• Government

  • 101 West Main Street | Madison, Indiana 47250 | 812-265-8300

    Madison, Indiana is the county seat of Jefferson county with a population around 12,000. Madison Indiana City Government shop eat play stay do see business live work

    Mayor Damon Welch is responsible for the daily operation of the local government as well as the various departments and employees of the City. The mayor is elected by city residents for four-year terms.

    City Council is the legislative body made up of seven members. One member is elected from each of five districts and two members are elected by city residents at large. Council members serve four-year terms. District maps are available on the City's website.

    The Clerk-Treasurer oversees the city's budget. The Clerk's office keeps records of meeting minutes, contracts, and other legal documents and serves the financial needs of the City. The Clerk-Treasurer is elected by city residents for four-year terms.

    Police Department: 812-265-3347 | (For Emergencies, dial 911)
    The Police Department provides protection to the residents of the City of Madison as is staffed by more than 25 officers. The department provides protection and emergency response to Madison, Indiana; it also coordinates drug prevention and neighborhood watch programs.

    Fire Department: 812-265-8350 | (For Emergencies, dial 911)
    The Madison Fire Chief oversees all six volunteer fire companies within the City of Madison, Indiana.

    Building Inspector/Planning/Zoning Office: 812-265-8324
    This office issues building permits, performs building inspections, enforces land use ordinances, and enforces zoning regulations and nuisance ordinances. All contractors doing work within the City of Madison need to be registered here.

    Historic Preservation: 812-265-8324
    The office of Historic Preservation is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting Madison, Indiana's rich cultural and architectural heritage. The office is the first contact point for individuals who live or own property within the downtown Local Ordinance Historic District. All exterior changes (windows, doors, etc.) to buildings in the downtown area must come before the Historic Board of Review for approval. 

    Street Department: 812-265-8304
    The Street Department is responsible for the repair and maintenance of streets and sidewalks as well as the pickup of recycling, garbage, and compost. The Street Department keeps city roads clear of occasional snow and ice during the winter months.

    Water/Sewer Department: 812-265-8312
    The Madison, Indiana Water Department provides water and sewage service to residents. For customers activating or deactivating a water account, there is a one business day waiting period. For residents renting and needing water turned on, there will be a $150 deposit that must be paid in person. Regular payments can be made in person at City Hall, online, or through automatic ACH transfer from your personal account.

  • 300 East Main Street | Madison, Indiana

    One of Indiana's oldest counties, Jefferson County is full of natural beauty and historical intrigue.

    County Council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four-year terms and are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.

    Commissioners: 812-265-8944
    The County Commissioners are the executive body of the county made up of three individuals elected county-wide in staggered, four-year terms. The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, collecting revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.

    Circuit Court: 812-265-8930 | Superior Court: 812-265-8914 | Prosecutor: 812-265-8932 | Probation: 812-265-8929
    The county maintains both a Circuit and Superior Court. the judge on each court is elected for four-year terms and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association.

    Clerk's Office: 812-265-8924
    The Clerk's office is responsible for all court documents, collecting court fees, collecting support payments, and overseeing voter registration.

    Auditor: 812-265-8942
    The Auditor provides review and oversight of the financial statements and documents necessary for running county government.

    Treasurer: 812-265-8910
    The Treasurer collects taxes and is the custodian and investor for all money belonging to the county.

    Building Inspector: 812-273-4489
    The Building Inspector works with businesses and residents who wish to build any type of structure on their property.

    Reorder: 812-265-8902
    Records kept include deeds and other conveyances, mortgages & other liens and their releases, miscellaneous documents, and uniform commercial code documents.

    Surveyor: 812-265-8925
    The Surveyor's office keeps copies of recorded surveys, maps, topography, aerials, and other information dealing with land use in the county. They work closely with the Jefferson County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

    Extension Office: 812-265-8910
    The Extension Office connects the community with resources from Purdue University in matters of agriculture, nutrition, gardening, and pest control.

    Health Department: 812-273-1942 | 715 Green Road | Madison, Indiana
    The Jefferson County Health Department supports Jefferson County's economic prosperity and quality of life by promoting, protecting, and providing for the health of Jefferson County residents. The department oversees food establishments, public health, and vital records.

    Highway Department: 812-273-1708
    The Highway Department works with all county roads and bridges in order to maintain a proper transportation system throughout the entire county.

    Sheriff's Department: 812-265-2648 | (For Emergencies, dial 911)

    County Assessor (except Madison Township): 812-265-8906

    Madison Township Assessor: 812-265-8927