The County Assessor identifies, lists, and calculates the assessed values of all Real and Personal property. Property taxes in Indiana are collected by the County Treasurer, based on assessments that are provided by the assessor. These assessments are based on guidelines and regulations set forth by state legislators and adopted by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.
The County Assessor performs the following duties:
- Oversees the General Reassessment process.
- Calculates the total assessed value of all real property in each taxing district.
- Verifies and reviews the self reported values of all personal property in each taxing district.
- Insures countywide uniform Property Assessment Equalization.
- Certifies current Assessments to the County Auditor’s Office.
- Serves as Member/Secretary of the County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals.
- Administers Sales Disclosure Process.
- Utilizes sales of land (Sales Disclosures) to establish base market rates and values in each neighborhood, adjusts base values for location, nearness to amenities and other influence factors.
- Collects and maintains sale information on properties sold from 1999 to present.
- Is responsible for the selection of Assessment Software and Computer Systems.
- Processes Not-For-Profit Property Tax Exemption Applications.