Bartholomew County, Indiana Tax Assessors' Office
440 Third Street
Columbus, Indiana 47201
Where is the Bartholomew County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Bartholomew County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Bartholomew County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Bartholomew County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Bartholomew County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Bartholomew County Assessor's Office at (812) 379 1505 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Bartholomew County Facts:
The median home value in Bartholomew County is between $129,820.00 and $136,380.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Bartholomew County?
You can try contacting the Bartholomew County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Bartholomew County is located in the County Courthouse in Columbus, which is where the Bartholomew County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Bartholomew County with the contact info listed below.
Bartholomew County Phone Number
Bartholomew County Fax Number
Bartholomew County County Courthouse Address
440 Third Street
Columbus, IN 47201-6798
Useful Bartholomew County Links:
- Bartholomew County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool & GIS Map
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Bartholomew County Government Homepage