Founded in 1821, Bartholomew County is located in the southeastern part of the state with Columbus serving as the county seat. Covering 409 square miles, it lies mostly in the level areas surrounding the East Fork of the White River and its tributaries. The county is intersected by Interstate Highway 65 and U.S. Highway 31 which provide transportation for its commerce, along with one rail line that moves millions of tons of freight through the county annually. Agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism make up the majority of the county's economy.
A public records request can be made by visiting our Contact Us page and selecting the department your request pertains to. Please be as detailed as possible with your request. Due to the volume of public communication, this will ensure the fastest response in assisting your request.
You can request to be added to a meeting agenda by contacting the organizing department of the meeting in question one week prior to the scheduled meeting. Below are the most requested meeting and departments.
The county superintendent will review each situation to determine if the highway department will replace the mailbox. Call County Highway between 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM Monday through Friday to have your situation reviewed.
Any charges filed against you can be obtained through the Bartholomew County Clerk's Office.
Dial 911 and stay on the line while the dispatcher assists you.
Accident reports are available a minimum of three business days after the incident. We recommend calling the Front Desk at 812-379-1650 to verify the report is ready to be picked up from the Sheriff's office. To look up the report, we will need the accident report number, name, and date of the accident.
Please fill out the Verification of Business Location form located on the Surveyor's forms page.