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Spring tax settlement completed

  The Porter County Auditor's Office has completed the spring tax settlement, disbursing more than $118 million in property taxes, excise taxes and other revenue to local government units. This was one of the earliest distributions we've had following the May property tax collection. Early distributions mean that schools, municipalities, townships, libraries, and other taxing units get their revenue as soon as possible. Interested in knowing how much tax revenue went to the various units? The settlement reports, known as the Form 22s, are posted on this website under the Budgets tab (see "Settlement Reports" or click here) and on the state's Gateway site (click here).

Municipalities and County Receive Boost in Income Tax Revenues

  The Porter County Auditor's Office has disbursed a total of $1.5 million in "supplemental" local income tax (LIT) revenues. One-half was disbursed to the county government and municipalities in Porter County, with the other half reserved for the county's homestead credit. The state releases the supplemental income tax revenues each year to eligible counties, when their state-administered trust accounts accumulate at least 15% of the regular income tax distribution. Below is a list of the supplemental LIT revenues distributed to the county, cities, and towns. 

County -- $323,501
Valparaiso -- $149,878
Portage -- $173,959
Chesterton -- $61,727
Beverly Shores -- $2,896
Burns Harbor -- $5,460
Dune Acres -- $860 
Hebron -- $17,590
Kouts -- $8,876
Ogden Dunes -- $5,243
Porter town -- $22,947
Pines town -- $3,344

Tax Rates, 2019

   Below is a list of the tax rates that are reflected on this year's property tax bills, the first installment of which were due May 10. To view our annual tax rate chart, which lists all the 2019 tax rates for all the taxing units and their individual funds, click here: 2019 Tax Rate Chart.  

 Taxing District 2018 Tax Rate   2019 Tax Rate
 Boone Township  2.4906 2.5003
 Hebron  3.1601 3.2076
 Center Township  2.0304 2.0436
 Valparaiso--Center Township  3.0029 3.0152
 Jackson Township  1.5569 1.5849
 Liberty Township  1.5923 1.6153
 Chesterton--Liberty Township  2.4722 2.5413
 Morgan Township  1.5217 1.5047
 Pine Township--Michigan City Schools  1.4586 1.4408
 Pine Township--Duneland Schools  1.6043 1.6321
 Beverly Shores  1.8368 1.9587
 Pines town  1.9045 1.9576
 Pleasant Township  1.5741 1.5632
 Kouts  1.9874 1.9957
 Portage Township  1.6679 1.9032
 Portage city--Portage Township  2.6142 2.8265
 Ogden Dunes  1.9742 2.1527
 Porter Township  1.5271 1.5936
 Union Township  1.6139 1.7581
 Washington Township  1.5239 1.5058
 Westchester Township  1.6977 1.7298
 Portage city--Westchester Township  2.8516 2.9178
 Chesterton--Westchester Township  2.5815 2.6559
 Burns Harbor  2.0191 2.0525
 Dune Acres  2.0203 2.0645
 Porter town  2.7733 2.8920
 Chesterton--Jackson Township  2.4611 2.5317
 Porter Township--West Porter Fire   1.5247 1.5892
 Valparaiso--Washington Township  2.7131 2.7006
 Valparaiso--Morgan Township  2.7067 2.6953
 Valparaiso--Center Twp MTE 2.0304  2.0436

Porter County's Homestead Credit Set

 The Porter County homestead credit rate this year has been calculated at 10.1568 percent. The credit reduces the homestead portion of property tax bills. Taxpayers who receive the homestead deduction automatically receive this county credit, which is funded through the county's local income tax.


Upcoming Events

     June 25: Porter County Council On the Road, Portage Lakeshore and Riverwalk Pavilion, 1000 Riverwalk Drive, Portage, 5:30 p.m..

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are in the Commissioners' Chambers main meeting room, County Administration Center, Valparaiso.

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by Porter County Auditor Vicki Urbanik.

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Vicki Urbanik, CPA, CGFM
Porter County Auditor

155 Indiana Avenue
Suite 204
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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

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