Most of your Mobile Home questions are answered in the Mobile Homes Tax Payer Guide*.
Manufactured and mobile homes that sit on land NOT owned by the same person that owns the mobile home are considered Personal Property. Owners of these homes are required by Indiana Law to obtain a certificate of title for their home.
These homes are assessed on January 15th of each year and taxed in the same year. If you are the owner on record on January 15th, you are responsible for the entire years’ taxes. Notices of Assessment will be mailed on March 1st of each year. Bills are mailed in the spring and are due May 10th and November 10th.
If you feel that your home’s assessment is incorrect, please talk to the County Assessor. Present the Assessor with information about the property, including a recent appraisal if you have one. Please do not ignore notices, letters, and visits to your property by the Assessor’s Office. Notices of Assessment (Form-11) are sent out every year and the taxpayer only has forty-five (45) days to contact the Assessor’s Office with any disagreement of their assessment. After the forty-five (45) day period, no changes will be made to any properties assessment.
To ensure property tax bills are mailed to the correct homeowner and appropriate individuals receive their homestead deduction, the Putnam County Assessor’s Office requests a copy of each home’s title. All deductions must be filed through the Auditor’s Office.
For additional information concerning mobile or manufactured homes and their assessment, please consult the Mobile Home Taxpayer Guide above.
*This guide is in handbook format. When printing, set properties to print double sided and landscape. When done printing, fold all papers in half and staple in the middle.