The County Assessor is responsible for accurately and uniformly determining the market value-in-use of all tangible property in Marshall County. Assessing officials must follow the rules of the State Board of Tax Commissioners in making any assessment or reassessment of real property. In general, the County Assessor performs the following duties:
- Assesses real and personal property
- Oversees the General Reassessment process
- Serves as Secretary of the County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA)
- Ensures countywide uniform Property Assessment Equalization
- Administers Sales Disclosure process
- Certifies current assessments to the County Auditor’s office
- Establishes boundaries for neighborhoods within their Townships
- Utilizes recent sales of land to establish base market rates and values
- Determines and certifies mobile home assessment to the County Auditor
The County Assessor is a statutory officer who is elected for a term of four years and may be elected without a term limit. This official functions under the direction of the Department of Local Government Finance and is required to have an Indiana Level II Assessor/Appraiser Certification. Debra Dunning received her Level III Assessor/Appraiser Certification in 2001 as required by the State, holds a State License as a Real Estate Appraiser and Real Estate Broker, and has had eleven years real estate banking experience.
You are encouraged to contact the Assessor’s Office if you have any questions or concerns regarding your assessments and the staff will be happy to explain the various processes used in the valuation of property.