Assessor's Office

The Tipton County Assessor is responsible for three major roles associated with property values, property taxes and property audits. The roles are: Shannon Cassons

  1. Assessing the market value for all real estate parcels located in the county
    Assessing officials must follow Indiana Code and rules established by the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF). All real estate properties in Indiana are valued using a mass appraisal system. Every year, Indiana counties are required to perform a trending analysis of real properties. The analysis is a way to assess property values and account for the changes in the marketplace. Thus, if the real estate sales in a particular neighborhood over a 14-month period show a fluctuation up or down, a factor is applied to adjust the assessed values accordingly.
  2. Auditing personal property returns
    Personal property returns are self-assessments, which should be filed with the Assessor’s Office by May 15 each year to avoid penalties. Self-assessment forms are available at the Assessor’s Office or the DLGF website. Assessor’s Office staff are happy to assist taxpayers in completing the forms.
  3. Determining the assessed values approved for real and personal property tax abatements and tax-exempt properties.

If a taxpayer wants to initiate an appeal, they may contact the Assessor’s Office for information on how to file.

Shannon Cassons, Tipton County Assessor, oversees a staff of three and is elected for a four-year term by the residents of the county.