Parcels being assessed

Published 10:39 am Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Re-evaluation process continues

Photographers are currently in Perry, Rome and Windsor townships, as well of the city of Ironton, recording some of the 55,000 parcels in the county for the re-evaluations that will determine property tax values for 2017.

Every six years, the auditor’s office is required by the Ohio Revised Code to review the accuracy of all real property.

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There are five teams of two photographers each who started in October going out in the field to snap shots of each parcel.

These photographs, which will not be online, will provide information that professional assessors will use to determine the grade of each parcel.

The next step in the appraisal process will come when the auditor’s office sends out a mailer, which will allow the property owners to confirm the accuracy of the description of the parcel that is currently on file with the auditor.

They can do that online or through the mailer, which can be sent back to the auditor’s office.

If that information is not received, a representative from the auditor’s office will go out to the homeowner to verify the parcel description.

That will happen after all the parcels are photographed. The goal for that aspect of the re-evaluation is by the end of winter.

“They would like to have it done by spring before the leaves come back on,” Chief Deputy Chris Kline.