Unprotected and/or excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. 2) Pale skin (easily sunburned, doesn't tan much or at all, natural red or blond hair) 3) Work place exposure to coal, tar pitch, creosote, arsenic compounds or radium. 4) Personal and or family history of skin cancers. 5) Multiple or unusual moles. 6) Severe sunburns in the past. To learn more about peventing skin cancer and how to do monthly checks, click here.

Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Program
is designed for farmers and farm enthusiasts who are 18-35 yrs old. The Young Farmer Programs help prepare younger generation farmers for future leadership roles in Farm Bureau, government and the community. To learn more, view the 2014 brochure here.

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.

Why Indiana?~
Indiana enacted the largest state tax cut in Indiana history~more than $600 million a year. With a combination of income tax relief, inheritance tax repeal and other reductions, Indiana is the only state in the country to achieve more than $1 billion in tax cuts over the next 2 years. 
Property Tax Relief cut property taxes by 1/3, and capped property taxes.
On February 1, 2012 Indiana enacted a right to work bill into law.
To read more about why Indiana is a State That Works, click here.

Welcome these new businesses to Benton County! 2013 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.

2013 Municipal Guide~find information on all the municipalities in Indiana.

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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         2014 Courthouse                      Closures     

         January 1st- New Years Day
         January 20th-Martin Luther King Day
         April 18th- Good Friday
         May 6th- Primary Election
         May 26th - Memorial Day
         July 4th - Independence Day
         September 1st- Labor Day
         November 4- General Election 
         November 11th - Veterans Day
         November 27th & 28th-Thanksgiving 
         December 25th & 26th - 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.      

2014 Indiana Hospital and Healthcare Guide