Property Tax Form

An Explanation of the Property Tax Form

So, you too are having trouble discerning the property tax form. Not to worry, we've added pull-outs to the form below to help clarify any common misconceptions.


One the first page of your yearly Property Tax Statement you will find several lines of useful information. The above image highlights several portions of your bill and the details are listed here.

1. This is the State Parcel Number associated with the particular property. When referencing your property, whether at the Treasurer’s Office, Auditor’s Office, or Assessor’s Office, the State Parcel Number is the fastest way to reference the correct property.

2. The “Delinquent After” line of your Tax Bill states the last day the amount owed on the property can be paid to the Bartholomew County Treasurer’s Office before penalties will automatically be applied.

3. This portion of your tax bill contains five (5) lines, each affecting the total amount due.

“Tax Due For This Installment” denotes the amount of taxes the property owner is responsible for.

“Other Charges (refer to Table 4)” denotes an additional amount of money in owed. This can be for services such as drains and will be detailed on the second page of your statement if money is owed.

“Delinquent Tax” refers to the amount of taxes owed during previous tax years. Note that any payments made after April 1st will not be included on your statement.

“Delinquent Penalties” refers to penalties applied for tax payments that were delinquent. Note that any payments made after April 1st will not be included on your statement.

“LESS PAYMENTS” refers to payments that have been made and are credited toward the amount due.

4. The number here is the total amount of monies owed to the County with all of the adjustments preceding the number applied.

Paying Your Taxes
Taxes shall be due and payable in two (2) equal installments on or before May 10 and November 10.

If an installment of taxes is not completely paid on or before the date, a penalty equal to ten percent (10%) of the amount of the delinquent taxes shall be added thereto as a penalty. All penalties shall be based on the principal amount of the delinquent tax.

If any due date falls on a Saturday, a Sunday, a national legal holiday recognized by the federal government, or a statewide holiday, the act that must be performed by that date is timely if performed by the next succeeding day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday or one (1) of those holidays.

Payment to the county treasurer is considered to have been paid by the due date if the payment is:

  1. While Banking- Payments are accepted at all Bartholomew County locations of the following banks, two weeks prior to due date:
    Centra Credit Union German American Bank
    First Financial Bank Salin Bank
    Jackson Country Bank MainSource

    Must bring your tax statement, pay in full, one or both installments

  2. Received by the county treasurer's office located on the first floor of the Governmental Office Building at 440 Third Street, Columbus, Indiana on or before the due date.
  3. Placed in the drop box located on the south side of the Governmental Office Building next to the entrance of the Commissioners' Courtroom on or before the due date.
  4. Deposited in the United States mail and certified or postmarked by the United States Postal Services as mailed on or before the due date. "Postmark" does not mean the date printed by a postage meter that affixes postage to the envelope or package containing a payment.
  5. Deposited with a nationally recognized express parcel carrier and properly addressed to the office of the county treasurer, paid in full for final delivery and received on or before the due date.
  6. Tax payments may be made by credit card using one of the following (2) options:
    • Option #1 Internet: Enter Jurisdiction Code 2506 when prompted.
    • Option #2 Phone: Call 1-800-272-9829 Enter Jurisdiction Code 2506 when prompted.

A nominal fee will be charged for this service.



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