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Budget & Finance

The Porter County Council adopted the proposed 2017 county government budgets on Oct. 27. Here are some highlights:
  • Based on the proposed levy, the county government's tax rate is projected to decrease for the fourth year in a row in 2017.
  • Most full-time county employees will receive a $1,500 raise. In an effort to improve salary parity, some employees received higher pay adjustments.
  • Six new full-time positions were approved in the county's General Fund: Two 911 dispatchers, two Animal Shelter employees, a Juvenile Probation case manager, and a Juvenile Detention Center tutor. Four other existing positions were moved into the General Fund from other funds.
  • County employee health insurance will be funded from the same mix of sources as in 2016, with projections for the highest carry-over balance in recent years.

How to view Porter County's budgets

The Porter County Auditor's Office has prepared the following documents, which contain two years of adopted budget totals in an easy-to-read format. Simply click on the links below to view the budgets!

Please note: The 2017 budgets are as adopted by the County Council and are still subject to change pending the state's budget review.

Porter County General Fund budgets, 2017.
Porter County Non-General Fund budgets, 2017.

Porter County General Fund budgets, 2016
Porter County Non-General Fund budgets, 2016

Porter County General Fund budgets, 2015
Porter County Non General Fund budgets, 2015

How to view any local government budget

Local government units -- from the county to schools to townships -- are required to post their adopted budgets on the state's informational portal, Gateway. From this site, you can access any budget for any taxing unit -- anywhere in Indiana.

To get there, go to https://gateway.ifionline.org/default.aspx. From there, you can choose from a variety of local government financial information. One way to access a specific budget is to click on "Report Builder." Then choose the budget data you wish to access.

Other State Links

To view the 2016 budget order for Porter County, which includes the budgets, levies, and tax rates for all taxing units, click here: http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/Porter_County_2016_Budget_Order.pdf

To view the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance's Budget Status Map, click here: http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/2016_Cert_Status.pdf