Office consolidation

On Monday, Sept. 22nd, the three office spaces used by the Assessor's office consolidated into two rooms.  Room 309 on the third level of the county administration building was vacated and employes were split between Rooms 211 and 302.  For personal property, commercial and appeal matters, taxpayers need to visit the office in Room 302.  For sales disclosures and any other real estate matters, taxpayers need to visit the office in Room 211.  All of our contact information and hours of operation remain the same.  

Appeals deadline - September 15th

The appeals window is quickly drawing to a close.  Since the cutoff date (September 14th) falls on a Sunday, we will be accepting appeals through September 15th.  In order to meet this deadline, you must appeal by the end of business (4:30 pm) on September 15th.  All appeals sent to our office by mail must be postmarked by the US Postal Service on or before September 15th.    

 

Appeals deadline right around the corner

The appeals deadline is right around the corner on September 14th, 45 days after the July 31st mailing of Notices of Assessment.  Our office has been working efficiently to help taxpayers file appeals and settle them as quickly as possible with a significant portion already completed.  Appeals can be filed simply by mailing a letter or Form 130 to our office, showing up in person to fill out a form or by filing through our simple online process.  Our hours of business are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  

 

 

COVID-19 Note to Taxpayer

Note to taxpayers,

The Porter County Assessor’s office recently mailed Notices of Assessments (Form 11’s) on April 30, 2020 for the assessment as of January 1, 2020.  We understand that this is a very confusing time as you also recently received tax bills for 2019 pay 2020 all during the COVID-19 pandemic.  What is happening right now in the market will not be realized or known until the assessment of 2021 pay 2022.  The assessment notice you just received for January 1, 2020 is based on sales information from 2019.

We would like to stress that we are here to help answer questions as fast and as efficiently as possible during the pandemic.  Our office is asking you to consider the following options during this time to better assist you:

  1. If you have general questions call 219-465-3460.
  2. Tax bill questions can be directed to the Treasurer at 219-465-3470.
  3. For properties located in Portage Township call 219-759-8221.
    1. For all other properties (not in Portage Township):
      1. You can make a phone appointment to review your assessment by calling 219-465-3370 or send an email to dtokody@porterco.org.
  4. Appeal forms can be mailed/ emailed to you by calling 219-465-3681 or email dmika@porterco.org.  The appeal forms need to be postmarked by June 15th, 2020 to be considered as timely filed for the assessment of January 1, 2020.  We do not accept emailed appeals.
  5. If you would like a file-stamped copy of your appeal, please include a SASE, self-addressed stamped envelope, with your appeal when you mail it to our office.
  6. For all properties in Porter County, you may access your assessment information or file an appeal online at www.portercountyassessor.com.
  7. While the evidence is not required at the time of filing it could help expedite it. Evidence should be relevant to the true tax value of the property as of the assessment date, January 1, 2020.  If you have evidence right now, please include it with your appeal.  If you intend to gather evidence after the appeal is filed you may mail or email it directly to our office :

By Mail:
Porter County Assessor
155 Indiana Ave., Suite 211
Valparaiso, IN  46385

Email:
jstanley@porterco.org
**Please reference the parcel that you appealed**

Type of Evidence:

  • Sale of the subject property/Offers to purchase
  • A 2019 appraisal prepared by a licensed appraiser (Not required)
  • 2019 sales of comparable properties
  • For 1-3 rental units – current lease with rent info
  • Photos
  • Construction Costs

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time as we are all dealing with the effects of this pandemic.  Please know that if you have to leave a message via phone or email, someone from our office will be in touch with you as soon as possible as we are working with limited staff.

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Phone: (219) 465-3460
Fax: (219) 465-7064

Address:
155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 211 
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.