Welcome to Engage™, Madison County's property owner engagement portal!

Engage offers property owners the opportunity to review property records for accuracy at their convenience. Within Engage, property owners will have several opportunities to interact with local government such as online access to services to; pay property taxes, research publicly available information, submit documents and forms, etc. That is where Engage™ comes in!

Thank you for visiting our website and for the opportunity to serve you and your needs.

Please contact us anytime - we are here to help!

Best Regards,
Larry


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2023 Appeals

Madison County and the Office of Larry Davis are excited to offer our valued constituents with an online solution for initiating an appeal of your real property assessment. To file an online appeal utilizing Madison County Engage:

  1. Select Property Data at the top of the homepage
  2. Search for the property for which you would like to initiate an appeal
  3. Click to begin an appeal
  4. Provide all required information relative to the appeal and submit
  5. For your records, print and retain the appeal confirmation
  6. Check your email inbox for further confirmation

If you have filed an appeal by the deadline of June 15, 2023, for the assessment date of January 1, 2023, and have not submitted evidence, you may mail or email it directly to our office:

By Mail:
Madison County Assessor
16 E. 9th Street, Suite 203
Anderson, IN 46016

By Email:
krice@madisoncounty.in.gov; or
assessorlarryddavis@madisoncounty.in.gov

**please reference the parcel being appealed**

Note to Taxpayer

We are here to help answer questions as fast and as efficiently as possible. The County building is open to the public, Monday – Friday 8 am to 4 pm except on select holidays. Our website has a resource page and frequently asked questions with helpful information.

Appeals that have been filed by the deadline but have not had evidence submitted, you may mail, email it directly to our office.

By Mail:
Madison County Assessor
E 9th Street, Suite 203
Anderson, IN 46016

By Email:
krice@madisoncounty.in.gov; or
assessorlarryddavis@madisoncounty.in.gov

**please reference your parcel that you appealed**

Type of Evidence may consist of –

  • Sale of the subject property/Offers to purchase
  • An appraisal prepared by a licensed appraiser no older than a year (Not required)
  • Sales of comparable properties
  • For 1-4 rental units – current lease with rent and Schedule E
  • Photos
  • Construction Costs

Thank you for your patience.


Personal Property Online Portal - Indiana (PPOP-IN)

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) has a new online service portal to file business personal property filings, and can be found here.

To look up your taxing district go to https://budgetnotices.in.gov/

NAICS codes look up go to https://www.census.gov/naics/

To obtain additional guidance or to download related forms, please see the Personal Property page in the sidebar on the left.

Please contact our office at (765) 641-9401 or adunham@madisoncounty.in.gov if you have any further questions.

Completed personal property forms (not submitted through PPOP-IN) must be mailed to: Madison County Assessor, E 9th Street Suite 203, Anderson, IN 46016


Online Door Hanger

For Pre-populated Form:

  1. From the Home page, enter your provided parcel number or address.
  2. Select your property from the parcel list.
  3. Once the Parcel Detail panel opens, select the Forms tab.
  4. To complete the form, click the Online Door Hanger link.
  5. Fill out the form, in its entirety, and then click submit.*

For Blank Form:

  1. From the Home page, click the Resources button at the top of the page.
  2. Click Forms, on the left side column.
  3. To complete the form, click the Online Door Hanger link.
  4. Fill out the form, in its entirety, and then click submit.*
* Please note, if you have provided an email address during submission, an automated confirmation will be sent to the provided email for your records.


Form 11's

For each assessment year beginning January 1, Form 11's will be mailed by April 29th, and the filing deadline is June 15th.




Frequently Asked Questions

  • On your Form 11
  • On your property record card
  • On your tax bill
  • From the search bar on this website, enter your address

  • Record cards can be searched, located and printed online through a parcel search by clicking here.

  • The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) offers an abundance of information regarding current legislation and tax policy. DLGF OVERVIEW

  • The term "Improvement" simply refers to your house, structure or other improvements to the raw land. These are not necessarily improvements that have been added this year.

For more on the Notice of Assessment of Land and Improvements (Form 11), please visit the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF).

  • Please see the first paragraph on the following webpage: Tax Bill 101

  • A blank Form 130 can be accessed here Blank 130
  • Search your parcel from the search bar. Click on your address for the property details. Under the "Forms" tab you can access a Form 130 that is populated with your parcel information.
  • Your appeal form can be mailed or brought to the Assessor's office or submitted through this website.

An appeal of the current year's assessment may have two different filing deadlines which are based on when the Form 11 notice of assessment is mailed. If the Form 11 is mailed before May 1st of the assessment year, the filing deadline is June 15th of that year. If the Form 11 is mailed after April 30th of the assessment year, the filing deadline is June 15th of the year that tax statements are mailed. IC 6-1.1-15-1.1

Contact your County Assessor for status on active appeals.

  • Assessed values reflect the market and are trended on an annual basis. Actual taxes can vary based on local approved tax rates, referendums, or individual circumstances.

  • Several factors go into determining taxes once the property is assessed, including deductions, tax caps and fees.
  • Assessed values are determined from a multitude of exterior and interior features. Properties that appear similar may have slightly different attributes that contribute to assessed value.
  • For more information on property taxes visit - DLGF - Citizen's Guide to Property Tax.

Assessed values fluctuate with the market. Valid sales provide a comprehensive indication of trends. An arm's length sale of a property is a significant factor in determining market trends, which may affect your assessed value.

Sales information can be obtained here, or at the Department of Local Government Finance's website by clicking here. You may also contact the County Assessor's office to verify a sale or ownership information. Contact Us

  • Use the search bar to search public information for a property by address or parcel number
  • You can also use the map to search. First type an address in the map search. From there click on any parcel and you will be directed to available information for that parcel Map
  • You may also contact the County Assessor's office to verify a sale or ownership information. Contact Us

Sales disclosures for April 19, 1996 and forward are available for non-exempt properties. Exempt disclosures are available beginning in late 1999. The property may have sold prior to 1996 or may have been an exempt sale. If it is a recent sale, the sales disclosure form may not have been filed with the county to date, or the record is being processed and will be available soon.

A physical inspection of the property is performed to ensure records are correct. Properties in Indiana are reassessed on a four-year cycle. One fourth of the county is reassessed each year. For more information visit - DLGF.

During reassessment, our office will send field agents to examine and inspect the exterior of every property and interview the property owner to obtain information about the interior. If no one is available to answer the questions at the time of our inspection, we will proceed with an exterior inspection. This information is vital to our efforts, since it provides us with information about the interior features and if any changes have been made to the interior of the home.

For general questions about recording documents, you may contact the Recorder's Office. To contact the Recorder's Office, please click here.

For Zoning information you may contact the Planning Commission. To contact the Planning Commission office, please click here.

For information on Building Permits you may contact the Planning Department. To contact the Planning Department, please click here.

Appeals Process

IC 6-1.1-15-1.1
As a result of legislation passed in 2017, significant changes were made to the appeal process. Taxpayers wishing to contest the assessed value of property may do so by submitting a Form 130 prescribed by the State to the County Assessor's office. The Form 133, which was previously used to contest assessments on objective grounds, has been eliminated. Taxpayers wishing to contest their assessment on objective grounds (for example, a garage that has been removed or too much square footage) should complete and submit page 1 & Section III, page 2 of the Form 130.

Form 11’s (Notice of Assessment) are mailed out each year by April 30th. The appeal deadline each year is June 15th.

Access the appeals flowchart by clicking Procedure for Appeal of Assessment Flow Chart.

Form 130

Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals

Madison County has a 5 voting-member Board in accordance with Indiana code 6-1.1-28.1. The County Assessor serves as secretary and a non-voting member.

Board Members

  • Kim Wood, President
  • Ron Bryson, Member
  • Jackie Clendenin, Member
  • Ken Kocinski, Member
  • Greg Valentine, Member
  • Larry Davis, Secretary

Meetings are held at the Madison County Government Center as scheduled.




Cyclical Reassessment

During statewide reassessments, the county assessor inspects each property to ensure that records are correct. Approximately 25% of the parcels in each jurisdiction will be reassessed each year, over a four-year time frame.

During a field inspection, personnel will attempt to identify his/herself to the property owner and explain their purpose for the visit. They will ask several questions to verify information about the interior of the property and request permission to inspect the exterior. If no one is home, personnel will proceed with their work, which includes an inspection of both the front and rear of the property. Photos of the property will be taken as well.

Each reassessment field inspector wears an ID badge. If a taxpayer is uncertain about the identity of a representative, please contact the Madison County Assessor's Office for verification (765) 641-9401.

Tax Bill Estimator

The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF), in partnership with the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at Indiana University, created the below tax bill projection tools for Indiana taxpayers. These tools will allow the taxpayer to enter their property's assessed value and possible deductions to see a range of tax bill estimates.

The estimates provided by these tools are projections only and should not be taken as a statement of true tax liability.

For a list of Taxing Districts (Number/Name) by Township, please see this listing made available by the DLGF.

Forms

Please take note of the instructions regarding the forms below:
  • Blank forms may be downloaded.
  • Fillable PDFs will not save as populated under the "save" option. Once filled, they may be printed to a PDF under the "print" option.
  • Fillable forms are to be printed, signed, and submitted to the Assessor's office.

Mobile Home

The true tax value of mobile homes is assessed under IC 6-1.1-7 (other than mobile homes subject to the preferred valuation method under IC 6-1.1-439(b)) using The National Automobile Dealers Association Guide.

50 IAC 3.3-2-2
"Annually assessed mobile home" defined Sec. 2
"Annually assessed mobile home" means a mobile home that: (1) has a certificate of title issued by the bureau of motor vehicles under IC 9-17-6; and(2) is not on a permanent foundation.

IC 9-17-1-0.5
Items requiring a title under IC 9-17Sec. 0.5. The following are required to be titled under this article:(3) Manufactured or mobile homes that are:(A) personal property not held for resale; or(B) not attached to real estate by a permanent foundation.

50 IAC 3.3-2-3 - "Mobile Home" means a "dwelling" as defined in IC 9-13-2-103.2.

A "manufactured home" as defined in IC 9-13-2-96

If you have any questions regarding Transferring/ Moving permits, see the guidance offered by the Office of the Madison County Treasurer.

  • For questions or information regarding mobile home titles, please contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
  • If the name(s) on the title appears to be incorrect, please contact your mobile home park office.

Personal Property

Personal Property is a self-assessed valuation system whereby property owners are responsible for reporting all tangible personal property that is used in their trade or business, used for the production of income, or held as an investment that should be or is subject to depreciation for federal income tax purposes.

Completed personal property returns are due on May 15th of the assessment year. A penalty of twenty-five dollars ($25) applies for returns filed after May 15th. For returns not filed within thirty (30) days of the due date, an additional fee of twenty percent (20%) of the taxes payable will be assessed.

Click here for 50 IAC 4.2 Personal Property Regulation or Indiana Code 6-1.1-3

Pursuant to Indiana Code 6-1.1-3-7 (b), a county assessor may grant an extension of not more than thirty (30) days to file the taxpayer’s return. Vanderburgh County is no longer automatically granting extensions of time to file business personal property returns when requested. Extensions are granted sparingly to taxpayers demonstrating a hardship or qualifying circumstances. The requests for extensions will be reviewed and granted on a case-by-case basis. Click here for instructions on obtaining an extension request.

Personal Property Exemption

Businesses with $80,000 or more cost per county, with the same federal identification number, will file the required Business Tangible Personal Property returns postmarked by May 15 to avoid penalties.

Businesses with less than $80,000 cost per county, with the same federal identification number will declare the exemption by filing the required forms and marking the checkbox at the top of the Form 103-Long, Form 103-Short, or Form 102 indicating the cost of your assets is less than $80,000.

Not for Profit Organizations that have filed a Form 136 Exemption and have been approved by the PTABOA, will file the required business personal property returns as usual. They will not claim the under $80,000 cost exemption.

For further personal property guidance, please refer to the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF).

Personal Property Online Portal – Indiana (PPOP-IN)

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) has a new online service portal to file business personal property filings, and can be found here.

To Look up your taxing district go to https://budgetnotices.in.gov/

NAICS codes look up go to https://www.census.gov/naics/

Please contact our office at (812) 435-5283 or assessor@vanderburghgov.org if you have any further questions.

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Disclaimer
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