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The budget order is a critical document in calculating tax bills. The order contains the state's certification of the approved budget, the certified net assessed value, the tax rate and the levy for each fund of each taxing unit in a county. The order also gives the total tax rate for each taxing district.



As part of the Annual Adjustment process, counties are responsible for submitting a ratio study and uniformity for all classes of property in all townships. The ratio study measures the accuracy and equity of assessments. It is determined by the formula: Assessed Value/Sale Price = Ratio. The assessment ratio for all properties in Indiana is to be 100%.

The accuracy of assessments refers to how close the assessments determined by local assessing officials are to market value-in-use.

  • 2014 Ratio Study
  • 2014 Approval Letter
  • 2014 Narrative
  • 2013 Ratio Study
  • 2013 Approval Letter
  • 2013 Narrative
  • 2012 Ratio Study
  • 2012 Approval Letter
  • 2012 Narrative
  • 2011 Ratio Study
  • 2011 Approval Letter
  • 2011 Narrative
  • 2010 Ratio Study
  • 2010 Approval Letter
  • 2010 Narrative