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Joie Winski - County Auditor

Joie Winski,

555 Michigan Avenue, Suite 102
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-6808 Ext. 2245/2246
Fax: 219-326-7799


Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Pay Property Tax Bill (VPS)

Treasurer’s Office Notice of office hours for the week of May 9th – 13th, 2022

The La Porte and Michigan City Treasurer’s Offices will be closed to the public on Wednesday May 11, 2022 – Friday May 13, 2022 to process tax payments.

If you need to make a payment you can use the drop boxes located at both the La Porte and Michigan City Courthouses or you can pay online at or over the phone at 1-888-877-0450.

For all other inquiries during this time please email us at

Both offices will be back open with our normal business hours on Monday May 16, 2022.

The Treasurer is now located in the Michigan City Superior Courthouse (300 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360) and the office on 8th Street is now closed.


In some states, the person who performs the duties performed by county treasurers in Indiana is referred to as the tax collector. That title perfectly describes the primary duty of the county treasurer. Not only is the county treasurer responsible for collecting taxes, but in the case of delinquent taxes, the treasurer may order the sale of real property to pay delinquent taxes.

The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state. The treasurer is responsible for the collection of some taxes imposed by state law on behalf of the state and also has custodial and investment responsibility for all taxes and other revenues collected by county government. Together with the auditor, the treasurer insures the proper distribution of funds.

Generally see IC 36-2-10 for duties of the County Treasurer


Facts For Lien Purchases
Lien Buyer Handout



Personal Property taxes that were due in the prior year will be certified to the court. A certified demand for payment of the delinquent taxes and penalties is mailed mid to late July.

Taxpayers then have thirty (30) days to make payment after which time the treasurer files a judgment in the court. Daily interest begins accumulating when the judgment is filed in the court.


You will only be able to pay your current tax bill with your credit card. Your tax payment, once you have paid it with your credit card, will be posted to the La Porte County tax system within 3 business days.


Any payment made by a taxpayer via the County’s web payment portal is NON-REFUNDABLE, in whole or in part, once the payment has been submitted, confirmed and accepted by the County. If the submission is rejected by the County, refunds will be processed accordingly. Any processing fees associated with the transaction are NON-REFUNDABLE.

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