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.





It is very nice to see Owen County as the featured county in the Association of Indiana Counties' bi-monthly magazine, Indiana News 92.


Indiana News 92 - July/August 2011




The Auditor's office had released the 2010 payable 2011 property tax rates earlier this year. An official copy of the rate sheet is available in that office on the second floor of the courthouse. I would like to put a good word in for the hard work and diligence of our local officials in getting all components in place for the approval and release of these rates.  Here is a link to the taxpayer resources section of this website with the rates:


2011 Owen County Property Tax Rates


In addition to the rate sheet, I have also taken the rate information for our District and created a resource that you may also find valuable. It splits out each property tax dollar you pay by each taxing unit.  You'll be able to know to the nearest 1/1000th of a cent how much of each dollar you pay goes to each taxing unit.

All of this information is also available on this website using the following link to the taxpayer resources section:


2011 District Two Property Tax Dollar Analysis & Charts


Two things I would like to note--your final tax due is dependent on any applicable homestead, mortgage, or other exemptions that apply to each property you own.  The Treasurer's office has mailed all tax statements and the first installment is due May 10th.  As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.




Over 100 links to local businesses, churches, organizations, government agencies, and more are available on this website.  There are some new additions and link revisions, so check them out by clicking on the "Links" menu above.





Join me down at the Owen County Fair the week of July 18th through 24th.  For folks whom I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, this is an excellent opportunity to introduce each other.  I'll be on hand to answer any questions that you may have about Owen County Government.



Paid for by Anton Karl Neff personally