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Most commonly people file for the mortgage and homestead deductions. They are not the same deduction. If you are buying a property with a mortgage, you could apply for the mortgage deduction. If you own a property and it is your principle place of residency, you could apply for the homestead deduction. Please see Indiana Property Tax Benefits - State Form 51781 for a complete list of available property tax deductions.
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Deduction forms can be found on the Department of Local Government (DLGF) website, https://www.in.gov/dlgf/deductions-property-tax
The Auditor transfer fee is $10.00 per parcel. For instance: if you bring in a Warranty Deed that transfers three parcels, the Auditor's fee would be $30.00.
The only deduction that needs to be filed after a refinance is the mortgage deduction.
The deadlines are different for real estate and mobile homes. Real estate property tax deduction applications must be signed by December 31st of the year you are applying for and presented to the Auditor by the following January 5th. Mobile homes deduction applications (if you are the owner on January 1st) must be filed by March 31st of the year you are applying for.
Yes. Indiana Code 6-1.1-12-17.8(d), as amended by HEA 1450, requires that if an unmarried individual receiving a homestead deduction marries and would like to continue to receive the homestead deduction, as long as they are still eligible for the deduction, they must reapply. As such, a change in marital status, even if there is no change to the deed, requires reapplying for the deduction.
We have a convenient map available for informational purposes only. The only way to confirm your lot lines is to have your property surveyed by a professional surveyor.