LaPorte County Assessor
Mike Schultz, Assessor
555 Michigan Avenue, Suite 103
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-6808 Ext. 2268/2290
Office Hours are from 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., Monday - Friday
The County Assessor serves as Secretary of the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA). The Board conducts real estate and personal property tax appeals. The Assessor is also responsible for calculating inheritance tax and processing applications for property tax exemptions.
The PTABOA is comprised of two appointments made by the La Porte County Council, one of whom must be certified by the State Board of Tax Commissioners as a Level II Appraiser. Two freehold appointees made by the County Commissioners, one of whom must be certified by the State Board of Tax Commissioners as a Level II Appraiser. The fifth member is the County Assessor. No more than three members may be from the same political party.
More than any other elected member of county government with executive functions, the County Assessor functions under the direction of a state agency. The State Board of Tax Commissioners provides the County Assessor with detailed guidelines in the conduct of official business.
The County Assessors advises and instructs all Township Assessors of the County as to their duties, serves as a reviewer and records the returns made by the Township Assessor.
The Main Functions of the County Assessor's Office are
- Real Estate and Personal Property Appeals
- Review Not-for-Profit Applications for property tax exemption
- Calculate Inheritance Tax