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COVID-19 UPDATE: Auditor Services During Shutdown

Effective at noon on March 17, many county government offices, including the Auditor’s Office, closed to the public in an effort to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Staff members in good health are still reporting to work. Our office will continue regular operations to the best of our abilities.

To Taxpayers: If you need to reach us concerning your tax bill, deduction, or other matters, we will be here to assist via phone call or email. Our main office number is 219-465-3445. Our email is Please be patient with us as we deal with an increased volume in calls and emails.

To County Department Heads and Employees: Effective March 16, we have instituted new procedures for authorized personnel doing business with our office for payroll/benefits, accounts payable, accounts receivable, or other matters. Paperwork can be dropped off at a table after you arrive in our office; if you need to meet with one of us, please wait for assistance. All individuals are required to wash their hands before entering our office.

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 taxing unit. To view the budget order, click here

The table below shows the tax rates that will be applied to the tax bills payable in 2020, with a comparison to last year’s rates by each taxing district.

Taxing District2019 Tax Rate2020 Tax Rate
Boone Township2.50032.3633
Center Township2.04362.0409
Valparaiso--Center Township3.01523.0403
Jackson Township1.58491.6175
Liberty Township1.61531.6532
Chesterton--Liberty Township2.54132.5564
Morgan Township1.50471.5436
Pine Township--Michigan City Schools1.44081.4638
Pine Township--Duneland Schools1.63211.6588
Beverly Shores1.95872.0365
Pines town1.95761.8871
Pleasant Township1.56321.6223
Portage Township1.90321.8858
Portage city--Portage Township2.82652.8146
Ogden Dunes2.15272.1792
Porter Township1.59361.6029
Union Township1.75811.6168
Washington Township1.50581.5452
Westchester Township1.72981.7896
Portage city--Westchester Township2.91782.9407
Chesterton--Westchester Township2.65592.6804
Burns Harbor2.05252.1017
Dune Acres2.06452.1247
Porter town2.89202.9505
Chesterton--Jackson Township2.53172.5444
Porter Township--West Porter Fire1.58921.5972
Valparaiso--Washington Township2.70062.7704
Valparaiso--Morgan Township2.69532.7649
Valparaiso--Center Township MTE2.04362.0409

 To view the adopted budgets for Porter County government, see the "Budgets & Finance" tab 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).

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.

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

Tuesday, March 17: Porter County Commissioners, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 24, Porter County Council, 5:30 p.m.

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