IMPORTANT: The filing information included here is limited solely to the Elkhart County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals and does not apply to appeals filed with the Indiana Board of Tax Review, nor are the service requirements necessarily applicable to those appeals.
At this time there are three main ways to go about legally filing a Form-130, the appeal form, with the Assessor's office. All of these ways, please note that Indiana law does require appeals be filed on the Form 130 to be accepted. Also please be sure to provide/attach any evidence to support your claims that the assessment does not represent market value or has been done in error.
One of the most popular ways of filing an appeal over the years has been to bring them to our counter in person. This allows you to receive a tangible copy of your appeal with our "received stamp" which will serve as your proof of timely filing should an issue arise in the future for any reason. This way also has the benefit of, if time allows, someone possibly being able to answer questions you may have, which once garnered makes the appeal not necessary in your opinion.
This is a way growing in popularity throughout the taxpayers of our county. It provides a way to timely file from the convenience of your home, office or wherever life finds you. If delivering your appeal to our office in this manner, it is preferred it is attached it to the email as a PDF document.
*Have your Form-130 ready to attach.
Many choose to mail in their appeals to the address provided on their Form-11's. Please note that should you desire a proof of receipt, you will need to provide a self-address - stamped envelope along with your original appeal. The address to mail all appeals within the county's jurisdiction is:
Elkhart County Assessor
117 N 2nd Street
Goshen, IN 46526
Please Note: The petition must be signed by the petitioner or an authorized representative. A representative must attach a notarized power of attorney unless the representative is a duly authorized employee or corporate officer of the company. Certified tax representatives must attach a Tax Representative Disclosure statement. Also if you have an email address that we can contact you at, please list it on the appeal form.