Assessor Functions

Assessor's Office Functions

The primary function of the Assessor's office is to assess the value of real and personal property. Property taxes in Indiana are collected by the local county treasurers, based on assessments that are provided by the county assessors. These assessments are based on guidelines and regulations set forth by state legislators and adopted by the Indiana Department of Local Finance

Key Responsibilities of the Assessor

  • Oversees the General Reassessment process
  • Calculates the total assessed value of each taxing district
  • Certifies current gross assessments to the County Auditor's Office
  • Collects and maintains sales information on properties sold from 1997 to present
  • Ensures uniformity and equitable assessments for all property owners
  • Selects the Assessment Software and Computer Systems
  • Oversees review and verification of the self-reported values of all personal property in each taxing district
  • Processes Not-For-Profit Property Tax Exemption Applications
  • Serves as Secretary on the County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA)
  • Utilizes Sales Disclosures to establish base market rates and values in each neighborhood and adjusts base values for location, distance to amenities, and other influence factors

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Deadlines

  • Tax Deadline

    Taxes are always due May 10th and November 12th, unless this date falls on a holiday or weekend, then the deadline will be the next business day.

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