Last night, Monroe County received its 2019 Budget Order from the state, which includes:
- The budgets for all taxing units (i.e., county, cities and towns, school districts, townships, public library, special units)
- The property tax levies and tax rates for all taxing units
- The property tax rates for each taxing district (i.e., the tax rates that actually affect each property owner)
The following table summarizes the total 2019 property tax rate (per $100 of net assessed value) for each taxing district in Monroe County, sorted from highest to lowest. I’ve also included the 2015-2018 tax rates for comparison.
I highlighted the taxing districts that are within incorporated municipalities in aqua.
The following are my brief observations about the 2018 tax rates:
- Most tax rates remained about the same from 2018 to 2019 (decreased or increased less than $0.01), with two exceptions (which follow)
- The rates for the taxing districts served by the Richland-Bean Blossom School Corporation (Ellettsville, Stinesville, and unincorporated Richland and Bean Blossom Townships). went down substantially, almost $0.25 (per $100 of assessed value). This is a result of the correction in 2019 of a bond-related tax rate error that caused rates in the areas served by R-BB to increase substantially
- Indian Creek Township‘s rate went up almost $0.09, as a result of joining the Monroe Fire Protection District (formerly known as Perry-Clear Creek Fire Protection District)