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Cass County Government Building 200 Court Park Logansport, IN 46947

Cass County Auditor's Office

General Info  
Department
Head
Cass County Auditor 
Cheryl Alcorn
Contact
Information
Phone: (574) 753-7720 
Fax:
(574) 753-3512 
Location Cass County Government Building 
Room 105 • 200 Court Park 
Logansport, IN 46947 


The county auditor is a constitutional office holder elected by voters of the county at large for a term of four years with prohibition against serving more than two consecutive terms. The auditor serves as secretary of the Board of County Commissioners and secretary of the county council. A few technical duties include budget preparation, financial statement preparation, and compliance with federal tax guidelines and programs. The office of county auditor has evolved dramatically from a bookkeeper and part-time secretary to a financial manager whose responsibilities impact the financial well-being of county government.


Auditor's Office News


NEWS RELEASE!


NOTICE - AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2014

The Auditor's Office will NO LONGER accept marriage licenses or death certificates to change title on real property. To change the Title on Real property requires one or more of the following three properly executed documents with legal descriptions: DEEDS, AFFIDAVITS, COURT ORDERS - file stamped by Clerk's Office and SIGNED by JUDGE.


Tax Rate Chart - 2015 Payable 2016


Notice to tax payers : 2017 Proposed Budget


Duties

Secretarial

  • Secretary to County Commissioners and County Council
  • Prepare and distribute meeting agendas
  • Prepare and maintain meeting minutes
  • Notification to all media of meetings; public and executive

Financial

  • Annual budget preparation for Council
  • Semi-annual distribution of property tax collections
  • Preparation of County Annual Financial Report
  • Annual preparation of Abstract of Property Taxes
  • Quietus of all miscellaneous receipts
  • Administer all county funds and grants
  • Audit and process all expense claims
  • Audit and process all payroll claims
  • Additional appropriations
  • Maintain various ledgers
    • Tax sale redemption
    • Tax sale surplus
    • Surplus property tax
    • Investment
    • Drain maintenance
    • Excise tax
    • Fixed assets

Tax

  • Preparation of annual proposed and adopted property tax rates
  • Distribution of CAGIT and CEDIT taxes
  • Maintain TIF district allocations
  • Maintain and apply real estate tax abatements
  • Process corrections to tax duplicate and issue refunds
  • Tax Sale-publication, recording of sale, issuance of deeds

Property

  • Maintain permanent record of all property owners
  • Maintain plat maps in office and in GIS
  • Accept documents for transfer and sales disclosure forms
  • Assist public with filing of property tax deductions
    • Mortgage
    • Homestead/Standard
    • Age
    • Blind/Disabled
    • Disabled Veteran

Personnel

  • Maintain all employee files and service records
  • Annual preparation of W-2's, 1099's
  • Remittance of all payroll taxes to federal and state governments

Fees

  • Deed
    • $5.00
  • Sales Disclosure
    • Exempt (1 signature) No Fee
    • Non-Exempt (2 signatures) $10.00
  • Contract (Begining)
    • Sales Disclosure $10.00
    • Non-Exempt (2 signatures)
    • Stamp - Endorse
  • Contract (Ending)
    • Deed $5.00
    • Non-Exempt (2 signatures)
  • Affidavit of Survivorship
    • $5.00

Property Deductions Available

  • Homestead
  • Mortgage
  • Over 65
  • Blind or Disabled
  • Disabled Veteran
  • Geothermal
If you believe you are eligible for any property deductions, please call or visit the Auditors office. For 2017 taxes, deductions must be filed by December 31, 2016. A complete list of DED & QUALIFICATIONS is available at DLGF.IN.gov