Chesterton Tribune



Property tax rates dropping here

Back To Front Page


For tax rates by taxing unit click here:

Porter County/2016 tax rates from budget order.pdf


On Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance issued Porter County’s 2016 budget order, containing the approved budgets, levies, and certified tax rates for taxing units throughout the county.

Porter County was the 14th of Indiana’s 92 counties to receive this year’s budget order. Some highlights of this year’s budget order:

*  Total tax rates will decrease in most of Porter County’s taxing districts. All districts within the Duneland area are reported to have lower tax rates this year.

*  The tax rate to fund county government will drop from .4496 (44.96 cents per $100 of assessed valuation) to .4394 (43.94 cents). This is the third year in a row that the county government’s tax rate has declined.

*  The budget order reflects the two new tax rates approved through a voter referendum last year for the Valparaiso Community School Corporation. The new operating rate is .2042 (20.42 cents), and the new rate for the school construction bond is .2387 (23.87 cents) .

*  The county’s homestead credit rate will fall from 9.0207 percent in 2015 to 8.6463 percent. The homestead credit helps reduce homeowner tax bills, so the lower rate could result in less of a savings for homeowners.

*  The budget order also reflects the fact that Porter County has a new taxing district, bringing the total to 30. The new taxing district resulted from an annexation by the city of Valparaiso in Morgan Township.

Porter County Auditor Vicki Urbanik commended the DLGF for its prompt review of Porter County’s budgets, noting that this year’s budget order was issued about a month earlier than last year.

“With the tax rates now certified, the auditor’s office can proceed with this year’s tax billing work, which includes preparing the annual tax rate chart and calculating tax bills,” Urbanik said.

The 2016 budget order can be viewed online at; click on “County Specific Information.” The link to the Budget Status Map is:


Posted 1/14/2016




Search This Site:

Custom Search