Real Estate

The Whitley County Assessor's Office is responsible for accurately and uniformly determining the market-value-in-use of every real estate property in the county. This is achieved by using three approaches to value: Cost, Income, and Sales Comparison. The State requires the annual adjustment of assessments to reflect changes in the market. It was implemented to help ease the "sticker shock" that can occur during Reassessment.

 
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Disclaimer

All information provided is a matter of public record. However, the information contained in this database may not be current, and may have been outdated as of the retrieval date. The database is a copy of the public record as it existed on the date of retrieval. Whitley County assumes no responsibility for the validity of any data presented herein and Whitley County assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this data.
 

Sales Disclosures

A sales disclosure form is required to be filed with any deed that is recorded. To access a copy of this form, click here.
 
If you wish to search Whitley County's sales disclosure database, you may do so by clicking here.
 

Petition for Correction of Error
If there has been an error made on your assessment, click here for the proper form to be completed and filed with the County Auditor.
 

This form may only be used to correct the following types of errors:

1. The taxes are illegal as a matter of law.

2. There is a math error in the assessment.

3. Through error or omission by any state or county officer, the taxpayer was not given credit for an exemption or deduction permitted by law.

Affidavit of Destroyed or Removed Property

This form must be completed in the County Assessor's Office. All structures destroyed or removed from the real estate must be reported to the County Assessor prior to March 1 in order for the taxes paid in the following year to reflect the changes. For example, if a shed is removed any time between March 2, 2009 and March 1, 2010, the taxpayer must report this to the assessor by March 1, 2010 in order for a reduction on the 2010 payable 2011 tax bill. If the taxpayer fails to report this information by March 1, 2010, taxes will be assessed on the structure on the 2010 payable 2011 tax bill.
 

Combining parcels

A taxpayer may choose to have adjoining parcels of land within one platted section combined for tax purposes. This is often done to reduce the number of tax statements received or possibly reduce multiple minimum drainage assessments. (Please contact the Engineering Department at 260-248-3107 to see if combining parcels would reduce your drainage assessment. The County Assessor does not determine how much you pay in drainage fees.)

 
Exemptions
Property tax exemptions are available to help taxpayers reduce their tax burden. If you have any questions regarding tax exemptions, please contact the Whitley County Auditor's office at 260-248-3100. All property tax exemptions listed below are filed with the County Auditor:
Homestead Credit
Mortgage Exemption
Age (over 65)
Blind
Disabled
Veterans
Geothermal
Solar Energy
Hydroelectric Power



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