Auditor Announces Open Book Period
To ensure the accuracy of their current records in preparation for Clark County’s 2013 state-mandated property re-evaluation, the Auditor’s office has spent the past 18 months carefully gathering and analyzing data collected both from field visits and from information provided by the taxpayers on their residential and commercial properties. “It is imperative that we go into our 2013 reval with correct and accurate information,” said Auditor John S. Federer.
“We have said from day one that our primary goal is to ensure that property values are fair and accurate. Through this data collection phase, we have noted some significant changes to our current data that will affect property valuations, partly due to new construction, demolitions of existing structures and other discrepancies found during our discovery process. Of the approximately 66,000 total parcels, we have found approximately 2,500 parcels that required adjustment in valuation (both increases and decreases).”
Notification letters are scheduled to be mailed out from the Auditor’s Office on September 14 to all property owners whose valuations are being adjusted. The “open book” period where property owners may review and discuss their property information will be held from Monday, September 17 – Friday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 weekdays in the Auditor’s Office located in the A B Graham Building, 31 North Limestone Street, Springfield.
Those property owners having questions or wishing to schedule an appointment may call the Auditor’s Office at (937) 521-1878.