About Us

Barb Hackman
Barbara J Hackman,

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: Sandy Beatty

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: Tami Hines


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


Blind or Disabled Deduction (186 downloads) Popular #
Deduction Cancellation Notice (188 downloads) Popular #
Disabled Veteran Deduction (193 downloads) Popular #
Geothermal Deduction with Attachments (184 downloads) Popular #
Heritage Barn Deduction (168 downloads) Popular #
Homestead Change of Use (190 downloads) Popular #
Homestead Deduction (257 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Property Tax Benefits (202 downloads) Popular #
Model Residence Deduction (181 downloads) Popular #
Mortgage Deduction (231 downloads) Popular #
Over 65 Deduction & Circuit Breaker Credit (187 downloads) Popular #
Rehabilitated Dwellings Deduction (193 downloads) Popular #
Rehabilitated Structures Over 50 Years Old Deduction (169 downloads) Popular #
Solar, Wind, Geothermal & Hydroelectric Devices (174 downloads) Popular #

Tax Rates

Tax Rates

Tax Rates

2016 Pay 2017 Tax Rate Card (197 downloads) Popular #
2015 Pay 2016 Tax Rate Card (1101 downloads) Popular #
2014 Pay 2015 Tax Rate Card (1637 downloads) Popular #
2013 Pay 2014 Tax Rate Card (1312 downloads) Popular #
2012 Pay 2013 Tax Rate Card (1191 downloads) Popular #
2011 Pay 2012 Tax Rate Card (1153 downloads) Popular #
2010 Pay 2011 Tax Rate Card (1173 downloads) Popular #
2009 Pay 2010 Tax Rate Card (1307 downloads) Popular #
2008 Pay 2009 Tax Rate Card (1420 downloads) Popular #
2007 Pay 2008 Tax Rate Card (1494 downloads) Popular #
2006 Pay 2007 Tax Rate Card (1381 downloads) Popular #
2005 Pay 2006 Tax Rate Card (1468 downloads) Popular #

County Rosters

Elected Officials/Boards Commissions Committees

2017 Boards Comm & Comm Website (423 downloads) Popular #
2017 Elected & Appointed Website (703 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.