911 service for all of Elkhart County except Elkhart City.
Dispatch for police, fire and EMS agencies except Elkhart City.
The goal of the Auditor’s office is to maintain consistent and professional 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Health Department offers services to all county residents with a vision of “Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities.” The Department is lead by a Health Officer who is entrusted with the responsibility of addressing the public health concerns of Elkhart County.
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.
The Elkhart County Human Resources Department exists to provide a full range of effective and supportive services to our employees, supervisors, department heads, and elected officials. Our 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.
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.
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 such as proper disposal of household hazardous waste and composting.
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.
The public defender and their staff seek to provide effective and high quality legal representation to accused indigent people facing felony or misdemeanor charges, juvenile adjudication, and mental health commitments.
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 affidavits, plats, military discharges, contracts, and federal tax liens.
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!
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.
The Treasurer is the custodian of all money belonging to the County. The primary duties of the office are to collect taxes, properly account for all County funds, and invest those County funds. We offer assistance to the public with property tax collection, questions and solutions and also the documents and certification necessary to obtain a mobile home permit or an alcohol permit in Elkhart County.