The Sales Disclosure form is available on-line at the DLGF website and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view the form. If you do not have the reader, we have provided a link below to obtain the free program.
Effective July 1, 2008, the New Sales Disclosure form needs to be submitted and reviewed by the County Assessor. Once the Assessor has approved and stamped the form, submit the Sales Disclosure Form to the County Auditor.
The new SDF includes an area where a homestead (and other) exemptions may be filed. Please fill out the necessary information and have it signed by the resident taxpayer.
There is a $10.00 fee when filed in the Auditor's Office. No fee for an exempt transaction.
The County Auditor shall keep a transfer book, arranged by townships, cities, and towns (taxing districts). In the transfer book the auditor shall enter a description, for the purpose of taxation, of land that is conveyed by deed or partition, the date of the conveyance, the names of the parties, and the post office address of the grantee. In addition, the auditor shall endorse on the deed or instrument of conveyance the words "duly entered for taxation subject to final acceptance for transfer," "not taxable," "has already been listed for taxation," "or duly entered for taxation." (IC 6-1.1-5-4)
Transfer Fee (Plat Book Fee) Effective July 1, 2016
Pursuant to County Code 3.05.010 and IC 36-2-9-18(d) the Vanderburgh County Auditor shall collect a fee of Five Dollars ($5.00) for each legal description of each parcel contained in the DEED for which the County Auditor makes a real property endorsement. This does not apply to government entities when they receive the property.
Sales Disclosure Filing Effective July 1, 2007
The procedure for filing and review of Sales Disclosure forms was revised effective July 1, 2007. Before filing a conveyance document with the County Auditor, the Sales Disclosure form must be submitted to the County Assessor for approval. The County Assessor shall review the accuracy and completeness of each Sales Disclosure form and if the form is accurate and complete, they will stamp the form eligible for filing with the County Auditor. After being stamped by the County Assessor, submit the Sales Disclosure form to the County Auditor.
New Sales Disclosure Form Effective July 1, 2008
The Sales Disclosure form was revised effective July 1, 2008. Before filing a conveyance document with the County Auditor, the Sales Disclosure form must be submitted to the County Assessor for approval and stamped. After being stamped by the County Assessor, submit the Sales Disclosure form to the County Auditor. On the new form, taxpayers are eligible to file certain exemptions such as the homestead exemption.
For further information regarding the transfer of real estate, deeds, or sales disclosure, please call the Transfer Department at 812/435-5421.