County officials.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF

COUNTY ASSESSOR

  • Identifies, lists and calculates the assessed value of all real and personal property in the county. 

COUNTY CLERK

•    Collects, retains custody of, and disburses county funds
•    Collects various taxes including local and state property taxes, inheritance taxes, and delinquent taxes
•    Issues property tax statements

COUNTY CORONER

  • Ensures that sudden and unexpected death, or those deaths that occur under violent or suspicious circumstances, are thoroughly investigated. 

COUNTY PROSECUTOR

•    Chief legal officer for the county 

COUNTY RECORDER

  • Records and preserves public records, including: deeds, mortgages, liens, releases, leases, articles of incorporation, assumed business names, military discharges, subdivision plats, and uniform commercial code filing. 

COUNTY SHERIFF

•    Financial power of the county
•    Serves as the check on the County Commissioners 
•    Fixes county tax rates 
•    Makes appropriations and transfers funders
•    Adopts annual budgets
•    Borrows money 
•    Fixes salaries 
•    Levies taxes to maintain county jails 

COUNTY SURVEYOR

  • Administers county land survey records

  • Re-establishes and maintains official government survey monuments. 

  • Reviews property boundaries, surveys, and subdivision plans. 

COUNTY TREASURER

  • Collects, retains custody of, and distributes county funds. 

  • Collects various taxes, including: local and state property taxes, inheritance taxes, and delinquent taxes. 

  • Issues property tax statements. 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

  • Acts as the executive branch of the county government. 

  • Provides a variety of county services, including: building code enforcement, public works, property registration, and public health. 

COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER

•    Financial power of the county
•    Serves as the check on the County Commissioners 
•    Fixes county tax rates 
•    Makes appropriations and transfers funders
•    Adopts annual budgets
•    Borrows money 
•    Fixes salaries 
•    Levies taxes to maintain county jails 

370 E 84th Drive

Suite 100

Merrillville, IN 46410

Phone: 219-736-1880

Fax: 219-736-1940

Email: contact@risenwi.org

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