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Real Estate/Property Taxes



Information on the portion of Real Estate/Property Taxes which fund Town of Griffith services.



Various residents/home owners have asked for additional information about their real estate tax bills.

In general, most residents believe that ALL of their property/real estate taxes are paid to the Town of Griffith. That is not the case. In fact, about 20% of your real estate tax dollars fund Town of Griffith services. The remainder is used to pay for County, Calumet Township, Welfare, Lake County Library, Griffith schools, et al.

To illustrate exactly what is funded by property/real estate taxes, below are pie charts which are based on the last four real estate tax bills received by one of our Town officials (for a single family ranch house with a homestead extension and no mortgage exemption).

The dollar amount of YOUR real estate/property tax bill is based on the assessed valuation of your property. That valuation is reduced if you have filed for an exemption (such as a mortgage exemption, homestead exemption, etc.).


In the following pie chart, the property/real estate tax bill totals about $1931.00, and the Town of Griffith will receive about $370.00, or approximately 19% of the tax bill amount.

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The pie chart amounts come from the actual tax bill which is shown below. For those homeowners with mortgages, you may not see this data or receive a copy of the tax bill form if you pay these real estate taxes via your mortgage payment.

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Above is an enlargement of the left corner of the real estate tax bill showing the distributions.


In the following pie chart, the property/real estate tax bill totals about $2015.00, and the Town of Griffith will receive about $448.00, or approximately 22% of the tax bill amount.

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The pie chart amounts come from the actual tax bill which is shown below. For those homeowners with mortgages, you may not see this data or receive a copy of the tax bill form if you pay these real estate taxes via your mortgage payment.

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"Lake County Credit" of $64.74 reduced the total tax owed.
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Above is an enlargement of the left corner of the real estate tax bill showing the distributions.


In the following pie chart, the property/real estate tax bill totals about $1838.00, and the Town of Griffith will receive about $405.00, or approximately 22% of the tax bill amount.

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The pie chart amounts come from the actual tax bill which is shown below. For those homeowners with mortgages, you may not see this data or receive a copy of the tax bill form if you pay these real estate taxes via your mortgage payment.

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"Special Credit USX Settlement" of $109.05 reduced the total tax owed.
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Above is an enlargement of the left corner of the real estate tax bill showing the distributions.


In the following pie chart, the property/real estate tax bill totals about $1976.00, and the Town of Griffith will receive about $448.00, or approximately 22.6% of the tax bill amount. This is the late/delayed tax bill, and was paid at the Lake County Treasurer's office on December 13, 2007.

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The tax bill format has changed. Above is an enlargement of the distributions area from the 1st and 2nd installment bills.



Real estate/property tax records are available online at the Lake County Assessor's Real Estate Information website. Go to the following website and login by clicking on the "Guest Access" button in the upper left corner of the webpage:
http://in-lake-assessor.governmaxa.com/