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Courthouse Hours
M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
301 4th St - Covington IN 47932
Fountain County Assessor's Office
Sandra M. Whitaker - Assessor


The primary function of the Assessor's office is to assess the value of real and personal property.  Property taxes in Indiana are collected by the local county treasurers, based on assessments that are provided by the township and county assessors. These assessments are based on guidelines and regulations set forth by state legislators and adopted by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.


Effective Date Notice
  • January 1, 2016  - Effective date for LOIT rate changes adopted by ordinance after August 31, and before November 1.  IC 6-3.5-1; IC 6-3.5-6-1.5; IC 6-3.5-7-4.9
  • January 1, 2016 - Assessment and valuation date for all tangible property except annually assessed mobile homes under IC 6-1.1-7 (2016 pay 2017 tax bills). IC 6-1.1-1-19; IC 6-1.1-2-1.5.
  • January 1, 2016 - Real Property and Personal Property assessment date for taxes due and payable in 2017. (IC 6-1.1-2-1.5 amended by Section 3 of Senate Enrolled Act [SEA] 420-2014)
  • January 15, 2016 - Mobile Home assessment date for taxes due in 2016. (IC 6-1.1-2-1.5)