Several changes are coming to the Real Estate Department of the Auditor’s Office of Bartholomew County, Indiana.

                                 Changes to the Transfer of Property, Effective July 1, 2019 as follows:


The Transfer Fee will be $10 per Legal Description.  This is per 2019 changes to the State Statute IC 36-2-9-18 which raises the fee from $5 to $10.


The 18-digit State Parcel Number will be REQUIRED on ALL conveyance documents for each parcel being conveyed.  This is also found in IC 36-2-9-18.


These changes are based on an Ordinance by the County Commissioners.




We now have all of our “current” Property Ownership Cards scanned/entered in digital format.  Once all of this data is LIVE, it will be a great improvement for those searching our transfer records.  The ability to search by previous owner will be available.  The “current” Property Ownership Cards will no longer need to be pulled from the books for transfers or plats.  Old Transfer Books have also been scanned.  Testing of this data has shown it to be very effective and quick when searching for information.  At some point, the “old” books and “current” property ownership cards will be sent to an archive facility.

In connection with going digital, we now accept on-line transfers through Simplifile.


If you have any questions regarding the information listed above,

                                                                               please ask any of us within the Real Estate Department



About Us

Pia OConner
Pia O'Connor,

The Auditor is an elected position authorized by Article 6, Section 2 of the Indiana Constitution and serves a four (4) year term. The County Auditor is the fiscal officer of the county. Additionally, the Auditor serves as the clerk to the County Council and as a secretary to the Board of County Commissioners, recording all offical proceedings in writing for the executive IC 36-2-2-11. The specific duties of the Auditor are identified under IC 36-2-9.


Chief Deputy: Dalene Pattingill

Payroll Administrator: Kim Thompson

Accounts Payable/Receivable Administrator: Carolyn Massengale


Administrative Services Supervisor: Catherine Greenlee

Administrative Services - 2nd Deputy: Laura Lamb

Administrative Services - 2nd Deputy: Rose Johnson


Real Estate & Tax Billing Administrator: Chris West

Real Estate Department - 2nd Deputy: Will Norris

Real Estate Department - 2nd Deputy: Julie Schuette


Deductions & Other Forms

Deductions and Other Forms


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Disabled Veteran & Surviving Spouses Deduction (183 downloads) Popular #
Disabled Veteran Certificte of Eligiblility (163 downloads) Popular #
Geothermal Instructions for filing (182 downloads) Popular #
Heritage Barn Deduction (195 downloads) Popular #
Homestead Deduction (333 downloads) Popular #
Homestread Removal Change of Use form (398 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Property Tax Benefits rev 1 20 (377 downloads) Popular #
Model Residence Deduction (158 downloads) Popular #
Mortgage Deduction (314 downloads) Popular #
Over 65 Deduction & Circuit Breaker Credit (242 downloads) Popular #
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Tax Rates

Tax Rates

Tax Rates

2019 Pay 2020 Tax Rate Card (217 downloads) Popular #
2018 Pay 2019 Tax Rate Card (758 downloads) Popular #
2017 Pay 2018 Tax Rate Card (662 downloads) Popular #
2016 Pay 2017 Tax Rate Card (1827 downloads) Popular #
2015 Pay 2016 Tax Rate Card (2624 downloads) Popular #
2014 Pay 2015 Tax Rate Card (3323 downloads) Popular #
2013 Pay 2014 Tax Rate Card (2801 downloads) Popular #
2012 Pay 2013 Tax Rate Card (2640 downloads) Popular #
2011 Pay 2012 Tax Rate Card (2618 downloads) Popular #
2010 Pay 2011 Tax Rate Card (2701 downloads) Popular #
2009 Pay 2010 Tax Rate Card (2739 downloads) Popular #
2008 Pay 2009 Tax Rate Card (2879 downloads) Popular #
2007 Pay 2008 Tax Rate Card (2939 downloads) Popular #
2006 Pay 2007 Tax Rate Card (2806 downloads) Popular #
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County Rosters

Elected Officials/Boards Commissions Committees

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County Finances

Understanding county finances can be difficult. This section attempts to shed some light on this subject by describing the sources of county revenue, the budgeting of this revenue, and the processes involved with the expenditure of the revenue.

Revenue Sources

There are six (6) major categories of county revenue. They are local taxes, state funding, federal funding, debt funding, investment income and miscellaneous revenue.

Budget Process

Below is a chart highlighting the budget process.



Once the budget process is complete, the Auditor creates a ledger of each county fund and a separate account for each appropriation or disbursement. Disbursements are credited against the appropriation accordingly to keep track of the unexpended balance. Only the board of commissioners and various county boards and commissions specifically empowered by law are authorized to make purchases for the county either directly or by contract.

Purchases less than $150,000 are defined as "Small Purchases" by the State of Indiana and the procedures for expenditures of this amount or less are defined in IC 5-22-8. In general, counties follow formal bidding procedures IC 4-13.6-5 for purchase of materials within the same line or class totaling over $50,000 for the year.



Transfers & Plats

Transfers & Plats

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