• 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 Bob Courtney 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.