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County's annual compensation report now available
 
  By Jan. 31 each year, government units in Indiana must report the total compensation paid to employees in the prior year. The Porter County Auditor's Office has filed our report for county employees. Here is the link to the page on Indiana's information portal, Gateway, where you can find the 2017 compensation reports for local government units in Indiana: Public Employee Compensation Reports.



December settlement completed: Earliest in 10 years!

  The Porter County Auditor's Office has completed the December settlement, distributing the year-end tax revenues to local schools, municipalities, townships, libraries, and other local taxing units.
  What made this year-end settlement significant was not only that it was completed a week earlier than last year, but also that the distribution of the December tax draws was the earliest in at least 10 years in Porter County.
 Beginning this year, the tax distribution reports are available on the state's Gateway site. As an added convenience, we are pleased to provide the distribution reports on our webpage, under the Budgets tab at left.

  

Porter County's bond sale a success

  Porter County recently had a successful bond sale for the $30 million County Revenue bond issue and $20 million stormwater bond issue. The bonds will fund a variety of county capital projects and stormwater projects, as approved by the County Commissioners and Council. The bond sale attracted lower interest rates than anticipated, in turn saving more than $1.5 million in interest costs. To read a statement about the bond sale, click here: Porter County Bond Sale release.
  The Porter County Auditor's Office has assumed added responsibilities related to the bond activity. Our office has implemented added internal controls to help ensure that the requirements of the bond ordinances are met in accounting, monitoring, and compliance.



Auditor Association Officers Named

  The fall, 2017 State Board of Accounts-called conference was held Oct. 17-20 in Indianapolis, bringing together county auditors from throughout the state for training. The conference concluded with the Indiana Auditor's Association election of officers for 2018. Porter County Auditor Vicki Urbanik, who is currently serving on the board as association secretary, was elected treasurer for 2018.

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The 2018 officers of the Indiana Auditors Association are (left to right): Jennifer Flater of Clay County, secretary; Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, treasurer; Julie Fox of Marshall County, vice-president; Patty Ball of Daviess County, president-elect; and Pauline Graff of Elkhart County, president.


Disabled Veterans Deduction Changes

  Disabled veterans are urged to take note of changes in the state law regarding the deduction known as the "Totally Disabled Veterans/Veterans over 62 with a Partial Disability Deduction." Beginning with tax bills in 2018, more disabled veterans qualified for the deduction due to an increase in the limit on assessed value. In 2017, our office launched a project to identify veterans who might qualify for the deduction under the new law. More information is available on our Disabled Veterans Deductions page.

  Check out these media reports about our project: 
 
  ValpoLife: Auditor's Office Launches Project to Assist Disabled Veterans with Tax Deduction
  Chesterton Tribune: Disabled Vets May Qualify for Property Tax Deduction under Revised State Law
  NW Times: More Disabled Veterans May Qualify for Tax Break
  



Upcoming Events


Monday, Jan. 15: Porter County Government offices closed in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Tuesday, Jan. 16: Porter County Commissioners, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 23: Porter County Council monthly meeting, 5 p.m. Click here for the legal notice.

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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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.