All real estate in Randolph County, totaling over 19,000 parcels, is assessed to determine the value as one factor to establishing the amount of tax to be charged. Other factors include tax rate, and any applicable exemptions, deductions, state credits, and other factors. Assessments on real estate are performed by the Assessors Office on an ongoing basis.
Property owners are responsible for reporting:
- new construction
- additions to existing dwellings and/or buildings
- removal of structures
- changes in land use (such as adding a pond, removal of forests, etc.)
The County Assessor maintains a Property Record Card on every parcel of land in Randolph County. The information on the property record card includes:
- Buildings/improvements/structures on the parcel
- Dwelling and land information including:
- Sketches & dimensions
- Dwelling type, year of construction
- Value calculations
- and more
Real Estate Assessment Rules
The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) (IN.gov) publishes the property assessment rules. Every year the State Board of Accounts in conjunction with the DLGF establishes the tax rates and levies of every political subdivision in the state.
The County Assessor must follow Indiana law and the property tax assessment rules provided by the DLGF.
Indiana has provided information about assessments at the DLGF Overview of Assessments page on IN.gov
Also available is information on: