Can I send my tax bill to the return address on the envelope?
Please DO NOT send tax bills to the return address on the envelope as it creates extra handling and could cause your bill to be late and incur penalties for being late up to and including Sheriff's Sale.
How can I find my tax information online?
Get the copy of your tax bill. You can search in many ways on the website. In the green area Duplicate Number, Parcel Number, Last Name only of the owner on the bill, or mailing address using (house number only or street name only). Less information is better when searching.
MUCH CAN BE SEEN ON THE SITE AND READING THE TUTORIAL IS VERY HELPFUL!
How can I find out if my taxes have been paid from my escrow account?
You may call your mortgage company or your escrow agent to confirm payment. You may also call the County Treasurer's Office, or you may look online at http://www.porterco.org/pati and follow the directions to see if your taxes have been paid. You will need to look at each parcel individually. (Information: Historically mortgage companies or like agencies do not wire their accounts to the Treasurer's Office until the last day to pay. The Treasurer's Office will post the accounts as soon as possible as on-time payments.)
How is the tax penalty calculated and when does it go into effect?
Click here to visit the State Statute on the 10% penalty.
If I mail my taxes in can I get a receipt?
When you mail your tax bill to the Porter County Treasurer provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope and the Treasurer's Office will send you a receipt.
If I overpaid my taxes, when and how can I receive a tax surplus refund?
Once settlement takes place, letters notifying taxpayers of an available surplus refund are sent out from the County Treasurer's Office to all those who have surplus funds. This letter contains the amount of surplus and information about collection of the surplus from the County Auditor's Office.
What is necessary for a mobile home permit to transfer title or for moving the mobile home unit?
The original title must be brought into the Treasurer's Office. All taxes, current and past due, must be paid prior to obtaining the permit. Payments need to be made by cash or money order for an immediate Mobile Home Permit. If payment is made y check a two-week wait is required.
What is the Treasurer's Office doing to prevent long lines when paying taxes?
We have addressed that problem by creating two lines for Check Payments Only (no problems and no consultation), one Cash Payment Line (no problems and no consultation) and one Problems and Consultation Line paying with check or cash. This new system has proven to move the process of payment along quickly. Suggestion! The best way to stay out of lines is mail in your payment. If you want a receipt include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so a receipt can be sent to you.
What options do I have available to pay my taxes?
You can mail your payment(s) as indicated to the address on the reverse side of the coupon. (DO NOT send payments to the return address on the envelope.)
What property tax exemptions are available to me and where do I file for them?
Categories include Homestead Credit and Mortgage, Blind or Disabled, Over 65, Energy System, and Disabled Veteran. Exemptions are applied for in the Porter County Auditor's Office.
When is my tax bill considered late?
Where can I get information on my tax history?
You may obtain property tax history at the Porter County Treasurer's Office at 155 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana during normal business hours. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays.
Where can I go to pay my tax bill and get an immediate receipt?
You may come to the County Administration Building at 155 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana, main floor, and take the hall immediately to your left after you enter the main doors, and wait in line. Working hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday except for holidays.
Where will I be sending my real property and personal property payments?
Mail tax payments to: Porter County Treasurer, P.O. Box 2150, Valparaiso, IN 46384-2150.
Why am I sending my payments to a Lock Box?
Using a Lock Box provides much more efficiency by allowing payments to be processed in a timely manner. Your payment is transferred out of your account and into the county's account by 12:00 a.m. each business day after it is received and your canceled check is processed much sooner than in the past. (In the past checks may not have been processed and canceled for 4-6 weeks after you paid the tax bill.)