200 Main St Room 7 (Second Floor)
Rockport, IN 47635
Toll Free 800-975-8813
COVID-19 EMERGENCY PLAN
EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2020
Effective immediately, the Treasurer's office will only be accepting payments by mailing a check or money order, online and onsite drop box. The office will not be open to the public. No cash payments are being accepted at this time. Payments may be made only as follows:
Check or money order by mail to 200 Main St #7, Rockport, IN 47635
Check or money order deposited in the onsite drop box at the 2nd Street entrance to the Courthouse. (NO CASH)
Electronic check payment by calling 1-866-518-2303
Online payments (debit or credit cards) at www.spencercounty.in.gov
Fee of 2.95% for electronic check, debit or credit cards.
Taxpayers should be receiving their tax bills by mid-April.
Any other services from the Treasurer's office should first be addressed by phone or email contact.
Mail Payments need to include check and tax bill*
Drop Box Payments must be in an envelope with bill and check enclosed*
Taxpayers with questions or concerns should be in touch with the office at 812-649-4556 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our office apoligizes for any inconvenience but our hope is that this plan will protect our employees as well as the public we serve.
Spencer County Treasurer
The Office of the County Treasurer is a constitutional office. The constitution of Indiana statutory law provides the election of a treasurer in each county of the State of Indiana to collect taxes, and to be custodian for all money belonging to the County.
The Treasurer being the custodian of all county monies also investments same. It is the policy of the Spencer County Treasurer to invest the public funds in a manner, which will provide the highest investment return with the maximum security while meeting the daily cash flow demands on the various funds and conforming to all statutes and other laws governing the investment of public funds at the County level.
After assessments are provided to the County Auditor from the assessing officials, the Auditor takes those assessed values along with the tax rates that have been set by the County Council and figures the taxes for all real and personal property. The Treasurer then is responsible for the mailing of tax statements for collection and distribution of all taxes generated within Spencer County taxing units.
The taxing units are the State of Indiana, Spencer County. All townships, School Corporations
Within the county Libraries, City of Rockport and all other small towns in the county.
Services & Duties
Mobile Home Permits
Tax Sale Information
Posting Collections on Computer and ledgers.
Monthly balances with various banks and Auditors office.
4 years elected two-term limit within 12 years.
Chief Function of the County Treasurer
To collect and retain custody of and dispense county funds.
Most noted for mailing property tax statements and collection of property tax.
Furnishes clearances for
Alcoholic Beverage licenses
Mobile home moving or transfers of
Responsible for the collection of
Responsible for keeping a record of
current property owners addresses
Responsible for investments of any idle funds