County Government


Our goal is to perform uniformed, equalized, and fair assessments, enabling the same for the taxation of all taxpayers. Our office duties include review and address all aspects of property appeals. We maintain copies of sales disclosure forms for public review and for use in conducting the annual market value studies. As well as providing any property record card or forms for the aforementioned.

All questions are welcome and encouraged.

***** As many of you know, market values are at a high for 2021 and have been trending upward for the last several years. High sale prices will drive values up in each area, therefore influencing property assessments. The Assessor’s Office would like to inform taxpayers of the impact this could have on the assessments of their property. By law, The Assessor’s Office is required to conduct a study of the market and apply a trending factor to all properties, bringing the assessed value closer to market value. When you combine this study, along with the recent increase to the school referendum amount (.31 cents per $100 assessed value), this will impact your taxes. We highly encourage taxpayers to review their property information to confirm that all assessment data is correct. We thank you in advance for your understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Assessor’s Office. *****


706 E 5th Street; Suite 23 Fowler, IN 47944

Benton County Courthouse
(2nd Floor)


Monday - Friday

8:30 am to 4:00 pm EST

Closed on major holidays


PH: 765-884-1205

Fax: 765-884-2074


2020 Pay 2021 Tax Rates

***NEW - Now File Your Personal Property Forms Online!

There is a new online portal for taxpayers and agents to file their personal property forms online. Just go to but remember you must register first. (Follow one of the two links below for instructions on how to register as either a Taxpayer or an Agent.)

· Registration Instructions for Taxpayers

· Registration Instructions for Agents

Personal Property Tax

Personal Property Form 2022
The State of Indiana has provided the Assessor's office with a list of the new business owners in Benton County. Anyone who owns, controls, or possesses personal property, with a tax situs within the state, must file a return.

The assessment date for Personal Property is January 1st and the filing is due May 15th each year.

Recent changes in Indiana law now require taxpayers who file a Business Tangible Personal Property Return (103 Long, 103 Short or 102 Forms) to complete the entire form.  The following are regularly absent from the filed business personal property forms.

Principal Business Codes (see NAICS Business Activity Codes)
Federal ID Numbers/Social Security Numbers
Taxpayers Signatures.

The NAICS code on page one of the Business Tangible Personal Return (Forms 102 & 103), this is the same six-digit principal business activity code that appears in Schedule K, line 2(a) of a corporation's federal income tax return.

All forms must be signed, dated, phone number, and federal ID number or the last 4 digits of your SS number.


Find data and parcel Information here

Interested in learning more about property taxes and how they are figured?  Watch Purdue Extension Local Government YouTube channel for informative videos by Larry DeBoer and Tamara Ogle here

Read Larry DeBoers column, Capital Comments, where he also writes about state and local government policy here. 




Kelly Balensiefer, Assessor

Amy Schniedt, Deputy

Sarah Cantu, Deputy Assessor