Its tax time

Taxpayers line up for payments at the Lake County Treasurer's Office.

CROWN POINT — Northwest Indiana's county treasurers are reminding the public that Monday is the deadline for paying the fall installment of their annual property taxes.

Porter County Treasurer Michelle Clancy said her office will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Monday at 155 Indiana Ave., Room 209, Valparaiso. Phone payments may be made at 877-690-3729 Jurisdiction code: 2416. To pay online, visit www.porterco.org/FAQ.aspx?QID=104.

LaPorte County Treasurer Lynne Spevak said payments can be made 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at 555 Michigan Ave., Suite 102, LaPorte, or 302 W. 8th S. Michigan City. Payments can be made online at www.laportecounty.org/Payments/Payments.html.

Payments for properties in LaPorte County also can be made, with the tax coupon required, at Horizon Bank branches in LaPorte County.

Lake County Treasurer Peggy Katona said her offices will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Monday at 2293 N. Main St. in Crown Point, 232 Russell St. in Hammond and 400 Broadway in Gary.

In Lake County, taxpayers who don't have questions or concerns about their bills also can pay at these bank branches: American Community Bank, BMO Harris Bank, Centier Bank, DeMotte State Bank, Dyer Bank & Trust, First Financial Bank, First Merchants Bank, First Midwest Bank, Horizon Bank, MainSource Bank, Peoples Bank and the Indiana branch offices of Tech Federal Credit Union.

You may pay your Lake County property tax bill online by visiting http://in-lake-treasurer2.governmax.com/collectmax/collect30.asp.

All three county government offices will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day.

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Lake County reporter

Bill has reported in Lake County since 1972 after graduating from Indiana University. He has worked for The Times since 1997, covering the courts and local government during much of his tenure. Born and raised in New Albany, Ind., he is a native Hoosier.