Friday, April 20th, 2018

Auditor

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

auditor@franklincounty.in.gov

      General Duties and Responsibilities:  Please visit our office for information on what the Auditor’s duties are.

  • REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS:  Please present your proposed deed to the Recorder first to make sure it meets the recording requirements.  If it is a transfer for consideration (money) you must also file a Sales Disclosure Form with the Assessor.  This form must be presented to the Assessor for approval and signed. Upon both review by the Recorder and Assessor’s office, you will bring the deed and sales disclosure to the Auditor’s office for transfer of ownership for taxation purposes. 
  • Splits/Partitions:  All splits brought thru the Auditor’s office will be assigned a parcel number immediately and the transfer will be duly entered at the time it is filed.  All information required by law will also be collected – survey, any improvements, etc. A copy will be retained by the Auditor’s office.  
    Discrepancy with legal description/acreage amounts:  The Franklin County Auditor’s office does not maintain the plat books.  This function has always been maintained by the Assessor’s office in Franklin County.    Please see the Assessor for any questions with acreage discrepancies.  

    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. If you feel the parcel boundaries for your property are incorrect, please contact the Office of Geographic Information (Assessor) to correct the issue. It should not be used for property line disputes. A licensed land surveyor is the only legal way of determining parcel boundaries.  
  • REQUIREMENTS: *Parcel/State ID Numbers are required on all documents (you may have both or State ID only).
  • Names of owners must match with records.
    • If one owner is deceased must state when.
    • Property & Tax mailing address must be on document.
  • ALL DELINQUENT TAXES MUST BE PAID BEFORE TRANSFERRING PARTITIONS. 

Fees

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

Forms

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 ORDINANCES:

2018-01 – Ordinance Amending Salary Ordinance

2018 RESOLUTIONS:

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

 

Other Forms: