Michigan Township Assessor

302 W. 8th St, Suite 2
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
Phone: 219-874-5611 Ext. 7781
Fax: 219-873-3022


Personnel

  • Scott E. Bell
    Assessor
    Certified Level III Indiana Assessor/Appraiser
    Certified Tax Representative
  • Shannon L. Coyle,
    Chief Deputy Assessor
    Certified Level II Indiana Assessor/Appraiser
    Ext. 7915
  • Phillip C. Long
    Real Estate Deputy
    Certified Level II Indiana Assessor/Appraiser
  • Peggy Corbett
    Clerk
    Certified Level II Indiana Assessor/Appraiser
  • Jackie Morford
    Clerk
    Certified Level II Indiana Assessor/Appraiser
  • Kim T. Glidden
    Clerk
    Certified Level II Indiana Assessor/Appraiser

Michigan Township

Michigan Township is the largest township in LaPorte County with 18,000 parcels. The office is responsible for updating assessment information on real and personal property. The annual assessment date is March 1st.

Real Property

New construction is added to the county tax roll each year via building permits that are issued by the different cities and towns in the township. A general reassessment is completed every 4 years as mandated by the State of Indiana. The guidelines used to assess real property can be viewed on the Department of Local Government Finance website at www.in.gov/Assessment.

Personal Property

Taxpayers are required to file personal property forms with the Township Assessor's office by May 15th each year. Personal property forms are mailed out each March and can also be picked up at the office or downloaded from the Department of Local Government Finance website at www.in.gov/

Appealing an Assessment

To appeal an assessment the taxpayer must file a form 130 with the County Assessor's office within 45 days of receiving a Form 11 (notice of assessment change) or by May 10th. Forms may be picked up at the Township Assessor's office, the County Assessor's office or downloaded from the Department of Local Government Finance website at www.in.gov/Appeals.

After filing the form 130, the Township Assessor will attempt to conduct a preliminary conference with the taxpayer to resolve as many issues as possible about the assessment. Should the issues not be resolved with the Township Assessor a hearing will be set with County's Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals.

State Tax Board
City of Michigan City
LaPorte County Government

We invite you to come visit with us and learn how your assessments are calculated.