Procedure for Tax Abatement:

STEP 1:  Application for consideration of tax abatement

 

  • To begin the process the Statement of Benefits Form(s) (SB-1/Real Property for real property and SB-1/PP for Personal Property) must be correctly completed and submitted along with all required attachments. Applications received after the issuance of an improvement location permit, or after any filings toward a building permit, will not be processed, nor will request received after installation of equipment.

 

  • For current application or annual fees, contact:

 

Cyndi Todd, Executive Director

Partnership Parke County, Inc.

108 S Market St

Rockville, IN 47872

Phone:  765-569-0226

Email: partnershipctodd@gmail.com

 

  • Completed application forms and applicable fees should be submitted to the respective Unit of Government:

 

Parke County Auditor

Attn:  Laura Fischer

116 W High St, Room 104

Rockville, IN 47872

Phone: 765-569-3422

 

Town of Bloomingdale

Attn: Dee Wallace

P.O. Box 27

Bloomingdale, IN 47832

Phone: 765-498-6000

Town of Marshall

Attn: Kathy Wirth

P.O. Box 204

Marshall, IN 47859

Phone: 765-721-2160

Town of Mecca

Attn: Kaitlyn Morgan

4938 W Church St

Mecca, IN 47860

Phone:  

  • Please contact the appropriate Unit of Government to schedule your company’s appearance on the Council’s agenda.

 

STEP 2:  Consideration by the Respective Unit of Government, Redevelopment Commission and
       County Council

 

  • Completed application forms and applicable fees should be returned to Partnership Parke County, where it will be forwarded to the Redevelopment Commission for review. Partnership Parke County will inform you of the next regularly scheduled Redevelopment Commission meeting where the applicant will make a presentation in support of the requested tax abatement.

  • If the request for tax abatement is supported by the Redevelopment Commission, the applicant may then present their tax abatement request at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting.

  • In the event the petitioning project is not in a designated Economic Revitalization Area (ERA), the Redevelopment Commission must approve an application to designate the property as an ERA to enable the property to be eligible for tax abatement.

  • If the request for tax abatement is approved, the respective Council will adopt a resolution which will include, but not limited to, the length of the abatement for real property and personal property and the inclusion of a claw-back provision. The claw-back provision obligates the applicant to repay to the taxing authorities all real and personal property taxes abated should the applicant cease or severely limit its business with the length of the granted abatement or should the Unit of Government for any reason terminate the tax abatement.

 

STEP 3:  Application to the County Auditor and Units of Government

 

  • The property owner is responsible for filing the Statement of Benefits Form(s) (SB-1/Real Property and SB-1/PP) and making application to the Parke County Auditor and Assessor’s office for a deduction from taxes.

Parke County Auditor                                      Town of Mecca

Attn: Pam Adams                                           Attn: Kaitlyn Morgan

116 W High St, Room 104                               4938 W Church St

Rockville, IN 47872                                         Mecca, IN  47860

Phone: 765-569-3422                                     Phone:  

Parke County Assessor                                    Town of Montezuma

Attn:                                                             Attn:  Cathy Morgan

116 W High St                                                P.O. Box 26

Rockville, IN  47872                                        Montezuma, IN  47862

Phone:  765-569-3490                                    Phone:  765-245-2759

Town of Bloomingdale                                     Town of Rockville

Attn: Dee Wallace                                           Attn:  Mark Spelbring

P.O. Box 27                                                    P.O. Box 143

Bloomingdale, IN 47832                                   Rockville, IN  47872

Phone: 765-498-6000                                      Phone: 765-569-6253

Town of Marshall                                             Town of Rosedale

Attn: Kathy Wirth                                            Attn: Adrienne Robinson

P.O. Box 204                                                   P.O. Box 183

Marshall, IN 47859                                          Rosedale, IN  47874

Phone: 765-721-2160                                      Phone: 765-548-2118

Town of Mecca

Attn: Kaitlyn Morgan

4938 W Church St

Mecca, IN 47860

Phone: 

 

STEP 4:  Continued Reporting

 

  • Annual Performance Reports must be submitted to the County Auditor, to the County and Township Assessor, and to either the Clerk-Treasurer of the Town (if property located within town), or with the County Auditor if property situated outside corporate limits of the town.

  • Indiana Code 6-1.1-12.1 provides specific methods for implementing and administering tax abatements and stringent timelines for filing documentation with the Parke County Auditor. Failure to file the documents on time will result in no deduction.

  • The forms to be filed annually with the Parke County Auditor are:

    • Form SB-1/Real Property on or before May 10 of each year

    • Form 322/RE on or before May 10 of each year

    • Form CF-1/Real Property on or before May 15 of each year

  • The forms to be filed annually with the Parke County Assessor, are:

    • Form SB-1PP must be files between March 1 and May 15

    • Form 103 ERA shall be filed with Form CF-1/PP between March 1 and May 15

  • The following forms will be filed annually with the Clerk Treasurer or County Auditor:

    • Form CF-1/Real Property and Form CF-1/PP shall be filed on or before May 15 each year

    • Form 103 ERA to which shall be attached Form CF-1/PP shall be filed between March 1 and May 15 each year.

Town of Montezuma

Attn: Cathy Morgan

P.O. Box 26

Montezuma, IN 47862

Phone: 765-245-2759

Town of Rockville

Attn: Brandy Asher

P.O. Box 143

Rockville, IN 47872

Phone: 765-569-6253

Town of Rosedale

Attn: Natalie Montgomery

P.O. Box 183

Rosedale, IN 47874

Phone:  765-548-2118