Parcel Splits & Combinations
Parcel Splits and Combinations
The Tippecanoe Assessor’s Office, in conjunction with the Auditor’s Office, may administer parcel combinations and splits upon request from real property owners. In order to process a combination or split, the following conditions must be met:
• All delinquent property taxes on the parcel to be split need to be paid before the split can be performed.
• All splits of existing parcels must be performed via a conveyance document such as a Warranty Deed or Quitclaim Deed. Please be aware that the Tippecanoe County Assessor’s Office and Auditor’s Office do not prepare legal documents. It is advised to seek professional assistance in preparing these documents. The deed must be prepared and notarized prior to bringing it to the Assessor’s Office for approval.
• All requests for splits of existing tax parcels must be accompanied by drawing or other reliable evidence containing:
o The number of acres in each new tax parcel being created.
o The existence or absence of improvements on each new tax parcel being created.
o The location within the original tract of each new tax parcel being created.
• All delinquent property taxes on the parcels to be combined must be paid before parcels can be combined.
• The parcels to be combined must be contiguous and cannot be separated by another parcel or a public right of way.
• Title to the parcels must be held in exactly the same name.
• The parcels to be combined must be located in both the same taxing district and same section.
• If the parcels to be combined are described by metes and bounds, the petitioner must have a boundary survey describing the property as one parcel recorded by deed.
• Filing a request for a combination is not a guarantee that the combination will actually be approved and processed.
• As real property tax bills are sent out the year following an assessment, recently combined parcels may receive separate tax bills until the combination is reflected in a new assessment year.
• Combining parcels may not affect the total assessed value of the property.
• Combining parcels may affect the allowed use of your property. The petitioner should consult with APC to determine if the zoning for the combined parcel will change.