Monday, December 10th, 2018


Franklin County Auditor

Karla J. Bauman

Auditor’s office is located on the first floor (East Side) of the Government Center.

 Hours – Monday through Friday  8:30 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Room #103

Government Center

1010 Franklin Ave.

Brookville, IN 47012

Telephone: 765-647-4631

Fax: 765-647-4816


  • EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 15, 2018, the Franklin County Plat Books are in the Auditor’s office.  We are in the process of scanning and archiving them for historical purposes.  All maps are now maintained on the County GIS system.  
    The GIS Parcel database IS NOT A LEGAL SURVEY! It is simply a graphic representation of property boundaries created to improve the efficiency of which land information is retrieved. It should not be used for property line disputes. A licensed land surveyor is the only legal way of determining parcel boundaries.  


Transfer of property

  • Exempt – $5,00 per parcel
  • Nonexempt – $5.00 per parcel
    • plus $10.00 per sales disclosure (if money exchanged)


Deductions for Taxpayers


All deductions must be filed before December 31st in order to be applied for the following year in the Auditor’s office.

Following are links to deductions that taxpayer can be fill out and mail back to us:

o –  Applicable to a dwelling and up to one acre of immediately surrounding real estate, which serves as the individual’s principal place of residence.

o – Applicable to mortgaged real property or an installment financed mobile/manufactured home owned by an Indiana resident.

o Recorded mortgage must be $3,000 or more.

o If you are filing a line of credit, you must have proof of the amount owed.

o -Applicable to property not exceeding $143,160 in assessed valuation and owned by an individual who received an honorable discharge after serving at least 90 days in the U.S. military or naval forces and who has either a total disability or is at least 62 years old with at least a 10% disability.

o Additional state form 51186 required to file out and sent to Department of Veterans Affairs.

o -Applicable to a blind or disabled individual’s property of residence.

o Individual’s taxable gross income may not exceed $17,000

o Applicable to property with a geothermal or hydroelectric power device. Applicable to property with a solar energy heating/cooling system or wind power device.

o   Also when applying for this deduction we would need to what kind of system your unit is. Please fill this out when you come in. Geo Form. 

o -Over 65 Deduction: Applicable to a qualified not exceeding $182,430 in assessed valuation. Individual must be at least 65 years of age on December 31, 2009 with a combined adjusted gross income not exceeding $25,000 filed individual’s property of residence.

o  Over 65 Circuit Breaker Credit: Applicable to a qualified property not exceeding $160,000 in assessed valuation. Individual must be at least 65 years of age on December 31, 2009 with an individual adjusted gross income not exceeding $30,000 or a combined adjusted gross income not exceeding $40,000.

  • Heritage Barn (see IC 6-1.1-12-26.2)
    • (A)was constructed before 1950;
    • (B)retains sufficient integrity of design, materials, and construction to clearly identify the building as a barn;
    • (C)is not being used for agricultural purposes in the operation of an agricultural enterprise; and
    • (D)is not being used for a business purpose.
      • Cannot be a dwelling.


Tax Rates

Need to know an estimate on how much your taxes are?


2018-01 – Ordinance Amending Salary Ordinance

2018-02 – Ordinance to Establish Pre-Trial Diversion & Deferral Fund

2018-03 – Ordinance to Vacate Roadway – Lot 33 – Crystal Bulmer

2018-04 – Ordinance to Amend Sheriff Personnel Handbook – Sick Leave Reimbursement

2018-05 – Ordinance to Amend Standard Personnel Handbook – Sick Leave Reimbursement and Personal Leave increments

2018-06 – Ordinance Prohibiting Mud/Debris on Roadways

2018-07 – Amended Ordinance for Ordinance Violation Bureau

2018-08 Ordinance Amending County Take Home/On-Call Vehicle Policy

2018-09 – Ordinance Amending Ordinance 2012-27

2018-10 – An Ordinance Establishing a Comprehensive Credit Card Policy for Franklin County, Indiana

2018-11 – An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 2012-27 and Repealing Ordinance 2018-09 for Franklin County, Indiana

2018-12 – An Ordinance Reclassifying from Secondary Agricultural District to Local Business District – application Michael Metcalf.

2018-3 An Ordinance Amending Resolution 2011-24, passed by Board of Commissioners March 28, 2011.  (Franklin County Citizens Zoning Code)

2018-14 An Ordinance amending Resolution 2018-14, passed by Board of Commissioners March 28, 2011. (Franklin County Citizens Zoning Code)

2018-15 An Ordinance amending Resolution 2011-24 passed by Board of Commissioners March 28, 2011. (Franklin County Citizens Zoning Code)

2018-16 Ordinance for Appropriations and Tax Rates (2019 Budget)

2018-17 Ordinance amending the speed limit on Fai field Causeway from State Route 1 to State Route 101. (Amended Ordinance 200-08)



2018-01: Transfers           2018-02: Additional Requests

2018-03: 2017 Carry Forwards      2018-04: Public Library 

2018-05: Additional Requests       2018-06: Transfers 

2018-07 : Waiver of Penalty     2018-08: Additional Requests

2018-09: Transfers

2018-10: Additional Requests         2018-11: Transfers

2018-12: Additional Requests          2018-13: Transfers

2018-14: 2019 Grant Application for Public Transportation

2018-15: Additional Requests         2018-16: Transfers

2018-18: Additional Requests         2018-19: Transfers

2018-17: Employer Pick-up of the Mandatory Contribution (PERF)

2018-20: Additional Requests         2018-21: Transfers

2018-22: Public Safety Designated Usage (EMS/Fire)

2018-23 Additional Requests                    2018-24 Reductions

2018-25 Transfers                                       2018-26 Cedar Grove


Other Forms: