Departments


911 Center

Call 911 for serious medical and non-medical situations and when your safety is threatened.


Director:Egbert Dijkstra
Phone: 574-537-2300 (offices)
Mon 8-5, Tue-Fri 8-4
574-533-4151 (non-emergency)-24/7
or 911 (emergency)-24/7

Fax: 574-537-2349

Hours:

Office Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Archives and Microfilm

The mission of the Microfilm Department is a centralized department imaging/filming county documents for security, preservation and to free up valuable storage space.  

Documents are scanned/filmed for quick and accurate retrieval for the use of the public, internal and external government agencies. 

 

Address:
3022 W. Wilden Ave
Goshen IN 46528

Director:Archivist Sam White
Phone: 574-535-6723 
Fax: 574-535-6669

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Assessor

The Office of the Elkhart County Assessor is responsible for accurately and uniformly determining the market-value-in-use of every parcel in the county. This is achieved by using three approaches to value: Cost, Income, and Sales Comparison.  The State now requires annual adjustments of assessments to reflect changes in the market. Here you will find documents explaining various processes used in the valuation of property.  We encourage you to contact us with any questions. There are two Assessors in Elkhart County. 

Residents of Concord Township will find that this information applies to the Concord Township Assessor’s office as well.

Address:
117 N 2nd St.,
Goshen IN 46526
Room 204

County Assessor:Cathy Searcy
Phone: 574-535-6700
Fax: 574-535-6646
Csearcy@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Auditor

Mission Statement:

It is the goal of the Auditor’s office to maintain consistent, professional and courteous service to the taxpayers in a timely manner.  We are committed to providing accurate accounting, reporting and auditing services to the citizens and governmental units in accordance with Federal, State and local laws in an efficient manner.

Additionally, the office handles all transfers of ownership of real property to maintain the tax rolls, maintains property boundary information on the County GIS system, calculates property tax for all real, personal, mobile homes, and special assessments and maintains the TIF areas in the county.

The Auditor also serves as Secretary to the County Council. The Auditor maintains all budgets, additional appropriations, transfers, and abatement applications as well as the minutes of all County Council proceedings.

Address:
117 N 2nd St.
Goshen, IN 46526
Room 203

Elected Official:Pauline E. Graff
Phone: 574- 535-6719
Fax: 574-535-6615

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Clerk

To process the work of the Courts; collect fines, fees and costs; collect cash payments for child support; issue marriage licenses; conduct all elections; administer voter registration; oversee Archives & Microfilm; and maintain the records of the Courts, Election Board, and Voter Registration.

Address: Goshen - County Courthouse
101 N. Main, Room 204, Goshen, IN 46526
Address: Elkhart - County Courts Building
315 S. 2nd St., Elkhart, IN 46516


Clerk of the Courts:Wendy Hudson
Phone: 574-535-6469

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Community Corrections
(Work Release)

Community Corrections is a community based supervision program with the purpose of providing alternative sentencing to the Department of Correction (DOC) or local incarceration for felony and misdemeanant offenders.

Address:
201 N. Cottage Ave
Goshen IN 46528

Director:Lauren Duesler
Phone: 574-534-2210
Fax: 574-533-1251
LDuesler@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Coroner

The purpose of the Coroner’s Office is to investigate deaths.

Address:
26861 CR 26
Elkhart, IN 46517
Law Enforcement Center

Coroner:James Elliott
Phone: 574-891-2388
jameselliott@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

County Parks

The Elkhart County Parks Department mission is to enhance the quality of life; preserve the County’s cultural, historical, and natural resources; and provide educational and recreational opportunities.

Address:
211 W. Lincoln Ave.
Goshen, IN 46526-3280
Elkhart County Parks and Recreation

Director:Ronda DeCaire
Phone: 574-535-6458 (TDD 574-535-6420)
info@elkhartcountyparks.org

Hours:
8:00AM - 4:30PM

 

Emergency Management

Our purpose is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect our environment from unexpected hazards by leading and supporting the County in a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Address:
26861 CR 26
Elkhart IN 46517

Director:Jennifer Tobey
Phone: 574-891-2238
jtobey@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) link data to geographic location for management and analysis. Several Elkhart County departments use GIS to efficiently access, map and manage a variety of information. This includes highway projects, parcel data, zoning, and much more!

County Mapping Links:


Director:Marc Watson
Phone: 574-971-4581
mwatson@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Health

Purpose:

Excellence – by continuously improving
Compassion – caring for our community
Health promotion and safety
Development of our employees’ and community’s potential

More Information on ECHD: Click here

Address:
Various locations

Director:Health Officer Dr. Daniel A. Nafziger
Phone:
  • Health/Administration: 574-523-2283; Fax: 574-295-6186
  • Environmental Health: 574-971-4600; Fax: 574-971-4599
  • Community Health Nursing: 574-523-2127; Fax: 574-522-2192
  • Vital Records: 574-523-2107; Fax: 574-523-2162
  • Health Education: 574-523-2116; Fax: 574-523-2158


Hours:

Monday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday
9:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday - Thursday
8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:30am - 12:30pm

 

Healthy Beginnings

Healthy Beginnings, a division of the Health Department, offers programs aimed at prevention, education and early intervention to enhance the health and lives of infants, young children and pregnant and/or breastfeeding women.

Address:
1400 Hudson St Elkhart
109 E. Market St Nappanee
117 N. 2nd St Goshen

Director:Melanie Sizemore
Phone: 574-522-0104
info@healthybeginningselkhart.org

Hours:

Monday 10-7
Tuesday 9:30-6
Wednesday & Thursday - 8:30-5
Friday 8:30-12:30

Highway

Elkhart County Highway maintains approximately 1,150 miles of roadway outside of incorporated cities and towns within the County, and all bridge structures inside and outside cities and towns that are not located on state highways.

Address:
610 Steury Ave
Goshen IN 46528

Director:Jeff Taylor
Phone: 574-533-0538
ofc@elkcohwy.org

Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00am – 4:00pm

Human Resources

The goal of Human Resources is to provide a full range of effective and supportive services to employees, supervisors, department heads, and elected officials in Elkhart County Government. Its services take into account the many legal regulations and guidelines as well as the human element in responding to a wide variety of human resource needs through the County system.

Address:
117 N. Second St.
Goshen IN 46526
County Administration Building Main floor

Director:Carol Caviness
Phone: 574-535-6725
Fax: 574-535-6750

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Juvenile Detention

The Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center is a locked, secure facility which houses juveniles under the age of 18 who are ordered detained pursuant to the Indiana Code. Juvenile Detention is defined as a temporary secure setting for a juvenile accused of or adjudicated of a delinquent act who cannot safely go home. Detention Facilities should be used for the temporary care of such juveniles following arrest, prior to disposition, and following disposition while awaiting transfer to the facility of placement, or as the disposition.

Address:
114 North Second Street
Goshen, IN 46526

Director:
  • Facility Director Susan Mora
  • Juvenile Court Magistrate Deborah Domine
  • Director of Court Services Robert S. Girard
  • Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Amanda Clabaugh

Phone: 574-534-1312
Fax: 574-535-6626
smora@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Landfill and Solid Waste

The objective of the Solid Waste Management District is to promote recycling, source reduction and other acceptable forms of activities which diverts material from entering the landfill.  The solid waste district is also involved in educating the public on various environmental related issues including, but not limited to, proper disposal of household hazardous waste and composting.  The district sponsors twelve (12) household hazardous waste collections per year for all Elkhart County residents.

Address:
59530 Co Rd 7
Elkhart, IN 46517

Director:John Bowers
Phone: 574-522-2581
JBowers@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Planning & Development

To focus on a long term commitment to economic vitality and the efficient use of land, while reflecting the highest professional standard with enduring regard for our customers and the public trust.

Building Commissioner: kwilliams@elkhartcounty.com
Zoning Administrator: hjauvil@elkhartcounty.com

Address:
4230 Elkhart Rd
Goshen IN 46526

Director:Chris Godlewski
Phone: (574) 971-4567
Fax: 574-971-4578
dps@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Prosecuting Atty / Prosecutor

Public Safety and Criminal Justice

Your court info

Address:
301 S. Main St.
Elkhart IN 46516
Suite 100

Prosecutor:Vicki Becker
Phone: 574-296-1888
Fax: 574-296-1889
elkhartprosecutor@elkhartpa.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Public Defender

To defend indigent criminal defendants

Address:
101 N. Main St Goshen
119 S. Third St. Elkhart

Chief Public Defender:Peter Todd
Phone: 574-535-6736
ptodd@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Purdue Extension

The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America.

Purdue Extension Site

Address:
17746 CR 34
Goshen IN 46528-6898
Suite E (at the 4-H Fairgrounds)

Director:Mary Ann Lienhart-Cross
Phone: 574-533-0554
elkhartces@purdue.edu

Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm
 

Recorder

 

The primary function of the Recorder's office is to accurately record and maintain public records according to the statutes of the State of Indiana and make them accessible for viewing by the public. We preserve a wide variety of official documents affecting real estate and numerous other valuable miscellaneous documents including but not limited to affidavits, plats, military discharges, contracts, and federal tax liens.

 

 

Address:
117 North 2nd St.
Goshen IN 46526

Recorder:Jennifer L. Doriot
Phone: (574) 535-6755

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Sheriff

For the safety, security and preservation of the peace in the areas of Elkhart County.

Address:
26861 CR 26
Elkhart, IN 46517
Elkhart County Correctional Complex

Sheriff:Brad Rogers
Phone: 574-891-2100
brogers@elkhartcountysheriff.com

Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Soil and Water Conservation District

Our mission is to assist and educate citizens, land users, and other agencies in the wise use of natural resources in Elkhart County. Whether you are a farmer, contractor, educator, gardener, land owner, or just enjoy the outdoors; we hope you can use our services to help appreciate and conserve our natural resources!

Address:
17746-B CR 34
Goshen IN 46528
(at the Fairgrounds)

Director:James Hess
Phone: 574-533-4383 ext. 3
james.hess@in.nacdnet.net

Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm

 

Stormwater

The Elkhart County Stormwater Board (composed of the three County Commissioners and the County Surveyor) also acts as the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership Board.

Address:
4230 Elkhart Road
Goshen, IN 46526

Director:John Heiliger
Phone: 574.971.4589
jheiliger@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

 

 

Surveyor

The Surveyor’s office manages public drains and section corners by statute, is technical advisor to County Commissioners, is a member of the county Storm Water Board, provides certification to Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and maintains a required legal survey book.

Address:
4230 Elkhart Rd
Goshen IN 46526
Public Services

Surveyor:Phil Barker
Phone: 574-971-4677
Fax: 574-971-4569
pbarker@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Treasurer

The Treasurer’s office is to serve the public and maintain the fiscal assets of Elkhart County with:
•    Way for public to view/print delinquent taxpayers list
•    Calendar of upcoming dates – property tax due dates, tax sale dates, tax bills officially mailed each year, surplus letters mailed, business personal property delinquent letters mailed, delinquent accounts sent to collections, etc.

 

Address:
117 N. Second St
Goshen IN 46526
#201

Treasurer:Tina M. Bontrager
Phone: 574-535-6759
treasurer@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Veterans Services

We are proud to provide services to the heroes of our community.

Address:
320 W. High St
Elkhart IN 46516

Director:James Snowden
Phone: (574) 523-2342
jsnowden@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm


Clerk of the Courts:Wendy Hudson
Phone: 574-535-6469

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Weights and Measures

To assure fairness in commerce: assure the accuracy of scales, pumps and other ways of quantifying commodities that are paid for by proportional weight or measurement.


Director:Todd Barrows
tbarrows@elkhartcounty.com

Hours:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Elkhart County Government


Administration Offices:
117 North Second Street
Goshen, IN 46526
Switchboard Number: (574) 534-3541