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Loogootee Municipal Building - 401 J.F.K. Ave.٠ Loogootee, Indiana 47553
  Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Houses: Mayor's Office, Utilities Office, Police Department, Fire Department)
Clerk-Treasurer: Roger Downey                      Phone: 295-1000

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer: Barb Ringham

Build Permits Fees are collected in this office.

In Indiana, all Clerk-Treasurers are elected for a four-year term of office. 
The Clerk-Treasurer is the keeper of the municipality's official public records and is the Chief Financial Officer. 


The Clerk-Treasurer has broad powers to hire and supervise employees and oversee the operation of the municipal budgets, including utilities. 
The ranking status of the Clerk-Treasurer is on equal level with the Town Council and the Town Manager. 
The only area in which the Clerk-Treasurer does not have complete authority is setting wages and final approval of budgets.
The Clerk-Treasurer may be called upon to break tie votes at Town Council meetings.

IC 36-5-6-7
Deputies and employees
Sec. 7. (a) The clerk-treasurer shall appoint the number of deputies and employees needed for the effective operation of the office, with the approval of the town legislative body. The clerk-treasurer's deputies and employees serve at the clerk-treasurer's pleasure.
(b) If a town owns a utility and the clerk-treasurer is directly responsible for the billing and collection of that utility's rates and charges, the clerk-treasurer shall appoint those employees who are also responsible for that billing and collection. These employees serve at the clerk-treasurer's pleasure.

IC 36-5-6-8
Employment of attorneys or legal research assistants
Sec. 8. (a) A clerk-treasurer may hire or contract with competent attorneys or legal research assistants on terms the clerk-treasurer considers appropriate.
(b) Appropriations for the salaries of attorneys and legal research assistants employed under this section shall be approved in the annual budget.
(c) Appropriations for the salaries of attorneys and legal research assistants employed under this section shall be approved in the annual budget and must be allocated to the clerk-treasurer for the payment of attorneys' and legal research assistants' salaries.

Indiana Code - Clerk Duties

IC 36-4-10-4   Sec. 4. The clerk shall do the following:

(1) Serve as clerk of the city legislative body under IC 36-4-6-9 and maintain custody of its records.
(2) Maintain all records required by law.
(3) Keep the city seal.
(4) As soon as a successor is elected and qualified, deliver to the successor all the records and property of the clerk's office.
(5) Perform other duties prescribed by law.
(6) Administer oaths when necessary in the discharge of the clerk's duties, without charging a fee.
(7) Take depositions, without charging a fee.
(8) Take acknowledgement of instruments that are required by statute to be acknowledged, without charging a fee.

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Martin County Schools
Loogootee Lions, Shoals Jug Rocks
The key to our future lays with our kids.


Major Universities
Purdue University, Indiana University
Notre Dame, Evansville University, ISU

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