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Washington County Property Tax Assessment Board History of Trouble The Washington County Property Tax Assessment Board History of Trouble

How does this affect you? 

Property Taxes aren’t going up just 5% or 10% per year – some people’s property taxes have double, tripled and even quadrupled.  When (not if, but when) your taxes skyrocket, will you get a fair hearing just like the State of Indiana says you’re entitled to?  Apparently not in Washington County.

We have lost the right to attend a public meeting.  If this is not corrected, we may never get this most basic of rights back.

It also looks like we haven’t had a legal Property Tax Appeal Board Hearing for years now.  Our local government has known about irregularities with this board for some time.  They have not properly investigated nor done anything to correct this situation. 

In this election season, neither the Candidates nor our local officials have addressed this issue and have actively avoided it. 

This should have been a non-issue.  At a minimum, our current officials should have given the public an apology and corrected the situation.  But what we are seeing is the fabrication of documents and pretending it never happened. 

How can they not support the public’s right to a legal hearing and to attend public meetings? 

Is this apparent lack of corrective action because they want to continue to do this in the future?

This has become a shining example of corruption and corruption is expensive. 

Please look over the information below and judge for yourself.

 
Excerpt from the Washington County Commissioner Meeting - June 7, 2011

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Excerpt from the Washington County Commissioner Meeting - September 19, 2011

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Video Page of the July 2014 Property Tax Assessment Board Hearings
The first day the Assessor (Secretary) took people out in the hallway. 
The second and third day, the public was illegally told to leave the room.

The Lawyer Response to Request for Documents

The Complaint and Decision of the Open Door Law Councilor that the Board violated the Open Door Laws

According to their lawyer, these redacted documents didn't exist when the public was told to leave the meeting which is contrary to legal procedural rules.

The First Set of Redacted Copies &
The Last Set - APRA Response Letter.pdf - Cedarwood PP Forms.pdf - Engler PP Form 103s.pdf - Engler PP Forms.pdf
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