Property reappraisals to begin


Clinton County Auditor Terry Habermehl announced that his office is beginning the process of a state-mandated reappraisal of all properties.

“The county auditor is required by law to complete an appraisal on each property in the county at least once every six years,” Habermehl said. “This reappraisal is a major undertaking, and Clinton County is partnering with Appraisal Research Corporation to complete the project.”

He said that new values will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017 and will be payable on the 2018 tax bills.

Beginning this month and running through March 2016, there will be teams of photographers that will be obtaining photos for use in the reappraisal process, according to Habermehl.

“These individuals will be working on behalf of the Clinton County Auditor’s office, but are employed by Appraisal Research Corporation. They will be identified with Appraisal Research Corporation badges, safety vests and car signs,” he said.

Habermehl said that a letter from the auditor’s office will be sent to each residential and agricultural property owner prior to beginning photography in an area.

“This letter will serve as notice that the photography teams will soon be in your area, and will request verification regarding property information to assist the auditor in ensuring the accuracy of your property characteristics,” Habermehl stated.

Questions should be directed to the Clinton County Auditor’s office at 937-382-2250 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Process mandated by state every 6 years

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