Switzerland County Seal

Gayle A. Rayles - County Auditor
(P) 812.427.4470


Switzerland County Courthouse - First Floor
212 West Main Street
Vevay, In 47043


Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri - 8:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday - 8:00am - 12:00pm


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constitutional officer of the county. This office is directly responsible for preparing tax duplicates that show the value of the property and taxes assessed against each taxpayer.

After taxes are collected by the treasurer, the auditor distributes them to the governmental units and agencies for which they were collected.

As a part of the tax function, the auditor must also prepare plats that show the ownership and assessed valuation of each parcel in each township in the county. The plats must contain information prescribed by the Department of Local Government Finance and must be kept current.

In keeping accounts and issuing warrants, the auditor must develop financial analysis and cash flow projections and assist with budget preparations. The auditor is the principal financial officer in county government and is defined under IC 36-2-9-2 as the fiscal officer of the county.

The county auditor must also prepare and file an annual financial report with the State Board of Accounts.

The Auditor also serves as the secretary to the board of county commissioners.

The Auditor also serves as the clerk to the County Council.

other duties

The County Auditor is responsible for calculating the property tax rate and assisting taxpayers with deductions and exemptions. The County Auditor also administers the county tax sale and property transfers.
-Coordinating TIF and tax abatements for businesses and personal property owners and overseeing the county payroll, budget and finances. The County Auditor is also responsible for the recording secretary for the County Commissioners and County Council.
- Maintains the official Ledger of the County:
- Receipts, Appropriations and reimbursements
- Prepares and distributes bids
- Advertises and prepares budget rates
- Maintains ordinances and resolutions
- Advertises and audits all County Department claims
- Makes Bond Payments
- Maintains fixed Assets inventory
- Administers payroll and maintains all county personnel files
- Oversees Tax Abatements
- Maintains Tax Billing - (classified forest, annexations)
- Maintains Exemptions and deductions
- Maintains property maps for hard copy and GIS
- Certifies property Owners
- Transfers all property deeds
- Maintains take home vehicle records


Payroll Clerk

Nancy Craig - Payroll Clerk

Deputy Auditor

Connie Christman - Deputy Auditor

Deputy Auditor 2

Carolyn Miller - Deputy Auditor

Switzerland County, Indiana






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