Wednesday, January 24th, 2018


Franklin County Auditor

Karla Bauman

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

Our hours are: 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

      General Duties and Responsibilities

  • post and balance ledgers
  • prepare monthly financial statement and reconcile to statement prepared by County Treasurer
  • receive claims against the County; audit and check to contracts or statutory authority; verify approval or allowance by proper officer or board, where required as a condition of payment
  • publish claims to be considered by Board of Commissioners
  • issue warrants for claims properly payable from county treasury; verify that funds and appropriations are available before issuing warrants
  • make remittances of federal and state withholding taxes and other payroll deductions to appropriate agencies
  • issue quietuses for funds paid into the county treasury upon persons presenting receipts of the Treasurer
  • pay to County Treasurer all Auditor’s fees collected
  • receive reports from county officials, clerks of courts and other officers of fees and collections paid into the county treasury
  • attend meetings and, as a secretary or clerk, record the proceedings of the Board of Commissioners and County Council when in session
  • receive bids for supplies, materials and equipment on behalf of the Board of Commissioners & receive bids for public works projects (construction or repairs), upon direction of Board of Commissioners
  • transfer and enter for taxation all deeds and other documents affecting ownership and descriptions of real estate
  • applying deductions to properties when filed properly
  • prepare tax duplicate, ditch duplicate and similar tax and assessment records; also, enter all necessary additions and corrections to such records
  • Receive petitions, appeals and other documents required to be filed in the office



  • *Parcel/State ID Numbers are required on all documents (you may have both or State ID only)
  • Legal description must match whats on file
  • Names of owners must match with records
    • if one owner is deceased must state when
    • if multiple owners please state if they still own their part
  • Property & Tax mailing address must be on document


Transfer of property

  • exempt – $5.00 per parcel
  • nonexempt – $5.00 per parcel
    • plus $10.00 per sales disclosure (if money exchanged)


o Tax Sale Information can be found on SRI

o if your property sold at the tax sale, please call our office to get a redemption amount.

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

2013 payable 2014

 2014 pay 2015

2015 pay 2016


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

Other Forms: