Assessor's Office

Assessor's Office

New Information Regarding Business Personal Property Tax Return Extension

Governor Holcomb recently issued Executive Order 20-23 extended the 2020 deadline for filing business tangible personal property tax returns. According to the order, the deadline has now shifted from May 15th to June 15th.  Below is the excerpt from the Executive Order. Click to see the full Executive Order

1. The deadline of May 15, 2020, for submitting business personal property returns as required by Indiana Code § 6-1.1-3-1.5 is suspended and the deadline is extended until Monday, June 15, 2020. The deadline of May 15, 2020, for submitting compliance statements as required by Indiana Code §§ 6-1.1-12.1-5.1 & 5.3 is suspended and the deadline is extended until Monday, June 15, 2020. The deadline of May 15, 2020, for submitting tax incentive applications as required by Indiana Code §§ 6-1.1-45-10 and 6-1.1-46.2-10 is suspended and the deadline is extended until Monday, June 15, 2020.

We are trying to keep everyone safe due to the Corona Virus and are trying to make it easy to turn in your personal property forms that are due by May 15, 2020. Here are some options you can use: email, fax, or mail your documents to us versus coming into the building. You can access ALL of the forms on DLGF website. Form 104’s HAVE to be filled out this year. We will be getting a drop box soon where you can drop off your forms in an envelope as well. It will be located on the right side of the building next to the Treasurer’s drop box.

Phone: 812-537-8809 Fax: 812-532-3214 Email:

Mailing address: 165 Mary Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30

Thanks for your patience & help with the current situation we are all faced with!

Megan Acra Dearborn County Assessor, 3/17/2020


As many have noticed, the assessment of some homes in Dearborn County have increased
drastically. While many factors affect the assessments of your home, the primary reason for increase in values is due to the real estate market of 2019. This value increase is not necessarily due to home improvements.

At the assessor's office, we utilize the Mass Appraisal Method. This involves conjunctively
looking at several properties within an area while considering age, condition, and grade. We then use this data to determine whether the value of a property should change to match the market value of recent sales. Finally, we submit this comparison of sales and assessed values to the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) for review. The DLGF determines whether the ratio study that was submitted is just and fair to all property owners. Once approved by the DLGF, the county can roll the new values out.

Some may feel that the assessed value is higher than the market value of their property. Every taxpayer has the right to file an appeal. The necessary forms to file an appeal with the Dearborn County Assessor can be found on the DLGF website at or follow the direct links below:

Form 130 - Taxpayer's Notice to Initiate an Appeal

Form 134 -Joint Report by Taxpayer/Assessor to the County Board of Appeals of a Preliminary Informal Meeting

Forms can be mailed to Dearborn County Assessor's Office 165 Mary St. Room 203 Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025, faxed to (812)532-3214, emailed to, or dropped into the center drop box located outside the courthouse entrance labeled "Assessor/Recorder".


For available forms click here:  Forms & Applications

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Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
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