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Kosciusko County Court House
100 W Center St
Warsaw, IN 46580
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221 W Main St
Warsaw, IN 46580
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Ann Torpy,
County Clerk
121 N Lake St
Warsaw, IN 46580
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Warsaw, IN 46580
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Edward Rock,
EMA Director
100 W Center St
Room 121
Warsaw, IN 46580
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William Holder,
GIS Director
100 W Center St
Suite 304
Warsaw, IN 46580
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2936 E Old Road 30
Warsaw, IN 46582
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Warsaw, IN 46580
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Tammy Johnston,
Chief Probation Officer
121 N Lake St
Warsaw, IN 46580
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Dan Hampton,
Prosecuting Attorney
121 N Lake St
Warsaw, IN 46580
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100 W Center St
Room 203
Warsaw, IN 46580
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221 W Main St
Warsaw, IN 46580
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217 E Bell Dr
Warsaw, IN 46582
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Michael Kissinger,
Kosciusko County Surveyor
100 W Center St
Warsaw, IN 46580
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Rhonda Helser,
Treasurer
100 W Center St
Warsaw, IN 46580
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  • 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday
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Richard Maron,
Veterans Affairs Officer
121 N Lake St
Warsaw, IN 46580
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1515 Provident Dr
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Warsaw, IN 46580
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Dan Hampton,
Prosecuting Attorney
121 N Lake St
Warsaw, IN 46580
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121 N Lake Street Br
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Circuit Court

The court was established in 1836 and is currently resided over by the Honorable Mike Reed, Judge, commenced his term January 1, 2013.
JUDGES OF THE KOSCIUSKO CIRCUIT COURT
YEAR JUDGE CLERK
1836 to May, 1838 JAMES COMSTOCK & RICHARD H. LANSDALE
HENRY WARD RICHARD H. LANDSDALE
1839 JAMES BAKER RICHARD H. LANDSDALE
1840 and 1841 JAMES BAKER WILLIAM C. GRAVES
NOV., 1842 JOSEPH HALE WILLIAM C. GRAVES
AUG., 1843 CLEMENT B. SIMONSON WILLIAM C. GRAVES
NOV., 1843 JOHN ROGERS WILLIAM C. GRAVES
JUNE, 1848 JOHN ROGERS SAMUEL H. CHIPMAN
AUG. 12, 1850 WILLIAM C. GRAVES SAMUEL H. CHIPMAN
NOV. 11, 1850 JACOB FELKNER SAMUEL H. CHIPMAN
JAN. 17, 1853 JOHN L. KNIGHT SAMUEL H. CHIPMAN
JAN. 28, 1856 GEORGE E. GORDON THOMAS WOODS
OCT. 27, 1856 JOSEPH H. MATLOCK THOMAS WOODS
JAN. 28, 1861 K. G. SHRYOCK THOMAS WOODS
JAN. 26, 1863 DAVID D. DYKEMAN THOMAS WOODS
JAN. 25, 1864 DAVID D. DYKEMAN O. H. ABRM
SEPT. 4, 1865 THOMAS C. WHITESIDE O. H. ABRM
JAN. 27, 1868 THOMAS C. WHITESIDE REUBEN WILLIAMS
MAY 19, 1873 ELISHA V. LONG REUBEN WILLIAMS
NOV. 13, 1875 ELISHA V. LONG THOMAS WOODS
1880 ELISHA V. LONG JOSEPH H. TAYLOR
OCT. 24, 1885 WALTER OLDS JOSEPH H. TAYLOR
DEC. 12, 1887 WALTER OLDS WILLIAM D. WOOD
JAN. 5, 1889 JOSEPH W. ADAIR WILLIAM D. WOOD
APRIL 1, 1889 JAMES FRAZIER WILLIAM D. WOOD
NOV. 21, 1890 EDGAR HAYMOND WILLIAM D. WOOD
1895 EDGAR HAYMOND OREN J. CHANDLER
DEC., 1896 HIRAM S. BIGGS OREN J. CHANDLER
FEB., 1900 HIRAM S. BIGGS SCOTT D. JUNKIN
MAY 31, 1902 EDGAR HAYMOND SCOTT D. JUNKIN
(Special Judge)
NOV., 1903 EDGAR HAYMOND AARON A. RASOR
FEB. 4, 1904 LEMUEL W. ROYSE AARON A. RASOR
(Judge Pro Tem)
1908 LEMUEL W. ROYSE C. EDWIN STOUT
DEC. 7, 1908 FRANCIS E. BOWSER C. EDWIN STOUT
JAN. 2, 1912 FRANCIS E. BOWSER CONRAD D. LONGENECKER
JAN. 3, 1916 FRANCIS E. BOWSER AARON A. RASOR
JAN. 2, 1920 FRANCIS E. BOWSER RUSSELL H. BUTLER
DEC. 6, 1920 LEMUEL W. ROYSE RUSSELL H. BUTLER
JAN. 2, 1928 LEMUEL W. ROYSE ELMER J. KINSEY
JAN. 7, 1928 LEMUEL W. ROYSE LELAND KINSEY
JAN. 2, 1933 DONALD VANDEVEER ROYCE R. HILDENBRAND
JAN. 4, 1937 DONALD VANDEVEER ORVEL E. PHILLIPS
JAN. 2, 1939 JOHN A. SLOANE ORVEL E. PHILLIPS
JAN. 8, 1945 JOHN A. SLOANE ERNEST E. BUSHONG
JAN. 8, 1951 WALTER BRUBAKER ERNEST E. BUSHONG
JAN. 12, 1953 WALTER BRUBAKER N. PAULINE JORDAN
JAN. 9, 1956 SETH E. ROWDABAUGH N. PAULINE JORDAN
JAN. 1, 1961 SETH E. ROWDABAUGH T. ETHNA SCOTT
JAN. 1, 1963 GENE B. LEE T. ETHNA SCOTT
NOV. 27, 1979 RICHARD W. SAND BESSIE HIMES
JUNE 1, 1993 RICHARD W. SAND JEANNE WEIRICK
DEC. 31, 1994 GARY CALHOUN JEANNE WEIRICK
JAN., 1995 to 2012 REX L. REED MARSHA McSHERRY
SHARON CHRISTNER
JASON McSHERRY
JAN., 2013 TO PRESENT MIKE REED JASON McSHERRY
ANN TORPY

Adult Protective Services

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Adult Protective Services investigates reports of potential neglect, self-neglect, battery, and exploitation in anyone who may be an endangered adult as defined by Indiana statute 12-10-3-2 (if he/she is: 18 years of age or older and unable to protect themselves due to being mentally or physically disabled, or frail elderly, from being battered, neglected, exploited, or self-neglected) and, where substantiated, finds the least restrictive intervention to resolve the situation. They also provide educational opportunities for service providers and community organizations about adult endangerment, prevention and response. 

Adult Protective Services consists of investigators that cover Kosciusko County and three other counties consisting of Marshall, Elkhart, and St. Joseph. Kosciusko County Adult Protective Services recovers funding from the state but is under the direct supervision of the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney.

 

If a vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, dial 9-1-1 or call the police immediately!


Contact Adult Protective Services:

·         Kosciusko County APS Phone: 574.235.5092

·         Fill out and print an Online Complaint Form. Once completed, mail this form to:

Adult Protective Services
533 N. Niles Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617

·         Indiana State Hotline for abuse: 800.992.6978

·         Eldercare Locator for out-of-state APS offices: 800.677.1116

 

Duty to Report Endangered Adults

An individual who believes or has reason to believe that another individual is an endangered adult and is the victim of battery, abuse, or exploitation is required by law to make a report to law enforcement or Adult Protective Services.

Immunity from Civil Liability for a Person Making a Report or Testifying

A person who in good faith makes a report of an endangered adult, or testifies at administrative or judicial proceedings on matters arising from the report, is immune from both civil and criminal liability for doing so and an employer may not reduce benefits or otherwise retaliate against them.

Signs of An Endangered Adult:
  • Not allowing the dependent person to talk or see visitors.
  • Indifference or anger toward the dependent person.
  • Aggressive behavior (threats, insults, harassment, etc.).
  • Conflicting accounts of incidents.
  • Withholding affection.
  • History of substance abuse, mental illness, criminal behavior, or family violence.
Financial Abuse Indicators:
  • Unusual or inappropriate activity in bank accounts.
  • Refusal to spend money on dependent person for health care of personal items.
  • Numerous unpaid bills.
  • Living environment not comparable with income.
  • Missing furniture, silverware, jewelry, etc.
  • A recent will when elder seems incapable of writing a will.
Physical Indicators:
  • Soiled clothing or bed.
  • Dehydration or malnutrition.
  • Frequent use of emergency room or hospital.
  • Cuts, lacerations, puncture wounds.
  • Any injury inconsistent with history.
  • Bruises on the upper arms or in the shape of object.
  • Presence of old and new bruises at the same time.
  • Injury that has not been cared for.
  • Cigarette burns.
  • Lack of necessities in the home, such as water, food, and medicine.
Behavioral Indicators:
  • Confusion or disorientation.
  • Denial, unlikely stories.
  • Fear, withdrawal, non-responsive, hesitation to talk openly, helplessness, depression, agitation, anxiety, and anger.

Adult Protective Services will investigate all calls made and protect those who are determined to be endangered. 

Drainage Board


River                                                                                    Turkey Creek       Tippecanoe River                                                                                        Turkey Creek IS a County
is NOT a County Regulated Drain.                                                                    Regulated Drain.
 
The Drainage Board is made up of 1 County Commissioner and 4 citizens appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Citizens serve 4 year terms.  The Drainage Board meets once a month.  The 5 member Board does not have an office within the courthouse. Listed below are their contact numbers, or please feel free to contact the Surveyor's office with any questions. (574) 372-2366  
 
    • DRAINAGE BOARD MEMBERS:
      • CARY GRONINGER - CHARIMAN......................(574) 527-6665
      • MIKE LONG - VICE CHAIRMAN......................(574) 527-6095
      • JIM SCOTT - MEMBER..................................(574) 268-8205
      • STEVE METZGER - MEMBER..........................(260) 609-7818
      • DENNIS DARR- MEMBER..............................(260) 457-3033
      • DRAINAGE BOARD SECRETARY - KRISTA BAKER (574) 265-2620
 
The Drainage Board Meetings are held on the 3rd floor of the Courthouse in the old Courtroom, 100 W Center St. Warsaw, IN. 46580 at 9:00 A.M.

DRAINAGE BOARD MEETINGS FOR 2018

January 25

February 22

March 22

April 26

May 24

June 28

July 26

August 23

September 27

October 25

November 15

December 27

 

Contact the Surveyor's Office for more information.  (574) 265-2620

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Custodial Parents

The following services are available:

  • locating a parent
  • establishing paternity
  • establishing, modifying and enforcing a court order for child support.
Applications for service are available at the local office or may be downloaded from our website. Unless you are a TANF recipient, you must bring a completed application to your initial meeting with our office. There is no longer a fee to sign up for services.

View and print the available list of Forms for Parents and Employers

Superior Court 1

The court was established in 1969 and is currently resided over by the Honorable David Cates, Judge, commenced his term on January 1, 2015.

Alcohol & Drug Programs

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROGRAM (KCADP)

The Kosciusko County Alcohol and Drug Program is a probation based alcohol and drug program.  We work very closely with both the Probation Department and the Courts.

The program provides Court ordered substance abuse assessments.  We also provide referrals, case management, and substance abuse education classes.

OUR CLASSES:

PRI:  Our basic substance abuse education class.  It is offered 1 time a week for 6 weeks.

CHANGE COMPANY:  Our advanced substance abuse education class.  It is offered 1 time a week for 10 weeks.

FEES:

Assessment                                                                           $400.00.

Bad Checks

A Message From
Prosecuting Attorney Daniel H. Hampton

As your Prosecuting Attorney, naturally I am always concerned about the negative impact of bad checks passed to local businesses. Millions of dollars are lost nationally by merchants as a result of this ongoing problem. Bad checks affect everyone in terms of higher consumer costs that must be passed on to offset losses, and increased taxes to cover the additional costs for law enforcement and prosecution.

In an effort to combat this problem, I have organized the Bad Check Recovery Program to assist local merchants with bad check losses. The primary goal of the program is to obtain full restitution for the victim without adding to the financial burden of the criminal justice system.  Also, to assist you in reducing your risk in accepting a bad check or to determine whether your bad check is eligible for the Bad Check Recovery Program, you should review the acceptance tips and program eligibility form.

Your interest and participation in this special program will benefit all law-abiding citizens and help your business improve its bottom line!

 Bad Check Recovery Program

6 EASY STEPS

1.     Once the check has been dishonored by the bank, make sure that the check is not any of the following:  a two-party, payroll, or credit card; partially re-paid check; fraudulent or stamped 'lost', 'stolen', 'stop payment', or 'forged'; Check written over 180 days ago; pre/post-dated or altered checks; check you agreed to hold before depositing; check passed outside of Kosciusko County; check which is repayment of loan or civil contract agreement.

2.      Complete the bad check crime report form .  Attach the original check(s) or bank-generated substitute check and the notice from the banking institution indicating the reason that the check was dishonored to the completed form.  You MUST retain photocopies of all check(s) submitted and notification documents, such as return receipts and bank notices.  Also, you should remember that whenever you inquire about the status of this check(s) with the Prosecutors Office, you must refer to the check number and maker's name. 

3.      Mail the completed bad check crime report form with the attachments described in step #2 above to:
Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Bad Check Recovery Program
121 N.Lake St.
Warsaw, IN 46580

4.      Once the check(s) has been sent to our office, in the event that the maker of the check should contact you, you MUST direct that person to our office immediately.  DO NOT accept payments.  The Prosecuting Attorney's Office collects a fee for Kosciusko County which you will be responsible to pay if you collect from the maker.

5.      In the event we procure payment from the maker of the check, we will mail the payment by way of money order to the address you provided on the bad check crime report.  The money order will contain the amount of the check plus a $25.00 service fee.

6.      The Prosecuting Attorneys Office mails a recovery notice to the maker of the check on the Thursday following the receipt of the check submitted by you.  If you have not received a payment from the Prosecuting Attorneys Office within 17 days following that Thursday mailing, you must contact the Bad Check Recovery Administrator, 372-2419, to discuss criminal prosecution against the maker. 

E-Recording

 E-Recording is available in our county.  Please visit:

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Board of Finance

The Kosciusko County Board of Finance governs the finance policies of Kosciusko County.  The Board of Finance is made up of the three County Commissioners and the County Treasurer who serves as the Secretary of the Board of Finance.  The board adopts an investment policy annually which is the guide to how county funds are to be managed by the County Treasurer.  Below please find the current Board of Finance Investment Policy.  If you have questions concerning the Board of Finance Investment Policy, please feel free to contact the County Treasurer's Office at 1-574-372-2370 or email rhelser@kcgov.com.
 

BOARD OF FINANCE
OF
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY
ORGANIZATION AND INVESTMENT POLICY

 

 

The policy and procedures of the Kosciusko County Treasurer's Office for investment of county funds effective January 1, 2015 will be as follows:

Goal:  The Kosciusko County Treasurer will review dollars held by the county to insure that investments are made to their fullest extent to maximize the interest realized and thus help to reduce property taxes.

COUNTY BOARD OF FINANCE SHALL BE ORGANIZED AS FOLLOWS IN ACCORDANCE WITH IC 5-13-7
  1. The County Board of Finance made up of the Board of Commissioners and the Treasurer shall meet and organize each year at an annual meeting held after the first Monday in January and on or before the last day of January per IC 5-13-7-6. The meetings shall be open to the public in accordance with IC 5-14-3 and IC 5-15-2.

  2. The Commissioners will receive the report of investments for the prior year at the January organizational meeting per IC 5-13-7-6-(a) (2).

  3. Officers of president and secretary shall be selected at the annual January meeting and shall serve until officers' successors are elected and qualified per IC 5-13-7-6 (a)

  4. As a courtesy, the Treasurer will present a copy of the year's investments to the County Council in addition to the Commissioners.  

  5. From time to time if there is a large fluctuation in the interest rates or if other issues arise related to the investment of county funds, the Treasurer will notify the Board of Finance which includes the Commissioners.  The Treasurer will also as a courtesy notify the Council as to the nature of the issues.
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY INVESTMENTS SHALL BE HANDLED AS FOLLOWS IN COMPLIANCE WITH IC 5-13-9:

 

  1. The Treasurer will work with the Auditor and the department whose funds are being invested to determine the maximum amount that should be invested and the period of the investment.

  2. Information will be gathered and kept current on banks in the area that are eligible to receive government funds.  The information will include fax numbers, email addresses and contacts.

  3. On the morning of an investment purchase, a fax or email will be sent to each bank within the community at no later than 8:30 AM. 

  4. The fax or email will outline the amount to be invested and the number of days to be invested.

  5. Banks will be required to reply by fax or email no later than 10 AM to be considered for the purchase of the day. 

  6. Banks will be required to respond with their current interest rate, days to which the interest rate applies and confirmation of the number of days of the investment.

  7. After 10 AM and without further contact to banks that have not responded, the Treasurer will make a determination of the best interest rate for the investment of the day. 

  8. The Treasurer may facilitate the investment transaction through ACH technology.

  9. The Treasurer will communicate by fax or email to all banks the successful bidder for the investment including the interest rates bid by all banks.   

  10. The Treasurer will maintain a file with all faxes or emails received to document the investment was made properly.
     
  11. The Treasurer will maintain a report log of all investments in conjunction with the Auditor for investment verification. The report must contain the name of each financial institution, governmental agency or instrumentality or other person with whom the political subdivision invests money per IC 5-13-7-7.

  12. The County Board of Finance made up of the Board of Commissioners and the Treasurer shall meet and organize each year at an annual meeting held after the first Monday in January and on or before the last day of January per IC 5-13-7-6. The meetings shall be open to the public in accordance with IC 5-14-3 and IC 5-15-2. 

  13. The Commissioners will receive the report of investments for the prior year at the January organizational meeting per IC 5-13-7-6-(a) (2).    

  14. Officers of president and secretary shall be selected at the annual January meeting and shall serve until officers' successors are elected and qualified per IC 5-13-7-6 (a) 1 (A). 

  15. As a courtesy, the Treasurer will present a copy of the year's investments to the County Council in addition to the Commissioners.  

  16. From time to time if there is a large fluctuation in the interest rates or if other issues arise related to the investment of county funds, the Treasurer will notify the Board of Finance which includes the Commissioners.  As a courtesy the Treasurer will also notify the Council as to the nature of the issues.

Adopted January, 2015.

 

 

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY BOARD OF FINANCE

County Commissioners
County Treasurer
Robert Conley Rhonda J. Helser
Brad Jackson
Cary Groninger
  

Employers

The State of Indiana requires Income Withholding in every child support case. 
Indiana law requires that you remit the withheld income at the same time you pay the employee.  Employee or Independent Contractor?  Be advised that the provision of the Indiana Code relating to Income Withholding Orders defines income as follows:
 
"Income" means anything of value owed to an obligor."
 
Indiana Code §31-18-1-6.  If you pay over to the person indicated any funds, you must withhold as required by the Order. Employers who have questions concerning how to pay, and any changes to their information on file with the Child Support Bureau, should call the kidsline at 1-800-840-8757.
 

View and print the available list of Forms for Parents and Employers 

Election Information

2015 Municipal Primary Election 

City of Warsaw
Mayor
Clerk-Treasurer
City Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
City Council At-Large 2 Positions
 
Town of Winona Lake - No Town Primary Election
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
 
Town of Syracuse - No Town Primary Election
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council Districts 3, 4 & 5
 
Filing for the above offices begins January 7, 2015 and ends at NOON on February 6, 2015.
 
2015 Special Election held at the May 5, 2015 Primary
Local Referendum Question for Warsaw Community Schools
 
Warsaw Community Schools will be conducting a special election in within the school corporation boundaries.  ALL voters who reside within Warsaw Community School Corporation will participate in this special election.
 
2015 Municipal Election Small Town Offices
 
Claypool
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council - North
Town Council - Center
Town Council - South
 
Etna Green
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council At-Large 3 Positions
 
Town of Leesburg
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council At-Large 3 Positions
 
Town of Mentone
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council At-Large 3 Positions
 
Town of Milford
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council At-Large 3 Positions
 
Town of North Webster
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council At-Large 3 Positions
 
Town of Sidney
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council At-Large 3 Positions
 
Town of Silver Lake
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council At-Large 3 Positions
 
Town of Pierceton
Clerk-Treasurer
Town Council At-Large 3 Positions
 
Filing begins for the above small towns on January 7, 2015 and ends at NOON, August 3, 2015.
 

Superior Court 2

The court was established in 1976 and is currently resided over by The Honorable Torrey Bauer, Judge, commenced his term on January 1, 2015.

Employment Application

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Child Support

Daniel H. Hampton, Prosecutor

Prosecutor Hampton                                        logo

The Kosciusko Child Support Enforcement Office is a division of the Kosciusko Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Introduction

In 1975, Congress enacted legislation under the Social Security Act (Title IV-D) to require the states to establish programs to establish paternity and establish and collect child support orders for both AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) and non-AFDC cases. The State of Indiana contracts with local county prosecutor's offices to provide these services. In addition to paternity duties and establishing and enforcing child support, this office also establishes orders for health insurance where appropriate and regularly deals with other issues related to child support such as modification of support, emancipation questions, locating absent parents, review and adjustment of support orders, support in foster care cases, collection of medical reimbursement for parents and criminal felony nonsupport cases.

Establishment and Enforcement Tools

Delinquent child support may be enforced either through civil administrative remedies, civil judicial remedies or, last but not least, criminal charges for Nonsupport of a Dependent Child.

Civil Administrative Actions

Paternity can be established through a Paternity Affidavit. Once certain time periods have passed, the affidavit has the same effect as a judicial finding of paternity and can be enforced as such. In a child support action, pursuant to Indiana law, the Court is required to issue an immediate Income Withholding Order to collect child support. Therefore, every case must have an Income Withholding Order to take the support out of the person's pay, unless the Court makes certain findings of fact, including a finding that it is in the best interest of the child for income withholding not to occur. Almost all cases have income withholding and once child support has been established, child support caseworkers directly issue Income Withholding Orders to the employer of a payor, without going through the Court System. Through the Indiana State Child Support Computer Network, the child support caseworkers automatically implement various enforcement tools such as interception of tax refunds, interception of lottery winnings, unemployment withholding, and denial of passport applications, implementation of automobile liens and reporting of delinquencies to the credit bureau. 
 

Judicial Remedies

Paternity can also be established by the filing of a paternity action in Court. The parties are given the chance to have a DNA test and if paternity is established, the Court may order the payment of reimbursement for Past Public Assistance to the State of Indiana, establish a current child support order that is made retroactive to the date of the filing of the Petition for Paternity, establish a health insurance order and deal with such issues as custody, visitation, name change, etc. The State of Indiana is, of course, only involved in those issues related to child support. 

In situations where paternity is not an issue, then child support may be established through the filing of a Petition for Support. If a child support order has already been issued, a Petition to Modify Support may be filed in order to change said support. In Indiana, support continues until the child reaches the age of 21 years. Prior to that time, the support can only be changed by court order upon application of either party. 

Child Support may be enforced through the judicial remedy of Contempt of Court. If a delinquent payor is found to be in contempt for failure to pay support, the Court may order the person to serve time in the Monroe County Jail, require the person to do Road Crew, or use any other sanctions within the Court's powers. In addition, if the delinquency meets certain criteria, the Court must suspend the driver's license of the person. However, the license suspension may be placed on hold on condition that the person complies with the child support order in the future.

Criminal Nonsupport of a Dependent Child

According to Indiana Code 35-46-1-5, it is a Class D Felony if a person fails to support a dependent child. The crime is elevated to a Class C felony if the support delinquency is over $15,000. The child support division files and prosecutes cases of Nonsupport of a Dependent Child on a regular basis. The sentence in such cases depends on the facts of that particular case; however, defendants are normally placed on probation under detailed terms, including, of course, the requirement that they pay current support as well as an amount toward the support arrearage. If a Defendant fails to abide by the terms of probation, that defendant may serve time in the Monroe County Jail or the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Application for Services

TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) recipients do not need to file an application since part of the TANF procedure is an assignment of support rights to the State of Indiana. TANF cases are opened automatically through an interface with the Office of Family and Children and persons involved will be contacted. Recipients of Child Medicaid or Hoosier Healthwise may be referred if they so desire at the time of application for those benefits. Other persons wishing to use the child support services must fill out an application.


 

Fee Schedule & Codes

Lake-Level Data

AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE

Established legal lake level elevations, base flood elevations (lakes and streams), USGS water resource data, DNR geodetic control data (sea level bench marks), FEMA flood hazard boundary maps, and Tippecanoe River elevations.

Demand Notices

Demand Notices - Personal Property and Mobile Homes

Each year after the May 10th tax payment deadline, personal properties and mobile homes that are delinquent from the prior year will be subject to a $5 demand fee.  If not paid within 60 days from the date of the demand, the demand will become a certified judgment to the Kosciusko County Clerk of the Courts.  After the demand fee is attached to the property, the payment is turned over to American Financial Credit Services and an additional percentage collection fee is added.  After certification payments must be made to American Financial Credit Services, 10333 N Meridian St., Suite 270, Indianapolis, IN 46290  Phone 1-888-317-2327.  Daily interest will applied.  

Please call the Kosciusko County Treasurer's Office at 1-574-372-2370.   

Interstate Child Support

The Federal Government and all the states have established a uniform set of laws governing how to handle child support cases when the parents do not live in the same state.  The rules are technical and complex.

We have included links to forms that to be used when a case is determined by this office to be an 'interstate case'.  You should NOT use these forms unless requested to do so by your caseworker. 

Election Results

Election Results can be found in the News & Notices section of this page.

Home Detention

The Home Detention Program supervises adult clients that have committed a criminal offense and have been ordered by the Court to serve a home detention sentence.  This program supervises misdemeanor crimes only.  Some clients will serve home detention as a sentence for a violation of probation.  Placement onto home detention may also occur as a graduated term of a sentence, or as a transition process.  Felony offenders are supervised through the Kosciusko County Community Corrections Department.  Please contact the Community Corrections Department at 574-265-2484 for more information regarding felony case supervision.

Fees associated with participation in the Home Detention Program include a $100.00 initial fee and a weekly fee thereafter.  Weekly fees vary however there is a $10.00 daily minimum.

For more information regarding the Home Detention Program, please contact the Kosciusko County Probation Department at 574-372-2412.

Personal Property

Personal property taxes are levied against all tangible personal property used in a trade or business, used for the production of income, or held as an investment that should be or is subject to depreciation for federal income tax purposes including but not limited to mobile homes (not on permanent foundations), billboards, and materials for use in production. Inventory is no longer taxed.

Personal property values are assessed January 1 of every year and are self reported by property owners to the County Assessor using prescribed state forms. The completed personal property return must be filed with the local County Assessor no later than May 15. Taxes on the reported values are due in two installments in May and November of the following year.
 
Downloadable Personal Property Forms
  • Form 102 Farmer's Tangible Personal Property Assessment Return
  • Form 103 Short Business Tangible Personal Property Return
  • Form 103 Long Business Tangible Personal Property Assessment Return
  • Form 104 Business Tangible Personal Property Return (Cover Page)

To Return to the Assessor Home Page 

Superior Court 3

The court was established in 1997 and is currently resided over by the Honorable Joe V. Sutton, Judge, commenced his term on January 1, 1997.

Job Postings

Maintenance Worker

Full Time, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Starting Wage:  $18.39 to $19.27 / hour

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining all county buildings and property, sidewalks and grounds, including snow removal and yard maintenance.
  • Performs general maintenance duties and operates various tools and equipment and other duties as assigned.
  • Picks up and delivers items.

Qualifications:

  • Valid drivers license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Working knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, painting, heating and cooling systems, with ability to effectively determine county building repair and maintenance needs
  • Ability to comply with all personnel policies, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct
  • Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and work rapidly for long periods, occasionally under time pressure
  • Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written or oral instructions
  • Ability to respond to emergencies on a 24 hour basis

Physical Effort:

  • Sitting and walking at will
  • Standing/walking for long periods
  • Lifting/carrying under 50 pounds
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching
  • Handling, grasping, carrying objects
  • Pushing/pulling objects

Assistant Systems Administrator

Full Time

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Starting Wage: $28.12 / hr

Responsibilities:

  • Provide county employees help with computer related needs, including but not limited to removal and installation of components in computers, replacing worn or damaged maintenance parts in printers, and terminating connections in copper wire networking applications.
  • Maintains county computer equipment, including personal computers, servers, printers and networking equipment.  Installs software upgrades to county computers as needed.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies for computers and printers, ordering/purchasing as necessary.
  • Maintains software licensing and records, network equipment, cabling, infrastructure and backups of county data.
  • Occasionally responds to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
Qualifications:
  • Associates degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and previous related work experience.  Ability to receive ongoing education and maintain knowledge of trends in the field.
  • Pre-employment drug screen
  • Working knowledge of computers, networks, hardware and software equipment, and web/network security.
  • Possession of a valid drivers license and safe driving record.

Courthouse Security Officer

Full Time

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Starting Wage:  $23.39 / hr

Responsibilities:

  • Monitors Courthouse traffic in the building
  • Handles medical situations or emergencies that arise
  • Diffuses high emotions

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Law enforcement academy
  • Obtain handgun and firearm certifications
  • Pre-employment drug test
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Secure the building during evening meetings and lock up when meetings are done

Surveyor Clerical

Part Time, Monday - Friday, 25 hours per week

Starting Wage:  $10.57

Responsibilities:

  • Various bookkeeping and clerical functions and assisting the public
  • Daily maintenance of owner and address information in the drainage assessment database

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Pre-employment drug screen
  • Microsoft Office Suite knowledge a must

Housekeeper

Part Time, Monday - Friday, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Starting Wage:  $11.48

Responsibilities:

  • Cleans offices, meeting rooms, courtrooms, hallways, stair wells, entrances and elevators, including emptying trash cans, cleaning table tops, dusting, cleaning and polishing furniture, upholstery, walls, doors and woodwork, washes blinds, windows and window sills.
  • Cleans and disinfects bathrooms - toilets, urinals, sinks, mirrors, walls, refilling paper products, soap dispensers cleans drinking fountains.
  • Vacuum, sweep, mop, dust.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Pre-employment drug screen
  • Able to stay on task and work independently
  • Ability to work near chemicals, fumes, odors, dust and dirt.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, lifting/carrying under 25 pounds, bending, crouching/kneeling, reaching, handling/grasping/carrying objects, pushing/pulling.

Community Corrections/Home Detention Officer

Full Time

Starting Wage: 19.39 / hour 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supervising offenders placed on community-based supervision by the courts.
  • Influence and support behavioral change through Evidence Based Practices.
  • Perform field visits at the residences and employment of program participants, searching for weapons, drugs and other prohibited items and potential program violations.
  • Identify potentially violent fugitives from justice who are present at the residence, investigating the living conditions at the residence, notifying appropriate authorities to make on-sight arrests as warranted.
  • Perform field surveillance of offenders under electronic monitoring and other types of community supervision.
  • Complete detailed written reports and other legal documents and preserves, processes and documents evidence necessary for the successful prosecution of criminal cases and program revocation procedures.
  • Maintain log of daily activities of offenders and enter information into a database.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice or related field and the ability to attend and successfully complete all required department training.
  • Working knowledge and application of Indiana criminal law.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to make practical application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the department and civil and criminal justice systems
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use standard equipment, including computer, radio, binoculars, breathalyzer, drug/narcotic identification kit, handgun and bulletproof vest.
  • Ability to attend court hearings and provide testimony as required.
  • Ability to perform urine and breath drug/alcohol testing.
  • Regularly work extended, irregular, weekend and evening hours. Travel out of town and respond to emergencies for off-duty status.

Kosciusko County Government is an equal opportunity employer
  
Applications can be found on this website or in the Human Resources Department on the first floor of the Courthouse, 100 W Center Street, Warsaw, IN. Applications should be submitted to the Human Resources Department.

Deferrals & Diversions

 INFRACTION DEFERRAL PROGRAM

The Traffic Infraction Deferral Program is offered through the Kosciusko County Prosecutor's Office. It is available to qualified drivers for the dual purposes of promoting safe driving and allowing the driver to avoid any additional points on his/her driving record through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

You may qualify to participate in the traffic infraction Deferral program if you:

  • Were driving a vehicle that does not require a commercial driver's license (CDL) to operate
  • If you are an out-of-state driver, you must provide us with a copy of your current State driving record with your completed Infraction Deferral Agreement
  • Received only one ticket (if 2 or more tickets, must get prosecutor's approval)
  • Were 18 years of age or older at the time the ticket was received
  • Were not going more than 25 mph over the posted speed limit
  • Were not going more that 15 mph over within a 45mph zone on U.S.30 
  • Were not speeding in a work zone or a school zone 
  • Received a ticket which is approved for the program
  • The most common types of tickets that qualify are:
    • Speeding up to 25 mph over the posted speed limit (not in school zone or work zone and not in a special speed zone on U.S.30)
    • Disregarding a traffic light or a stop sign or a yield sign (not on U.S. 30)
    • Following too closely
    • Driving left of center
    • Unsafe lane movement
    • NOT an offense involving an accident, passing a school bus, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, no insurance, or any other eight-point offense (as designated by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles)

Eligibility is at the complete discretion of the Kosciusko County Prosecutor.  Any driver may be made ineligible for any reason by the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney.

If you wish to be considered as a participant of the Deferral program, you must sign an Infraction Deferral Agreement and pay the accompanying fee. You do this instead of paying the ticket (i.e. do not pay the ticket and then request the Deferral agreement). The effective date of this agreement will be the date that the Clerk of Kosciusko County receives the payment and agreement.  If you comply with the terms of the agreement, the State of Indiana will dismiss the charges pursuant to I.C. 34-28-5-1. If you successfully complete the terms of the Deferral agreement then you will not accumulate any additional points on your BMV driving record. If you fail to comply with any of the terms of the agreement, it may result in the ticket being filed again. If this happens, the Deferral fee will be forfeited and you will need to either pay the ticket or contest the ticket.

To participate in the Infraction Deferral Program, you may come in person to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor's Office, 121 N. Lake St., Warsaw, IN 46580 from 8:30AM - 4:00 PM.  Bring the ticket and the fee identified by the Prosecutors Office in the form of cash, cashier's check, certified check, or money order made payable to the Clerk of Kosciusko County. 

To participate in the Infraction Deferral Program by mail, you may download and print the INFRACTION DEFERRAL AGREEMENT, contact the Prosecuting Attorney Diversion Administrator at (574) 372-2419, then complete, sign and date the agreement. Mail the completed agreement with the accompanying fee by certified or cashier's check or money order to: Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney, 121 N. Lake St., Warsaw, IN 46580.

Receipts are not automatically sent out, so in order to receive verification of your payment, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment and a receipt will be returned to you.

The deadline to participate in the Infraction Deferral Program is the due date on the ticket, also referred to as the initial hearing date or the court appearance date. Therefore, you must come in person to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor's Office OR mail the signed agreement and fee on or before the due date. If your ticket is past due, but has not yet been sent to the BMV for failure to pay, then you will need prosecutor approval to participate in the Deferral program.

If you have a question that has not been addressed above, or you need prosecutor approval to participate in the program, you may call the prosecutor's office at (574) 372-2419. Have your ticket handy when you call.   

PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION PROGRAM  

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Map & Geographic Data


MAPS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THE FOLLOWING YEARS
  • 1938
  • 1951
  • 1957
  • 1965
  • 1974
  • 1981
  • 1985
  • 1991 & 1992
  • 1996
  • 2002
  • 2005
  • 2008
COUNTY DRAIN WATERSHED MAPS

U.S.G.S. QUADRANGLE MAPS

LAKE MAPS WITH LAKE DEPTHS (DNR)

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY ROAD MAPS

WETLAND INVENTORY MAPS

SOIL MAPS

FEMA FLOOD HAZARD MAPS.

RAILROAD PLANS/MAPS (LIMITED)

INDIANA STATE HIGHWAY MAPS/PLANS

This drain was approved by the Drainage Board for annual maintenance on 9/22/2011

Mobile Home Transfers

THE COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE IS GLAD TO HELP WITH QUESTIONS RELATED TO MOBILE HOME PERMITS. If you have questions after reading the information below on mobile home assessments/title transfers/demands /judgments, please feel free to contact the County Treasurer's Office at 1-574-372-2370 or by email at rhelser@kcgov.com.
MOBILE HOME ASSESSMENT BY COUNTY ASSESSOR
In the State of Indiana mobile homes located in mobile home parks or on land not owned by the mobile home owner are assessed as of January 1st each year. Mobile home taxes are paid in the current year so a January 1st assessment means you will receive a tax bill that will be due May 10 and November 13 of the current year.
MOBILE HOME TITLE TRANSFER
Effective January 15, 2013 there will be a $10 fee for Mobile Home Permits.
Permits are required for all transfers and moving of mobile homes.
If the mobile home is no longer owned by the person listed on the assessment notice, the owner must bring the mobile home title to the County Treasurer's Office and apply for a Mobile Home Title Transfer Permit. All property tax must be paid to obtain the permit including property taxes assessed to previous owners. It is vital that mobile home transfers be obtained to prevent the titled owner from being saddled with future taxes after ownership has transferred. Advising the County Assessor of the transfer will not transfer the assessment records to the new owner. The only way to accomplish this is to apply for a Title Transfer Permit through the County Treasurer's Office.
MOBILE HOME TITLE TRANSFER
Upon receipt of the Mobile Home Title Transfer from the County Treasurer's Office it must be taken along with the title to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for the transfer of the title.
LOST TITLE
If the title is lost for the mobile home, you will need to contact the law enforcement division serving your residence to request a VIN check. The officer will complete a form indicating the VIN number on the mobile home so the Bureau of Motor Vehicles can track the mobile home ownership in their records. You will need a Mobile Home Permit showing the taxes have been paid on the mobile home. With the location of the mobile home, the Treasurer's Office will be able to identify the last owner assessed for the mobile home. All property tax must be paid to obtain the permit including property taxes assessed to previous owners. You would need to apply for a duplicate or replacement title at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
FAILURE TO PAY MOBILE HOME TAX DEMAND NOTICES/JUDGMENTS/PAYMENTS TO AFCS
Mobile home tax not paid within one year of being billed will receive a DEMAND NOTICE. Failure to pay the demand will result in the taxes being certified to the Clerk of the Courts as a judgment.  The tax amount certified continues to have additional penalties added on a daily basis. Payment for judgments may be made by phone through AFCS at 1-888-317-2327 or may be mailed to AFCS, 10333 N Meridian St.,Suite 270, Indianapolis, IN 46290.
MOBILE HOME EXEMPTIONS
Mobile home owners may apply for a homestead credit if the mobile home is a full time, permanent residence as evidenced by where the taxpayer files his Indiana income tax, where the taxpayer votes and where the taxpayer registers their vehicles. Mobile home owners may apply for a mortgage exemption also if the mortgage is recorded in the County Recorder's Office. The maximum deduction for a mobile home is one half of the assessed value. Exemptions are filed in the County Auditor's Office. You may contact the County Auditor's Office at 1-574-372-2316. 

Non-Custodial Parents

Child Support Program services are for both parents-custodial parents and noncustodial parents (NCPs). NCPs can apply for services, or ask to modify child support already ordered.  By working closely with the Prosecutor's Office, NCPs can avoid or minimize issues that may arise regarding their child support case and/or child support payments.

Applications for service are available at the local office or may be downloaded from this website.  Completed Applications must be brought to your initial meeting with our office. 

Under Indiana law, NCPs are required to pay their court-ordered child support on time and in full. If you cannot meet the full obligation or cannot make the court-ordered payments contact this office as soon as possible to avoid or minimize any adverse actions that may be taken.  NCPs also must pay an annual fee to the Clerk of the Court. 

View and print the available list of Forms for Parents and Employers

Property Tax Assessment BOA

 
 
What is the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA)?
 

Once a taxpayer has filed written notice of appeal, the local official is statutorily required to forward that written notice to the county PTABOA, which will hear the taxpayer's appeal and issue a written determination. A board of county commissioners may determine whether to have a 3 or 5 member PTABOA. The county assessor is a non-voting member of the PTABOA regardless of the number of members. In a county with a 5 member PTABOA, the commissioners appoint 3 freehold members and the county council appoints 2 members. In a county with a 3 member PTABOA, the county council will appoint 1 individual and the commissioners will appoint 2 freehold members so that not more than 2 of the members of the entire board may be of the same political party. Additionally, at least 2 of the members must be residents of the county.

 

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Employee Information

This page contains information for current employees of Kosciusko County Government.

 

Want to schedule an appointment at the employee clinic, here is a link to the scheduling software. 

Need to look up an EOB, find a provider or have other questions about UMR , click the link.

Want to manage your PERF account or make changes, here is the link to INPRS  (PERF).

Have questions about what the county employee medical plan covers, check the 2018 UMR Medical Summary Plan Description

Here is the 10/01/2018 - 09/30/2019 Summary of Benefits so you can check deductibles and copays

Have questions about how our Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) work, check the Flex Plan

Information about FSA's in general click here Flex Spending Account Information

Need a claim form for your FSA?  click FSA Claim Form

Have questions about how Short Term Disability works, check the Short Term Disability Plan

Below are medical related notices that, as an employer, Kosciusko County Government is required to provide the information to all employees.

HIPPA

Spousal Rider

CHIP

Medicare Part D

Preventive Care for Women

Women's Health

Section Corners

SECTION CORNERS

WE ARE NO LONGER UPDATING AND MAINTAINING THE SECTION CORNER POINTS ON THE BEACON WEB SITE.  WE ARE NOW UPDATING THE SECTION CORNER BOOK AND THE FIELD BOOKS AS THE SECTION CORNERS ARE LOCATED.  YOU WILL FIND THE INFORMATION UNDER THE TOPICS OF INTEREST.  

 
Note: Section Corner data is periodically reviewed and may not be up-to-date. Additional Section Corner information is available in the County Surveyor's Office.
Section Corner Etna Green
Section Corner found in Etna Green Dated July 16, 1857
Section Corner 12-34-2
  Section 12 Township 32 North Range 4 East
NE 9-33-6
NE Section 9 Township 33 N Range 6 East
 

Payment Options

PAY IN PERSON AT COURTHOUSE
Payments may be paid at the Treasurer's Office by cash, check, money order or by debit/credit card. Checks must be made payable to the "Kosciusko County Treasurer." Two party checks are not accepted. NSF checks will be charged a $25 fee and will be turned over to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor in 90 days if not paid in full. Credit/debit payments will be charged a 2.50% convenience fee.
OUTSIDE DROP BOX
Payments may be dropped in the drop box on the West side of the Courthouse on Lake Street during collection periods.  The box is available 24/7 with no postage required.  Please take an envelope from the smaller mail box for payment and statement. 
PAY BY MAIL
Payments mailed are considered timely based on the POSTMARK. If you are mailing on the due date, please have the post office hand cancel your envelope to insure the postmark is the correct date.
You may mail payments to:
Kosciusko County Treasurer
PO Box 1764
Warsaw, IN 46581
SPRING PAYMENTS
When making your spring payment generally due May 10th please include the "A" Copy. If you want a receipt returned, please include a self addressed stamped envelope so your receipt can be returned.
PAYING SPRING AND FALL IN THE SPRING
If you want to pay your taxes for the year in the spring, please include both the "A" copy and "B" copy. If you want a receipt returned, please include a self addressed stamped envelope so your receipt can be returned.
FALL PAYMENTS
When making your fall payment due November 13th please include the "B" Copy. If you want a receipt returned, please include a self addressed stamped envelope so your receipt can be returned.
ISSUING CHECKS FROM YOUR BANK BILL PAY ACCOUNT
Please be sure to allow enough time for your bank to prepare the check and have it postmarked by the due date.  Please be sure to list your Tax ID# on your check for reference.  
PAY AT PARTICIPATING BANKS
As a service to taxpayers, local participating banks accept tax payments in advance of the property tax due date. You must have the original tax bill and have no delinquencies. Participating banks include Campbell & Fetter, Crossroads Bank, Horizon Bank, First Federal Huntington, Lake City Bank, Mutual Bank and Old National Bank.
PAY ONLINE
You may pay your taxes by credit/debit card/ACH check online at Invoice Cloud by going to www.kcgov.com "Pay Taxes".   There is a 2.95% convenience fee for this service that is retained by Invoice Cloud. You will need to have information on the parcel you are paying. You may pay real, personal and mobile home tax online.  You can also pay at PayGov.us with a fee of 2.50% or a flat fee of $1 for a bill of $40 or under.  
PAY BY PHONE
You may pay your taxes by Credit/Debit Card/ACH Check on line at Invoice Cloud by phoning 1-855-984-1194.  There is a 3.95% convenience fee for this service that is retained by Invoice Cloud.   You will need to have information on the parcel you are paying.  You may pay real, personal and mobile home tax online.  
 
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Kosciusko County Treasurer's Office at 1-574-372-2370 or email rhelser@kcgov.com.

Return to County Clerk


Notice of Appeal

To File a Notice of Appeal, please contact the PROPER Court and Court Reporter:

CIRCUIT COURT
Jill Miner at jminer@kcgov.com
SUPERIOR COURT NO. 1
Kathy Perkins at kperkins@kcgov.com
SUPERIOR COURT NO. 2
Leisa Norman at lnorman@kcgov.com
                 OR
Penni Harris at pharris@kcgov.com
SUPERIOR COURT NO. 3
Jennifer Ganshorn at jganshorn@kcgov.com
                OR
Debi McFadden at dmcfadden@kcgov.com

Property Tax Info & Forms

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY TAX BILLS

Property taxes in Kosciusko County will be due May 10 and November 13, 2018. Payments may be made in person at the Treasurer's Office located in the Courthouse at 100 W Center Street, Warsaw, In 46580. There is a ground level entrance on the west side of the Courthouse with access to the elevator to take taxpayers to the second floor. A drop box for payments is also available on the West side of the old Courthouse at the handicapped entrance.  The box is monitored with cameras.

Payments may be in the form of cash, check or money order. Debit and credit cards are taken in the office but require an additional 2.50% convenience fee or $1 for taxes under $40 that is retained by the company providing the card processing service. Debit and credit card payments can be taken over the phone with an additional 2.50% convenience fee that is retained by the company providing the card processing service.

If payments are mailed, they should be sent to Kosciusko County Treasurer, PO Box 1764, Warsaw, IN 46581. Spring payments must be postmarked by May 10th. Fall payments must be postmarked by November 13th. If you are mailing your payment on the last day we strongly suggest that you take the envelope inside the post office and have it hand cancelled.  Payments received with a post mark after due dates  are subject to penalties.

Taxpayers should include a self addressed stamped envelope and the "A" or "B"  copy if they would like a receipt. Taxes may be paid at Crossroads, Campbell & Fetter, Mutual Bank, Old National Bank, Horizon Bank, First Federal Huntington and Lake City Bank branches.

Included in the property tax bill mailing is the Tax Summary 1 (TS1) which has "SPECIAL MESSAGE TO PROPERTY OWNER" printed on the top. This form provides information on the property's assessed value, exemptions, ditches, and the detailed tax rates as well as percentages of increase or decrease in taxes.

It is not necessary to file each year for the Homestead Credit. To qualify for the Homestead Credit the property must be your full time, permanent residence as evidenced by where you vote, show as your home for income tax purposes and purchase your car plates. If you have a Homestead Credit but are not entitled to the deduction, you must contact the Kosciusko County Auditor's Office or face further penalties.  Taxpayers are entitled to only one Homestead Credit in the State of Indiana. Taxpayers may check their TS 1 form under Table 5 to verify they are receiving the Homestead Credit. Questions on other exemptions can be directed to the Kosciusko County Auditor's Office at 1-574-372-2316.

County Treasurer Rhonda Helser reminds taxpayers that tax information is available at the Kosciusko County website at www.kcgov.com. By selecting "Beacon Online Mapping" in the left margin, taxpayers can view real property, personal property and mobile home property tax information, real property record cards, maps and other pertinent information related to the property. Taxpayers with questions reference their tax bills may contact the Kosciusko County Treasurer's Office at 1-574-372-2370.

Area Plan Commission

The Area Plan Commission (APC) is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on rezoning request, ordinance amendments, and right-of-way vacations to the County Commissioners or associated Town Board.  The APC also reviews and approves of subdivision plats.  The board consists of nine members as established by Indiana State Code IC 36-7-4-200 regarding Area Planning.
 
Board Member
Appointed To Represent
   
Mandy Espinoza Small Towns
Charles Haffner Town of Syracuse
Mike Kissinger County Surveyor
Bob Conley County Commissioner Member
Lee Harman - Chairman County School Superintendents
Doug Ruch Town of Milford

Jon Garber

County Council Member
Kevin McSherry County Commissioners Appointment
Larry Coplen County Council Appointment
                                             

1914 Atlas of Kosciusko County

 
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Atwood
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Book Cover
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Burket
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Cedar Beach
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Clay
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Claypool
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Clunett Galveston
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Cottingham Beach
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Cripple Gate / Pleasant View
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Crowdale Cedar Pt. Waveland
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Etna Green
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Etna
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Fair Oaks
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Forest Glen Walkers Pk Kolorama
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Franklin N Part
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Franklin S Part
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Gravelton
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Harrison
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Ideal Beach Vauter Park
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Jackson
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Jefferson
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Kale Island Pickwick
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Kinsey
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Klines Island
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Lake View Park
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Lake Twp
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Leesburg
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Little Eagle Lake Chapman
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Marsh's Add
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Mentone
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Milford
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Mineral Beach
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Monoquet
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Monroe Twp
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Morrison Island
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Myrtle Glen Park
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 North Webster
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Oak Wood Park
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Ogden Island
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Original Town Sevastopol
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Oswego
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Packerton
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Palestine
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Pierceton
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Plain Twp
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Prairie Twp
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Rogers Lk Vauter Park N.Webster
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Scott Twp
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Seward Twp N. Part
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Seward S. Part
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Shakespear Milford Junction
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Sidney
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Silver Lake
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 South Park
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 St Joseph Ass'n Park
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Stoners Park
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Syracuse Lake W Side
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 The Highlands
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Tippecanoe Twp
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Tippecanoe Park
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Turkey Creek
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 VanBuren Twp
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Warsaw Center Lake
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Warsaw Pike Lake East
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Warsaw Pike Lake
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Warsaw Winona Lake Npt
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Warsaw Winona Lake Spt
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Washington Twp
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Wawasee and Wrights Plat
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Wayne Twp
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Yarnell
Kosciusko County Atlas 1914 Yellow Banks Park
 

Refunds/Surplus

SURPLUS REFUNDS
Surplus refunds are available two times a year following the May 10th and November 13th collections. Letters will be sent by the County Treasurer to the owner of record of properties that have over-payments exceeding the total taxes due for the year. The refund may or may not be owed to the owner of record.
REASONS FOR SURPLUS
There are several things that may cause surplus taxes including the following:
Taxes were paid at a real estate closing or a refinance and again at the due date. A correction was made to the taxes due after the taxes were paid in full. A payment was made on an incorrect parcel. A buyer and seller both paid a tax installment in error.
PROOF OF SURPLUS
Because of the above stated reasons for surplus, it is important that the rightful person receive the refund. It is for that reason that a taxpayer is asked to provide proof that they are entitled to the refund. The County Treasurer's Office has the ability to locate some checks and statements depending on where they were paid. If you believe you are entitled to a refund, but are unable to locate the appropriate receipts, please contact the County Treasurer's Office for assistance at 1-574-372-2370.
CLAIMING SURPLUS
Taxpayers may apply for the surplus refund by sending or bringing the surplus notice letter plus all receipts to the Kosciusko County Treasurer's Office, 100 W Center St., RM 215, Warsaw, IN 46580. Following the review of the information provided a claim form will be prepared by the Treasurer's Office and delivered to the Auditor's Office for payment. The payment will be processed within approximately three weeks. 

Board of Health

MEMBERS
 
Larry Coplen 
Thomas E. Howard, D.O.
Cindy Kaiser
Terry Owens, R.N., B.S.N. 
Brian Reichenbach, M.D.
Karen Scripture, D.D.S.
Dennis Woodward, D.V.M. - Chairman

County Board of Zoning Appeals

The Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is responsible for reviewing and acting on Variance Requests, Exception Requests, and Appeals.  The Board consists of five members as established by Indiana State CodeIC 36-7-4-900 relating to Area Planning.  The board also appoints a hearing officer from within to act on petitions.
 
Board Member Appointed To Represent
   
Walt Church County Commissioners
Charlotte Siegfried Town of Milford
Lee Harman - Chairman Area Plan Commission
Chuck Haffner - Hearing Officer Area Plan Commission
Randy Cox Town of Syracuse

Victims Assistance

VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 

It is the responsibility of our office to defend the rights of crime victims. Our mission is to assist crime victims through the, often daunting maze, of the criminal justice system.  Upon your request, we will keep you informed of the status of your case, seek your input before disposition of the case, pursue restitution and assist you in locating and obtaining help from community resources and social service agencies.

If you have questions about any of the information provided or the services mentioned, don't hesitate to call the Victim Assistance Coordinator of the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Assistance Program at (574) 372-2419 or by email at victimassistance@kcgov.com.

Sheriff Sales

Sheriff's Sale Information can be found at SRI Sales. The Sheriff's Sale is not to be confused with the Tax Sale.  A Sheriff's Sale is administered through the County Sheriff's Office and is done because a mortgage company is calling the lien on the property for non payment.  The Tax Sale happens when property taxes are delinquent for three payments as of any July 1st.  

KCCRVC Commission

The Kosciusko County Auditor serves as the Secretary for the KCCRVC Commission. Inquiries regarding the KCCRVC Commission may be directed to the County Auditor.

Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals

The Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals (SBZA) is a division of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals established at the time that the Town of Syracuse joined the the Area Plan Commission.  The board consists of five members as established by Indiana State Code.
 
Board Member Appointed By
   
Larry Coplen - Chairman Plan Commission
Jim Allegret Executive of the Municipality
Mathew Prichard Legislative of the Municipality
Joe Leatherman Executive of the Municipality
Randy Cox Fiscal Body of the Municipality

                 
 
                                                                                
                  

Tax Sales

Kosciusko County's 2018 tax sale October 22, 2018 at 10:00 am.  Bidders must register to be eligible to bid.  Successful bidders may not enter the property during the one year redemption period. The property owner has one year to redeem the property. The redemption amount would be the total amount of taxes due and paid by the tax sale bidder plus 10%. An additional 5% per annum is added based on the amount that was bid above the actual property tax that was due. The 5% per annum adds daily to the redemption cost for the property. After 30 days the successful bidders may file costs for attorney fees not to exceed $350 and title search fees not to exceed $250. Successful bidders must do legal notices required by law in order to take title to the property should the owner not redeem the property.  Questions on taxes due for properties to be included in the tax sale should be directed to the County Treasurer's Office at 1-574-372-2370. Questions on tax sale redemption should be directed to the Kosciusko County Auditor's Office at 1-574-372-2326.  Further answers to questions on the Kosciusko County tax sale can be found at www.sri-taxsale.com.

Redevelopment Commission

The Kosciusko County Auditor serves as the Secretary for the Kosciusko Redevelopment Commission. Inquiries regarding the Redevelopment Commission may be directed to the County Auditor.

Henry DeJulia - Commission Member (574) 457-3348, hdejulia@syracusein.org

David Mayer - Commission Member (317) 627-4067, davidmayer1059@gmail.com

Bruce Woodward - Commission Member (574) 267-8816, bruce@woodward-realty.com

Jan Orban- Commission Member (574) 551-0121, jan@brianpetersongroup.com

Joni Truex - Commission Member (574) 551-7004, jtruex@kcgov.com

Jeremy Mullins - Non-Voting Member 

View the 'Meeting Schedule'.

Government Lots Index and Township pages

Government Lot Index and Township pages: GOVERNMENT LOTS