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PROPERTIES REASSESSED: Whitley County releases tax information

March 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — May 10 is the due date for residents of Whitley County to pay their first installment of property taxes.

The fall bill will be due Nov. 12. Forms will be in the mail by April 15.

According to Auditor Jen McGuire, Whitley County’s properties were re-assessed last year with a total value calculated at $1,336,049,342.

Most residents will see property tax increases, although the amount will vary from township to township and will depend on what city or town the property is located in.

Columbia City residents will have their rate increase from 2.3749 to 2.4183, but that is not for city property. The general city rate went from .9326 to .9085. The school rate for the city went up from .8464 to .9511.

Similarly, South Whitley’s overall tax rate has gone up from 2.621 to 2.689, but the town rate has declined; from .8133 to .7967.

Churubusco and Larwill also had their overall rates go up but town rates decline. The trend for those two communities, as well as South Whitley, was a gain in the school category.

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