Commissioners Auditor Transfer Fee

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STARKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RESOLUTION 2019- 12 AUDITOR’S TRANSFER FEE

WHEREAS on April 3, 2006, the Board of Commissioner of Starke County, Indiana (the “Commissioners”) adopted a RESOLUTION REQUESTING ADOPTION OF AN AUDITOR’S TRANSFER FEE as Resolution #2006-05.

AND WHEREAS Pursuant to the Ind. Code S 36-2-9-18, Resolution #2006-05 established an auditor’s transfer fee not to exceed five ($5) dollars per deed or parcel, and that the fees so collected would be placed in a dedicated fund for use in maintaining the plat books. Since the adoption of Resolution *2006-05, the Auditors office has collected the transfer fee on such transactions since establishment of the fee without any increase in the fee rate.

AND WHEREAS Pursuant to HEA 1427, l.c. S 36-2-9-18, the Indiana Legislature has amended l.c. S 36-2-9-18 to authorize a transfer fee not to exceed ten ($10) dollars per deed or parcel, with the amendment effective July l, 2019. Also, HEA 1427 amends l.c. S 36-2-9-18 to explicitly allow dedication of the funds collected pursuant to the transfer fee for maintaining plat books in traditional or electronic formats.

The Commissioners HEREBY RESOLVE to increase the Auditor’s Transfer Fee established by Resolution #2006-05 as authorized by HEA 1427, with such fee not to exceed ten ($10) per deed or parcel, with the fee increase effective July 1, 2019, and that such funds be deposited in a dedicated fund for maintaining plat books in traditional or electronic formats.

Presented to the Board of Commissioners of Starke County, Indiana, and approved on the 17th of June 2019, by the following vote:

Dated: June 17th , 2019.

STARKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS