Recently, the Department of Local Government Finance released the 2017 tax rates for Porter County. A quick scan of these rates reveals that there is finally some good taxing news for Porter County. This news is that as a result of higher assessed values throughout the county and fiscal responsibility by local units of government, property tax rates have reduced. This is also an indicator that tax bills will go out on time which has now happened for at least 7 consecutive years.
I can't be more proud of the hard work of the men and women of Porter County government to make these things happen. I am also grateful for the bi-partisan collaboration between several elected officials and department heads to be able to share this positive information with the taxpayers.