Frequently Asked Questions
Why are my property taxes higher than my neighbor's?
If this is the home you live in, you may not have filed for a homestead exemption or your assessed value may be higher than your neighbor's home. If this is a rental property in question, then you are not eligible for exemptions and therefore your taxes will be higher.
How and when can we file exemptions on property taxes?
All exemptions are filed in the auditor’s office. Please contact the auditor's office at (812) 358-6122 for types of exemptions and requirements.
How and where can I pay my property taxes?
You can pay them at the treasurer’s office at the courthouse. There is also a drop box located at the rear entrance of the courthouse. You may also pay them at The Peoples Bank and at the State Bank of Medora. Take payments vouchers with you to the bank. Banks will only accept full payments, they will not be able to accept partial payments. Partial payments only accepted at the treasurer’s office. Credit card payments are only accepted online or by phone at (800) 809-5849.
What types of payments are accepted for property taxes?
Cash, check, money order, or cashier's check payments are accepted in the treasurer’s office.
Credit card payments are accepted online or by phone at (800) 809-5849. They accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover and there is a 2.95% processing fee.
Why did we not receive our copy of the paid tax statement?
Unless you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your payment, we do not mail the receipt back to you unless there is an additional amount still due.
I mailed my payment on the due date, why was I charged a penalty for payment not arriving to the treasurer's office on time?
Please remember, the payment envelope has to have a federally cancelled postmark on or before the due date. A postage meter date does not constitute a valid postmark. When dropping your envelope at the post office or in a mailbox, it may not be validated that day. When in doubt of a timely payment, have your postmaster hand-validate your envelope.