Check your property tax assessments carefully

2012-10-29T00:00:00Z Check your property tax assessments carefully
October 29, 2012 12:00 am

Porter County's overall assessed valuation was lowered by $357 million. The Porter County assessor stated, "Just because your assessment went down, does not mean your taxes will be lower."

Based on these facts, I figured my assessments would be lowered. However, both my property and structures assessments were increased a total of $4,800.

One neighbor had both land and structures assessed lower by a total of $11,000, and another neighbor had only the structures lowered by $5400. (No change in property.)

I went to the Portage Township assessor's office and filed my complaint. A clerk there stated said, "The state mandates all assessments be increased." How out of touch could she be?

Who decided whose assessments should be raised or lowered, and on what do they base their decisions? I'm waiting to discuss my complaint. Check your assessments carefully.

- George Bodnar, Portage

Copyright 2014 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"


Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357



Who do you support for Porter County commissioner?

View Results