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


Nicholas D. Jordan, CPA

 Auditor of Allen County

Auditor's Office

Contact Info

1 E Main Street, Suite 102
Rousseau Centre
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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

Phone: 260-449-7241
Fax: 260-449-7679

Nicholas D. Jordan, CPA
Finance and Budget Director
Jackie Scheuman, CPA
Property Tax Administrator
Renata Renninger