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Assessment


Assessment is the valuation of a property based on size, type of construction, amenities and sale prices of similar properties in the area. An appeal process is in place for taxpayers wishing to dispute the level of assessment. Visit the Property Assessment Appeals page for more information.


Access Property Records and Imagery

For the latest property information, maps, and imagery, the public may access Beacon's website. This site is tied directly to our local assessment database and allows the public to view the latest assessor data and pay their property taxes online.  
Local real estate professionals: interested in seeing even more data? Contact James Werner to set up a professional Beacon account. Email or call him directly at 765-423-9385.

Deductions


Your property may be eligible for deductions from the assessed value.
Factors include:
  • Homestead (the property is owner occupied)
  • Homeowner's age (65 and over)
  • Mortgage
Deductions are not given automatically. You must apply for them in the Auditor's Office. Visit the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF)'s Property Tax Deduction page for more information.

Tax Rate


Property tax bills are calculated by multiplying the net assessed value (assessed value minus any deductions) times the tax rate to get the gross tax. If your property has a homestead exemption multiply that amount by the homestead credit rate and subtract from the gross tax to get net tax. The Auditor's Office calculates the tax bills. The Treasurer's Office prints the bills and collects payment.

Public PCs


Public computers are available to use free of charge in the Auditor's Office on the 2nd floor of the County Office Building.

Tippecanoe County Office Building
20 N 3rd Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.