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 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 District||2019 Tax Rate||2020 Tax Rate|
|Pine Township--Michigan City Schools||1.4408||1.4638|
|Pine Township--Duneland Schools||1.6321||1.6588|
|Portage city--Portage Township||2.8265||2.8146|
|Portage city--Westchester Township||2.9178||2.9407|
|Porter Township--West Porter Fire||1.5892||1.5972|
|Valparaiso--Center Township MTE||2.0436||2.0409|
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).
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.
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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