Where do I register to vote?
One can register to vote at the Jefferson County Courthouse at the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets in the Historic District or at the Jefferson County License Branch on Madison's Hilltop at 175 Demaree Drive.
Voter Registration: (812) 265-8926
License Branch: (812) 265-5523
How can I vote absentee?
Applications for an absentee ballot may be obtained either by phoning (812) 265-8926 or by visiting the Clerk's office on the second floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Where is City Hall and what are the office hours?
City Hall, 101 W. Main St., is located on the southwest corner of Main and West Streets in Madison's Historic District. There is on-street parking on Main and West, and limited visitor parking behind the City Hall on West Street.
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Who is the local provider for utility and other services?
• Water and sewer service - Madison Water Company at (812) 265-8312
• Garbage and recycling pickup - Madison Streets Department at (812) 265-8304
The Madison Streets Department handles garbage pickup and recycling. Garbage collection is done weekly. Bi-weekly recycling is a free service provided to the citizens of Madison. To find out when these services are available in your neighborhood, please call Madison Streets Department at (812) 265-8304. The fee for garbage pickup is $8.00 per month and is added to your monthly water/sewer bill.
• Natural Gas - Vectren Energy Delivery at (800) 777-2060
• Electric - Duke Energy at (800) 521-2232
• Telephone - Verizon (800) 483-4000 / SeiData (812) 574-5100
• Cable Television - Time-Warner at 1109 Clifty Drive, Madison's Hilltop area. Customer service line: 866-725-0908
• Cable Television, Intenet and Phone service - Cinergy Metronet at 327 E. Main Street, Madison's Downtown area. Customer service line: 274-2000
How do I recycle?
Pickup days are:
• Downtown (East of West St.) - First and Third Monday
• Downtown (West of West St.) - First and Third Thursday
• Hilltop West of Cragmont Street - First and Third Tuesday
• Hilltop East of Cragmont Street - First and Third Wednesday
The first week of the month has to have a Tuesday in it for it to be considered the first week.
Items accepted for recycling are:
• All Plastics #1 through #7 includes PETE #1, HDPE, Milk Jugs, 2 Liter Bottles, Detergent & Bleach Bottles.
• Aluminum and Bimetal cans-must be clean and remove any labels
• Brown, Green, and Clear glass-must be clean and remove cap
• Clean Dry rags, and shoes
• Paper, Magazines, and Books
• Cardboard-must be broken down and bundled or placed in clear bag
All items must be placed in clear see though bags. Plastics, cans, and glass can all be mixed together in the same bag. Paper, magazines, and books can be mixed together. Cardboard and paper have to be dry. They are not recyclable if they are wet. All items have to be at curbside by 7am.
Madison Recycling Center 812-525-4970, located on North Wilson Ave. They accept residential drop offs of appliances, metal, aluminum, etc.
When does one need a building permit?
Construction that costs over $500 needs a building permit. Permits are required for the following types of construction: additions, new buildings, decks, relocation of structures, site development and swimming pools.
Where do I obtain a building permit?
Building permit applications may be obtained at the Madison Plan Commission office located in City Hall, 101 W. Main Street (812) 265-8324.
Who are the major employers in town?
Who is my council person?
When does the City Council meet?
Whom do I call regarding a stray animal?
For the Animal Control Officer, please call the Madison Police Department at (812) 265-3347. You may also report animal problems by clicking on the E-government button at left and completing an action line request.
Who do I call for information on city trees?
For information about city trees, call the City Arborist, Randy Eggenspiller, at (812) 265-8312.
Where is the main post office?
The main post office is located at 207 Jefferson in downtown Historic Madison. (812) 265-5425
Employment & Training
Federal/State Employment USA Jobs (OPM)-Employment information and application site for the federal government. (202)606-2525 or www.usajobs.opm.gov
Indiana State Personnel Department Employment information and application site for the state government. 877-248-0007 or (317) 232-0200 or www.in.gov/spd/2333.htm
*WorkOne-Helps Hoosiers find a new or better job, choose a career, find a qualified wmployee, access training, improve job skills or get workplace information. 800-891-6499 or www.in.gov/dwd/WorkOne/index.html.
*Vocational Rehabilitation-Employment services, supported employment, assistive technology, transition services or assistance with indepentent living. 317-232-1319 or www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2759.htm (regional directory)
*Employment & Training Administration-Administers programs, resources and provides tools to assist with all stages of job and career development. These services are primarily provided through state and local workforce development offices. 877-US-2JOBS (872-5637) or www.doleta.gov/jobseekers
*WorkOne-Helps Hoosiers file for unemployment benefits. Assists with application process and answering questions regarding eligibility. 800-891-6499 or www.in.gov/dwd/WorkOne/regions.html
Pension or Income Assistance
* Pension or Income Assistance
Provide the financing and administration of poor relief which may include food, shelter, clothing, utility bills, school books and lunches.
317-813-3240 or www.indianatownshopassoc.org
*Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation-helps retirement benefits in private-sector traditional pension plans known as defined benefit plans. Worker/Retiree 800-400-7242 Plan Sponsor/Administrator 800-736-2444 or www.pbgc.gov
*Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-Provides cash assistance and supportive services to assist the family, helping them achieve economic selfsufficiency. (This was formerly known as the welfare program). 800-622-4932 or www.in.gov/fssa/gfr/2999.htm
*Social Security Retirement, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & Supplemental Security Income(SSI)-Retirement, disability, and survivors benefit payment progrmas through the Social Security Administration. 800-772-1213 or www.ssa.gov
*Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-Disaster assistance in the form of cash, in kind vouchers or direct assistance to individuals, families and businesses in an are whose property has been damaged or destroyed and whose losses are not covered by insurance; meant to help with critical expenses that cannot be covered in other ways; this assistance is not intended to restore damaged property to its condition before the disaster. 800-621-3362 or www.fema.gov
*Community Economic Relief Fund-Provides basic and emergency services to low-moderate income families in central Indiana during this time of economic turmoil. The only way to access these files is to call 2-1-1. 317-921-7527 or www.in211.org.
*Taxpayer Advocate Service-An independent organization within the IRS to help taxpayers resolve problems with their federal tax concerns. 1-877-777-4778 or (317) 685-7840 or www.irs.gov/advocate
*Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites- Offers free tax assistance to low to moderate income taxpayers at community and neighborhood centers. 1-800-829-1040, 1-765-564-9028 or http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/o,,id=233768,html