Multi-family units will see tax increase by over 400% from $180 per year to $750 annually. Single family homes will see an increase of 55% from $60 annually to $93.00.
November 12, 2019-The Hammond Stormwater Board voted today to raise the Stormwater fee, also known as the rain tax, by as much as 400% on some classes of property. The move comes just one week after an election where the Hammond Mayor and Council ran largely unopposed. Under the taxing scheme, businesses and multi-family housing will be hardest hit seeing increases over 400%. Single family residential homes will see an increase of 55% from $60 annually to $93.00 per year. The Stormwater fee is placed on the property tax bill and becomes a lien on the property. The resolution must still be approved by the Hammond City Council before being enacted. If enacted, the new rates will take effect on January 1, 2020 and will first appear on the May 2021 tax bills.
EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this article mistakenly stated that the fee increase would also apply to Munster. We apologize for the error.