News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 11, 2013

Property tax bills coming

Howard Greninger
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Vigo County property taxpayers can expect tax bills to be mailed out April 22, with payments accepted at seven banks starting April 23 or online or by mail.

In addition, a new night deposit box has been added to the north end of the Vigo County Annex, at First and Oak streets. The box is attached to the building and payments slide into a secured room. Because of the box, the county treasurer’s office will not hold special office hours for deposits.

The mailings will include both spring and fall tax bills. The spring tax bill is due May 10, the fall tax bill on Nov. 12, as Nov. 10 falls on a weekend and Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, said Vigo County Auditor Tim Seprodi.

In late February, Seprodi had voiced concern the county mighty have to issue provisional property tax bills. Vigo County was among the last counties to submit a sales disclosure ratio study and finalize assessed values as Indiana underwent a general reassessment, which is done every 10 years.

“I am hoping this year was an anomaly,” Seprodi said. “I know the state required new studies this year. It is hard to keep up when they change the game plan in the middle of it.”

Seprodi said because of the department’s work the county avoided spending $60,000 to mail out provisional bills and deal with corrected bills.

Starting April 23, property tax payments can be made at branches of First Financial, Old National, Terre Haute Savings, Regions Harris, Fifth Third and Riddell National banks.

Payments can be mailed to a lockbox at Old National Lockbox, P.O. Box 1466, Indianapolis, IN 46206, or to the Vigo County Treasurer’s Office at 191 Oak St., Terre Haute, IN, 47807. Payment can also be made online with a credit card through AME Group at a charge of 2.95 percent. Payment is made at www.vigotax.net or at 1-800-809-5849.



Reporter Howard Greninger can be reached at 812-231-4204 or howard.greninger@tribstar.com.