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Montgomery CourthouseMontgomery County was formed in 1823. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada, in the Battle of Quebec.

The first county election was held in March 1823. 61 people voted in that first election. The first three county commissioners were elected - William Offield, James Blevins and John McCollough - who then ordered that the first jail and courthouse be built.
 
 

Superior Court II

Montgomery County Superior Court II is presided over by Honorable Peggy Q. Lohorn.  Superior Court II handles criminal cases; all types of civil cases including domestic relations, torts, plenary, collection and small claims; and traffic and ordinance violations.  

Superior Court II also has a certified Veterans Treatment Court.  

Superior Court II Cause #'s begin with 54D02.  Any questions, please contact the main office @ 765-364-6455.

Superior Court I

Superior Court 1 - Room 301

Montgomery County Superior Court 1 is presided over by Honorable Heather Barajas.  

Superior Court cause #'s begin with 54D01.  Any questions, please contact the main office @ 765-364-6447.

Circuit Court

Montgomery Circuit Court - Room 201
 
Montgomery Circuit Court is presided over the Honorable Harry A. Siamas.
 
Circuit Court handles juvenile, civil, criminal (felony & higher).
 
Circuit Court Cause #'s begin with 54C.
 
 

 

Clerk's Office

The Clerk's office is located on the second floor of the Courthouse in Room 203.  This office handles a number of administrative duties for the county courts, state and federal government. This includes:

  • Collecting payments and record-keeping for County Courts
  • Processing request for marriage licenses and divorces.
  • The handling of passports.
  • The Clerk also conducts all elections within the county.

Probation

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Montgomery County Probation Department is to enhance community safety, reduce recidivism, and facilitate positive change in offenders’ lives through accountability and rehabilitation.

VISION STATEMENT

The vision of the Montgomery County Probation Department is to be a proactive and innovative agency that utilizes evidenced based programming and supervision practices to achieve long term positive change in the community we serve.

Commissioners

 The Board consists of three Commissioners who are elected to four year staggered terms at County general elections. 

2017 Board of Commissioners: Commissioner Jim Fulwider, Board President; Commissioner Phil Bane, Board Vice President; and Commissioner John Frey, Member.   Lori Dossett serves as the Commissioners' Executive Assistant.

The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners serves as the executive and legislative authority for the county.  The Board's statutory duties include:

Ø  Supervision of the County Highway system;

Ø  Construction and maintenance of County bridges;

Ø  Management of all County property;

Ø  Auditing and authorizing claims;

Ø  Receiving bids and authorizing County contracts;

Ø  Exercising appointments to boards, commissions, committees, and certain department heads;

Ø  Supervision of County building regulations;

Ø  Management of County information technology system;

Ø  Supervision of County economic development;

Ø  Liaison to all County officeholders.

 

The following County Departments are directly under the authority of the Montgomery County Commissioners:

  •       Building Department; 
  •       Highway Department; and
  •       Central Communications Center;
  •       Emergency Management Agency; and
  •       IT Department.
 
The Montgomery County Commissioners meet on the 2nd & 4th Monday's @ 9:00 a.m. in Room 103 - Montgomery County Courthouse.  The Board also meet at 9:00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month with the Montgomery County Council.
 

Council

The County Council is the governing body who has the power over fiscal affairs. Specific responsibilities of the Council include:
  • Approving annual and operating budgets of all county department heads;
  • Establishing salaries and compensation;
  • Authorizing the expenditure of public funds for specific purposes;
  • Fixing tax rates and levies; and
  • Authorizing the borrowing of money in the form of bonds and notes.
2017 Council  Members:
At-Large - Terry Hockersmith - Council President
At-Large - Gary Booth  
At-Large - Greg Morrison
District 1 - Richard Chastain
District 2 - Don Mills - Council Vice President
District 3 - Mark Smith
District 4 - Mark Davidson

Prosecutor

The Office of the Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney is located on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse in Room 205.  The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney is charged with the responsibility of representing the State of Indiana in felony and misdemeanor criminal prosecutions arising from crimes committed in Montgomery County, Indiana. 
 
The office also represents the State of Indiana in traffic infractions and other non traffic infractions arising from State statutes. 
 
This office represents the State in the prosecution of juvenile offenders, individuals under 18 years of age, who commit status offenses or acts that would becrimes if committed by an adult.

Assessor

The County Assessor is an elected official responsible for locating, indentifying and assessing all taxable property in the County, in accordance with Indiana state laws and administrative procedures; and to certify and provide those values annually to the County Auditor.

Our mission is to accomplish these tasks accurately, and in a clear and concise manner that results in fair and equitable assessments.

Auditor

The Auditor coordinates various tax functions on behalf of county government. The Auditor is also the official recordkeeper for the County Council. 
  • For Council meeting agendas and minutes, click here.
  • For upcoming Council meeting dates, click here.

Coroner

For a complete statutory Coroner's Job Description click:
 

Recorder

The Montgomery County Recorder's Office is located in Room 104 of the Courthouse.  The County Recorder's primary duty is recording instruments on behalf of county residents.  Documents recorded include deeds, mortgages, affidavits, power of attorneys, contracts, easements, and surveys among many other miscellaneous documents. All deeds have been scanned from 1823 to present. All recordings are public information and are available to the public for a fee. 

 

Sheriff

http://montgomerycosheriff.net

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department serves a population of 38,173. The area covered is 504 square miles which includes 845 miles of County Roadways and 160 miles of State Highways. The Sheriff's Department is in charge of all law enforcement actions for the county and to maintain a County Jail and provide service to the Courts. 

County Jail

The Montgomery County Jail is located at 600 Memorial Drive in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The new facility was opened in June 2006 . It has a capacity of 224 beds: 130 male beds, 40 female beds, 12 temporary beds, 2 padded detox. beds and 40 beds for Work Release. 
 
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Click the photo to see the County Jail Slide Show.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for balancing all banking transactions of the County: making deposits, transferring funds, investment of funds, insuring that all County Funds are in balance. 
 
The responsibilities include: Collection of property taxes (real estate-personal-mobile home):  dog taxes; inheritance taxes;  issue mobile home moving permits and verify taxes for alcohol beverage permits;  prepare annual real estate tax sale and collection of delinquent personal property taxes and judgments; prepare lender list of mortgage companies;  verify public employees taxes and collection of any delinquent taxes.
 
The Treasurer's Office accepts payments of any amount to be applied to the taxpayers parcel at any time during the tax year in the Treasurer's office or online.  Click here - Property Tax Payments

 

Building Department

    The Montgomery County Building Department reviews and issues permits for building construction, demolitions and electrical inspections. We are responsible for most of Montgomery County excluding the City of Crawfordsville and the two- mile jurisdiction. The Building Department also issues new 911 addresses and maintains the address database for the unincorporated and incorporated areas of the County. We handle land use information; Building,Subdivision, Flood control and Sugar Creek ordinances.
 
    The Montgomery County Mapping Department joined the Building Department at the South BLVD Office in 2008. The Mapping Department reviews land transactions and enters the transaction for taxation in to the tax software. The Mapping Department also maintains the County Geographic Information System (GIS) which can be viewed on the website.

Surveyor

The mission of the Montgomery County Surveyor's Office and Drainage Board is to assure that the County's regulated drain system complies with State and County laws and professional drainage standards; provides adequately functioning and financially sound drains; and earns public and landowner trust.

GIS/Mapping

Click here to view Montgomery County's GIS information including parcel information, tax information, voting districts, aerial maps, etc.  

The GIS/Mapping Department supports County Departments in providing the leading-edge access to Geographic Information Systems services. The Mapping Department reviews land transactions and enters them in to the County taxing software.

Montgomery County Health Department

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Click here for more information regarding free HIV/Hepatitis C testing

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Click here for mosquito for prevention tips and county spraying information


Newly Released Reports and Information:

2016 MCHD Annual Report

Montgomery County Health Equity Report


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Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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100 E Main St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
  • Business: (765) 364-6450
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Karyn Douglas,
Office of Voter Registration

100 E Main St
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Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Andria Geigle,
Chief Probation Officer

Thomas K Milligan Justice Ctr
307 Binford Street
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-6460
  • Business Fax: (765) 364-7253
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Joseph Buser
Joseph Buser,
County Prosecutor

100 E Main St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-6470
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Sherri Bentley,
Assessor, AAS

100 E Main St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Jennifer Bentley
Jennifer Bentley,
Montgomery County Recorder

100 E Main St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-6415
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    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Mark Casteel
Mark Casteel,
Sheriff

600 Memorial Dr
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Janet Johnson
Janet Johnson,
Treasurer

100 E Main St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-6410
  • Business Fax: (765) 364-6413
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Marc Bonwell
Marc Bonwell,
Building Administrator

110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-6490
  • Business Fax: (765) 361-3238
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Tom Cummins
Tom Cummins,
Surveyor

South Boulevard County Building (more about this location/facility)
110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 361-3234
  • Business 2: (765) 361-3235
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Marc Bonwell
Marc Bonwell,
Building Administrator

110 W South Boulevard Br
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 362-6514
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Amber Reed
Amber Reed,
Administrator

110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-6440
  • Business Fax: (765) 361-3239
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    In the event of a public health emergency, please contact:
    Amber Reed, MCHD Administrator
    765-364-6440 M-F 8:00am - 4:30 pm

    To report a notifiable condition, please contact:
    Rebecca Lang, Public Health Nurse
    765-364-7255 M-F 8:00 am-4:30 pm

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Jeremy Phillips
Jeremy Phillips,
Montgomery County Highway Director

818 N Whitlock Ave
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 362-2304
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30 Professional Ct
Lafayette, IN 47905
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Montgomery County 4-H Groundsbr400 Parke Ave
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Administrator

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209 E Pike St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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660 N 36th St
Lafayette, IN 47990
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Beth Sessions
Beth Sessions,
E911 Director

311 N Green St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 362-3300
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  • Office Hours:
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Shari Harrington
Shari Harrington,
Emergency Management Director

300 E Pike St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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100 East Main Street - Room 203
County Courthouse,  47933
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110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Phil Bane,
County Commissioner - District 3

South Boulevard County Building (more about this location/facility)
110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Tom Cummins,
Surveyor

110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 361-3234
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Samantha D. Swearingen,
Health Educator / Preparedness Coordinator

110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Shari Harrington
Shari Harrington,
Emergency Management Director

300 E Pike St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Adrianne Northcutt
Adrianne Northcutt,
Food Inspector

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Montgomery County Courthouse (more about this location/facility)
100 E Main St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Montgomery County Courthouse (more about this location/facility)
100 E Main St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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South Boulevard County Building (more about this location/facility)
110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Don Orr
Don Orr,
Environmental Health Specialist

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311 N Green St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Crawfordsville Police Department (more about this location/facility)
309 N Green St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Joe Ellis
Joe Ellis,
Veterans Service Officer

South Boulevard County Building (more about this location/facility)
110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Lori Dossett
Lori Dossett,
Commissioners Executive Assistant/ADA & Title VI Coordinator

South Boulevard County Building (more about this location/facility)
110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Ryan Edgell
Ryan Edgell,
IT Facilitator

  • Business: (765) 323-4253 x 80
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Brookanna Walters
Brookanna Walters,
Vital Records Clerk

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Tom Cummins
Tom Cummins,
Surveyor

110 W South Blvd
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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    Drainage Board meets at the Crawfordsville Public Library at 9:30 AM on the first Monday of every month, except in May and October.

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Adrianne Northcutt
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