Frequently Asked Questions - Treasurer FAQ's

FAQs - Treasurer FAQ's

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Yes, payments may be made anytime in any amount but, the full about will need to be paid by the due date to avoid penalties on the unpaid balance.

Deductions are filed in the Auditor's Office. You can find valuable information concerning deductions by visiting the Auditor's website at www.allencountyauditor.us. Select "Property tax Division" and follow the links for the various deductions. You can also call the Auditor's office at 260-449-7241.

Yes, we consider a payment "on time" if the envelope is postmarked on or before the tax due date. Please, be aware of postal deadlines and specific procedures when mailing your property tax bill. We use the postmark as printed on the envelope when determining if a payment is on time. (Note: Postmarks are valid for regular tax payment only and do not apply to properties going to tax sale.)

No. You can reprint a tax bill by going to Public Access Tax Information.

Yes. There are several payment options available. You can sign up for a monthly pay plan, you can pay by credit card, or you can do a one time electronic payment taken from your checking or savings account. We also offer a Spring/Fall Payment Option which authorizes the Treasurer to deduct your tax payment on the tax due date directly from your checking or savings account. All of these options are available to you on our home page at www.allencountytreasurer.us. Certain conditions and additional fees may apply so be sure to read all information very carefully to find the option that is best for you.

No, signing up for Electronic Billing will not affect payment from your escrow. Your Mortgage company will still receive and pay your property tax bill. What will change is that you will not get a paper tax bill but rather, you will receive your tax bill electronically. This saves paper, postage, and tax dollars.

Based on the March 1st ownership year, taxes are due and payable the following year in two installments. Tax bills are mailed once a year; both the 1st and 2nd installment tax bill payment stubs are included. Due dates are on each installment statement. Taxes not paid on or before the due date are subject to penalty. Property with a total tax bill of $25.00 or less will be billed the total due on the 1st installment.

You can contact us in the following ways:

Phone: 260-449-7693
Fax: 260-449-7893
E-mail: treasurer@co.allen.in.us
In Person: We are located in the

Rousseau Centre (formerly the City-County Building)
1 East Main St. Suite 104
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday

You may pay your tax bill by mail, in person, at local banks listed on the back of the tax bill, at the drop box located at the curb on the north end of the County Courthouse, Spring/Fall Payment option, Montly Pay Plan, Single Electronic Payment or you may pay online with a credit card. For more information on specific payment methods, return to the Treasurer's home page and see "Tax Payment Options."

When making your payment in person, bring in your entire tax bill. We will collect either the spring or fall payment stub with your payment and will affix the Treasurer stamp to the bottom of the tax bill as a receipt for your records. When mailing in your payment, your canceled check willl act as your receipt. You may request a receipt be sent to you if enclose a self-addressed stamped einvelope with your payment.

Going to our home page and clicking on "Public Access Tax Information" will allow you to look up your tax information. You may look up your taxes by your name, property address, duplicate number, or parcel number. This site is updated nightly. You may also contact our office and we can verify your payment. Please have your duplicate number available when you call.

Your assessed value is multiplied by the tax rate. The tax rate is the total rate of the combined taxing units (County, Township, City or Town, Library, etc.) within each taxing district. The tax rate is expressed in dollars per hundred dollar of assessed value. This amount is reduced by a state and county credits and by any deductions you may have. You can find valuable information concerning deductions by visiting the Auditor's website at www.allencountyauditor.us. Click "Property Tax Division." You may also call the Auditor's Office at 260-449-7241.

You may contact the House of Representatives at 317-232-9600 or 800-382-9842. Contact your State Representative at 317-232-9400 or 800-382-9467.

Mailing address changes are handled in the Auditor's Office. You may file online by CLICKING HERE. Or you may file in the Auditor's Office.

The name on a real estate tax bill is the name of the deed holder. You need to contact the Auditor's office to learn about the legal steps you must follow to change the deed. For changes of the name on personal property or businesses you will need to call your township assessor.

You should contact our office at 260-449-7693. We will verify your mailing address and mail a new bill out to you. You may also print a tax bill at the Public Access Tax Information site.

You may look on the Auditor's office website, and click on the "property tax surplus lookup". Contact the Auditor's office if you think you have a surplus, but do not see it on the website.

There are a number of credits and exemptions available to qualifying taxpayers. Your County Auditor can provide you with information and assist you in determining whether or not you qualify. By visiting the Auditor's website at www.allencountyauditor.us you can find more valuable information concerning exemptions. Click "Property Tax Division." You can also call the Auditor's Office at 260-449-7241.

Another way to reduce your taxes is to ensure your the assessed value of your property is correct. To learn about assessment and appeal procedures visit the County Assessor's website at www.allencountyassessor.org or call 260-449-7123.

The State Homestead Credit (a part of your Homestead deduction) was phased out by the State in 2011. While there is no longer a State portion to the Homestead deduction, there still remains the County portion plus the Standard and Supplemental Deduction.

A penalty of 5% of the unpaid balance will be added if you have no other delinquencies and the taxes are paid within 30 days of the tax due date. After 30 days (or if you have other delinquencies) the penalty amount is 10% of the unpaid balance.

If possible you should bring the mobile home title to the Treasurer's office to obtain a permit. If you do not have the title, we need the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the trailer. If you are obtaining a moving permit you need to provide the new location address. We also need the name of the current mobile home owner to verify the taxes have been paid. To obtain a title transfer all of the taxes must be paid current. If it is after the January 15th assessment date you must pay an estimated tax for the next year. To obtain a moving permit you must have the full year's tax paid. If it is after the January 15th assessment date you must pay an estimated tax for next year.

All parcels that have a balance due from spring of the prior year or before are eligible for the tax sale. Tax sale notices will be sent out in July. At that time there will also be a $45.00 fee applied. You would have from July up until the day of the sale to pay the back taxes. If your property does sell at the tax sale, you can still redeem the property but you will also have to pay tax sale fees and daily accruing interest.

Tax bills are generally mailed April 10 each year.

The due date can vary a little from year to year if the set dates of May 10 and November 10 fall on a weekend or holiday.

For 2013, property taxes are due May 10 and November 12.

The Allen County Treasurer's Office is located in the

Rousseau Centre (formerly, City County Building)
1 East Main Street, Suite 104
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday

When making a tax payment, make your check payable to: Allen County Treasurer.

Always include a Tax Bill Payment stub along with your payment.
In the memo area of the check include one of the following:

  • Tax Bill Duplicate Number
  • State Tax ID Number
  • Property Address

This will help us to correctly post your payment.

Mail to:

Allen County Treasurer
PO Box 2540
Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2540

We send out one billing in the spring of each year. That bill has two payment stubs; one to make a payment in May and another for November. Due to the expense of mailing, no other reminder is mailed. We do send a courtesy letter if your taxes become so deliquent that your property may become eligible for tax sale if left unpaid.

We've all become accustomed to the level of services provided by our local community. Schools, police and fire protection, libraries and paved roads are only a few of the amenities property taxes make possible. Without property taxes, we couldn't support any of the above.

If you purchase a property after the March 1st assessment date, then the previous owners name will appear in the top, colored portion of your bill. We have to show who the owner was as of March 1st. You should expect their name to come off the next year.

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Susan Orth

Allen County Treasurer

Treasurer's Office

Contact Info

Allen County Treasurer
1 East Main Street, Suite 104
Rousseau Centre
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: (260) 449-7693
Fax:     (260) 449-7893

Hours:
M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Treasurer: Susan Orth

Chief Deputy Treasurer:
William Royce

Email us: Treasurer@co.allen.in.us