Appeals Property Tax

Property Tax Assessment Appeals Process

An appeal begins with filing a Form 130 – Taxpayer’s Notice to Initiate an Appeal with the local assessing official. The appeal should detail the pertinent facts of why the assessed value is being disputed. A taxpayer may only request a review of the current year’s assessed valuation.

Following an informal conference with the local assessing official, the assessor will make a recommendation either denying or approving the appeal. If denied, the appeal will be forwarded to the county Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA) for review.

If the PTABOA denies the appeal, instructions will be provided on appealing the decision to the Indiana Board of Tax Review. After being heard by the Indiana Board of Tax Review, taxpayers may also seek review by the Indiana Tax Court. 

A taxpayer can still file an appeal concerning “objective” issues (i.e. factual matters, such as the property record card contains an incorrect description of the property, like a garage that does not exist); however, it is on page 2 of the Form 130. 

An objective appeal issues may include:

  1. The assessment was against the wrong person.
  2. The approval, denial, or omission of a deduction, credit, exemption, abatement, or tax cap.
  3. A clerical, mathematical, or typographical mistake.
  4. The description of the property.
  5. The legality or constitutionality of a property tax or assessment.

Objective claims may be made for up to three years of assessments with the submission of the Form 130. However, taxpayers requesting refunds must also file a Claim for Refund form (Form 17T).

Inheritance Tax Information

For individuals dying after Dec. 31, 2012, no inheritance tax has to be paid.

The Inheritance tax was repealed. No inheritance tax returns (Form IH-6 for Indiana residents and Form IH-12 for nonresidents) have to be prepared or filed. No tax has to be paid. In addition, no Consents to Transfer (Form IH-14) personal property or Notice of Intended Transfer of Checking Account (Form IH-19) are required for those dying after Dec. 31, 2012.

Inheritance Tax Refunds

The 2013 legislature made changes in the filing of refunds for inheritance tax. Under the new law, individuals will be required to file a refund claim on a Claim for Refund (Form IH-5) with DOR. This new requirement applies to any claim for refund whether the individual died in 2012 or before.

Individuals Dying Before Jan. 1, 2013

The transfer of a deceased individual’s ownership interests in property, including real estate and personal property, may result in the imposition of inheritance tax.

  • In general, estates or beneficiaries of Indiana residents are required to file an inheritance tax return (Form IH-6) if the value of transfers to any beneficiary is greater than the exemption allowed for that beneficiary.
  • In general, estates or beneficiaries of deceased Indiana nonresidents are required to file an inheritance tax return (Form IH-12) if the value of the transfers is greater than the exemption allowed for that beneficiary if the property transferred is Indiana real property and/or tangible personal property located in Indiana.

The amount of tax is determined by the value of those ownership interests that are transferred and the transferee’s relationship to the deceased individual – Class A, B or C. If the amount transferred to any one transferee exceeds their exemption amount, inheritance tax is due and an inheritance tax return will need to be filed. Depending on the individuals date of death the exemption amounts vary.

Consents to transfer securities or personal property (Form IH-14), called by some financial institutions as a tax waiver form, (financial accounts - e.g. savings, CDs, IRA, annuities, investment accounts) and Notice of Intended Transfer of Checking Account (Form IH-19) are required for those dying before 1/1/2013.

The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) Inheritance Tax Division works with individuals, tax professionals, assessors, attorneys, and financial institutions to understand what tax forms need to be prepared and filed and whether any inheritance tax is due. Note however, that due to the complexities of inheritance tax, taxpayers may want to consult with attorneys or accountants who are familiar with Indiana's inheritance tax to determine what forms, if any, should be prepared or filed. For more information check our list of inheritance tax forms.

You may also contact DOR via email, call us at 317-232-2154, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., EST, or via our mailing address:

Indiana Department of Revenue
Re: Inheritance Tax Division
P.O. Box 71
Indianapolis, IN 46206-0071

Marriage Licenses

Marriage License Requirements
(317) 346-4467


The following are requirements for obtaining a marriage license at the
Johnson County Courthouse:


Applicants can apply online BEFORE coming in at www.in.gov by typing in
their search box “Marriage License Application” OR if you do not have
computer access at home can use a computer at the Courthouse to fill out
the 1st portion of the license. Filling out the 1st portion online before coming
in will save you time. No matter what they MUST STILL come to the
Courthouse to finish up the marriage license before their ceremony.


Item’s needed to Apply:

  • One applicant must be a resident of Johnson County.
  • Applicants must be age 18 years or older
  • Both applicants must come in to finish up their application at the same time, there
    will be NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Both applicants must bring a picture identification card with a birth date
    and expiration date; AND a bill for at least one applicant reflecting current
    Johnson County address.
  • The fee for the license is $31.00. It must be cash or debit/credit card; we do not
    accept personal checks. All debit/credit card transactions will be charged a service fee
    of $1.00.
  • License is good for 60 days.
  • There is no waiting period for the marriage license. You receive it the same day that
    you apply.
  • If either applicant has ever been previously married, you must have the date that the
    marriage ended. We do not need a copy, just the date.
  • The license is ONLY valid in the state of INDIANA. If you plan to get married in
    another state, you must obtain your license in that state.
  • We are open for marriage license application: Monday thru Friday 8:00 - 4:00
    -We will not accept anyone after 4:00!!!

(We are located in the Basement of the courthouse in Voter Registration.)

Out of State Licenses ONLY: The Ceremony must take place in Johnson County to be able to apply for it here. Please bring your ID’s and $71 ($2.13 service fee to pay with credit) to pay for the license.

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Microfilm

This department records documents on microfilm and compact disks for county offices.

Types of information that have been recorded on microfilm include:

  • Marriage certificates
  • Marriage applications starting in 1882
  • Estate files
  • Guardianship files
  • Civil files
  • Divorce files
  • Criminal files

There is a fee of $1 per page of a document on microfilm or CD.

Computer-printed indexes of the filmed records available for public viewing in the microfilm dept are:

  • Marriages in Johnson County from 1830 through 1994 (Indexed by Bride or Groom’s name)
  • Estates probated from 1830 through 1999 – Guardianship causes from 1830 through 1994
  • Civil files (includes divorce files) from 1935 through 2001
  • Criminal files from 1935 through 1997 – Divorce files through 1994

These indexes are listings of the names involved in the cases, the date the case was filed, the cause number where applicable, and the reel of microfilm on which the document can be found.

Specific requests for copies of documents within the date ranges listed above may be made to the Microfilm department.

More recent documents must be requested from the Johnson County Clerk’s Office at (317) 346-4450.

Voter Registration

Absentee applications can be faxed or emailed to us at 317-736-3798 or emailed to Johnsoncountyvoter@co.johnson.in.us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Thank you!

Some other beneficial information:

2020 Election Info

Election Results

CLICK HERE FOR PREVIOUS ELECTION RESULTS

Free Prescription Drug Discount Card

The Johnson County Council authorizes payment for membership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and one benefit is we offer a countywide Prescription Drug Discount Card free to anyone living in Johnson County.

The average savings to anyone using this card has been about 28%. This is off the retail cost for anyone that is not covered for prescription drugs with their insurance nor has no insurance.

Johnson County has been a member since July 2008 and these cards are available at any local pharmacy by just asking.

To date, the taxpayers have saved almost $1.4 million.

Annual Health Department Reports

Annual Reports for Johnson County Health Department:

Food

The food service program is the largest of the environmental programs at the Johnson County Health Department.

The primary focus of the county food service program is to enforce and administer health codes and protect consumers from food-borne illness. Support activities include operator education, plan review, complaint investigation, and Food-borne illness investigations.

The Johnson County Health Department uses Indiana Rule 410 IAC 7-24.

Foods Frequently Asked Questions.

Board of Directors

The Johnson County Historical Society is a non-profit, educational institution whose purpose is to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the material culture of this region.

We have a vibrant Board of Directors committed to fulfilling the mission of the Johnson County Historical Society.

Township Directors
Blue River: Lyman Snyder
Clark: George Dougherty
Franklin: Sharon Acton
Hensley: Bill Hougham, President
Needham: Bill Kirklin
Nineveh: Cary McFarland
Pleasant: Bill Drake, Vice President
Union: Janice Bullman
White River: John Richardson, Secretary

At Large Directors
Craig A. Moorman
John A. Norton, Treasurer
Louis Osterman
Greg Moore
Meredith Clark-Wiltz
Katherine Roush

Memberships at Johnson County Museum of History

Members of the Johnson County Historical Society help fund the Johnson County Museum of History and preserve the objects and ideas that make up the rich history of this county. With your  membership, you’ll receive our quarterly publication Nostalgia News, a 10% discount in the gift shop, and mailings about upcoming events.

You may purchase a membership in person, through our online store, or by calling at (317) 346-4500.

The Johnson County Historical Society also offers HYPstory: History for Young Professionals. HYPstory meets throughout the year and offers engaging, fun events for young professionals.


Call the museum at (317) 346-4500 for more information, and check our online calendar for future program dates.

Why Support the Johnson County Historical Society?

  • For its dedication to Johnson County history.
    Its mission statement is “The Johnson County Historical Society is a non-profit, educational institution whose purpose is to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the material culture of the Johnson County region.” We had just under 9,000 visitors in 2014, and 10,000 in 2015. We are also ALWAYS free.
  • For its maintenance of historical documents and artifacts.
    Currently there are over 57,000 artifacts in the museum collection, including clothing, furniture, paper documents, photographs, books, tools, clothing, and many, many other items. With temperature and humidity control, plus archival storage procedures, we hope to preserve your history for many decades.
  • For its educational benefits.
    We employ an education coordinator whose job is to provide outreach to local schools, guide tours for visiting field trips, work with teachers on lesson-planning to meet state standards, and direct our annual History Camp in July. In 2014, we reached over 1000 school children through tours, visits to schools, and History Camp.
  • For its interpretation of history through exhibits.
    We have artifacts from our collection displayed in our various exhibit galleries: Early Inhabitants, Pioneer Settlers of Johnson County, The Civil War, The Victorian Era, In the Business of Health (pharmacy and doctor’s office), Camp Atterbury, The Fabulous Fifties, Education in Johnson County, Military History, and the Van Arsdales.
  • For its history-directed programming.
    Story-telling series with Historical Re-enactors
    History camp speakers
    Heritage Day
    Victorian Valentines
  • For its service to the community.
    Temporary exhibits (3-4 months) of works by local artists
    Meeting room for business and civic groups to meet
    Concerts in our auditorium
    Artisan Market as retail outlet for local artists
    Dec-a-Tree Contest in December with monetary prizes for local non-profits
    Visit with Santa
  • For its genealogy library.
    We have original Johnson County Court records, family files, family books, Census information, yearbooks, city directories, funeral home records, cemetery records, and many, many more primary and secondary records. We also provide free use of Ancestry Library Edition.  A volunteer is always available to help.
  • For its newsletter Nostalgia News.
    This 24-page quarterly is mailed to our members. It not only keeps members up to date on current events at the Museum but also includes family stories and historical pieces.

Property Taxes

Property Tax Due Dates are May 10, 2022 and November 10, 2022.

Property tax statements are mailed to Johnson County taxpayers once a year in April. Property taxes are due in two (2) installments. The due dates are May 10th and November 10th unless these dates fall on a weekend or holiday. When this occurs, the tax due date is the next business day.

Property tax statements must be mailed no later than April 15, 2022. If you fail to receive a tax statement, call the Treasurer’s Office before the due date and request a new tax bill.

Failure to receive a tax statement does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility for payment and penalties when delinquent.

If payment is made after the tax due dates, you may contact the Treasurer’s Office at (317) 346-4330 for payment total including any penalties.

Other Property Tax Information

Food & Beverage Tax

How do I pay Johnson County food & beverage tax?

Johnson County food & beverage tax returns and remittances are required to be filed with and paid to the Johnson County Treasurer.

Payment may be mailed to the Johnson County Treasurer’s Office at 86 W. Court Street, Franklin, IN 46131. You may also make your payment in person at the same address. All payments MUST include a Johnson County food & beverage tax form. Click Here

When is Johnson County food & beverage tax due?

Payment of the Johnson County food & beverage tax must be made on or before the 20th of each month. For example, tax collected during the month of January is due on February 20th.

What is Johnson County food & beverage tax?

On June 22, 2005, the Johnson County Council approved Ordinance No. 2005-03, which requires for Johnson County retail merchants to charge their patrons a 1% food & beverage tax for qualifying transactions in Johnson County.

What transactions qualify for Johnson County food & beverage tax?

The Johnson County food & beverage tax applies to any transaction in which food or beverage is furnished, prepared, or served by a retail merchant for consumption at a location or on equipment provided by the retail merchant in Johnson County. The tax is collected by a retail merchant (i.e., the restaurant, caterer, etc.) from the patron (customer). The retail merchant then forwards the tax it has collected to the Johnson County Treasurer on a monthly basis. Additional information on qualifying transactions can be found in the Indiana Department of Revenue's Informational Bulletin #29. Click Here

How do marketplace facilitator’s pay food & beverage tax?

A marketplace facilitator (food delivery services) is required to collect and remit the Johnson County food & beverage tax to the Indiana Department of Revenue. The DOR will then distribute the money to Johnson County. Additional information on Marketplace Facilitator's payments can be found in the Indiana Department of Revenue's Indiana Food and Beverage Business Guide. Click Here

Visit the State of Indiana website for additional information. Click Here

Innkeeper's Tax

How do I pay Johnson County innkeeper’s tax?

Johnson County innkeeper’s tax returns and remittances are required to be filed with and paid to the Johnson County Treasurer.

Payment may be mailed to the Johnson County Treasurer’s Office at 86 W. Court Street, Franklin, IN 46131. You may also make your payment in person at the same address. All payments MUST include an innkeeper's tax return form. Click Here

When is Johnson County innkeeper’s tax due?

Payment of the innkeeper’s tax must be made on or before the 20th of each month. For example, tax collected during the month of January is due on February 20th.

What is Johnson County innkeeper’s tax?

On October 5, 2015, the Johnson County Council approved Ordinance No. 2015-03, which requires those engaged in the business of renting or furnishing accommodations to charge their patrons a 5% innkeeper’s tax.

Who is required to collect and pay innkeepers tax?

The innkeeper’s tax is imposed on accommodations that are rented for stays in Johnson County that are less than 30 days. The tax is collected by a retail merchant (i.e., the innkeeper) from the patron (customer). The retail merchant then forwards the tax it has collected to the Johnson County Treasurer on a monthly basis. Introduction letter to Johnson County innkeeper’s tax. Click Here

How do marketplace facilitator’s pay innkeepers tax?

A marketplace facilitator (such as an online travel company) is required to collect and remit the Johnson County innkeeper’s tax to the Indiana Department of Revenue. The DOR will then distribute the money to Johnson County. Additional information regarding marketplace facilitators can be found in the Indiana Department of Revenue's Indiana County Innkeeper's Tax Guide. Click Here

Visit the State of Indiana website for additional information. Click Here

Mobile Home Permits

In order to move or transfer the title to a mobile home located in Johnson County, a mobile home permit (State Form No. 7878) is required to be issued by the Johnson County Treasurer’s Office.

Prior to issuing a mobile home permit, all taxes, penalties, judgements, and special assessments must be paid. This includes all delinquent tax and may include estimated taxes for the current year.

  • All taxes, penalties, etc. must be paid at the Treasurer’s Office with certified funds, i.e. money order, cashier’s check, or cash.
  • The original title for the mobile home must be presented to the Treasurer’s Office when requesting a mobile home permit.
  • A receipt is required for any judgements that have been paid directly to A.F.C.S.  Click Here

         Additional information may be found on the State of Indiana website. Click Here

Alcohol Permits

Indiana alcohol permits require that a Property Tax Clearance Schedule – Form No. 1 must be signed by the county treasurer and affixed with the seal of that county office. This is a State of Indiana form and a fillable version of Property Tax Clearance Schedule – Form No. 1 can be found on the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco website. Click Here

NOTE: All Johnson County property taxes, food and beverage tax, and innkeeper’s tax must be paid prior to the issuance of the Property Tax Clearance Form by the Treasurer. If you are paying the necessary taxes the same day you are requesting the form, tax payments must be made to the Johnson County Treasurer by certified funds, i.e. money order, cashier’s check, or cash.

Superior Court 4 Staff

Kimberly Sizemore is the Court Reporter of the court.  Contact her if you have questions about transcripts or appeals.  She is also the first contact if your case is a mortgage foreclosure or if your case was transferred here from another county.  Her number is (317) 346-4354.

Jesse Rund is the Court Bailiff.  Contact her if you have questions about jury duty.  She is also the first contact if your case involves a creditor trying to collect a debt.  Her number is (317) 346-4355

Cynthia Chambers is the first contact if your case is a general civil case that does not involve a debt.  Examples of civil cases include name changes, civil torts, contract actions, and all other cases that involve jury trials.  Her number is (317) 346-4362.

Mary Lyell is the first contact if your case is a divorce.  She can assist you with questions about your divorce, modifications, the Families in Transition program, the Court’s facilitation program, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.  Her number is (317) 346-4338.

Zoom Instructions

Important: Any recording of a court proceeding held by video or teleconference, including “screen-shots” or other visual copying of a hearing, is absolutely prohibited. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, restricted or denied entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the court.

Preparing to Participate in a Zoom Video Conference for Superior Court 4

  • If you will be a case participant in a Zoom video conference with the court (e.g., an attorney, witness, case party, etc.), please follow the guidance below.
  • Adequate preparation and testing of the system will help ensure a good experience for everyone involved. 
  • Case participants will receive login information directly from the court. Login information is not public.
  • For security and enforcement of court standards, the court may disable some Zoom interactions (such as chat, screen share, whiteboard, Q&A, raise hand, react, etc.).
  • The court will not provide technical support for Zoom participants or attendees. Please contact the Zoom Help Center, your local IT support, or other online guidance.

Your Zoom Account and Software

  • Although not required, all case participants are advised to set up a Zoom account on https://zoom.us if you do not already have one. A paid Zoom account is not necessary for any interaction with the court. Setting up your own account will allow you to navigate the system beforehand to ensure you are familiar with the features and settings. It will also ensure that you have the most recent version of Zoom software downloaded on to your computer.  
  • Upon receiving login information from the court, you can open zoom and enter the information to join the video conference.
  • The following are setting recommendations by the court to improve your video conference. Please update on your Zoom account before joining the video conference.
  • First, find and select the gear icon in the top right corner which will open your settings. Then, under the categories on the left, ensure you complete each action as indicated below.
Category Setting Action
General “Ask me to confirm when I leave a meeting” Ensure box is checked – this helps prevent unintended departures.
Video “Enable HD” Ensure box is NOT checked – this helps prevent poor video performance.  
Video “Always display participant names on their video” Ensure box is checked.
Video “Always show video preview dialog when joining a video meeting” Ensure box is checked – this is the final check before your video displays to others.
Audio Test Speaker Click the “Test Speaker” button and ensure you can hear the test sound.
Audio Microphone Click the “Test Mic” button, speak for a few seconds, and ensure you hear the playback.

Helpful tips

  • Mute your microphone when you are not speaking, and mute all sounds from all other applications (email notifications, chat messaging, etc.).
  • Confirm a strong internet connection.
  • Plug into a good power source before the meeting starts.
  • Confirm the quality of your camera, microphone and speakers.
  • Avoid noisy and echoing locations. If this is unavoidable, using a headset will improve the sound quality.
  • Avoid distracting real or virtual backgrounds.
  • Avoid poor camera positioning (if possible). Try to frame yourself so you take up most the screen, at eye level.
  • Avoid running any unnecessary applications besides Zoom, to conserve your computer’s processing power and networking.

How to prepare for a remote hearing

The Johnson County Superior Court 4 is conducting almost all hearings remotely until further notice.  We know that these are challenging times and we are all learning new ways of doing things.  Please follow the tips below to make sure that your remote appearance is as smooth as possible.

  • Ensure that the court staff has your email address on file.
  • Any person planning to use evidence in presenting your case (e.g. pictures, documents, recordings, etc.) is required to electronically file these as proposed exhibits or to email them to D04ElectronicCopy@co.johnson.in.us no less than 48 hours before the scheduled hearing.  Even though you submit them to the Court, these exhibits will not be considered unless they are admitted into evidence during the hearing.
  • Attorneys or unrepresented persons can expect an email from Court staff about three business days before the hearing. The subject line of the email will include “Zoom meeting invitation.” If you do not receive the email, check your spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder, then contact the Court.
  • If you are using a mobile device, you will have to download the Zoom app, but you do not have to create an account.
  • The email will contain your meeting link, I.D., and password. A few minutes before the start of your hearing, select the link and enter the I.D. and password as prompted. You will arrive in a “waiting room” until the Judge enters the Zoom meeting.
  • Attorneys or unrepresented parties will be responsible to provide the meeting code to clients, witnesses, and all other individuals they wish to participate in the Zoom hearing.
  • Dress appropriately, like you would if you were going to a courthouse in person.
  • Give your remote hearing your undivided attention.  Find a quiet place where you can be alone.  No eating, using your cellphone for anything else except connecting to the hearing, or talking to others.
  • Witnesses will be placed in a waiting room until they are called to testify.  Please note that a witness will not be admitted into the hearing until they are ready to testify.  It is the responsibility of the attorney or unrepresented person to instruct the witnesses PRIOR TO THE HEARING regarding when to connect and to alert the witness when it is time to connect during the hearing.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late, the hearing will likely be conducted without you.  If you are having problems joining the meeting, contact the Court to let the staff know that you are trying to connect.

Superior Court 4 policies

Family Law Days (Monday and Thursday)

  1. All hearings of two hours or less shall be conducted remotely by videoconference as long as permitted by law.
  2. Hearings of more than two hours shall be in person.  Only counsel and the parties shall attend.  Witnesses shall wait outside the building until they are called to testify.
  3. Hearings will be set by dedicated appointment scheduling.  Therefore, the Court will be adhering to strict time limits and last minute continuances or technical difficulties on the parties’ part that prevent the hearing from taking place may result in a reset date months in the future.
  4. For all hearings, all exhibits should be premarked (Petitioners use numbers and Respondents use letters) and efiled or emailed to the Court at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing.  A witness list and an exhibit list shall be efiled or emailed at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing.
  5. The use of masks is recommended for in person hearings.
  6. Hand sanitizer will be available for counsel and the parties.
  7. Hand sanitizer is recommended prior to the handling of exhibits.
  8. The audio of all proceedings will be livestreamed on the court’s webpage.

Civil Law Days (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)

  1. All pretrial conferences shall be conducted by telephone.
  2. All arguments on motions shall be conducted by videoconference.
  3. All evidentiary hearings of two hours or less shall be conducted by videoconference so long as permitted by law.
  4. Evidentiary hearings longer than two hours and final pretrial conferences shall be conducted in person.  Only counsel and the parties may attend.  Only lead counsel and one client may sit at the table.  Witnesses must wait outside the building until they are called to testify.
  5. The Court will be using dedicated appointment scheduling.  Therefore, the Court will be adhering to strict time limits and last minute continuances or technical difficulties on the parties’ part that prevent the hearing from taking place may result in a reset date months in the future.
  6. For all hearings, all exhibits should be premarked (Plaintiffs use numbers and Defendants use letters) and efiled or emailed to the Court at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing.  A witness list and an exhibit list shall be efiled or emailed at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing.
  7. The use of masks is recommended for in person hearings.
  8. Hand sanitizer will be provided for counsel and the parties.
  9. Hand sanitizer is recommended prior to the handling of exhibits.
  10. The audio of all proceedings of record will be livestreamed on the Court’s webpage

Civil Collection Days (Wednesday afternoons)

  1. Creditors’ counsel shall appear in person.
  2. Debtors shall appear by telephone for their initial hearing.
  3. If a contested matter needs to be reset, it will be conducted by videoconference (with dedicated appointment scheduling) as long as permitted by law.
  4. The use of masks is recommended for those appearing in court.
  5. Hand sanitizer will be provided for counsel and the parties.
  6. Hand sanitizer is recommended prior to and after the handling of exhibits and entry sheets.
  7. The audio of all proceedings of record will be livestreamed on the Court’s webpage.

Jury trials

  1. No jury trials before July 1, 2020.
  2. Jury trials will be conducted in person.
  3. Only counsel and parties may attend.  Witnesses shall wait outside the building until they are called to testify.
  4. Jury selection may be conducted by modified procedures and either remotely or in a location other than the courtroom.
  5. Masks will be provided to potential jurors.
  6. The use of masks is recommended for those appearing in court.Hand sanitizer will be provided for counsel and the parties.
  7. Hand sanitizer is recommended prior to and after the handling of exhibits.
  8. Eight copies of all exhibits shall be premarked and tendered to the Court at least five days prior to trial.
  9. The audio of all proceedings of record will be livestreamed on the Court’s webpage.

Onsite Septic

Information on Onsite Septic Rules, Fees, Specialists, Installation and Abandonment, or Helpful Links are available in this section.

View the Onsite Septic FAQs for more information.

Tattoos and Body Piercing

Johnson County has promulgated and signed into law Ordinance No. 2005-24 regulating persons or facilities engaged in tattoo and/or body piercing within Johnson County.

The purpose of this ordinance is to aid in the regulation of business-related tattoo/body piercing operations and thereby better protect the public health by promoting uniform standards and sanitation guidelines within the industry. (Operations which pierce only the soft tissue of the earlobe are exempt from requirements in this ordinance.)

Some of the highlights of this ordinance are as follows:

  1. All persons or businesses engaged in a tattoo and/or body piercing trade must be licensed by the Johnson County Health Department. An annual license fee of $750.00 has been established.
  2. All tattoo/body piercing operations must meet the requirements and standards of operation as put forth in Indiana State Code Rule 410 IAC 1-5 “Sanitary Operations of Tattoo Parlors” and Johnson County Ordinance No. 2005-24. (The state rule may be accessed on the web at http://www.in.gov/isdh/20182.htm.)
  3. Monthly spore testing of sterilization equipment including autoclave equipment must be submitted to the Johnson County Health Department by the 21st of each month.
  4. Mobile, temporary, and/or commercial operations in private homes, apartments, etc. are prohibited and persons conducting operations in unlicensed facilities may be fined up to $2,000.
  5. Licensed facilities are subject to routine and complaint inspections and investigations as deemed necessary by the Johnson County Health Department. Fines for violations of the code may be levied.
  6. A “Policy for Tattoo and/or Body Piercing Facilities” must be completed and kept on site.
  7. All tattoo artists & body piercers must acquire an annual Universal Precautions certification from the American Red Cross or equivalent certification. This certification & test may be taken on-line at the Red Cross web site listed as “Universal Precautions for Tattoo Artists & Body Piercers”.

If you have questions, please contact Andrew Miller at 317-346-4380 or andrewmiller@co.johnson.in.us.

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