General Instructions for All Deductions

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In order for these deductions to be applied to your property taxes, you must be an owner of the property and filed for the deduction on or before December 31 (of the year your are applying for) in order for the deductions to be credited to the taxes payable the following year.  If you refinance or have a deed change at any time, you will need to re-file these deductions. In order to file for Homestead Deduction, you must be a full time resident of the property and the property address must match the address from your valid driver's license or state ID. You will be charged a non-refundable convenience fee of $5.50 for filing your exemptions online. This fee will be charged whether your request is approved or denied.

The Auditor's Deduction Department encourages you to complete the application online, but you may also complete it in person or by mail. To file by mail, download application, print and complete the forms. The Auditor's Deduction Department is located in the Building A, 2nd Floor, 2293 N. Main Street, Crown Point.  The office is open from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. With non-technical questions regarding the deductions, you can reach a customer service representative by calling 219-755-3120. If you experience a technical problem using this service, please use this feedback form.

We also strongly encourage you to view a short video tutorial on how to use this service.

Please note that due to routine system maintenance, this service may be unavailable daily between 11:55 pm and 2:00 am. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

How to Submit An Application Online

In order to submit the form online you must meet the following requirements before you access the application:

If you meet these requirements, you can access the form as follows:

  1. Follow the steps below.
  2. Complete the information by typing directly into the required blanks.  Use the tab button to move to the next field, and press the mouse button or space bar to select a checkbox field.  Note: Submitting this form from a public computer may cause your information to be stored on that computer. 
  3. Verify your information to make sure it is correct before submitting your request.
  4. Within minutes of submitting the request, you will receive order confirmation and request confirmation emails. If you do not receive these emails, please check your spam folder.
  5. Within 7-10 business days of submitting the form, you will receive request approval / denial email. If you do not receive this email, please call 219-755-3120.
  6. Save your confirmation email with your other important documents as a receipt and proof of your application submission. Reference the Transaction Number from the order confirmation email with any inquiries.

If you have difficulties with the form, please consult our FAQ page
If you still experience difficulties, download, print and mail your signed form and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Auditor's Office.

If you do not receive a confirmation email message, please check your spam folder. If you still cannot find the message, please call 219-755-3120.