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     Small Claims
*What do you need to file a small claim? 
*What does it cost to file a small claim?
*How long does it take for a hearing to be set?
*How long does it take to evict someone?
*How does the whole process work?


     Highway Department
*What are the hours of the Recycling Centers? 
*If a road is flooded, can I drive in high water?
*What do I need to do to install a new driveway, replace an existing driveway or install yard tile?
*When are you going to mow along my county road or at a county road intersection?
*When are you going to plow the snow off our county road?
     Treasurer's Office
*What type of payments do we accept for property taxes?
*How and when can we file exemptions on property taxes?
*Why did we not receive our copy of the paid tax statement?
*I mailed my payment on the due date and you charged me a penalty because the payment didn’t get to the Treasurers Office timely, WHY?


Question:  What do you need to file a small claim?    
Answer:
You need the person you are filing against current address, the exact amount you are filing for and the filing fee. ...back

Question:   What does it cost to file a small claim?   
Answer:
It costs $79.00 to file a claim against one person and an additional $10.00 for each additional person on that claim. For example: If you file against a husband and a wife it would cost $89.00.  There is also a fee if you need to have the person served by sheriff there is a one time fee per claim of $13.00.
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Question:   How long does it take for a hearing to be set?  
Answer:
It usually is set around 1 month from when the claim is filed.
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Question:   How long does it take to evict someone?
Answer:
We set an immediate eviction hearing for 1 week from when the eviction complaint is filed and the standard eviction length is ten (10) days from that eviction hearing date.
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Question:   How does the whole process work?
Answer:
When the complaint is filed we set a pre-trial conference.  At the PTC the parties will meet one on one in a conference room.  If the parties reach an agreement about if the money is owed then they set up a payment agreement but if the parties do not agree on the amount owed, if any, a court trial is set for the parties to tell their side before the Judge and the Judge will decide if the Defendant(s) owes the money or not.
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Question:   What type of payments do we accept for property taxes?
Answer:
Payments may be made in three ways.
                 a)     Cash
                 b)     Check or Money Order
                 c)     Credit card
                             1) in treasurers office – VISA & MASTER CARD—2.95% Surcharge
                             2) internet  www.paytrustsolutions.com   VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER,DINERS CLUB,                                    JCB  2.95% Surcharge
                             3) call in operator  866-480-8552 VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER, DINERS CLUB, JCB                                           2.95%  Surcharge
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Question:   How and when can we file exemptions on property taxes?
Answer:
Please contact Auditors office (812) 481-7000 for details
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Question:   Why did we not receive our copy of the paid tax statement?
Answer:
Unless you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your payment we can not mail the receipt back to you.
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Question:   I mailed my payment on the due date and you charged me a penalty because the payment didn’t get to the Treasurers Office timely, WHY?
Answer:
Please remember, the payment envelope has to have a federally cancelled postmark on or before the due date.  A postage meter date does not constitute a valid postmark.  By dropping your envelope at the post office or in a mail box it may not be validated that day.  When indoubt of a timely payment, have your postmaster hand validate your envelope.
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Question:  What are the hours of the Sanitation Recycling Centers?    
Answer:
You can click on the Recycling & Solid Waste Departments Page for the site hours. ...back

Question:  If a road is flooded, can I still go through the high water?    
Answer:
You should never go through water that is over the road.  The moving water can push your car off the road and into the ditch leaving you stranded.  If you cannot see the roadway, you may not be aware that the culvert has washed out. ...back

Question:  What do I need to do to install a new driveway, replace an existing driveway or install yard tile?
Answer:
You need to contact the Highway Department to complete an application.  We will then specify the culvert size and proper location for site distance safety. ...back

Question:  When are you going to mow along my county road or at a county road intersection?
Answer: We start mowing in the spring and work our way through the county roads.  We have three mowers that mow both sides of 659 miles of county roadways.  In a typical year, we will go through the county three times. ...back

Question:  When are you going to plow the snow off our county road?
Answer: We typically concentrate on our heavily traveled roads first and then we branch down to our secondary roads. ...back









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