Putnam County is on a long list of Hoosier counties that have yet to submit their property tax assessments to the state.
This means that homeowners will not receive their bills until much later than expected -- and the fallout doesn't stop there.
It also causes schools and other tax-supported agencies to seek out temporary funding. The most recent example occurred recently at the South Putnam School Board meeting.
Putnam County Assessor Wanda O'Neal said, "The state ordered back years to be compliant. We just became compliant about three weeks ago."
At this time, she says she has no idea when the county will be able to submit the assessments.
However, she said there will be no repercussions for homeowners since it is not their fault.
The Associated Press reported otherwise. That story appears on page 3 of today's BannerGraphic.
The news agency reported that in Marion County, the delay will cost taxpayers between $30 million and $50 million. Hendricks County is nine months late in submitting the required information.