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 20,000 exempt.
The Ohio County Property Tax Board of Appeals will meet in the Commissioners Room at the Ohio County Courthouse, 413 Main St, Rising Sun, IN on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The Board will review 136 Exemption applications and Personal Property.
Form 11 Notices Sent
Ohio County taxpayers will be receiving two documents in April from offices in the Ohio County Courthouse. Tax bills for the 2018 assessment, payable in 2019 are scheduled to be mailed on April 5 by the Treasurer. Taxes are due on May 10 and November 12, 2019. The Assessor’s office will be mailing Form 11 – Notice of Assessment of Land and Structures on April 12. This form notifies the taxpayer of their current assessment and the new assessment, Effective January 1, 2019 – for taxes due in 2020, and is not a bill. Please read your Form 11 carefully. If you have questions about your tax bill, call the Ohio County Treasurer’s office at 812-438-2724. If you have questions about your Form 11 assessment, call the Ohio County Assessor’s office at 812-438-3264.
Ed Hautman, Ohio County Assessor
Deedee Brown, Deputy Assessor
Karrie Powers, Deputy Assessor
Office: 413 Main St.
Rising Sun, IN 47040