If you are a builder of a property that is a single family residence, townhouse, or condominium that has never been occupied as a principal residence and is used for display demonstration to prospective buyers it may be eligible for the Model Residence Deduction.  A property owner may not receive the deduction for more than three (3) model residences in Indiana for a particular assessment date.

Eligible applicants are entitled to a deduction from the assessed value of the residence in the amount of 50% of the assessed value of the model residence for:

  • Not more than one assessment date for which the model residence is assessed as a partially completed structure;
  • The assessment date for which the model residence is first assessed as a fully completed structure; and
  • The two assessment dates that immediately follow the first assessment date.

Please click on the following link to view the deduction application and instructions. The completed deduction application can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., faxed to 260-449-7679, mailed or delivered in person to 1 E Main Street, Suite 102 Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802.

pdfModel Residence Deduction

Lisbeth A. Borgmann

Lisbeth A. Borgmann
Clerk of Courts

Contact Info

Allen County Courthouse
715 S. Calhoun Street
Rm. 200A
Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Ph. (260) 449-7245

Fax (260) 449-7658

Hours of Operation
M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Clerk of Courts
Lisbeth A. Borgmann

Chief Deputy
Christopher M. Nancarrow

Director of System Operations
Mary Giant

Administrative Assistant
Michele Koop