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Rush County Assessor Mary Ann Bridges Photo


Mary Ann Bridges

The county assessor works closely with the Department of Local Government Finance, which adopts the rules for assessing of property in Indana.   (Generally see IC 36-2-15, for duties of the county assessor).

The Assessor is a constitutional officer elected for a term of four years by vote of the county at large with no term limit restrictions.

Primary duties of the Assessor are to:

  • Certify assessed values to the county auditor. {IC 6-1.1-4-24}

  • Serve as the secretary of the county property tax board of appeals {IC6-1.1-28-1}, the entity that hears all property tax assessment appeals within the county.

  • Perform the duties of a township trustee-assessor who fails to perform his or her duties in a timely manner. {IC 36-2-15-5(b)

  • Select the assessment computer system used by all the assessing officials in the county.

  • Discover and assess property omitted by the township and trustee/assessors.

  • Equalize assessments in the county.

  • Advise and instruct all township assessors in his or her county as to their duties.

Contact Information

Rush County Courthouse
101 East Second Street, Room 210
Rushville, Indiana 46173

Phone: 765-932-3242
Fax: 765-938-1163

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM – 4 PM EST

Staff: Connie Nierste, Deputy
Mable Berkemeier, Part-time
Nick White, Part-time

Assessment Web Site

To connect to Rush County Assessment Data Search site click here:

We are proud to offer this service at no cost to our constituents. The information accessible through this site is being made available to enhance the access of assessment data and to provide links to other relevant sites. A summary of the information available through this site is as follows:

  • Property Location
  • Ownership
  • Owner History
  • Sales Information
  • Assessed Values and Value History
  • Land Information
  • Improvement Information
  • Sketch Images
  • Photo Images