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General Information

We, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, renew our commitment to welcome and protect the rights of all people regardless of age, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, marital status, and national origin and we affirm the right of every person to live peacefully and without fear...and we will fight and resist, at every step, discrimination and harmful policies, whatever their source.

We also stand with and support our county public school systems both RBB and MCCSC.

Monroe County was created by the State Legislature on January 14, 1818. The present Courthouse was dedicated on July 4, 1908. The Courthouse is located in the center of downtown Bloomington which is the county seat. This historic structure is surrounded by an Award Winning Garden, immense native trees, and numerous dedicated monuments in a park-like setting.

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners have a wide range of executive and administrative authority. Among the most important powers are those related to:

  • Auditing and authorizing claims against the county.
  • Receiving bids and authorizing contracts.
  • Controlling, maintaining, and supervising County property including the Courthouse; the Justice Building, which houses the Courts, the elected officials associated with those courts, and the jail; the Health Services Building; the Highway Garage Facility, the Karst Farm Park, the Flatwoods Park; and the Jackson Creek Park.
  • Supervising construction and maintenance of County roads and bridges.
  • Exercising appointive powers including both the selection of members to fill positions on boards, commissions, committees, and the appointment of certain department heads.
  • Planning and implementing strategies for solid waste handling as members of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District.

There are several County Departments that are directly under the authority of the Monroe County Commissioners. These departments are: The Building Department, The Monroe County Community Prevention Coalition, The Monroe County Highway Department; The Monroe County Technical Services Department, The Extension Services, The Legal Department, The Veterans' Affairs Department, and The Department of Weights and Measures.

The following departments are directed by boards or commissions whose members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners:  The Monroe County Airport, The Monroe County Emergency Management Department, The Health Department, The Parks and Recreation Department, and The Planning Department.

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners meets weekly to approve payroll and claims, receive reports, sign resolutions and to receive legislation. The public meeting is held every Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. located in the Nat U. Hill, III Meeting Room in the Courthouse.  A "work session" will follow after a brief recess.


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100 West Kirkwood Avenue Courthouse, 3rd Floor
Bloomington IN 47404 (Map)

Mailing Addr:

100 West Kirkwood Avenue Room 323
Bloomington IN 47404-5140

Phone: 812-349-2550
Fax: 812-349-7320
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday


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Select Angie Purdie Commissioners' Administrator
Select Dina DeLawter-Myers Receptionist/Public Information Coordinator
Select Jill Newman Financial Manager
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Select Alex Griffith Maintenance & Security
Select Jerry Appleberry Supervisor
Select Richard Crider Maintenance & Security