New minutes files have been posted in the "Meeting Minutes" section to this website for the Owen County Council, Owen County Commissioners, Owen County Plan Commission, Owen Valley Fire Territory, and the Spencer Town Board.  Check them out and read up on the latest actions of these various boards.





New minutes files for the County Council, County Commissioners, Town of Spencer, Owen Valley Fire Territory Board, Owen County Plan Commission, and Owen County Board of Zoning Appeals have all been posted.  These can be accessed by clicking on the "Meeting Minutes" link.  Also in that section are Taxpayer Resources and additional information you may find valuable.




The Auditor's office has recently released the 2009 payable 2010 property tax rates. 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:


2010 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:


2010 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.  In addition, state-directed tax relief may also apply which can lower the net amount of tax due.  The Treasurer's office will be processing all data and send out tax statements in April which will be due May 10th.  As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.




As a resident and/or taxpayer of Owen County Council District Two, I have information to share with you concerning the progress of Owen County Government's 2010 budget.


This directly impacts funding for a wide variety of local services, such as our Emergency Medical Service, Sheriff, courts, administrative offices, Health Department, Building & Planning, Recycling, and Highway, to name a few.


The Owen County Council had adopted the 2010 budget on October 12th for submission to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance for their review and hearing.  Once complete, we will be able to make any final adjustments they require, if any.  We do anticipate significant adjustments to the Highway Department's budget as gasoline tax revenues are down considerably.  Unfortunately, this will have a negative impact on the ability to maintain our county roads.


Our County Auditor had provided an electronic copy of the budget as it stands now and it is now available in Microsoft Excel format using the following link to the District Two website resource page:


2010 Owen County Budget Figures


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


Property taxes fund parts of many budgets.  Here is a breakdown of where each $1 you pay in Property Tax goes in 2009:


District Two Property Tax Breakdown per Dollar (2009)


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.



Minutes files for County Council, Commissioner, County Plan Commission, and Owen Valley Fire Territory meetings have been updated.


Paid for by Anton Karl Neff personally