Access Property Tax & Assessment Records

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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 if you disagree with your assessment. Visit the Property Assessment Appeals page for more information.

Access Property Records and Imagery
For the latest property information, maps, and imagery, we invite the public to use Beacon's website. This site is tied directly to our local assessment database and allows the public to access 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.

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
Available to use free of charge in the Auditor's Office on the 2nd floor of the
County Office Building
20 N 3rd Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.