Owen County Government's 2012 Budget Hearings were held on August 25th and 26th.  A complete review of all county departmental requests was conducted.  On Monday, October 10th, the Owen County Council took action to approve the budget for submission to the Indiana State Department of Local Government Finance.  They will review it for compliance before returning it to the County for adoption, likely in December 2011 or January 2012.


With the work of the County Auditor and myself, an electronic copy in Microsoft Excel format of the submitted budget is now available on the taxpayer resource page of this site:

2012 Owen County Budgets Submission


All county government services are funded from a variety of different revenue sources.

There is always a lot of discussion concerning property taxes. Depending on whether you live in the Town of Spencer or out in Washington Township, county government services pull between 16.8% and 21.8% of each property tax dollar you pay.  Here is a breakdown for 2011 (the current budget year):

District Two Property Tax Breakdown per Dollar
 (2011-Current Year)

Some departments and budgets are not funded by property tax.  In addition to property tax, other county revenue sources include, but are not limited to, income tax, motor vehicle taxes, service fees, 911 surcharges, interest, and state-distributed money.

Additional information about the Owen County Council, myself, and local government can be found on this website. Please feel free to contact me with your questions/concerns.



Paid for by Anton Karl Neff personally