Indiana's 92 county auditors serve as their county's Chief Fiscal Officer, with numerous responsibilities in local government finance and administration.
Working cooperatively with the County Commissioners, the County Council, County Assessor, Recorder, Treasurer, and other county departments, we are committed to accurate and timely property tax bills, thorough financial reporting, efficient distribution of tax funds to local government units, and effective budget planning and cash flow management. We work with taxpayers to ensure they receive tax deductions for which they are eligible and to help resolve their tax issues.
Duties of the County Auditor's office include:
- Compilation of the annual budget and administration of transfers and appropriations
- Accounting for all federal grants
- Distribution of tax revenue to taxing units in the county
- Property tax deductions applications and compliance
- Property deed transfers
- Parcel number maintenance, including parcel splits and combines
- Calculation of annual real property abatements and all abatement imposed fees
- Calculation of TIF values, including annual TIF neutralization
- Certification of net assessed values for use in setting tax rates
- Claims processing and payment, fund receipting
- Preparation of annual county financial report (regulatory basis and beginning in 2020, GAAP report); preparation of annual financial reports for the Porter County Government Charitable Non Profit Foundation and Porter County Redevelopment Commission