Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder intends to mail State Form 11, Notice of
Assessment, on Friday, Sept. 28, to all taxpayers in Porter County.
office will mail the forms out a full week sooner than last year’s mailing.
“This form is
bittersweet” Snyder said. “Some assessments will go down and some will go
It is important
to note that 2012 is a reassessment year and that everything about an
assessment has changed, Snyder said. The land value approved by the Property
Tax Assessment Board of Appeals and the cost tables provided by the State of
Indiana are completely different from prior years. Prior influence factors
which impacted assessed value were also removed.
This will result
in an entirely new assessment.
At the time of
mailing the taxpayer will have 45 days to file an appeal with the County
Assessor in order to challenge the assessed value provided. No exceptions
will be granted for untimely filings.
A taxpayer may
appeal during the timeframe at
by mailing an
appeal to 155 Indiana Ave, Ste, 211 Valparaiso, IN 46383, or by walking in
between the extended hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
will be asked immediately for evidence to support the appeal. This evidence
may include comparable sales from March 2, 2010 – March 1, 2012, an
appraisal from the same timeframe, or any other relevant support for the
marks an important step in the property tax billing cycle.
“It is a goal of
my office to wrap all appeals filed before the tax bills are mailed next
year but that will depend on the number of appeals filed,” Snyder said.
If this goal is
reached then tax refunds with interest will not be necessary in 2013, added