Appeals Process
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Appeals Process

In general, appeals are worked in the order they are received and follow these steps:

Preliminary Conference:  An Assessor employee will contact you to setup a meeting (or phone call) to discuss your case.  You should provide any evidence (pictures, appraisals, sales of neighboring properties) you have that shows why the assessment should be lowered.  If you reach an agreement regarding the assessment, a stipulation agreement will be signed by you and the Assessor employee.

Hearing:  If you are unable to come to an agreement, you will be scheduled for a hearing.  This is a slightly more formal setting where you will be presenting your case in front of a Hearing Officer and the Assessor employee will present their case.  The Hearing Officer will make a recommendation and present it to the PTABOA (Property Tax Board of Appeals).  The PTABOA will then make a decision.  You will be notified of the decision via a written determination. 

Indiana Board of Tax Review (IBTR)If you are unhappy with the determination of the PTABOA, you may appeal to the IBTR.  This must be done within 45 days of the PTABOA's written determination.