Assessment notices are now in mail

Notices of assessments of land and structures have been mailed to Huntington County property owners, the Huntington County Assessor’s Office has announced.

The notice, known as a Form 11, is the taxpayer’s formal notice of the assessment that forms the basis for the 2017 property tax bill, which will be paid in 2018.

Assessor Terri Boone says the assessments may have increased because of the agriculture land base rate, which is $1,850 per acre as of Jan. 1, 2017; new construction or completion of construction since Jan. 1, 2017; annual adjustment, known as trending; and cyclical reassessment for 25 percent of the county.

Boone says taxpayers should check their assessments even if they have not received a Form 11 notice. Current property record
cards can be accessed online at gis.huntington.in.us. Property owners can also call the county assessor’s office at 358-4800 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The deadline to protest the new assessment is May 26. A protest may be filed by submitting a letter indicating the taxpayer’s name, address, parcel, phone number and reason for protesting to the assessor’s office at 201 N. Jefferson St., Room 102, Huntington, IN. A protest may also be filed by submitting Form 130, which is available online at www.in.gov/dlgf/2508.htm or in the assessor’s office.