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News release from Porter County Treasurer Mike Bucko:
The Porter County Administration Building will be closed November 6th for voting and November 12th for Veterans Day. So pay early by mail to beat the dead line for paying your Real Estate, Personal and Mobile Home taxes in Porter County, Indiana without incurring penalties. November 13, 2012, post marks will be considered on-time mailed payments. On-line payment confirmation emails dated November 13, 2012, up to 11:59:59pm CST, will be considered on-time. FREE E-Check payments and Credit Card payments. Over the counter payments will be on-time if paid at the counter by 4:30pm November 13, 2012. Treasurer’s Office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm M-F except holidays. You may put your payment in the lobby RED TOP Drop Box if desired. Envelopes will be available for payments. Bring a self-addressed stamped envelope and put it in the payment envelope for a mailed receipt or your canceled check will be your receipt.
When mailing your payment include your tax remittance coupon to Porter County Treasurer, PO Box 2150, Valparaiso, IN 46384-2150. Your canceled check can be your receipt for taxes. You are also able to get a receipt on line at www.porterco.org. Post-dated checks will be returned to taxpayers and late penalties will apply if payments are then received late.
E-Check payments are FREE and you have until 11:59:59pm on November 13 to be on-time, at www.porterco.org at PAY YOUR TAX BILL (Click Here). Enter your Duplicate Number from your tax bill. If you do not have you Duplicate Number, change the drop down from “Pay Your Bill” to “General Search”, select “Last Name” and enter your last name only. Click on the Credit Card or Checkbook Icon to proceed with the payment process. Read all instructions before and during the process. Payments are not REAL TIME. Do not look to see if the balance has changed after paying. Just keep the receipt as proof of payment. Only enter your Bank Routing Number and Bank Account Number when prompted, do not include your check number. When asked to enter your zip code for verification use the first 5 digits of the zip code from the mailing address on your tax bill.
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