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AUDITOR REMINDS CLARK COUNTY RESIDENTS OF APPROACHING DEADLINE TO PURCHASE DOG TAGS

January 10th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “AUDITOR REMINDS CLARK COUNTY RESIDENTS OF APPROACHING DEADLINE TO PURCHASE DOG TAGS”

Auditor John S. Federer wishes to remind Clark County residents that Wednesday, January 31st, is the last day to purchase dog tags without a penalty.  Per Ohio Revised Code, all dogs over three months old and that have been owned for more than 30 days are required to be licensed.

“Through our office, we are offering 3 easy ways to purchase your 2018 Clark County dog tags prior to the January 31st deadline,” said Auditor Federer.  “You may purchase your tags on-line via a secure site with a credit card at www.clarkcountyauditor.org (click on “2018 Dog License”); by completing the application and mailing it along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and your check made payable to John S. Federer, Clark County Auditor, P. O. Box 1325, Springfield, Ohio 45501 (postmarked by 1/31/18); or in person with cash or check at the Clark County Auditor’s Office, 31 N. Limestone Street, Springfield.  Additionally, dog owners have the option to purchase multi-year licenses during the renewal period. Both 3-year and permanent dog tags (lifetime tag for the dog) are available on-line or at the Auditor’s Office.  Please note that all tags are non-transferrable between dogs.”

Regular 1 Year Tags are $20 (plus an on-line convenience fee), 3 Year Tags are $60 and Permanent (lifetime of dog) Tags are $200.  Regular 1 Year Tags are also being sold at various remote sites.  Please see the Auditor’s website for a listing of additional locations where dog tags may be purchased, or for a copy of the application, at www.clarkcountyauditor.org.  Tags purchased after January 31, 2018, will be subject to a $20.00 penalty per tag.  Therefore, please purchase your tag(s) prior to January 31st

For additional information, please call the Auditor’s Office at (937) 521-1864.

 

CLARK COUNTY AUDITOR JOHN S. FEDERER’S OFFICE AWARDED CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING

January 3rd, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “CLARK COUNTY AUDITOR JOHN S. FEDERER’S OFFICE AWARDED CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING”

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Clark County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement is awarded to the individual(s), department or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR, and this has been presented to John S. Federer, Clark County Auditor.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is a major professional association serving the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners.  It provides top quality publications, training progams, services and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management.  The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.

For Information Contact:  Michele Mark Levine, Director/TSC (312) 977-9700

AUDITOR REMINDS TAXPAYERS OF APPROACHING DEADLINE FOR NEW APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR THE 2017 HOMESTEAD AND OWNER OCCUPANCY CREDITS

December 15th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “AUDITOR REMINDS TAXPAYERS OF APPROACHING DEADLINE FOR NEW APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR THE 2017 HOMESTEAD AND OWNER OCCUPANCY CREDITS”

The 2017 Homestead Exemption enrollment period ends Monday December 31, 2017, applications must be filed in the Auditor’s office on or before the deadline. Applicants must have owned and occupied their home on or before January 1, 2017 in order to qualify for 2017. Applications are available in the Auditor’s office at 31 N. Limestone St., Springfield, OH, by calling 521-1862, or online at www.clarkcountyauditor.org.

Homeowners who wish to submit a 2017 Owner-Occupancy 2.5% tax credit must also file an application with the Auditor’s Office on or before Monday December 31, 2017.

“I want to make sure that the taxpayers are informed regarding all options available to help reduce their tax burden,” Auditor Federer said.  Applications for the Owner-Occupancy credit are also available in the Auditor’s office, by calling 521-1862, or online at www.clarkcountyauditor.org .

2018 DOG TAG SALES BEGIN DECEMBER 1, 2017

November 16th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “2018 DOG TAG SALES BEGIN DECEMBER 1, 2017”

Clark County Auditor John S. Federer announced that the 2018 Clark County Dog Tags will go on sale beginning December 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018.  Again this year, three-year or permanent (lifetime of dog) licenses are available for dog(s) in addition to the traditional one-year license. The fee for the one-year tag is $20.00, $60.00 for the three-year tag, and the permanent tag is $200.00.

 

“Please consider taking advantage of the convenient, hassle-free option of purchasing or renewing dog tags on-line AND be sure to upload a picture of your dog” said Auditor Federer.  “Remember that licensing is so important in helping to reunite lost pets with their owners.”  Simply access the Auditor’s website at www.clarkcountyauditor.org and then click on “2018 Dog License”.  You will then be directed to a link to complete either a new or renewal registration and purchase your tag(s) via a secure site.

 

Owners may also mail in their application, along with the proper fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:  John S. Federer, Clark County Auditor, P. O. Box 1325, Springfield 45501-1325 or they may purchase their tags in person at the Clark County Auditor’s Office, 31 N. Limestone Street, Springfield or at other remote locations.  Please see the Auditor’s website for a listing of locations.

 

All dogs over three months old and that have been owned for more than 30 days are required to be licensed per the State of Ohio.  Tags purchased after January 31, 2018 will be subject to a $20.00 penalty per tag.  Therefore, please purchase your tag(s) prior to January 31, 2018.

CLARK COUNTY AUDITOR EARNS STATE OF OHIO AWARD

October 11th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “CLARK COUNTY AUDITOR EARNS STATE OF OHIO AWARD”

The Clark County Auditor’s office earned a 2017 “Best Practices” award recently at the Annual Ohio OGRIP (Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program) Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  The award was presented for the Clark County/ City of Springfield GIS Consortium (CCSGISC) that features the Auditor’s GIS (Geographic Information System) Department’s expertise to help in decision making and improvement to Clark County and the City of Springfield.    This data also results in reduced response time of data requests,   better access to information and better data for decision making and planning for various other governmental entities.

“The City is excited about the partnership that has been created with the County Auditor and their GIS team”, says Bryan Heck, Springfield Deputy City Manager.  “We continue to look for ways to be more efficient and effective in the way services are delivered to our community.”

The mission of the CCSGISC is to assist, promote and develop a shared geographic information system resource for local decision makers and the general public.

The Auditor’s GIS staff, led by Deputy Auditor Shayne Gray, enables managers and citizens to make decisions impacting the future of the County in an informed and logical manner.

Some of the benefits of this work enable users to operate as an internal service program, providing clients with data as well as standard and customized maps and reports.

CCSGISC acts as a liaison between County and data partners that are external to the County in order to promote the County’s interests in their data.

Also, this consortium provides Clark County and Springfield City administrators, other County/City departments and planners with graphic and data analysis tools for decision making and presentations. The GIS model includes planimetric, parcel/cadastral, county/city utilities, parks and recreation, health district, emergency management, first responders, waste management data to mention a few of the county data sets provided.

“I am extremely proud of this valuable arrangement between our Auditor’s office and different governmental entities to offer great benefits to the Clark County taxpayer. This is what good government should strive to accomplish,” Auditor John S. Federer said.

 

October 11, 2017

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF FORTHCOMING PUBLICATION OF DELINQUENT TAX LIST

October 6th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF FORTHCOMING PUBLICATION OF DELINQUENT TAX LIST”

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the County Auditor of Clark County, Ohio as required by Section 5721.03 and 4503.06 of the Revised Code of Ohio, that on the 18th day of October & the 25th day of October, 2017, the Delinquent Land Tax List & Manufactured/Mobile Home Tax List will be published in the Springfield News-Sun, a newspaper of general circulation in Clark County.

 

This list will contain the names of owners of all lands upon which the real estate taxes, assessments, recoupment charges, penalties and interest, or either, remain unpaid at the August 2017 tax settlement, and still remain unpaid.

 

An interest charge will accrue on accounts remaining unpaid after the last day of November 2017 unless the taxpayer enters a written Delinquent Contract to pay such taxes in installments.

 

Installment payments may be made in accordance with a written Delinquent Contract with the Clark County Treasurer.

 

Installment payments WILL NOT prevent the publication of the balance of unpaid taxes, assessments, recoupment charges, penalties and interest.

 

PREVENTION OF PUBLICATION

 

Payment of taxes, assessments, recoupment charges, interest and penalties, IN FULL, if made no later than 12:30 p.m. on the 13th day of October, 2017 will eliminate those land owners names from publication on October 18th, 2017 & October 25th, 2017.

 

JOHN S FEDERER

County Auditor, Clark County, Ohio

AUDITOR ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO REVIEW THEIR PROPERTY INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY

September 7th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “AUDITOR ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO REVIEW THEIR PROPERTY INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY”

Auditor John Federer continues with his promise of “fair and accurate” real estate values for each property owner in Clark County.

 

Auditor Federer is requesting a community-wide review asking each property owner to ensure their “Dwelling Card” information is correct.   The Auditor’s Office is in the process of mailing out instructions for completing the Dwelling Card Survey.  You may review and update your property’s information in one of the following ways:

 

Go to my website: Clarkcountyauditor.org. and complete the 5 minute Dwelling Card Survey then submit to us electronically……or

 

From the Auditor’s website above, you can download a printable PDF Dwelling Card Survey form, and mail it or drop it off at the Clark County Auditor’s Office, 31 N. Limestone Street, Springfield, OH 45501….or

 

Stop by the Auditor’s Office at 31 N. Limestone Street, for assistance in completing the Survey….or

 

Contact the Clark County Auditor’s office at 937-521-1878 and they will assist in completion of the form.

 

 

Once the Auditor’s Office receives this information, this information will be compared with what is currently in our records and updated accordingly.

 

“Everyone wants to have the highest degree of accuracy as it relates to how their property is valued.  You, the property owner, are the best source for the information to ensure that your property is “fairly and accurately” valued.  The data that supports your valuation is most important to ensure a quality outcome.  By taking a few minutes to complete this request your input will go a long way in achieving all goals.”

 

Auditor Federer thanks each of you for your help to complete the information requested.

Clark County Budget Commission Special Meeting

August 22nd, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Clark County Budget Commission Special Meeting”

NOTICE

 

The Clark County Budget Commission will hold a special meeting on AUGUST 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., in the BOARD OF REVISION CONFERENCE ROOM, CLARK COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE, A.B. GRAHAM BUILDING, 31 NORTH LIMESTONE STREET, SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, 45501.  This meeting is open to the public and is for the following purposes:

 

  1. To hold a public hearing on Undivided Local Government and Public Library Entitlement Funds for the 2018 calendar year.

 

  1. Approval of tax budgets and Official Certificates of Estimated Resources for County, Cities, Townships, Villages, Libraries and Parks

 

AUDITOR ANNOUNCES FIRST PHASE OF REAPPRAISAL PROJECT

August 8th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “AUDITOR ANNOUNCES FIRST PHASE OF REAPPRAISAL PROJECT”

Auditor John S. Federer wishes to inform the citizens and taxpayers of Clark County that the first phase of the 2019 Real Property Reappraisal project is underway.   The County has contracted with Tyler Technologies, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio to provide detailed, high resolution street level images.  In this first phase, Tyler Technologies’ field staff will photograph properties from customized white vans that will be clearly marked with signs indicating that they are conducting an imaging project for the County.  This imaging project will begin the week of April 10th.

 

“The goals of the County are to build upon the current records developed from the 2013 reappraisal and continue to ensure that we have fair and accurate real estate values in place for Clark County taxpayers,” explains Auditor Federer.  He further explains, “This phase allows our office to capture any changes that have occurred to properties since the previous reappraisal so that we continue to refine the data on file.”  To that end, if there have been any changes to property that you own, the Auditor’s office should be made aware of that so that the property is reflected accurately.

 

The second phase will include a review of individual parcels for valuation.  This phase will commence after the street level imaging is complete.  The entire process will be finished by November, 2019.

 

“I want to thank the community for their participation and diligence in assisting us with this important process.  As your Auditor, I consider it a privilege to continue to work on behalf of the Clark County taxpayers to maintain fair and accurate property values throughout the County”, says Federer.  As always, if there are any questions, please contact the Auditor’s office at 937-521-1878.

 

 

March 24, 2017

Note:

It may be necessary, to access your property per ORC 5713.01, for an authorized agent of the Clark County Auditor’s Office in performing his/her just duties.

Clark County Budget Commission Special Meeting

July 17th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Clark County Budget Commission Special Meeting”

NOTICE

The Clark County Budget Commission will hold a special meeting on JULY 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., in the BOARD OF REVISION CONFERENCE ROOM, CLARK COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE, A.B. GRAHAM BUILDING, 31 NORTH LIMESTONE STREET, SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, 45501.  This meeting is open to the public and is for the following purposes:

  1. To establish procedures for holding special and emergency meetings of the Budget Commission pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22(F);  and
  2. To review the tax budget of the Clark County Public Library.

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