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  Mortgage (Repealed by Legislature - 3,000 Assessed Value added to the Homestead Deduction)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


Director of Finance: Carolyn Massengale

Payroll Administrator: Brandy Stewart

Accounts Payable/Receivable Administrator: Laura Sprague


Real Estate Specialist: Will Norris

Real Estate Specialist/Deduction Specialist: Rose Johnson

Deduction Specialist: Laura Lamb

Deduction Specialist: Lisa Kelley



Deductions & Other Forms

Deductions and Other Forms


Blind or Disabled Deduction (2836 downloads) Popular #
Deduction Cancellation Notification (3605 downloads) Popular #
Disabled Veteran & Surviving Spouses Deduction (2838 downloads) Popular #
Disabled Veteran Certificte of Eligiblility (3040 downloads) Popular #
Geothermal Instructions for filing (3327 downloads) Popular #
Heritage Barn Deduction (2929 downloads) Popular #
Homestead Deduction (8783 downloads) Popular #
Homestread Removal Change of Use form (3106 downloads) Popular #
Indiana Property Tax Benefits rev 1 20 (5575 downloads) Popular #
Model Residence Deduction (2827 downloads) Popular #
Over 65 Deduction & Circuit Breaker Credit (3704 downloads) Popular #
Solar, Wind, Geothermal or Hydroelectric Power Device deduction (2793 downloads) Popular #

Tax Rates

Tax Rates

Tax Rates

2023 Pay 2024 Tax Rate Card (178 downloads) Popular #
2022 Pay 2023 Tax Rate Card (1366 downloads) Popular #
2021 Pay 2022 Tax Rate Card (2210 downloads) Popular #
2020 Pay 2021 Tax Rate Card (2583 downloads) Popular #
2019 Pay 2020 Tax Rate Card (3310 downloads) Popular #
2018 Pay 2019 Tax Rate Card (3556 downloads) Popular #
2017 Pay 2018 Tax Rate Card (3462 downloads) Popular #
2016 Pay 2017 Tax Rate Card (4826 downloads) Popular #
2015 Pay 2016 Tax Rate Card (5648 downloads) Popular #
2014 Pay 2015 Tax Rate Card (6269 downloads) Popular #
2013 Pay 2014 Tax Rate Card (5768 downloads) Popular #
2012 Pay 2013 Tax Rate Card (5056 downloads) Popular #
2011 Pay 2012 Tax Rate Card (4944 downloads) Popular #
2010 Pay 2011 Tax Rate Card (5109 downloads) Popular #
2009 Pay 2010 Tax Rate Card (5604 downloads) Popular #
2008 Pay 2009 Tax Rate Card (6057 downloads) Popular #
2007 Pay 2008 Tax Rate Card (5806 downloads) Popular #
2006 Pay 2007 Tax Rate Card (5365 downloads) Popular #
2005 Pay 2006 Tax Rate Card (5562 downloads) Popular #

County Rosters

Elected Officials/Boards Commissions Committees

2023 Boards Commissions & Committees (1910 downloads) Popular #
2023 Elected & Appointed Officials Aud (1408 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 (4371 downloads) Popular #




American Rescue Plan



























American Rescue Plan Funding Application - PDF Version





 American Rescue Plan Funding Application - WORD Version