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Employee Compensation Report now available

Interested in seeing the compensation earned by public employees in 2019? Each year, government units throughout the state must report the total compensation paid to their elected officials, department heads, and employees in a report known as the 100R. Our office has completed this report for county government employees. Check it out on the state’s Gateway informational portal by following this link.

State issues Porter County’s 2020 Budget Order

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance has issued the 2020 budget order for Porter County. The budget order sets the total budgets, property tax levies, and tax rates for each fund in each taxing unit. To view the budget order, click here.

To view the county budgets, go to the "Budgets & Finance" link or click here. As part of the budget process, the Porter County Council also reviewed maximum tax levies and estimated tax cap losses. To view the levy and tax cap report compiled by the Porter County Auditor’s office, click here: 2020 Max Levy and Tax Cap Estimates for Porter County (PDF).

Auditor’s Office certifies 2020 net AVs

A key figure that’s used in setting property tax rates each year is the certified net assessed values (CNAVs). These values reflect the taxable value of real and personal property throughout the county. Our office certified the net 2020 AV for the county overall at $9.8 billion, which is a 2.3 percent increase over this year. The table below lists the 2020 certified net AVs for select taxing districts.

Taxing District2020 
Hebron$114 million
Valparaiso--Center Township$1.5 billion
Valparaiso--Washington Township$256 million
Beverly Shores$185 million
Pines$26 million
Kouts$84 million
Portage$1.5 billion
Ogden Dunes$149 million
Burns Harbor$588 million
Chesterton--Westchester Township$542 million
Chesterton--Liberty Township$153 million
Dune Acres$102 million
Porter$230 million

New Deed Transfer Fee Now in Effect

 A number of new state laws affecting county auditor offices took effect July 1. One of these is a deed transfer fee increase to $10 per parcel. Under H.E.A. 1427, county auditors are now required to collect the higher fee for real property conveyances, with the fee revenue used for developing and maintaining plat books. We began implementing this new fee on July 1, in accordance with state statute.


Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 20: County offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 28: Porter County Government Charitable Non-Profit Foundation, 5 p.m.; Porter County Council, 5:30 p.m.

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