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.                                                                                                              

Public Workshop 3/27/2018
Benton County is updating its comprehensive plan and Advisory Plan Commission and the County Commissioners welcome involvement from the public during this planning process. They invite everyone to attend a public workshop on Tuesday March 27, 2018 beginning at 6:30pm at the Benton County Annex located at 410 Adeway, Fowler, Indiana. Light refreshements will be provided and attendance from the public is encouraged. In addition to the workshop, the public is encouraged to view the prelininary draft plan update materials at the following link. The public is invited to submit comments to kboot@rqaw.com no later than April 5, 2018 for consideration during this planning process.
View the preliminary draft here.                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                         fowler forecasts

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:

Watch a short video made during our Fowler Wind Fair!

Check out the article in the Journal and Courier about our Wind Farm Tours! www.jconline.com

For this week only, your gift to Benton Community Promise will be matched by the 1:1 fund! March 19th-23rd only!

The Chamber is now accepting 2018 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.

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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