Whitley County, Indiana Tax Assessors' Office
220 West Van Buren Street, Room 202
Columbia City, Indiana 46725
Where is the Whitley County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Whitley County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Whitley 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 Whitley 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 Whitley 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 Whitley County Assessor's Office at (260) 248 3140 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 Whitley County Facts:
The median home value in Whitley County is between $118,177.00 and $128,823.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Whitley County?
You can try contacting the Whitley 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 Whitley County is located in the County Courthouse in Columbia City, which is where the Whitley County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Whitley County with the contact info listed below.
Whitley County Phone Number
Whitley County County Courthouse Address
101 W Van Buren St
Columbia City, IN 46725-2051
Useful Whitley County Links:
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Whitley County Government Homepage
- Whitley County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool & GIS Map