From the Northwest Indiana Times:
assessments continue to remain down across the county, with the exception of
higher priced homes, according to Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder.
not roaring back like everyone wants," he said.
could mean less revenue for county officials, who already struggle to cover the
bills for routine operational costs and big ticket items.
property assessments are expected to be mailed out Friday, which is a week
earlier than last year, Snyder said.
improving every year," he said.
feel their properties have been over-assessed will have 45 days to file an
appeal, he said.
assessment still in the works and not ready to be mailed out later this week is
for the new Porter hospital building at U.S. 6 and Ind. 49, Snyder said. The
hospital has complied with a court order to turn over documents Snyder has
argued are needed to complete the assessment, but he said there was so much
information provided that it will take a while to determine if everything is
he is prepared for the next round of appeals. Since taking office at the start
of 2011, he has succeeded in reducing the number of pending appeals from 7,038
to less than 150. All the remaining appeals are from 2012.
related matter, Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski said just more than 5,300
corrected property tax bills were sent out in the area of the Duneland School
original bills had used the additional revenue collected from the school
corporation's successful tax increase referendum to push the overall amount to
the tax caps, he said. The revenue from the referendum is outside the tax cap.
software glitch impacted Porter County and three other counties, Wichlinski