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Release from White County Supervisor of Assessments Indicates 1.1181 Equalization Factor

In a release from the White County Supervisor of Assessments office, officials say they’re in the process of finalizing their portion of the 2023 tax cycle.  Letters have been mailed to property owners reflecting any changes that may have been made to their properties.

The release indicates that due to the surge in the real estate market between 2020 and 2022, White County will have a 1.1181 equalization factor assessed to property values excluding farms and minerals.  A change doesn’t necessarily mean property tax bills will increase or decrease.  The release says “tax bills are determined by local taxing bodies when they request money each year to provide services to local citizens”.  If the amount requested by local taxing bodies isn’t greater than the amount received in the previous year, total property taxes don’t increase even if assessments increase.

Read the full release below:

  1. Stumptown
    May 16, 2024 at 4:03 pm

    When you put someone in that office that has no clue what he’s doing this is what you get so all you that voted for this enjoy your 11 percent tax increase

    May 16, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    Maybe , if we would have had someone in that office , doing there job before , this would have been done with not so big of jump , at one time !

    • Terry Ziegler-Abell
      Terry Ziegler-Abell
      May 20, 2024 at 6:34 pm

      Well Mr. Miller I did do my job and the last 3 years I was in office we had zero equalization factor due to the fact I knew what I was doing. He/She isn’t running the reports that need to be done before you do the tentative abstract or the final abstract which I know is totally over your head. There are several parcels in the county that have the wrong property codes on them, some with no a**essments at all, some that are exempt and have the wrong code, so if he/she was running the reports the system would flag all properties that aren’t correct. He doesn’t even know how to turn a computer on and she is running the show as the S.O.A. He has six employees on county taxpayers nickel and at 1 time it was just me, Staci and Rachel (3 days a week) and we got the work done. So go ahead and say what you feel like you need to say about me little Davy but let me tell you something I worked in that office for 23 years, when Nancy got sick and wasn’t able to come to work I stepped up and made sure the work was getting done, worked weekends, stayed way passed 4 pretty much every night and then when she passed I drove all over this state to get my continuing education so I could be appointed as supervisor after I had had a major surgery. Do you think I got a thank you or anything from the county board for keeping the office going plus I was still getting paid my pitiful $9/hour not the supervisors pay for doing that job and then I get sick the last year before your buddy got elected and you want to bad mouth me about something you don’t have a clue about. I could say a whole lot of ugly things about you little Davy but I choose to be a bigger person. So you have a blessed high flying life. Your insults only show your weakness and ignorance.

      • Theycallmenull!
        May 23, 2024 at 2:27 pm

        Agree with you seems people they dont want or acknowledge for everything they have done just when a mistake or something bad happens is all they do and use it against you good or bad. I was told that they save their own. Anyhow yes i agree be the bigger person because you know you did more than you should have too and it went unappreciated.

  3. Posey
    May 17, 2024 at 1:44 am

    I’m ready to move back to Indiana

  4. Stumptown
    May 17, 2024 at 6:57 am

    If you got a tax bill last year they were doing there job it just didn’t include an 11per cent raise but your effort to pa** the buck was humorous

  5. Stumptown
    May 17, 2024 at 9:28 am

    Can’t blame you posey things are run with a lot more integrity bet you won’t find any elected official that hired his wife on day one or any other day

  6. Emm
    May 17, 2024 at 11:53 am

    What property value increase? Maybe MLS (aka zillow, trulia) estimates have you fooled. We will have to take $10’s of thousands of dollars of a hit for our property based on actual selling prices in this area, if we sell. I’m with posey. Very little infrastructure, healthcare is useless and frightening. The list is long and it it is infuriating. I’ve always been able to recoup improvements in selling price; in addition to a basic average of at least 3% a year increase of selling price without improvements. Here property values go down. Must be a better area of White County you’re referring to that we’re not familiar with. If only we’d known before moving here.

  7. Theycallmenull!
    May 17, 2024 at 6:51 pm

    I bought my place in July 2021 and was told by the person who I bought it from they would take care of the taxes for that year since it was over half that they lived in the house I didn’t get a notice until a few months back 2 lots were in final stage of sale so it’s crap I don’t get time to prepare or pay them before they are taken from me. I feel that is wrong and if they had someone doing there job this could have been avoided.

  8. 5Grands
    May 19, 2024 at 5:48 pm

    It was explained to me by a realtor from Mt Vernon that this came down from the state. State officials determined property taxes had not been raised equal to the increase in property values. I have friends in Mt Vernon that saw a 30% increase in theirs.


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