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  Mortgage (Repealed by Legislature - 3,000 Assessed Value added to the Homestead Deduction)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


Payroll Administrator: Vickie Michael

Accounts Payable/Receivable Administrator: Haley Holdreith

Grant Administrator: Carolyn Massengale


Real Estate Administrator: Chris West

Real Estate Specialist - 2nd Deputy: Will Norris

Deduction/Real Estate Specialist - 2nd Deputy: Rose Johnson

Deduction Specialist - 2nd Deputy: Laura Lamb

Deduction Specialist - 2nd Deputy: Suzanne Randle




Deductions & Other Forms

Deductions and Other Forms


Blind or Disabled Deduction (1611 downloads) Popular #
Deduction Cancellation Notification (2307 downloads) Popular #
Disabled Veteran & Surviving Spouses Deduction (1671 downloads) Popular #
Disabled Veteran Certificte of Eligiblility (1807 downloads) Popular #
Geothermal Instructions for filing (2065 downloads) Popular #
Heritage Barn Deduction (1654 downloads) Popular #
Homestead Deduction (7299 downloads) Popular #
Homestread Removal Change of Use form (1871 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Property Tax Benefits rev 1 20 (3658 downloads) Popular #
Model Residence Deduction (1587 downloads) Popular #
Over 65 Deduction & Circuit Breaker Credit (2333 downloads) Popular #
Solar, Wind, Geothermal or Hydroelectric Power Device deduction (1734 downloads) Popular #

Tax Rates

Tax Rates

Tax Rates

2021 Pay 2022 Tax Rate Card (915 downloads) Popular #
2020 Pay 2021 Tax Rate Card (1364 downloads) Popular #
2019 Pay 2020 Tax Rate Card (1866 downloads) Popular #
2018 Pay 2019 Tax Rate Card (2364 downloads) Popular #
2017 Pay 2018 Tax Rate Card (2202 downloads) Popular #
2016 Pay 2017 Tax Rate Card (3632 downloads) Popular #
2015 Pay 2016 Tax Rate Card (4541 downloads) Popular #
2014 Pay 2015 Tax Rate Card (5026 downloads) Popular #
2013 Pay 2014 Tax Rate Card (4616 downloads) Popular #
2012 Pay 2013 Tax Rate Card (3921 downloads) Popular #
2011 Pay 2012 Tax Rate Card (3880 downloads) Popular #
2010 Pay 2011 Tax Rate Card (3967 downloads) Popular #
2009 Pay 2010 Tax Rate Card (4394 downloads) Popular #
2008 Pay 2009 Tax Rate Card (4956 downloads) Popular #
2007 Pay 2008 Tax Rate Card (4750 downloads) Popular #
2006 Pay 2007 Tax Rate Card (4285 downloads) Popular #
2005 Pay 2006 Tax Rate Card (4471 downloads) Popular #

County Rosters

Elected Officials/Boards Commissions Committees

2021 Boards, Commissions & Committees (17781 downloads) Popular #
2021 Elected Officials (6013 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


Click here for Salary ordinances 


Transfers & Plats

Transfers & Plats

Transfer of Real Estate In Bartholomew County (2826 downloads) Popular #




American Rescue Plan



























American Rescue Plan Funding Application - PDF Version





 American Rescue Plan Funding Application - WORD Version