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, Sept. 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The Board will review 130 Appeals that were timely filed.
Randolph Cyclical Reassessment Underway
The State of Indiana requires that one fourth of all parcels in the county be reassessed every four year. In 2019 we will be reviewing all parcels in Randolph Township. The Ohio County Assessor’s office contracts with Ad Valorem Solutions to perform our field work and take updated pictures of dwellings. You may see a field representative at your residence – they will always knock on the door to introduce themselves and let you know that they are there to review your improvements and note any changes on your property record card. If you have any questions, the field representative will have I.D. and you may call the office at 812-438-3264 to verify.
Ed Hautman, Ohio County Assessor
Deedee Brown, Deputy Assessor
Karrie Powers, Deputy Assessor
Office: 413 Main St.
Rising Sun, IN 47040