Porter Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder announced Friday that his office
has received final approval from the Indiana Department of Local Government
Finance for the county’s 2013 assessed value ratio study, marking the
beginning of the 2013 pay 2014 property tax billing cycle.
Approval comes a full twenty-three days earlier than in the previous year.
“We continue to improve operations and efficiency in the Assessor’s Office,
doing more with less,” Snyder said. “Taxpayers in Porter County can rest
assured that the county will once again achieve on time billing.”
Every year, the county assessor is required to annually review assessed
values by comparing them to market sales information and adjust them if
necessary. Assessments must then meet state-mandated statistical tests for
fairness, equity, and uniformity among townships and property classes.
Ratio study approval is the first major step towards on-time billing in
2014. The next step, the rolling of gross assessed values from the assessor
to the county auditor, must be completed by July 1, 2013. The study itself
provides an early glimpse into property assessments for Porter County
Snyder also announced that he has completed the certification process to
become a Level III Certified Indiana Assessor/Appraiser, becoming the first
County Assessor in the region to achieve this designation. He now joins four
other employees in the office who have also reached a Level III
“We believe in the importance of education so that our employees can not
only provide excellent taxpayer service, but also provide technically
reliable information, said Snyder.
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