2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 6. Taxation
ARTICLE 1.1. PROPERTY TAXES
CHAPTER 12. Assessed Value Deductions and Deduction Procedures
6-1.1-12-12. Blind persons; filing claim; proof of blindness; contents of application
Sec. 12. (a) Except as provided in section 17.8 of this chapter and subject to section 45 of this chapter, a person who desires to claim the deduction provided in section 11 of this chapter must file an application, on forms prescribed by the department of local government finance, with the auditor of the county in which the real property, mobile home not assessed as real property, or manufactured home not assessed as real property is located. With respect to real property, the application must be completed and dated in the calendar year for which the person wishes to obtain the deduction and filed with the county auditor on or before January 5 of the immediately succeeding calendar year. With respect to a mobile home that is not assessed as real property or a manufactured home that is not assessed as real property, the application must be filed during the twelve (12) months before March 31 of each year for which the individual wishes to obtain the deduction. The application may be filed in person or by mail. If mailed, the mailing must be postmarked on or before the last day for filing.
(b) Proof of blindness may be supported by:
(1) the records of the division of family resources or the division of disability and rehabilitative services; or
(2) the written statement of a physician who is licensed by this state and skilled in the diseases of the eye or of a licensed optometrist.
(c) The application required by this section must contain the record number and page where the contract or memorandum of the contract is recorded if the individual is buying the real property, mobile home, or manufactured home on a contract that provides that the individual is to pay property taxes on the real property, mobile home, or manufactured home.
[Pre-1975 Property Tax Recodification Citation: 6-1-5-1 part.]
Formerly: Acts 1975, P.L.47, SEC.1. As amended by Acts 1979, P.L.56, SEC.12; Acts 1982, P.L.44, SEC.3; Acts 1982, P.L.45, SEC.4; P.L.41-1987, SEC.4; P.L.55-1988, SEC.4; P.L.2-1992, SEC.58; P.L.4-1993, SEC.9; P.L.5-1993, SEC.21; P.L.291-2001, SEC.134; P.L.90-2002, SEC.108; P.L.177-2002, SEC.2; P.L.141-2006, SEC.9; P.L.145-2006, SEC.16; P.L.154-2006, SEC.14; P.L.1-2007, SEC.40; P.L.183-2007, SEC.3; P.L.144-2008, SEC.16; P.L.146-2008, SEC.108; P.L.1-2009, SEC.29; P.L.183-2014, SEC.8.