Welcome to Ohio County Assessor's Office
The goal of the County Assessor is to work towards every real property being fairly and equally assessed. Assessing officials must follow the rules of the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) in all assessment or reassessment of real property. The mission of a reassessment is to inventory, verify, and value all real estate parcels. This process distributes the property tax burden in a uniform and equitable manner. Mass assessment is not perfect, so we encourage property owners to review their assessments. You may access your property record card on our GIS website, or come into the office for a copy. We welcome any questions and/or concerns.
The Assessor is also responsible for evaluating personal property returns for a farm or business operating within the county. Personal property values are assessed January 1 of every year and are self reported by property owners to the County Assessor using prescribed state forms. The completed personal property return must be received or postmarked no later than May 15. A return MUST be filed even if the taxpayer is 80,000 exempt.
Ohio County 2022-2026 Cyclical Reassessment
Each County Assessor in Indiana is tasked with reviewing each parcel of land in their county, per I.C. 6-1.1-4: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2022/ic/titles/006/#6-1.1-4 over a four-year reassessment cycle. Ad Valorem Solutions (AVS) was awarded the contract to assist Ohio County for the 2022-2026 Reassessment.
The reassessment work plan for 2023 is to review all parcels in Randolph Township. Any changes would go into effect on 01/01/2024 for taxes due and payable in 2025.
Field workers will review the information on our property record cards and confirm the description and dimensions of all structures. Improvements (structures) may change over time from wear and tear, remodeling, or may have been removed. Farm buildings that are no longer used for their original purpose may be given obsolescence to reflect that non-use. AVS employees will have signage on their vehicles and carry identification. They will be able to answer general questions about your property assessment. Please assist them in answering questions they may have about your dwelling – numbers of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. We strive to make sure our information is as accurate as possible.
This review does not mean your property assessment will increase. Our statutory duty is to arrive at an estimate of market value for each parcel. We use annual sales of similar properties to arrive at those estimates. The field reviews may lead to increases, decreases, or as in most cases, very little change in property value. The field reviews are designed to increase the accuracy of the assessment information.
Deedee Brown, Assessor
Dena Taylor, Deputy Assessor
Menee Banschbach, Deputy Assessor
Office: 413 Main St.
Rising Sun, IN 47040
- Department of Local Government Finance
- DLGF Tax Calculator
- Online Personal Property Filing
- Personal Property Forms
- DLGF Forms Site
- Ohio County GIS Map