KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Property taxes for Kosciusko County will be due Monday, Nov. 13, for 2016 payable 2017 tax payments. Tax bills are mailed one time each year in the spring and include both the spring and fall installment coupons. In observance of Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 10, county offices will be closed.
Taxes may be paid on the main floor of the courthouse in the treasurer’s office located at 100 W. Center St., Room 215, Warsaw. There is a ground level entrance on the west side of the courthouse and an elevator to reach the second floor where the treasurer’s office is located. An outside drop box is available for tax payments at the west entrance of the courthouse. The box is monitored by the surveillance cameras located outside the courthouse.
Tax payments may be mailed to Kosciusko County Treasurer, P.O. Box 1764, Warsaw, IN 46581. Fall payments must be postmarked by Nov. 13. If mailing on Nov. 13, it is important to have the post office hand cancel the envelope with the postmark date to avoid late penalties. Dropping payments in a post office drop box on the last day will not insure the payment will be postmarked timely. Property taxes received with a Nov. 13 or later postmark are subject to 5 or 10 percent penalties. The county drop box at the west entrance to the courthouse can be a great alternative to mailing the tax bill, especially on the final payment day.
Taxes may be paid at 1st Source Bank, Campbell & Fetter, Crossroads, First Federal Huntington, Horizon Bank, Lake City Bank, Mutual Bank and Old National Bank. Taxes may be paid online with a credit card or debit card at www.kcgov.com with a 2.95 percent convenience fee. Credit and debit cards may also be used in the treasurer’s office with a 2.50 percent convenience fee. The convenience fee is retained by the credit card vendor. No part of the fee is retained by Kosciusko County.
Taxpayers are entitled to one homestead credit in the state of Indiana as evidenced by voting location, income tax filing location and vehicle registration location. Homestead credit forms do not need to be re-filed annually. If taxpayers are currently receiving a homestead credit on their property, but should not be, they must contact the auditor’s office to avoid penalties. Taxpayers who need to file for the homestead credit or any other deduction should contact the auditor’s office at 100 W. Center St., Room 220, Warsaw, or by calling (574) 372-2316.