Assessor

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.

NOTIFICATIONS



2026 Four Year Cyclical Reassessment Cycle Begins in 2022

Every county assessor in Indiana is tasked with physically visiting each parcel of land in their county, as required by Indiana Code 6-1.1-4., over a four-year reassessment cycle. Ad Valorem Solutions (AVS) has been awarded the contract to assist Ohio County during the 2026 Reassessment.

The reassessment work plan is: In 2022, effective 1/1/2023 for taxes payable 2024 – the City of Rising Sun will be reviewed. In 2023, effective 1/1/2024 for taxes payable in 2025 – Randolph Township will be reviewed. In 2024, effective 1/1/2025 for taxes payable in 2026 – Cass & Pike Townships will be reviewed. In 2026, effective 1/1/2027 for taxes payable in 2028 – Union Township will be reviewed. Our work plan and vendor contract have been approved by the State of Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.

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 carry identification and be able to answer general questions about your property.  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.

Staff


Deedee Brown, Assessor
dbrown@ohiocountyin.gov
Dena Taylor, Deputy Assessor
dmtaylor@ohiocountyin.gov
Menee Banschbach, Deputy Assessor
mbanschbach@ohiocountyin.gov

Contact


Phone:812-438-3264
Fax: 812-438-1090
Office: 413 Main St.
Rising Sun, IN 47040
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