County Commissioners

As the executive branch, the Board of Commissioners may approve policies that affect all county employees.

As the legislative branch, the Commissioners pass ordinances that primarily affect unincorporated (not within a city or town) areas of the county.

It is the only body in all of county government that can receive bids for projects and services and sign contracts.

What We Do:

  • Receive bids for projects and services and sign contracts.
  • Authorize all claims on county budgets.
  • Decision-making authority over planning and zoning in the county.
  • Supervise construction and maintenance of county roads and bridge structures.
  • Issue bonds or approve lease-purchase agreements to borrow money for the county.
  • Serve as the Drainage Board, which oversees the legal drainage system in the county.
  • Operates and maintains all County facilities, including the historic Newton County Courthouse.

Contact Us

Commissioner's Office (Suite 100)
4117 S 240 W
Morocco, IN 47963
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  • Phone: (888) 663-9866 x 2500
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.