Assessment Offices

Located on the west end of the west wing
on the first floor of the Wayne County Annex Building

County Assessor: Betty Smith-Henson
Open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(765) 973-9254
FAX: (765) 973-9307

Wayne Township Assessor: Tim Smith
Open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(765) 973-9227
FAX: (765) 973-9307

The County Assessor's Office primary duties are to certify assessed values of real and personal property to the county auditor for taxes. We also discover and assess property added and/or omitted by the township assessor. We serve as the secretary of the county property tax board of appeals, which hears all property tax appeals within the county. The County Assessor works closely with the Department of Local Government Finance, which adopts the rules for assessing of property in Indiana. We also answer taxpayer's questions and assist appraisers, realtors and insurance agencies with property information daily. We also are the intake for all exemption filings and sales disclosure filings. Wayne County is divided into fifteen townships. Wayne Township has an elected assessor who works with the County Assessor to maintain fair and accurate property assessment information.

The annual date of assessment is March 1st. On this date, the total value of each person's real and personal property is assessed for tax levy purposes for the current year.

Personal property values are determined every year using self-assessment forms. These forms must be returned by May 15th. Additional copies are available at the Wayne Township Assessor's office, the County Assessor's office or online.

Real property (land and structures) is assessed annually and whenever a change is made.

For more information or assistance, please contact the Wayne Township Assessor or the County Assessor.

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