Owensville, Indiana

Owensville – where we still live the American Dream!

Nestled in the southwest corner of Indiana, Owensville offers a lifestyle of a unique balance and blend of rural, suburban, and industrial life. As our famous Watermelon Fest proves year after year, you can’t find friendlier people anywhere else.



Gibson Southern High School
Owensville Community School
South Gibson School Corporation


Water/Sewer customers are required to fill out an application for water/sewer service. With that application, a photo ID is required

Renters: A renter is considered as such if they do not own both the property and structure. There is a $150 deposit required at the time of connection. The deposit is fully refundable as long as the utilities are paid in full. The deposit will not be refunded until a final bill has been issued. Once the final bill is determined, the town has the right to deduct all charges owed from the deposit and refund the remaining amount. Landlords are sent penalty notices in addition to the tenant. This advises the landlord of the tenants standing with the town, as the landlord could be held liable for sewer service left unpaid. All unpaid accounts will be summoned to small claims court.

Owners: There is no deposit for persons owning both the land and structure. However the town will file a lein against the property for all unpaid sewer balances. All bills are mailed out on the last working day of each month. Meter dates are from the middle of the month to the middle of month (Ex: Jan. 15 to Feb. 15). These dates may vary a day or two each month.

All Bills are due by the 15th of each month unless the 15th falls on a holiday or a weekend then you have the next business day to pay. Any bills paid after the due date will have penalty added. Bills are subject to disconnection if not paid by the 29th of each month.


  • The current rate, inside corporate limits is: 0 to 2000 gallons: $15.60
  • After the 2000 gallon minimum, the rate is charged per 100 gallons: $0.78
  • The current rate for outside corporate limits is: 0 to 2000 gallons: $16.40
  • After the 2000 gallon minimum, the rate is charged per 100 gallons: $0.82


  • The current rate whether inside or outside corporate limits is 0-2000 gallons: $41.40
  • After the 2000 gallon minimum, the rate is charged per 100 gallons: $1.38
  • *Tax is charged on water only as sewer is a provided service.

All water is metered.  Sewer is charged based on the water reading.  Meter readings are done approximately the 15th of each month.  It will be a rare occasion in which a reading will be estimated.  The Town does have a laptop which auto reads each meter when the laptop is in close proximity; therefore customers will not see any evidence of lid removal.  The autoread system flags meters with leaks.  Those leak notifications are passed on to the customer.  The customer needs to try to find the leak as soon as possible to avoid a high bill.  The Town does not adjust water bills for leaks.


Blythe Chapel United Methodist Church
Phone: (812) 729-7231|
One mile W. of GSHS
Sunday Worship: 9:00am

Dayspring Community Church
Phone: (812) 724-4114
120 N Main St
Owensville, IN 47665
Website: owensvilledayspring.com
Email: owensvilledayspring@gmail.com

First Christian Church
Phone: (812) 724-4181
4680 W SR 168
Owensville, IN 47665

Maumee General Baptist Church
Phone: (812) 729-7230
9482 W SR 65
Owensville, IN 47665

Owensville Church of The Nazarene
Phone: (812) 887-1198
101 N Third St
Owensville, IN 47665

Owensville First General Baptist Church
Phone: (812) 724-2655
306 N Main St
Owensville, IN 47665

Owensville United Methodist Church
Phone: (812) 724-3860
103 S Third St
Owensville, IN 47665

South Gibson Apostolic Church
Phone: (812) 729-7231
6170 S 1075 W
Owensville, IN 47665

Old Union Christian Church
Phone: (812) 874-3186
10017 S State Road 165
Poseyville, IN 47633


Unlike cities, there is no statute establishing the position of the town attorney, nor requiring the appointment of a chief legal officer for the town. However, virtually every town has an attorney who represents the town and generally manages the town’s legal affairs, under the direction of the town council either as an employee or as independent contractor. The town attorney is the town’s primary source of legal advice and usually drafts ordinances and other legal documents. He or she represents the town in legal proceedings and serves at the pleasure of the town council. Compensation is determined by the council, just as it is for the marshal and all other town employees and officials. There is no statute governing the responsibilities of the town attorney, who represents the town in much the same manner as an attorney does any other client. 

The Owensville Town Attorney is Sandra Hicks.


Vanessa Riggs – Clerk Treasurer
Karen Reed – Deputy Clerk Treasurer
Barb Harris – Part-time Office
Rick Adams – Street Supervisor
Billy Ross – Water/Sewage Superintendent 
Davy Julian – Laborer
Brian Prater – Laborer
Donald Crabtree – Part-time Laborer

Employment Application
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Official State of Indiana  Website:   www.in.gov

Governor:  Eric J. Holcomb
Lt. Governor: Suzanne Crouch
Attorney General: Curtis T. Hill, Jr.
Secretary of State: Connie Lawson
Treasurer: Kelly Mitchell
Auditor: Tera Klutz
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jennifer McCormick

Search for your local legislators at:  Search

View Audit Reports:  Audit

Town Budget Information http://www.budgetnotices.in.gov/

Office of the Governor – 1-317-232-4567
Indiana Senate – 1-800-382-9467
Internal Revenue Service (US) – 1-800-829-1040
Department of Revenue (IN) – 1-317-232-2240
Social Security (US) – 1-800-772-1213
Bureau of Motor Vehicles – 1-888-692-6841
Medicaid Information – 1-800-622-4932
Family & Social Services – 1-800-403-0864
Unemployment Claims – 1-800-891-6499
Medicare Information (US) – 1-800-633-4227
Indiana House of Representatives – 1-800-382-9842
Property Tax Questions – 1-888-739-9826
Office of the Secretary of State – 1-317-232-6531 
Child Support Helpline – 1-800-840-8757    
State Info Center – 1-800-547-8283
Foreclosure Prevention Network – 1-877-GET-HOPE
Federal Info Center – 1-800-688-9889
National Do Not Call List – 1-888-382-1222
Consumer Protection – 1-800-382-5516
Indiana Do Not Call List – 1-888-834-9969


1st Tuesday of each month
6:30 p.m.
Owensville Town Hall
103 South Main Street


  • January 4, 2024 (Meeting on Thursday due to holiday)
  • February 6, 2024
  • March 5, 2024
  • April 2, 2024
  • May 9, 2024
  • June 10, 2024 (Meeting on Monday due to vacation)
  • July 2, 2024
  • August 6, 2024
  • September 5, 2024 (Meeting on Thursday due to holiday)
  • October 1, 2024
  • November 4, 2024 (Meeting on Monday due to election)
  • December 3, 2024

Owensville/Montgomery Township Park & Recreation Board

Last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Except April, July and October they will be the fourth Tuesday. December will be announced later in the year.

Owensville Town Hall
103 South Main Street
Owensville, IN 47665


Existing Land Use Map 1
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Existing Land Use Map 2
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Appendix A
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Appendix B
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Appendix C
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Appendix D
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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Transportation Map
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Community Facilities Map
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All new town residents should be aware of a few ordinances that our town strictly enforces.

  • Burning of leaves upon the town streets is prohibited. As well as burning outside the hours of 8am and 5pm.
  • The depositing of grass clippings into the streets or gutters is declared unlawful.
  • All properties must keep weeds and grasses cut.
  • Accumulation of junk, waste, garbage, and refuse upon real property located within the corporate limits are declared to be a nuisance.
  • No person shall allow the continuous barking, yelping, whining or howling of a dog. Animals shall be confined to the owner’s property and not permitted to run loose.
  • No person shall store, park, or allow to remain in the open upon public or private premises any abandoned vehicle within the limits of the town of Owensville.

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Town Of Owensville

103 S Main Street
Owensville, IN 47665

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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