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I re-financed my mortgage. I was told that I had to re-file my Homestead deduction. Is this true?
No, you must re-file your Mortgage deduction. If you have closed on the new mortgage on or before December 31st of any given year, you have until December 31st to re-file your deduction. Failure to re-file will result in the loss of the deduction. (The Homestead deduction does not need to be re-filed unless your primary place of residence changes.) Contact the Auditors’ Office at 812-349-2510.
I re-financed my mortgage. I was told that I had to re-file my Homestead deduction. Is this true?
No, you must re-file your Mortgage deduction. If you have closed on the new mortgage on or before December 31st of any given year, you have until December 31st to re-file your deduction. Failure to re-file will result in the loss of the deduction. (The Homestead deduction does not need to be re-filed unless your primary place of residence changes.)
I just bought a new house. What deductions can I get ?
There are two basic deductions available: Homestead for owning and living on the property and Mortgage for having a mortgage or contract on the property. For more information see the Auditor's Deductions page.
Where do I file my property tax deductions?
All deductions are filed at the property division of the Monroe County Auditor's office located on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse in Room 209, downtown on the square. Mortgage deductions can also be filed in the County Recorder's Office. Tax exempt forms (non-profit) are filed at the Monroe County Assessor's office which is located at One City Centre, 120 W. 7th Street. Offices are open in the Courthouse from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Offices do not close for the lunch hour.
What is the deadline for filing deductions and exemptions?
The filing deadline for the deduction is December 31.
What do I need to bring to the Auditor's office with me to file deductions?
For the Homestead and Mortgage deductions we have the necessary information available in the Auditor's office. It is helpful to know the name of the mortgage company where you initially financed your loan and the amount of the initial loan. The application must be signed by the applicant. For the homestead deduction we now have to have the last 5 digits of the owner & spouse's Social Security and drivers license numbers.
What do I need to bring to the Auditor's office with me to file deductions?
For the Homestead and Mortgage deductions we have the necessary information available in the Auditor's office. It is helpful to know the name of the mortgage company where you initially financed your loan and the amount of the initial loan. The application must be signed by the applicant. For the homestead deduction we now have to have the last 5 digits of the owner & spouse's Social Security and drivers license numbers.
When are Monroe County property taxes due?
The deadline for paying the spring installment is May 10th. The deadline for paying the fall installment is November 10th. For further information on taxes please contact the Treasurer's office.
How do I add or remove someone from my property?
You will need to have a deed drawn up. You should contact an attorney, a title company, or an abstract company. You can also obtain do-it-yourself kits at most office supply stores. (The Auditor's office does not create deeds.) In the occurrence of the death of a spouse, our office does not require you to remove the decedent from the title of the property. If you wish to do so, you will need to present a deed, court order, or an affidavit of survivorship. We are not able to remove a person from the property with a death certificate.
What are your transfer fees?
You can apply in person at our office or through the mail. If applying through the mail, you will need to fill out a short application form and mail it in with a photocopy of your state issued photo ID, a check or money order for the correct amount and a self addressed stamped envelope. If applying in person, bring your driver’s license and payment. You will be required to fill out an application form in our office. Death Certificates are $15.00 per certified copy. Click link to select Death Certificate Application Form.
How do I find out who owns a specific property?
You may visit the Monroe County GIS website.
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