Welcome to Engage™, Warrick County's citizen engagement portal!

A modern approach to citizen engagement suggests that some citizens appreciate the ability to interact with their local government in a digital environment, such as online access to services to; pay property taxes, research publicly available information, submit documents and forms, etc. That's where Engage™ comes in!

Engage™ is intended to be an intuitive, user-friendly application. However, we know that some features of Engage™ could use a bit of guidance to be completely beneficial to you. This informative guide will serve to provide you with a bit more guidance, should you have a need. As well to the left, we are happy to provide you with a number of resources to assist you in your property assessment journey.

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News

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! This system will be available in January 2021. Please contact our office at (812) 897-6125 or sredman@warrickcounty.gov if you have any further questions. You may also visit the Department’s website for more information at https://www.in.gov/dlgf/7576.htm.


Revised Indiana Sales Disclosure Form (SDF)

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) has revised the Sales Disclosure Form (State Form 46021), effective January 1, 2021. Please contact our office at (812) 897-6125 or sredman@warrickcounty.gov if you have any further questions. You may also visit the Department's website to access the new forms or for more information at https://www.in.gov/dlgf/8294.htm.

Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals

Warrick County has a 5 voting-member Board. The County Assessor serves as secretary and a non-voting member.

Members

  • Beau Dial, President
  • Angela Wilder
  • Barbi Shelton
  • David Zengler
  • Madolyn O’Neal
  • Sarah Redman, Secretary

Appeals: The Appeals Process
Note that three things may happen on appeal:

  1. The assessed value may be raised;
  2. It may be lowered;
  3. It may remain the same;
An appeal begins with filing a Form 130 – Taxpayer’s Notice to Initiate an Appeal with the local assessing official. The appeal should detail the pertinent facts of why the assessed value is being disputed. A taxpayer may only request a review of the current year’s assessed valuation. Following an informal conference with the local assessing official, the assessor will make a recommendation either denying or approving the appeal. If the taxpayer and assessor do not come to an agreement on a property value after the informal conference, your appeal will move forward to our Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA). Our PTABOA meetings are held as needed and you will receive a notice of hearing in the mail for the time your appeal is scheduled with the board. Once the board has heard your appeal, the taxpayer will be sent a “Form 115” informing the owner of the board’s decision. If the PTABOA denies the appeal, instructions will be provided on appealing the decision to the Indiana Board of Tax Review. After being heard by the Indiana Board of Tax Review, taxpayers may also seek review by the Indiana Tax Court.

A taxpayer can still file an appeal concerning “objective” issues (i.e. factual matters, such as the property record card contains an incorrect description of the property, like a garage that does not exist, incorrect plumbing fixtures, etc.); however, it is on page 2 of the Form 130.

An objective appeal issue may include:

  1. The assessment was against the wrong person.
  2. The approval, denial or omission of a deduction, credit, exemption, abatement or tax cap.
  3. A clerical, mathematical or typographical mistake.
  4. The description of the property.
  5. The legality or constitutionality of a property tax or assessment.
Objective claims may be made for up to three years of assessments with the submission of the Form-130. However, taxpayers requesting refunds must also file a Claim for Refund form (Form 17T).

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

Filing a Sales Disclosure

A “Sales Disclosure State Form# 46021”, is completed for property transfers, those that are transferred for valuable consideration and those that are the result of foreclosure, express threat of foreclosure, divorce, court orders, judgments, condemnation, or probate. The intent of the sales disclosure is to provide a base of information that will be utilized by the State of Indiana and the County Assessor to identify the sales price of each property and to accomplish fair market values when yearly trending takes place.

Do I need to file a Sales Disclosure?
You need to file a sales disclosure if any of the following apply to your transfer:

  • the answer to question number 1 is yes, the parcel is being transferred for valuable consideration;
  • the answer to question 8 is yes, being transferred as a result of foreclosure, divorce, court order, judgement, condemnation or probate;
  • the answer to question number 9 is yes, the partition of land between tenants in common, joint tenants, or tenants by the entirety;
  • the answer to question number 10 is yes, being transferred to a charity, not-for-profit organization, or government; or the transfer is a split.

Personal Property Online Portal (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.

Personal Property

Self Assessment forms for personal property are available each spring. The forms must be filed by May 15. Copies of the form are available at the Warrick County Assessor's Office or online at https://www.in.gov/dlgf/4971.htm. Business personal property in Indiana is a SELF-ASSESSMENT SYSTEM; therefore, it is the responsibility of the TAXPAYER to obtain the appropriate forms and file a return with the correct assessing official by May 15 of each year.

Any entity, including any firm, company, partnership, association, corporation, or individual...owning, holding, possessing or controlling...tangible business personal property and having a tax situs within the State of Indiana on January 1, must file a business personal property tax return with the appropriate assessor’s office.

All forms must be signed, dated, include a phone number, and federal ID number or the last 4 digits of your SS number.

Returns under $80,000
If the total amount of personal property is under $80,000, the owner is exempt from taxation but is still required to file a timely return every year.

Failure to File (Form 133/PP)
If a taxpayer does not file the appropriate forms by the due date, a Form 113/PP (Notice of Assessment Change / Failure to File) will be sent with an estimated assessed value. The taxpayer has 30 days to file a return (from the date of notice) to correct the assessed value. If no return is filed after receiving the Form 113, then the assessment stated on the Form 113 will become your assessment for that year.
Failure to file a return on or before the due date as required by law will result in the imposition of a $25.00 penalty. In addition, if a return is not filed iwthin 30 days after the return was due, a penalty equal to 20% of the taxes finally determined to be due with respect to the property which should have been reported will be imposed.

Forms: https://www.in.gov/dlgf/4971.htm
Business Tangible Personal Property Return - Form 104
Business Tangible Personal Property - Form 103 S
Business Tangible Personal Property - Form 103 L
Farmer's Tangible Personal Property - Form 102

Property Tax Exemptions

What property may be granted an exemption?

Property may be granted an exemption if an application has been timely filed and the property has been shown to qualify for an exemption specifically provided by statute. Generally such statutes require ownership of the property by specified type of entity and use of the property for specific purpose. The deadline to file with the Assessor is by April 1st of the assessment year.

Indiana Code 6-1.1-10-16 http://iga.in.gov/documents/a8a75bb4 describes the use/or purpose necessary to become tax exempt. Exemption Procedures can be found at http://iga.in.gov/documents/d79fef11. Organizations such as charitable, educational, religious may be eligible for tax exemption. An exemption request must be filed timely, with the County Assessor by filing a “Form 136 Application for Property Tax Exemption”. The Form 136 is due on or before April 1st of the year for which you are requesting the exemption.

Organizations that have filed their Form 136 Exemption and are approved by PTABOA, will still need to file the required business personal property returns as usual.

Terms and Definitions

Assessment Notice - A written notice to the property owner of the assessed value of certain properties described in the notice. Law mandates that notice be given to the property owner following a revaluation of the property. The Form 11 is the actual notice sent by the Assessor listing some of the property characteristics and the new assessed values.

Land - The ground on which improvements may be placed. Does not include anything but the land itself.

Improvements - Anything that is built on the land. (i.e., house, barn, pool, paving etc.)

Real Property - The sum of tangible and intangible rights in land and improvements on the land. Real Property means the following:

  • Land located within this state.
  • A building or fixture situated on land located within this state.
  • An appurtenance to land located within this state.
  • An easement in land located within this state, or an estate, right, or privilege in mines located on the land or minerals, including, but not limited to, oil and gas, located in the land, if the estate, right, or privilege is distinct from the ownership of the surface of the land.
  • A gaming riverboat licensed under IC-4-33.

Personal Property - Movable items not permanently affixed to or part of the real estate such as:

  • Billboard and other advertising devices which are located on real property that is not owned by the owner of the devices.
  • Mobile homes, airplanes, and trailers not subject to the trailer tax under IC 6-6-5.
  • Foundations (other than foundations which support a building or structure) on which machinery or equipment is installed.
  • All other tangible property (other than real property) which is being held for sale in the ordinary course of a trade or business, held, used, or consumed in connection with the production of income, or held as an investment.

Real Estate - The physical land and everything permanently attached to it.

Tangible Property – The combination of Real Property and Personal Property.

Tangible Personal Property – Personal Property, such as goods, wares, and merchandise. Anything that has physical attributes: can actually be seen and handled physically.

Intangible Personal Property – Personal Property, such as money, deposits, credits, shares of stock, bonds, notes, other evidences of indebtedness, and other evidences of property interests: paper assets.

Inheritance Tax

Repeal of Inheritance Tax
Indiana's inheritance tax was repealed for individuals dying after December 31, 2012. No inheritance tax returns (Form IH-6 for Indiana residents and Form IH-12 for Nonresidents) have to be prepared or filed. No tax has to be paid. In addition, no Consents to Transfer (Form IH-14) personal property or Notice of Intended Transfer of Checking Account (Form IH-19) are required for those dying after December 31, 2012.

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.

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.

If your business was open on the assessment date of January 1, you would need to file a Business Tangible Personal Property Assessment Return by the due date.

While Indiana law does not require it, many taxpayers believe that it is a good idea to communicate this information since the assessor has the authority to place an estimated assessment on someone who he/she believes has failed to file a return.

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 Area Plan Commission. To contact the Plan Commission office, please click here.

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

Additional Resources

Disclaimer
The information provided herein is without warranty of any kind. Any person or entity that relies on said information for any purpose whatsoever does so solely at their own risk. Neither Warrick County, Indiana, or any agency, offices, or employees of any other information provider warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any of the information provided herein.

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