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200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-1091
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Wendell Wise,
Sheriff Web Admin

County Security Center (more)
101 NE 4th St
Washington, IN 47501
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  • Business: 
    (812) 254-1060
  • Business Fax: 
    (812) 254-9469
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Paul Goss,
EMA Director

County Security Center (more)
101 NE 4th St
Washington, IN 47501
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Health Department (more)
303 E Hefron St
Washington, IN 47501
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  • Business: 
    (812) 254-8666
  • Business Fax: 
    (812) 254-8643
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

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Phil Cornelius,
Highway Supervisor

Highway Department (more)
5247 E 100 N
Montgomery, IN 47558
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  • Business: 
    (812) 444-5798
  • Business Fax: 
    (812) 444-5799
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  • Department Hours:
    Summer Hours 6:30 AM-5:00 PM (M-Th) Winter Hours 7:00 AM-3:30PM (M-F)

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Beth O'Brian,
Probation Administrator

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8663
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  • Department Hours:
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (M-F)

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Daniel Murrie,
Prosecutor

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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  • Business: 
    (812) 254-8673
  • Business Fax: 
    (812) 254-8687
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

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Jamie Chapman,
Recorder

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8675
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

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Jane Ann Beard,
County Extension Director

County Extension Office (more)
214 NE 3rd St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8688
  • Business: 
    (812) 486-3535 x 222
  • Business: 
    (812) 687-7800 x 222
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Elaine Wellman,
Treasurer

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8677
  • Business Fax: 
    (812) 254-8697
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

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Grant Chambers,
Veteran Service Administrator

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8678
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M, W, F)

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Gail Doades,
Auditor

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8662
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

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Sandy Bowman,
CASA Administrator

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8652
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Sherri Healy,
County Clerk

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8664
  • Business Fax: 
    (812) 254-8698
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

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Tony Wichman,
County Commissioner, President

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8662
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Diana L. Snyder,
Executive Director

415 W Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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Laura Petty,
Coroner

2005 State St
Suite A
Washington, IN 47501
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Jack Miles,
Airport Manager

Airport (more)
Washington
, P. O. Box 2338
IN,  47501
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  • Phone: 
    (812) 254-9934
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-S)

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Dennis Eaton,
Assessor

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8660
  • Business Fax: 
    (812) 254-8641
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

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Mike Myers,
Council Member, President

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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415 W Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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Washington
, P. O. Box 2338
IN,  47501
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    (812) 254-9934
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    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-S)

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Health Department (more)
303 E Hefron St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8666
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    (812) 254-8643
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Sherri Healy,
County Clerk

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 254-8669
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    (812) 254-8698
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

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15 NE 3rd St
Washington, IN 47501
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  • Business: 
    (812) 257-0950
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    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (M-F)

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15 NE 3rd St
Washington, IN 47501
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    (812) 257-0950
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  • Department Hours:
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (M-F)

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Raymond L. Spaulding,
District Director

County Landfill (more)
1640 N 650 E
Montgomery, IN 47558
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (M-F) 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Sat) Closed Sunday

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Terry Wininger,
Plan Director

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Terry Wininger,
Plan Director

Home Page

We welcome you to the Daviess County Indiana website. Our goal is to provide easy access to information and contact information to provide additional assistance when needed. You will also find several helpful links to upcoming events and even some forms are now available to you from this site. We hope you find this site helpful and informative, please check it frequently for updated information.

Airport

The Daviess County Airport (DCY), located north of the city of Washington, Indiana, provides services and comfortable facilities for all inbound and departing general aviation traffic to the area. The paved, lighted principle runway at the airport is almost 5000 feet (1,525 meters) to accommodate business jets and travel.

The airport complex provides a passenger terminal, jet fuel, avgas, major/minor repairs and aircraft rental for our pilots and passengers. A hangar is available to house commercial jets overnight, and electrical service to all types of aircraft is provided through our large ground power unit. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about our location or the services we provide.

Amenities

  • Self serve Jet A _ 100LL
  • Conference room
  • Pilot Lounge
  • WiFi

Please visit the Daviess County Airport website by clicking here.

Assessor's Office




The Daviess County Assessor's office is located in the County Courthouse. For information on Taxes, Personal Property & Real Estate, and Sales Disclosures, please select one of the pages under "In This Department" on the left side of your screen.

Auditor's Office

Gail Doades, Auditor

Finance Team

The offices of Auditor, Treasurer and Assessor must work together as a team. The success of these
offices carrying out their duties are interdependent. These offices must work closely with state
agencies,the county commissioners, county council and each other to best serve the taxpayers. The
Auditor and Treasurer act as a check and balance over the county's finances.

Duties

The Auditor, a constitutional office, must wear many hats. The Auditor serves as Secretary to the Board
of County Commissioners and County Council. The Auditor has the responsibility for keeping accounts
and issuing checks for the county. As a result, the Board of Commissioners and Council and other
officials often look to the Auditor for day-to-day operational assistance, information and advise. The
Auditor is responsible for preparing tax duplicates that show the value of property and taxes assessed
against each taxpayer. After taxes are collected by the treasurer, the Auditor distributes them to the
governmental units and agencies for which they were collected. In keeping accounts and issuing warrants,
the Auditor must develop financial analysis and cash flow projections and assist with budget preparations.
The Auditor is the principal financial officer in county government and is defined under IC 36-2-9-2 as
the fiscal officer of the county.

CASA

Our program advocates for abused and neglected children in Daviess County. We have an average of 64 children who have been abused or neglected and are involved in the court system every year in Daviess County. Many of these children are in foster care and have no voice in what happens to them without volunteers like you. We currently have a waiting list of children who need a CASA volunteer. We need volunteers to be able to give every child an advocate to help them through this traumatic and confusing time.

Clerk's Office

The Clerk's Office is the record-keeper for all county-level court cases: civil, criminal, traffic tickets, estates, guardianships, juveniles. The office issues marriage licenses; processes child support, judgment, and probation payments; issues warrants; and oversees and conducts all elections and campaign finance reporting requirements.

County Commissioners

County CommissionerDistrict
Commissioner Tony Wichman





Commissioner Anthony D. (Tony) Wichman,
President

District No. 1:
Precincts: Harrison
Veale
Washington 1-15

Lifelong resident of Daviess county. Washington Catholic Schools graduate. Attended university of Texas, Arlington, TX. Attended University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. Member since 1975 and currently Chief of Washington Twp. Vol. Fire/Rescue. Elected Daviess County Commissioner in 2000, serving from 1/1/01 to present,current term expires 12/31/2016. Worked for Old National Bank from Nov. 1974 to July 2004.Sr. Vice President for First Federal Savings Bank of Washington from August 2004 to present.Member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.

Commissioner Larry Wilson





Commissioner Larry Wilson

District No. 2:
Precincts: Barr 1 & 2
Reeve
Van Buren

Larry Gene Wilson was born July 13, 1942 to Roy & Wilma Wilson, Montgomery, Indiana. He has three brothers Robert, Douglas, & George. Married to Karen Heighwayin August of 1964. They have 3 children Dennis, Duane and Sherri, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Larry is a self employed farmer (R L Wilson Family Farms)they raises grain crops and are Producer/Grower of 13 houses of turkeys. Graduated from Montgomery High School in 1960, served in the National Guard 1960-1964,drove a school bus for Barr-Reeve for 45 years. He is an Elder of Antioch Christian Church, Past Director Home Building Savings Bank - present Advisory Board. Past Extension Board Member, Past 4-H Leader, Past Soil and Water Conservation District Board Member, Past Precinct Committe man (Barr 1) and Barr-Reeve Building Corporation Member.Replaced Jim Truelove on County Commissionersand is presently serving his firstterm as commissioner for District II.


Commissioner Michael Taylor
Commissioner Michael Taylor

District No. 3:
Precincts: Bogard
Elmore 1 & 2
Madison 1,2, &3
Steele


To see a map of the County Districts, click here.


To view a list of Daviess County Elected Officials, Boards, and Commissions, click here.

County Council

The County Council for Daviess County, IN meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m in the Commissioner's Room of the County Administration Building.
Daviess County Council

Daviess County Council

Back Row: Dave Smith, Kenneth Solliday, Mike Sprinkle, & Jo Arthur
Front Row: Mike Myers, Jack Graber, & JoAnn McCracken

(Pictured Left to Right)


County Coroner

Laura Petty, Coroner

Laura Petty, Coroner


Duties of the coroner include:

1. IDENTIFICATION of the deceased;
2. Determination of the CAUSE of death; and
3. Determination of the MANNER of death.















IDENTIFICATION
may be as easy as having a family member at the scene when you get there or as difficult as having only a few bones to work with and having to utilize one of the many experts available to your coroner.

CAUSE of death is the final factor or event that happened to the deceased. If this had not happened, the individual would still be alive. This may be a cascade of factors or events, one following the other and this will be reflected on the death certificate that your coroner files with the county health department.

As an example:

A. asphyxia (inability to breathe), due to
B. chest compression, due to
C. settling of automobile, due to
D. failure of jacking apparatus.

This group of factors is referred to as the mechanism, which lead to the asphyxia, which is the cause of death.

MANNER of death is a descriptive grouping. It is, however, a firmly set, universally accepted acknowledgement of how people die. These possibilities are:

A. homicide;
B. suicide;
C. accident;
D. natural; and
E. undetermined.

Coroners investigate:

  • Homicides;
  • Suicides;
  • Crashes;
  • Death by natural causes;
  • Inmate deaths or cases in which cause of death originated while deceased was incarcerated;
  • Deaths caused by diseases that may be public health threats;
  • Deaths of people whose bodies are to be cremated, buried at sea, transported out of state or otherwise unavailable for pathological study; and
  • Deaths of transplant surgery donors that are the result of some type of trauma.
  • The vast majority of coroner investigations are natural deaths, including situations in which there is no attending physician to sign the death certificate, sudden or unexpected deaths, or cases involving alcohol or other drugs of abuse.

Community Corrections

Community Corrections Mission

We facilitate behavioral change in the lives of at-risk populations that results in a safer community.

Vision

We will become leaders in the field of offender rehabilitation and re-entry through the application and use of evidence based practice.

Program Description

Daviess County Community Corrections began in September of 1983. The program started with two components and one employee. We know have four components and six full time and three part-time employees. Our program offers sentencing alternatives for Daviess Circuit and Superior Court. Our current components are home detention for both juveniles and adults; work release; community service restitution for both juveniles and adults; and the Suspension Assignment Program for students suspended from school. Please refer to the program description for further information about each component.

County Courts

If you have questions about a case or about serving jury duty in the Daviess County courts, or you would like to get a copy of a document from Daviess County, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, child support order or other judgment, you must contact the Daviess County Clerk's office or the court directly (Circuit or Superior).

Emergency Management Agency

MISSION STATEMENT:

Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from all natural and man-made hazards that may impact our county.

What we do:
  • Coordinate Emergency Management activities for Daviess County.
  • Maintain and update the county's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Hazards Vulnerability Analysis and Hazard Mitigation Plan.
  • Activate and staff the county Emergency Operations Center.
  • Work with other county, city, town, departments, agencies and task force elements to develop a variety of related emergency plans, procedures and guidelines.
  • Coordinate for local, state and federal government response and recovery operations during a major emergency or disaster.
  • Maintain and operate the counties fixed -site and mobile Emergency Operations Center.
  • Conduct community emergency and disaster education workshops.
  • Monitor severe weather watches, warnings and special statements issued by the National Weather Service and provide this information to other local government departments including public safety and public works agencies.
  • Serve as staff support for the Daviess County Local Emergency Planning Committee for Hazardous Materials.
  • Provide assistance and support to all public safety agencies, government entities and private sector partners through planning, training and exercising.
  • Coordinate resource support to tactical response units and on scene Incident Commanders.
  • Provide Continuity of Operations Planning information and guidance.

Health Department

Welcome to the Daviess County Health Department page. For more information about county health services, click one of the links located under "In This Department."

Highway Department

OUR RESPONSIBILTIES

The Daviess County Highway Department is responsible for all roads, bridges and small structures (less than 20 foot span) within Daviess County which are not state highways and which are not within the corporate limits of a city or town. They are also responsible for bridges which have a span of 20 feet or greater on all roads which are not state highways.

Daviess County has ten townships with approximately 800 miles of roadway and rights of way. 226 bridges, 119 small structures and over 2,571 culverts to maintain.

The Daviess County Highway Department strives for safe and accessible roadways, and continue to work to improve the transportation infrastructure for the citizens of Daviess County.

 

 

If you have a concern for a road problem which is not within Daviess County's jurisdiction, you may contact the following agencies:

Town of Alfordsville: (812) 644-7567

Town of Cannelburg: (812) 486-3672

Town of Elnora: (812) 692-5415

Town of Montgomery: (812) 486-3298

Town of Odon: (812) 636-4321

Town of Plainville: (812) 687-7549

City Of Washington: (812) 254-4564

Indiana Department of Transportation - Vincennes District: (812) 895-7309

 

County Security Center


Probation Office

Welcome to the Daviess County Probation Department. The Probation Department serves the Daviess County Circuit and Superior Courts through the preparation of Pre-sentence Investigation Reports, Juvenile Preliminary Inquiries, and supervision of felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile offenders. The Department also provides services or refers probation clients to the appropriate persons to support their rehabilitation.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Daviess County Probation Department is to provide necessary services to the offender to aid in reducing criminal and delinquent behavior while balancing the needs of the offender and ensuring the safety of the community. Probation is a profession which requires fundamental knowledge of the law, sentencing alternatives, human services, and community protection.

DAVIESS COUNTY PROBATION VISION STATEMENT
1. The Probation Department shall strive to assist offenders residing in Daviess County, Indiana to become productive, contributing members of society without enabling the offender.
2. The Probation Department shall strive to promote community safety by assisting the offender in improving their education and social responsibility.
3. The Probation Department shall strive to reduce recidivism by providing logical consequences for inappropriate behavior, in addition to providing programming for offenders or making appropriate referrals to other agencies which facilitate and encourage law abiding behavior.
4. The Probation Department shall strive to assure that victims will be compensated and that their needs and/or concerns are addressed.
5. The Probation Department shall strive to promote staff safety by providing information and opportunities for education and training.
6. The Probation Department shall strive to ensure that staff receives training and continuing education in order to enhance services provided to offenders.

Prosecutor's Office

Prosecutor's Bio

Dan Murrie has been prosecuting cases in Daviess County for over ten years. As Chief Deputy, he was the leading trial counsel for the office and prosecuted a wide range of cases from traffic infractions to major felonies. He was also primarily responsible for overseeing and taking down several multi-defendant drug operations.

As the elected prosecutor, his primary responsibilities still include dealing with the most serious felonies and managing the top law enforcement office in the County.

In addition to his responsibilities in criminal law, the prosecutor's office also oversees a thriving child support program that collects millions of dollars every year for the benefit of the children in this community.

Above all else, it is the goal of this office to make Daviess County a place where people want to invest in jobs, where people feel safe and where people want to raise a family.

Recorder's Office

The County Recorder was the first office created by the Constitution of the State of Indiana in 1816. The Recorder is elected to a four-year term, with a two term limitation. It is the primary duty of the County Recorder to record instruments submitted for recording and maintain those records for perpetuity.

Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00pm.
Public Search Hours are 8:00 am through 4:00 pm.

The Recorder's Staff WILL NOT search public records or give any legal opinions. If you know the recording information, you may request a copy from our office. Otherwise, you may come in and use one of our public access computers.
 
Our document index extends back to February of 1997 and document images extend back to February of 1996.

Surveyor's Office

The County Surveyor is established by the Indiana Constitution as an elected office with a four-year term with no limit to the number of consecutive terms a surveyor may be elected.

The duties of the office are addressed in Indiana Code: Title 36, Article 2, Chapter 12, Sections 1 - 15. In Daviess County, the primary duties of the Surveyor's office include:
1) Section corner location and perpetuation;
2) Maintenance of a Legal Survey Record Book;
3) Collection and preservation of survey data within the county; and
4) Provides business location verifications for the Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

In addition, the surveyor serves as a technical adviser to the Daviess County Commissioners; a member of Daviess County Advisory Plan Commission; and as a citizen's advocate for the integrity and protection of property corners, lines and rights within the county.

Treasurer's Office

We are very proud of our courthouse, one of the most beautiful in the state of Indiana. Construction began in 1927 and was completed in 1929, featuring limestone and marble. Courtrooms were remodeled in 1985. Beautifully maintained, the courthouse is located just two blocks north of Main St. and two blocks west of Highway 57.

Wheelchair accessible: Enter through the back (north) door of the courthouse then follow signs to the elevator in the basement. We are on the east side of the first floor.

The Treasurer responsibilities include:

  • Billing and collection of property taxes (real estate-personal-drains-mobile home)
  • Taxes involved in bankruptcy
  • Collection of inheritance tax and innkeepers tax
  • Issuance of tax clearances for mobile home transfer/moving permits
  • Issuance of tax clearances for alcohol beverage permits
  • Investment of funds
  • Conducts annual real estate tax sale
  • The collection of delinquent property taxes and taxes in judgment
  • Search for and collection of delinquent taxes of public employees