Today Monroe County received its budget order for 2017 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)
Here is a chart showing the 2017 property tax rates by taxing district (along with the 2013-2016 rates for comparison):
As usual, the Ellettsville districts (the parts of Richland and Bean Blossom Townships within the incorporated boundary of the town of Ellettsville) have the highest tax rates in the County (the Bloomington City – Richland Township district is a very tiny, commercial-only area), with the Bloomington rates next in line.
However, in a departure from previous years, Washington Township no longer has the lowest property rates (that honor now belongs to Indian Creek Township). In fact, both Washington Township and Bloomington Township (the part of Bloomington Township outside of the City of Bloomington) had substantial tax rate increases in 2017 because of the newly established Northern Monroe Fire Territory.
The full budget order can be found here: monroe-county-2017-certified-budget-order