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County's employee compensation report now available

  The Porter County Auditor's Office has prepared the 2015 employee compensation report. This report lists total compensation paid to county employees, including base salaries and any other payments such as longevity pay. Known as the 100R, this annual report is required of all local units of government, as well as the state government and universities. The 100Rs can be found on Gateway, Indiana's local government finance public access site. To visit the 100R page, click here.


2016 Budget Order: Most tax rates to drop
 
  Tax rates for most taxing districts in Porter County will be lower in 2016 compared to last year, according to this year's budget order. Porter County was the 14th of 92 counties to receive its 2016 budget order, which contains approved budgets, levies, tax rates, and other information. Some highlights of the budget order:

  • Tax rates will be lower in 25 taxing districts compared to 2015.
  • The tax rate to fund county government will drop from 44.96 cents to 43.94 cents, the third year in a row that the county government's rate will decline.
  • The budget order includes the two new rates approved through the voter referendum last year for the Valparaiso Community School Corporation. Porter County now has four school corporations with voter-approved tax rates.
  • The county's homestead credit rate will decrease from just over 9% to 8.6%; for homeowners, this reduced rate could result in less of a savings on their tax bills.
  For more details, see the Budget & Finance and Property Tax Rates tabs at the left.
  

Homestead program nets $246,500 for County General Fund

  The Porter County Auditor's homestead compliance program in 2015 has resulted in deposits of more than $246,500 for the county's general fund. The money comes from taxes paid by taxpayers who improperly received the homestead deductions. State law allows county auditors to collect up to three years of ineligible homestead taxes and penalties and to deposit a portion of the money collected in the general fund. (To read more, see "Homestead compliance program nets revenue for Porter County.")

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In photo: Porter County Auditor Vicki Urbanik presents a check
to Porter County Council President Dan Whitten and 
Vice-President Karen Conover representing homestead
tax money returned to the county general fund.


                                                          

 Economic Indicator: Unemployment


  Northwest Indiana's unemployment rates rose in December, the latest month for which statistics are available. The December unemployment rate in Porter County was 5.4%, compared to 5% in November. In Lake and LaPorte counties, the unemployment rates stood at 6.7% and 6.4%, respectively.

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Upcoming Events

Feb. 15: County offices closed in observance of President's Day.
 



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by Porter County Auditor Vicki Urbanik.

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Contact Us
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Vicki Urbanik, CPA, CGFM
Porter County Auditor
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155 Indiana Avenue
Suite 204
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Ph: 219-465-3445
Fx: 219-465-3806

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.