J. Martin Stephens
Richland Township Trustee
102 S. Park Street
Ellettsville, Indiana 47429
Monroe County, Indiana is divided into 11 townships. The Township Trustee is an elected official in charge of the Township and responsible for certain services. Martin Stephens is the current elected the Richland Township Trustee, as of January 1, 2011.
Township Trustees have certain specific duties to perform. Some of the most important and frequently performed duties are, to administer Township Assistance, provide Fire and Ambulance Services to the Township, maintain cemeteries, maintain township parks, destroy detrimental plants, and act as a Notary Public. The Township is the most local form of government, closest to the citizens of the Township, working directly with the Township residents to provide limited relief or help in times of crisis, to eligible applicants.
The Trustee is here to help the residents of the Township in times of crisis. The Trustee does not provide any long-term support or relief, but if you have a sudden, unavoidable problem, we may be able to help.
Township residents may come to the Township office to pick up an Application for Township Assistance. When you have completed the Application you need to telephone the Township office to arrange an appointment to come into the office for an interview to determine eligibility for assistance.
If you're not sure which township you're in, give us a call and we can figure it out from your address.
The Application for Township Assistance and 3 other forms are required to be filled out for all Township assistance requests. You can download all of the forms forms here:
DO NOT SIGN THE FORMS
If you have any questions when filling out any of these forms, please call 812-876-2509 and we can answer your questions and help you any way we can.
After you have completed the Application and other forms, call for an interview before returning the Application.
Please do not fax, mail, or drop off the Application. Please do not sign the Application before your appointment.
All Application reviews and interviews are done face to face, by appointment only. No walk-in appointments.
To make an appointment call 812-876-2509 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Depending on your situation you will need to bring to the interview:
A more complete list is provided in the Application for Township Assistance.