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County Government

Assessor

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.


TAX INFORMATION


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*


https://gateway.ifionline.org/CalculatorsDLGF/TaxCalculator.aspx


PERSONAL PROPERTY INFORMATION


The assessment date for Personal Property is January 1 st of every year. Filing due date is May 15, 2024.


Taxpayers can now file their personal property forms online using the POPP-IN portal.


Just go to https://www.ppopin.in.gov/ but you must register first. (Follow one of the two links below

for instructions on how to register as either a Taxpayer or an Agent.)


https://www.ppopin.in.gov/resources/help/v1/PPOP_QRG_Register_Taxpayer.pdf


https://www.ppopin.in.gov/resources/help/v1/PPOP_QRG_Register_Agent.pdf


Forms are available upon request from our office or fill-in forms are available at

https://www.in.gov/dlgf/forms/personal-property-forms/


Parcel Information


Taxpayers can access parcel and assessment information through our GIS.


https://bentonin.elevatemaps.io/


You can also access your property record card through Elevate.

LOCATION

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

Benton County Courthouse
(2nd Floor)

HOURS

Monday - Friday

8:30 am to 4:00 pm EST

Closed on major holidays

CONTACT

PH: 765-884-1205

Fax: 765-884-2074

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Agricultural Land Assessments 

https://www.in.gov/dlgf/assessments/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. 


ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

Applications, Permits, and Zoning

STAFF

Kelly Balensiefer, Assessor

assessor@bentoncounty.in.gov


Amy Schniedt, Deputy

aschneidt@bentoncounty.in.gov


Trudy Derflinger, Deputy Assessor

tderflinger@bentoncounty.in.gov


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