The Auditor is the County's Chief Financial Officer, The Auditor's office has four departments: Property Tax, the Plat Room, Tax Sale, and Finance. 

View the tabs to see which department can help you with your issue.


  1. Property Tax
  2. Plat Room
  3. Tax Sale
  4. Finance

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Property Tax Department – Manages Property Tax Deductions, and calculates tax bills. There are multiple deductions that you may qualify for that will lower your tax bill! Deductions work by reducing the amount of assessed value subject to taxation. 


*NEW Pending Commissioner Approval*

County Option Circuit Breaker Tax Credit

Qualifying individuals must meet the following requirements.

* Have received a Homestead Deduction in the immediately preceding calendar year

* Continue to receive a Homestead deduction, for the same property, in the current calendar year

* Have lived in the Homestead property for at least 10 years, on or before December 31 for the calendar year immediately preceding the current calendar year

* Be 55 years of age, or older, on or before December 31 of the calendar year preceding the year in which the credit is claimed

* There is NO income limit 

-Only one (1) credit can be claimed per homestead and those who receive this credit are unable to claim the Over 65 Circuit breaker Credit under Indiana Code 6-

-Only available for three (3) years

-The percent increase on a qualified individual's property tax liability in a particular year compared to the prior year that is used to determine the amount of the credit shall be 2%

ONLINE FILING COMING IN JANUARY 2024!  Soon you will be able to complete each deduction form that is applicable.

  • Homestead deductions
  • Veterans deductions
  • Over 65 deductions
  • Blind or disabled person's deduction 
  • Heritage Barn deduction
  • County Option Circuit Breaker Tax Credit (Available 1/1/24)

For each form you will receive an email receipt. Email receipts will provide proof you filed.


How do I change my mailing address?
Complete the address change form: 
Address Change form

How do I change my property address? 

Please contact the Assessor: 574-235-9523

How do I know if my deduction application has been accepted?
Contact the Property Tax Office  OR 574-235-9668

Who is the owner of record?

View owner records at:

What deductions are available to me?

View Property tax benefits at: Indiana Property Tax Benefits

What is the difference between property exemptions and deductions?

Exemptions make one exempt from paying property tax, ie: Religious Organizations. Deductions deduct a percentage off your assessed value of your home, then that amount is taxed.

Are there any fees to transfer a deed?

Yes, $10 per parcel, Auditor fee. The Assessor, 574-235-9523 and the Recorder, 574-235-9525 *9, also have fees. 

How do I calculate a tax bill?

Filing Information
Application for deductions must be completed and dated no later than December 31st annually. Taxpayers do not need to re-apply for deductions annually. Re-application should only occur if the property is sold, the title is changed. Deductions applied for prior to the annual deadlines will be applied to the next year’s tax bill.

For example, a homeowner who completes and dates an application for a deduction by December 31, 2023, and files the application on or before January 5, 2024, will see the deduction applied to his 2023 pay 2024 tax bill.
The Auditor’s office has until mid-February to approve deduction applications that were filed by December 31st of the immediately preceding calendar year.

Note to Taxpayers: Due to a recent law change, the mortgage deduction will no longer be available to Indiana taxpayers beginning with the 2023-pay-2024 tax cycle. Applications for the mortgage deduction will no longer be accepted beginning January 1, 2023. View the notice from the State.