Property taxes are a primary source of funding for local government units. ...Property taxes are administered and collected by local government officials. These funds are used to pay for a variety of services including welfare; police and fire; new construction and maintenance of buildings; local infrastructure like highways, roads and streets; and the operations, including salaries, of the local units of government.

Property taxes are an ad valorem tax, meaning that they are allocated to each taxpayer proportionately according to the value of the taxpayer’s property. The statewide average revenue distribution for each property tax dollar is as follows:

County: $0.19

Township: $0.03

City/Town: $0.24

School: $0.42

Library: $0.04

Special Unit: $0.07

Breakdown is based on average expenditure per dollar of property tax levied in Indiana for taxes payable in 2018. (Information sourced by the Department)

— From the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance

The Department’s website offers a variety of resources to educate and inform taxpayers on this process. The site also features search tools to provide taxpayers with sales disclosure and assessment information on properties statewide.

Taxpayers can estimate their property tax bills with the DGLF Tax Bill Estimator at