We have added 2 new e-mail addresses to make it easier for you to contact us.


These e-mails are setup so that every member of the particular department will recieve a copy.



For questions regarding property tax deductions such as:


1.  Homestead & Supplemental

2.  Mortgage (Repealed by Legislature - 3,000 Assessed Value added to the Homestead Deduction)

3.  Over 65 & the Over 65 Circuit Breaker

4.  Blind/Disabled

5.  Veteran's Disability

6.  Geothermal, Solar Energy, Hydroelectric & Wind Power

7.  Any other Deduction question


Please use: 




For questions regarding real property such as:


1.  Transfers

2.  Plats

3.  Ownership Information including previous owners

4.  Any other Real property questions


Please use: 


Abstract & Title Researchers, please request property ownership cards at


About Us

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


Director of Finance: Carolyn Massengale

Payroll Administrator: Vickie Michael

Accounts Payable/Receivable Administrator: Haley Holdreith

Accounting Assistant: Suzanne Randle


Real Estate Specialist: Will Norris

Real Estate Specialist/Deduction Specialist: Rose Johnson

Deduction Specialist: Laura Lamb

Deduction Specialist: Laura Sprague



Deductions & Other Forms

Deductions and Other Forms


Blind or Disabled Deduction (2539 downloads) Popular #
Deduction Cancellation Notification (3210 downloads) Popular #
Disabled Veteran & Surviving Spouses Deduction (2585 downloads) Popular #
Disabled Veteran Certificte of Eligiblility (2713 downloads) Popular #
Geothermal Instructions for filing (2998 downloads) Popular #
Heritage Barn Deduction (2586 downloads) Popular #
Homestead Deduction (8335 downloads) Popular #
Homestread Removal Change of Use form (2813 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Property Tax Benefits rev 1 20 (4978 downloads) Popular #
Model Residence Deduction (2573 downloads) Popular #
Over 65 Deduction & Circuit Breaker Credit (3363 downloads) Popular #
Solar, Wind, Geothermal or Hydroelectric Power Device deduction (2585 downloads) Popular #

Tax Rates

Tax Rates

Tax Rates

2022 Pay 2023 Tax Rate Card (931 downloads) Popular #
2021 Pay 2022 Tax Rate Card (1809 downloads) Popular #
2020 Pay 2021 Tax Rate Card (2181 downloads) Popular #
2019 Pay 2020 Tax Rate Card (2869 downloads) Popular #
2018 Pay 2019 Tax Rate Card (3208 downloads) Popular #
2017 Pay 2018 Tax Rate Card (3088 downloads) Popular #
2016 Pay 2017 Tax Rate Card (4478 downloads) Popular #
2015 Pay 2016 Tax Rate Card (5367 downloads) Popular #
2014 Pay 2015 Tax Rate Card (5867 downloads) Popular #
2013 Pay 2014 Tax Rate Card (5440 downloads) Popular #
2012 Pay 2013 Tax Rate Card (4689 downloads) Popular #
2011 Pay 2012 Tax Rate Card (4661 downloads) Popular #
2010 Pay 2011 Tax Rate Card (4751 downloads) Popular #
2009 Pay 2010 Tax Rate Card (5199 downloads) Popular #
2008 Pay 2009 Tax Rate Card (5728 downloads) Popular #
2007 Pay 2008 Tax Rate Card (5521 downloads) Popular #
2006 Pay 2007 Tax Rate Card (5084 downloads) Popular #
2005 Pay 2006 Tax Rate Card (5288 downloads) Popular #

County Rosters

Elected Officials/Boards Commissions Committees

2023 Boards Commissions & Committees (605 downloads) Popular #
2023 Elected & Appointed Officials Aud (675 downloads) Popular #


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.



Salary Ordinance


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Transfers & Plats

Transfers & Plats

Transfer of Real Estate In Bartholomew County (3883 downloads) Popular #




American Rescue Plan



























American Rescue Plan Funding Application - PDF Version





 American Rescue Plan Funding Application - WORD Version