Monroe County, Indiana

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Treasurer

Questions will only be handled by email(treasurer@co.monroe.in.us). Due to COVID-19, we are working with a reduced staff. Emails may be returned in a quicker manner than phone calls. If you are unable to email, you may call us at 812-349-2523 and leave a detailed message. Tax payments should be made according to our Payment Options page.

2020 Tax Bill FAQs
  1. Escrow/Mortgage Question:
    Q: I received a bill and my mortgage company is supposed to pay
    A: The state has mandated that we send tax bills for all parcels, even those in escrow. If your bill has an “IN ESCROW” watermark across the bill, a mortgage company has requested your bill. If you have any doubts that your mortgage company will pay on your behalf, please contact your mortgage company directly.
  2. Property Tax Due Dates:
    Q: When are the 2020 tax payments due?
    A: Property taxes are still due on May 11, 2020. The governor has issued an executive order to waive penalties for 60 days. However, we are urging all taxpayers to pay their bills in a timely manner. Funds for property taxes help pay police, fire and other essential services that are still being performed.
  3. Need New Tax Bill:
    Q: I did not receive (or lost) my tax bill. How do I get a new one?
    A: Tax bills can be found at LowTaxInfo.com
  4. Payment Status Questions:
    Q: Have you received my payment?
    A: We are working with a limited staff so payments may take a couple weeks to process. Payment status can be checked at LowTaxInfo.com. If your payment is not processed within two weeks of payment, please email our office at: treasurer@co.monroe.in.us
Executive Order 20-05 issued by Governor Eric Holcomb

Please pay your property taxes by the deadline:
May 11th

Executive Order 20-05 issued by Governor Eric Holcomb waiving property tax late charges for 60 days following the deadline is intended for those experiencing financial difficulties in the COVID-19 situation. Payments made after May 11 will create shortfalls for all units of government. If you are able to pay by the May 11 deadline, we implore you to do so. You can find the Governor's Executive order at: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm.

Please be aware that the Monroe County Courthouse is closed by the Monroe County Commissioners for all non-essential business. The Treasurer's Office is closed to the public, but we are serving the public remotely. This policy will be reviewed as the May 11th tax deadline approaches.

3/16/2020 COVID-19 Press Release

The Treasurer's Office will continue to serve taxpayers during the COVID-19 outbreak. This press release is to share as much information with the public that we can at this time. As usual we always respond to specific concerns and needs. This collection of dates and information is as of today and we continue to look for better ways to serve the public while keeping everyone in our community safe and healthy. County government takes our duty to take care of our employees and serve the public very seriously.

  • Tax Bills are scheduled to be mailed April 1st.
  • Spring tax bills are due Monday, May 11th. A change to this due date has to come from an action of the state legislative bodies.

Payment options: Please review the payment options below and consider how you can pay without coming to the Monroe County Courthouse offices.

  1. MAIL TO:
    PO BOX 2028
    BLOOMINGTON IN 47402

    OR
    100 West Kirkwood Ave Rm 204
    Bloomington IN 47404
  2. PAY ONLINE BY E-CHECK ($1.50), CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD ($3.95 or 2.45%) OR BY PHONE USING THE SAME METHODS.
  3. DROP BOX LOCATED AT THE JUSTICE CENTER 301 N COLEGE AVE
  4. PAY AT ONE OF 3 LOCAL BANK BRANCHES COLLECTING ON OUR BEHALF: FIRST FINANCIAL BANK AND FARMERS AND MECHANICS FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN

The Treasurer's Office customer service specialists are here to help any day of the week. During this busy time of the year, we are ready to assist with any questions related to your tax bill, your mobile home transfer, fees and collections due in our office, past payments for itemizing your income taxes and much more. Please contact us using any of these methods and we will respond as soon as we can:

  1. Call and leave a message at 812-349-2523. Please include your name, address, and a brief message.
  2. Email us at treasurer@co.monroe.in.us and include your address and your name if it is different than the email name.

The Treasurer's Office will continue to receive online payments, mailed payments and payments from mortgage companies, title companies and banks. We will do our best to experience no disruption to service to the taxpayers or county finances. To monitor your property, please make use of our online tax portal. It is available at LowTaxInfo.com. You can see payments made in past years, payments applied this year, and current tax due, with deduction and exemptions.

Property Tax Due Dates are
July 10, 2020 and November 10, 2020.

If you lose or do not receive your tax bill, please contact our office before the due dates.

Filing 2019 Income tax and want to know how much you paid in property taxes? Click Here!

Please contact the Treasurer's Office for penalty amounts if paying after midnight EST on the due dates.

Pay Tax Bill Online
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Treasurer
Jessica McClellan, Treasurer

Mailed Notices
Tax Bills

Tax bills are sent out once a year in April. Taxes are always due in two installments. These due dates are on May 10 and November 10 unless they fall on a weekend or holiday. If this occurs, the tax due date will be the next business day.
Keep an eye out for your bill to come in the mail every April. If you do not receive a tax bill by the end of April, call our office before the due date and request a new tax bill. Failure to receive a tax statement does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility for payment and penalties when delinquent. If payment is made after the tax due dates, contact the Treasurer’s at Office at (812) 349-7333 for payment including penalty.

Tax Sale Courtesy Letters

Tax sale courtesy letters are typically sent every February. The letters are meant to notify individuals that their property is elligible to be certified into the October tax sale. For more information about paying a parcel out of tax sale before certification, please click here.

Tax Sale Certification

Certified tax sale notifications are typically sent in early September. For more information about paying a parcel out of tax sale after certification, please click here.

Employee Garnishments

Employment garnishments are sent to government employees who are delinquent on property taxes. We request that all employers give employees at least 30 days to resolve and delinquencies before garnishment begins. The amount to be garnished from each employee is determined by the employer.

State Income Tax Refund Garnishments (TRECS)

State refund garnishment letters are sent when a debt owed to the county is matched up with someone who is expected to receive a state income tax refund. These debts can include delinquent property tax and county ordinance violations.The recipiant has 30 days from the date on the letter to resolve the delinquency. If the delinquency is not resolved within the specified 30 days, the state refund will be garnished and applied to property taxes and fees of $20+15%.

Demand Notices

Demand notices are sent every August. These are meant to notify individuals of personal property delinquencies before the amounts are sent to Judgment. It is best to pay a delinquency before the end of October. Additional fees and interest will be added if the demand is sent to judgment.

American Financial Credit Services (AFCS)

American Financial Credit Services (AFCS) is a collection agency that helps the county collect unpaid personal property tax judgments. Once a judgment has been sent to them, it must be paid through their office.

Surplus

Surplus letters are typically sent every January/July. If you receive a surplus letter, you may have overpaid property taxes. You will need to provide proof of payment to the Auditor if you believe that the overpayment is yours. Additional information may be found here.

About The Office

The County Treasurer is a constitutional officer of the county elected for a four year term. The Treasurer has primary responsibility for the collection of property tax payments.

Office Hours and Location

Property Taxes Due

Tax bills are sent out once a year in April. Taxes are always due in two installments, May 10 and November 10 unless those days fall on a weekend or holiday, then the due date is the next business day. In 2020, due to COVID-19, the May deadline has been extended to July 10. If you do not receive a tax bill by the end of April, please call our office before the due date and request a new tax bill. If you would like to go green, eNotices are available for paperless billing. Registration instructions will be mailed with your bill. Property owners are responsible for seeing that their taxes are paid on time to avoid penalty. Failure to receive a tax statement does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility for payment and penalties when delinquent.

Payment Options

Property taxes can be paid by cash, check, cashier's check, money order, credit card, debit card, or e-check. For more information, click here.

NOTE: Online and phone payments may take 2-5 business days to process in our office. Payments are counted when we receive them in office, NOT when the transaction is started. Please allow for this processing time when making a payment.

Out of the Country: Use either the online or phone system to pay by Credit Card, Debit Card, or E-Check. Taxes can be viewed and paid online. Failure to receive a tax statement by mail does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility for the tax payment and/or penalties when delinquent.

Escrow Accounts

A tax bill watermarked with "IN ESCROW" indicates a lender has requested your billing. However, if you are responsible for payment of these taxes, please use that bill. No additional billings will be mailed.

Call your mortgage company or escrow agent to confirm payment. Email treasurer@co.monroe.in.us or call 812-349-2530 to request receipt. If you recently closed your escrow account, click here for information about what to do next. Contact the Treasurer’s Office to confirm payment or balance due.

Buying or Selling a Home

Confirm payment or balance due by email treasurer@co.monroe.in.us or call the office at 812-349-7333. Tax bills are sent to the owner of record as of January 1st.

Penalties / Partial Payments

According to Indiana Code 6-1.1-37-10, any unpaid balances after the due dates are assessed a penalty. If there are no prior delinquencies on the parcel, a 5% penalty will be added if paid in full within 30 calendar days after the installment due dates. An additional 5% penalty will be added on the 31st day after the installment due dates for any unpaid balances. If there are prior delinquent amounts due on that parcel as of the due date, a 10% penalty will be added on the day after the installment due date.

Payments post marked after July 10th will receive a 5% penalty. Payments are considered on time when postmarked by the US Post office by the installment due dates.  Payments received in our office after June 9th will receive 10% penalty. Post mark is not accepted after the initial due date.

The Treasurer’s Office accepts partial payments for taxes in any amount and as frequently as the taxpayer wants to make a partial payment. However, any unpaid amounts remaining as of the due date will be assessed penalties as described above.

Permit Requests

All Property Tax Clearances (Alcohol Permits) and Mobile Home Permits must be in our office by 3:00pm to be processed the same day. Any permit requests submitted after 3:00pm will be processed the following business day.

Alcohol Permits

Property Tax Clearance Schedule - Form 1
A blank Property Tax Clearance Schedule - Form 1 can be found at the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission site.
While we do not charge a fee for signing and sealing the alcohol permit, we do require all taxes to be current. Please contact the Treasurer's Office for more information.

Mobile Home Permits

For Mobile Home Title Transfer or Moving Permits, please see our Mobile Home Permits page.

Contact Us

Monroe County Courthouse
100 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2530
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