Tax collection dates: Real estate and personal property taxes are due on May 10 and November 10 of each year unless those dates fall on a weekend or holiday. The statement will be mailed in April and contain two coupons, one for each due date. Failure to receive a tax statement by mail does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility for the tax payment and/or penalties when delinquent.
- In-person with check, cash, money order, credit or debit card at the Treasurer’s Office in the county courthouse at 129 Main St, Shoals, IN 47581. Bring your bill.
- By mail with a check or money order. Include your payment coupon with your payment. Also, include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like a receipt mailed back to you. Payment is considered on time when postmarked by the USPS by the due date. Postage meter dates show the day postage was affixed to the envelope, not the date it was mailed; therefore, postage meter dates are not valid postmarks.
- Online with credit or debit card. Pay at www.govtechtaxpro.com. The card processor will add an additional fee of 2.65%
Escrow accounts: Call your mortgage company or escrow agent to confirm payment. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 247-3701 to request a receipt. If you recently closed your escrow account, contact the Treasurer’s Office to confirm payment or balance due. If you received a bill, you should contact your mortgage company to bill the escrow account.
Buying or selling a home: Tax bills are sent to the owner of the record as of January 1st of the prior year for real estate parcels.
Penalties and partial payments: Any unpaid balances after the due dates are assessed a penalty. If there are no prior delinquencies, a 5% penalty will be added if paid in full within 30 calendar days after the payment was due. An additional 5% penalty will be added on the 31st day after the payment was due for any unpaid balances. If there is a prior delinquent amount on the parcel as of the due date, a 10% penalty will be added on the day after the payment due date.
The Treasurer’s Office accepts partial payments for taxes in any amount and as frequently as the taxpayer wants to make partial payments. However, any unpaid amounts remaining as of the due date will be assessed penalties as described above.
Mobile Home Title Transfer Permits and Moving Permits
To obtain a title transfer permit, you will need:
- Mobile home title, court order, or BMV affidavit of sale or disposal
- The following information: Name, address, and phone number of the current owner, name, address, and phone number of the new owner, the current location of the mobile home, and dimensions of the mobile home
- All taxes must be paid current
To obtain a moving permit you will need:
- Mobile home title
- The following information: name, address, and phone number of the current owner, the current location of the mobile home, new location of the mobile home, and dimensions of the mobile home
- Pay taxes online
- Pay personal property judgments online
- Tax information
- Tax sale information
- Citizen’s Guide to Property tax
- Tax bill 101, how to understand your bill
- Department of Local Government Finance Tax Calculator
Lori D. Carrico, Martin County Treasurer
129 Main St / PO Box 359
Shoals, IN 47581
P: (812) 247-3701
Hours: M-F 8 am - 4 pm