PTABOA Hearings November 16, 2023 10:00 am in Salmon Room, County Annex


Assessor's Office Functions

The primary function of the Assessor's Office is to assess the value of Real and Personal Property. Property taxes in Indiana are collected by the local County Treasurers, based on assessments that are provided by the County Assessors. These assessments are based on guidelines and regulations set forth by Indiana State legislators and adopted by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.

The Brown County Assessor's Office is open to the public, Monday through Friday 8 am-4 pm. We are accessible through email and phone as well. Please call 812-988-5466 or email the Assessor Mari Miller with any questions or concerns

The Assessor's Office does not handle Homestead, Mortgage, Over 65, Veteran, or Disability Deductions (sometimes confused with exemptions). For all information or questions regarding deductions please contact the Brown County Auditor's Office 812-988-5485

Key Responsibilities of the Assessor

  • Oversees the General Reassessment process
  • Calculates the total assessed value of each taxing district
  • Certifies current gross assessments to the County Auditor's Office
  • Collects and maintains sales information on properties sold from 2007 to present
  • Ensures uniformity and equitable assessments for all property owners
  • Selects the Assessment Software and Computer Systems
  • Processes Appeal of Assessment petitions
  • Oversees review and verification of the self-reported values of all personal property in each taxing district
  • Processes Not-For-Profit Property Tax Exemption Applications
  • Serves as Secretary on the County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA)
  • Utilizes Sales Disclosures to establish base market rates and values in each neighborhood and adjusts base values for location, distance to amenities, and other influence factors