The auditor, a Constitutional Office, must wear many hats. The following attempts to categorize the most important duties of the office.
The auditor serves as a secretary to the board of county commissioners and the clerk to the county council. The auditor has responsibility for keeping accounts and issuing checks for the county. As a result, the board of commissioners, the council and other officials often look to the auditor for day-to-day operational assistance, information and advice.
Coordinator of TaxCollection and Distribution The auditor is directly responsible for preparing tax duplicates that show the value of property and taxes assessed against each taxpayer.
After taxes are collected by the treasurer, the auditor distributes them to the governmental units andagencies for which they were collected.
As a part of the tax function, the auditor must also prepare plats that show the ownership and assessed valuation of each parcel in each township in the county. The plats must contain information prescribed by the Department of Local Government Finance and must be kept current.
$4.00 (maps that require more information than what is on the computer screen are not considered a priority and will be done as time permits.)
1. All Sales Disclosures accompanying a deed must be approved by the Assessor first. 2.Any splits or combinations will need to go to the Zoning office for approval before coming to the Auditorís office. 3.All deeds must be processed in our office before going to the Recorder for filing. 4.All deeds require certain information due to statutory guidelines. 5.All delinquent property taxes need to be paid on parcels being split or combined per IC6-1.1-5-5.5
*All taxpayers are responsible for paying property taxes even if they do not receive a bill in the mail* Policy for combining parcels for tax purposes:
1.All delinquent property taxes must be paid before parcels can be combined. 2.The parcels must touch each other and cannot be separated by another parcel or public right of way. 3.Title to parcels must have been obtained on the same deed and be held in exactly the same name. 4.The parcels cannot cross section boundaries (IC 6-1.1-5-16) 5.The parcels must be in the same taxing district.
*Filing a request does not guarantee the parcel will be combined. *Combinations will be done for the following assessment year. *Combining parcels may not affect the value that will be placed on your property for tax purposes. *To legally combine property you will need to have a deed with a new legal description prepared Policy for Splitting parcels per IC 32-21-2-13
1.All splits of existing parcels must be recorded with a drawing or survey of where the new parcel will be located. Acreage of the new parcel and if improvements exist on the property.