Treasurer

Susan Harris-Treasurer

Deputy Treasurer's

Jennifer Newton

Dot Whelan

200 Main St Room 7 (Second Floor)

Rockport, IN 47635

Phone: 812-649-4556

812-649-6007

812-649-6008

Fax: 812-649-6009

E-mail: treasurer@spencercounty.in.gov

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 spencertrea@psci.net, inspencer@psci.net or dwspencertrea@psci.net

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

Susan Harris

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

Property Tax

Mobile Home Permits

Tax Sale Information

Inheritance Taxes

Posting Collections on Computer and ledgers.

Monthly balances with various banks and Auditors office.

Term:

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

ownership

Responsible for the collection of

delinquent taxes

Responsible for keeping a record of

current property owners addresses

Responsible for investments of any idle funds