LaPorte County Assessor Definition

County Assessor - The county Assessor shall perform the functions assigned by statute (IC 36-2-15-5), Including the following:
(1)Countywide Equalization.
(2)Selection and Maintenance of a Countywide Computer System.
(3)Certification of gross assessments to the county Auditor.
(4)Discovery of omitted Property.

Per IC 6-1.1-28-1(d), The county assessor is a nonvoting member of the property tax assessment board of appeals (PTBOA).

Township Assessor - The Township Assessor identifies lists and calculates the assessed value of all real and personal property in the township.

PTABOA - Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals.

Assessment Notice - Form 11- This is the notice sent by the county and townshop assessor indicating the assessed value of your property.

Land - The ground on which improvements may be placed. Does not include anything but the land itself.

Improvements - Anything that is built on the land. (i.e., house, barn, pool, paving etc.)

Real Property - The sum of tangible and intangible rights in land and improvements on the land.

Personal Property - All movable items not permanently affixed to or part of the real estate.

Real Estate - The physical land and everything permanently attached to it.