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Vanderburgh County Assessor

The Office of the Vanderburgh County Assessor is responsible for providing uniform and accurate assessments for all taxable property within the county in accordance with Indiana law. Taxable property includes land and commercial properties, often referred to as real property or real estate, and fixed assets owned by businesses, often referred to as personal property. Property assessments performed by the Assessor are used to determine the Vanderburgh County property taxes owed by individual taxpayers.

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    Bill Fluty
    (Rep)

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    Matthew B Smith
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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I started working for the County in 1995 as Chief Deputy in the Auditor’s office under Suzanne Crouch, the current Lieutenant Governor. In 2003, I was elected as Auditor and served two terms. With 16 years of experience in the Auditor’s office, considered the hub of County Government, I have a unique understanding of how County offices including the Council and Commissioners work together to serve the public and implement the functions of County Government. In 2011, I was elected as Assessor and have served for three terms. I am a Level III certified Assessor-Appraiser and have completed hundreds of hours of continuing education which ensures that I am well-versed in legislative changes and state assessing guidelines.
My first priority is always to continue to meet deadlines while providing fair and accurate assessments to Vanderburgh County taxpayers. We accomplish this with higher levels of employee training and education. Currently, there are 14 staff members holding a Level III Indiana Assessor-Appraiser certification, four with a Level II Indiana Assessor-Appraiser certification and five more employees in the process of obtaining a Level II certification. Another priority is to continue our pursuit to cross train a significant number of our employees within the office with a goal of sharing duties. Cross training allows us to meet our assessment goals and achieve more with less staff.
I have resided in Evansville my entire life, attending school at St. Theresa, Rex Mundi and receiving a Bachelor’s degree from USI. I have always been committed to serving the public and am grateful for the opportunity to play a part in running an effective and efficient County Government.
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