2011 Plat Books are currently available at the Randolph County SWCD office
Frequently Asked Questions - Assessment
When a structure has been removed from your property, you need to let the Assessor know either via phone, letter, or a visit to the office. An assessor will visit the property and confirm the report before removing it from the parcel. Depending on the time of year, the assessment will eventually reflect the removal.
In valuing a structure the Assessor takes into consideration the outside measurements, type of construction, year built, condition, etc.
After all data is gathered, appropriate cost tables, depreciation, and neighborhood factors are applied that result in a value. The land is valued separately and takes into consideration such things as location, use, and home site value.
If you have yard structures such as tool sheds, lean-tos, barns, garages, pools, gazebos, etc., you will be assessed for them.
Yes. The sales disclosures for the past 5 years are available in the Assessor’s office. Many of them are now available on our in-house computer you can use.
You have 45 days from the date of receipt of any of the following three documents:
- Form 11 - Notice of Assessment of Land and Structures
- Form 113 - Notice of Assessment by Assessing Official from the Assessor or,
- Your Tax Bill (Statement) from the Treasurer,
Appeals can be filed on Indiana Form 130 Short - Taxpayer’s Notice to Initiate an Appeal - Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals, or any piece of paper as long as the request for appeal contains the name of the property owner, property address, mailing address, phone number, and parcel number. An appeal should be filed with the local assessing official.
Additional appeals documentation:
An improvement on real estate is a building or structure that adds value to the parcel.
Personal Property is movable – can be relocated. Real Estate includes the land and appurtenances to the land that are not Personal Property.
Any tangible property that is not real estate.