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Yes, payments may be made anytime in any amount but, the full amount will need to be paid by the due date to avoid penalties on the unpaid balance.
Deductions are filed in the Auditor's Office. You can find valuable information concerning deductions by visiting the Auditor's page. Select "Property tax Division" and follow the links for the various deductions. You can also call the Auditor's office at 260-449-7241.
Yes, we consider a payment "on time" if the envelope is postmarked on or before the tax due date. Please, be aware of postal deadlines and specific procedures when mailing your property tax bill. We use the postmark as printed on the envelope when determining if a payment is on time. (Note: Postmarks are valid for regular tax payment only and do not apply to properties going to tax sale.)
No. You can reprint a tax bill by going to Public Access Tax Information.
Yes. There are several payment options available. You can sign up for a monthly pay plan (called Flex Pay), or a Spring/Fall Payment Option which authorizes the Treasurer to deduct your tax payment on the tax due date directly from your checking or savings account. Both of these options are available at the Treasurer's Office Pay or View Bills Portal. Certain conditions and fees may apply so be sure to read all information very carefully to find the option that is best for you.
No, signing up for Electronic Billing will not affect payment from your escrow. Your Mortgage company will still receive and pay your property tax bill. What will change is that you will not get a paper tax bill but rather, you will receive your tax bill electronically. This saves paper, postage, and tax dollars.
Tax bills are mailed once a year; both the 1st (spring) and 2nd (fall) installment tax bill payment coupons are included. Due dates are printed on each installment statement. Taxes not paid on or before the due date are subject to penalty.
You can contact us in the following ways:
Phone: 260-449-7693Fax: 260-449-7893Email the Treasurer's Office
In Person We are located in the:
Rousseau Centre1 East Main Street Suite 104Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Monday through Friday8 am to 5 pm.
A full explanation of all payment options can be found listed on the main page of our website as "Payment Options." or, visit the Payments & Services page.
When making your payment in person, bring in your entire tax bill. We will collect either the spring or fall payment coupon with your payment and will affix the Treasurer stamp to the bottom of the tax bill as a receipt for your records. When mailing in your payment, your bank statement showing the payment willl act as your receipt.
Visit the Low Tax Info website to look up your tax information. You may look up your taxes by your name, property address, duplicate number, or parcel number. This site is updated nightly. You may also contact our office and we can verify your payment. Please have your duplicate number available when you call.
Your assessed value is multiplied by the tax rate. The tax rate is the total rate of the combined taxing units (County, Township, City or Town, Library, etc.) within each taxing district. The tax rate is expressed in dollars per hundred dollars of assessed value. This amount is reduced by state and county credits and by any deductions you may have. You can find valuable information concerning deductions by visiting the Auditor's website. Click "Property Tax Division." You may also call the Auditor's Office at 260-449-7241.
You may contact the House of Representatives at 317-232-9600 or 800-382-9842. Contact your State Representative at 317-232-9400 or 800-382-9467.
Mailing address changes are handled in the Auditor's Office. To file online, open the Change Mailing Address form or you may file in the Auditor's Office.
The name on a real estate tax bill is the name of the deed holder. You need to contact the Auditor's office to learn about the legal steps you must follow to change the deed. For changes of the name on personal property or businesses you will need to call your township assessor.
You should contact our office at 260-449-7693. We will verify your mailing address and mail a new bill out to you. You may also print a tax bill by visiting the Low Tax Info website.
You may look on the Auditor's office website, and click on the "property tax surplus lookup". Contact the Auditor's office if you think you have a surplus, but do not see it on the website.
There are a number of credits and exemptions available to qualifying taxpayers. Your County Auditor can provide you with information and assist you in determining whether or not you qualify. By visiting the Auditor's website you can find more valuable information concerning exemptions. Click "Property Tax Division." You can also call the Auditor's Office at 260-449-7241.
Another way to reduce your taxes is to ensure the assessed value of your property is correct. To learn about assessment and appeal procedures visit the County Assessor's page or call 260-449-7123.
The State Homestead Credit (a part of your Homestead deduction) was phased out by the State in 2011. While there is no longer a State portion to the Homestead deduction, there still remains the County portion plus the Standard and Supplemental Deduction.
A penalty of 5% of the unpaid balance will be added if you have no other delinquencies and the taxes are paid within 30 days of the tax due date. After 30 days (or if you have other delinquencies) the penalty amount is 10% of the unpaid balance.
If possible you should bring the mobile home title to the Treasurer's office to obtain a permit. If you do not have the title, we need the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the trailer. If you are obtaining a moving permit you need to provide the new location address. We also need the name of the current mobile homeowner to verify the taxes have been paid. To obtain a title transfer all of the taxes must be paid current. Under certain circumstances, you may need to pay an estimated tax for the next year.
All parcels that have a balance due from the spring of the prior year or before are eligible for the tax sale. Tax sale notices will be sent out in July. At that time there will also be a $45 fee applied. You would have from July up until the day of the sale to pay the back taxes. If your property does sell at the tax sale, you can still redeem the property but you will also have to pay tax sale fees and daily accruing interest.
Tax bills are generally mailed on April 10 each year.
The due date can vary a little from year to year if the set dates of May 10 and November 10 fall on a weekend or holiday.
The Allen County Treasurer's Office is located in the:
Rousseau Centre (formerly, City-County Building)1 East Main Street, Suite 104Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Monday through Friday8 am to 5 pm
When making a tax payment, make your check payable to: Allen County Treasurer.
Always include a Tax Bill Payment stub along with your payment.
In the memo area of the check include one of the following:
This will help us to correctly post your payment.
Allen County TreasurerP.O. Box 2540Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2540
We send out one billing in the spring of each year. That bill has two payment stubs; one to make a payment in May and another for November. Due to the expense of mailing, no other reminder is mailed. We do send a courtesy letter if your taxes become so delinquent that your property may become eligible for tax sale if left unpaid.
We've all become accustomed to the level of services provided by our local community. Schools, police and fire protection, libraries and paved roads are only a few of the amenities property taxes make possible. Without property taxes, we couldn't support any of the above.
If you purchase a property after the January 1st assessment date, then the previous owner's name will appear in the top, colored portion of your bill. We have to show who the owner was as of March 1st. You should expect their name to come off the next year.