The Board of Commissioners has jurisdiction over matters concerning either the exercise of regulatory or administrative powers. In most cases the county may exercise its regulatory powers only in the unincorporated areas of the county. As a general rule, although there are some exceptions, the county does not have jurisdiction to regulate behavior in the incorporated cities and towns of the county. The commissioners are the custodians of the home rule powers of the county. Within the scope of home rule, commissioners may adopt and vest themselves with additional regulatory powers. In most Indiana counties, the county commissioners may adopt ordinances regulating behavior. Specifically, they have authority to pass ordinances in the following broad areas:


• To establish minimum housing standards. {IC 36-7-8-4}

• To grant vacation pay, sick leave, paid holidays and other similar benefits to county employees. {IC 5-10-6-1} 19

• To administer elections in conjunction with the county election board. {IC 3-5 and IC 3-6}

• To incorporate new towns and alter township boundary lines, on petition. {IC 36-6- 1}



David Berry, President
6912 E. St. Rd. 236
Roachdale, IN 46172

Rick Woodall, Vice President
307 Greenwood Ave
Greencastle, IN 46121

Donald Walton

PO Box 114
Cloverdale, IN 46120