Treasurer's Office

Questions about Tax Bills and Payments

Q1. When are property tax bills mailed?

According to IC 6-1.1-22-8(b)(2), “…The county treasurer may mail or transmit the statement … at least fifteen (15) days before the date on which the first or only installment is due…”.  Typically, Boone County tax statements are mailed in April. 

Q2. When are property tax payments due?

According to IC 6-1.1-22-9(a), property taxes are due “…in two (2) equal installments on May 10 and November 10…”. 

Q3. Why did a copy of my tax bill get mailed to someone other than my mortgage company?

Many mortgage companies use a third party clearinghouse to request your property tax bill and process your property tax payment from your escrow. Please contact your mortgage company for additional information.

Q4. How do I know if my mortgage company is going to pay my taxes?

The only sure way to know is to contact your mortgage company. Keep in mind there will be a lag between the time the money is deducted from your escrow and the payment when the payment is finally sent to the Treasurer to post.

Q5. Why did I receive a reconstruction drain bill?

The County Surveyor is responsible for assessing regulated drains.  You may reach that office by calling (765)483-4444.

Q6. My property was sold at the County's tax sale. How do I get it back?

As a property owner, you have a certain period of time in which to redeem your property.  You may contact the County Auditor’s office for more information, including the redemption amount of a tax sale. Please call 765-482-2940 for assistance.

Q7. Can I make partial payments towards my property tax bill?

The Treasurer will accept partial payments. Please keep in mind that acceptance of partial payments does not change the due dates. The spring and fall tax bill amounts must be paid in full by the due dates (typically in May and November). Otherwise, five to ten percent (5% - 10%) penalties will be assessed on any unpaid amount.

Q8. Why is it so difficult to reach the Treasurer's office by phone?

The Treasurer’s Office has a high call volume all year but the call volume is typically at its peak from April 25 – May 15 and October 25 – November 15. We appreciate your patience and look forward to answering any questions you may have. 

Q9. What are your office hours?

The Treasurer’s office is open 8am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.  County offices are closed to observe legal holidays.

Debbie Ottinger


209 Courthouse Square

Lebanon IN 46052

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm

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