2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 6. Taxation
ARTICLE 1.1. PROPERTY TAXES
CHAPTER 4. Procedures for Real Property Assessment
6-1.1-4-25. Record keeping; electronic data files
Sec. 25. (a) Each township assessor and each county assessor shall keep the assessor's reassessment data and records current by securing the necessary field data and by making changes in the assessed value of real property as changes occur in the use of the real property. The township or county assessor's records shall at all times show the assessed value of real property in accordance with this chapter. The township assessor shall ensure that the county assessor has full access to the assessment records maintained by the township assessor.
(b) The township assessor (if any) in a county having a consolidated city, the county assessor if there are no township assessors in a county having a consolidated city, or the county assessor in every other county, shall:
(1) maintain an electronic data file of:
(A) the parcel characteristics and parcel assessments of all parcels;
(B) the personal property return characteristics and assessments by return; and
(C) the geographic information system characteristics of each parcel;
for each township in the county as of each assessment date;
(2) maintain the electronic file in a form that formats the information in the file with the standard data, field, and record coding required and approved by:
(A) the legislative services agency; and
(B) the department of local government finance;
(3) transmit the data in the file with respect to the assessment date of each year before October 1 of a year ending before January 1, 2016, and before September 1 of a year beginning after December 31, 2015, to:
(A) the legislative services agency and the department of local government finance, for data described in subdivision (1)(A) and (1)(B); and
(B) the geographic information office of the office of technology, for data described in subdivision (1)(C);
in a manner that meets the data export and transmission requirements in a standard format, as prescribed by the office of technology established by IC 4-13.1-2-1 and approved by the legislative services agency; and
(4) resubmit the data in the form and manner required under this subsection, upon request of the legislative services agency, the department of local government finance, or the geographic information office of the office of technology, as applicable, if data previously submitted under this subsection does not comply with the requirements of this subsection, as determined by the legislative services agency, the department of local government finance, or the geographic information office of the office of technology, as applicable.
An electronic data file maintained for a particular assessment date may not be overwritten with data for a subsequent assessment date until a copy of an electronic data file that preserves the data for the particular assessment date is archived in the manner prescribed by the office of technology established by IC 4-13.1-2-1 and approved by the legislative services agency.
[Pre-1975 Property Tax Recodification Citation: 6-1-26-9 part.]
Formerly: Acts 1975, P.L.47, SEC.1. As amended by P.L.6-1997, SEC.21; P.L.198-2001, SEC.16; P.L.178-2002, SEC.6; P.L.177-2005, SEC.27; P.L.146-2008, SEC.77; P.L.111-2014, SEC.14; P.L.203-2016, SEC.1.