Starke County property owners should keep an eye on their mailboxes. Treasurer Kasey Clark says more than 20,000 tax bills have been sent out. The first installment of payments is due May 10, and the second is due Nov. 12. Payments may be made in person at the treasurer’s office at the county annex building or at several local banks, including the Bank of Indiana branches in Hamlet and North Judson, the First National Bank of Monterey branches in Monterey and North Judson, the 1st Source Bank in Knox, the First Farmers Bank in Knox, and the Demotte State Bank in Knox. Clark says the banks are all listed on the back of the statements.
She adds that taxpayers who have moved and not filed a change of address form with the post office will not receive their bills. Clark says her office will make every effort to track taxpayers down and make sure they get their bills to keep them from incurring late fees. However, the best way to ensure you get your tax bill is to make sure the auditor’s office has your correct mailing address on file. The auditor’s office telephone number is (574) 772-9101.