Our primary goal is to perform uniformed, equalized, and fair assessments to all taxpayers.
Other Assessor duties are as follows:
· Serves as secretary for the County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA)
· Reviews and addresses all aspects of property appeals
· Oversees the general reassessment process
· Maintain Not-for Profit Exemptions and Sales Disclosures
· Notify taxpayers of yearly assessment changes by providing a Notice of Assessment (Form 11)
We encourage taxpayers to ask questions regarding their assessments.
Taxpayers can access parcel and assessment information through our GIS.
You can also access your property record card through Elevate.
706 E 5th Street; Suite 23 Fowler, IN 47944
Benton County Courthouse
Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:00 pm EST
Closed on major holidays
As of 1/1/2023, the Auditor’s Office will no longer be offering tax estimates.
The Assessor’s Office will continue to provide estimated assessed values to assist title companies and taxpayers with estimated taxes. Below is a link that can be used to obtain estimated tax information. Please be sure to choose the correct county and township while utilizing the tax calculator.
*Please note these are ESTIMATED values*
Personal Property Tax Information
The assessment date for Personal Property is January 1st of every year. Filing due date is May 15, 2023.
Taxpayers can now file their personal property forms online using the PPOP-IN portal.
Just go to https://www.ppopin.in.gov/ but you must register first. (Follow on of the two links below for instructions on how to register as either a Taxpayer or an Agent.)
Forms are available upon request from our office or fill-in forms are available at https://www.in.gov/dlgf/forms/personal-property-forms/
Agricultural Land Assessments:
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.
Applications, Permits, and Zoning
Kelly Balensiefer, Assessor
Amy Schniedt, Deputy
Sarah Cantu, Deputy Assessor