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AUDITOR REMINDS TAXPAYERS OF APPROACHING DEADLINE FOR NEW APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR THE 2018 HOMESTEAD AND OWNER OCCUPANCY CREDITS

December 7th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “AUDITOR REMINDS TAXPAYERS OF APPROACHING DEADLINE FOR NEW APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR THE 2018 HOMESTEAD AND OWNER OCCUPANCY CREDITS”

The 2018 tax year Homestead Exemption enrollment period for Real Property ends Monday, December 31, 2018.  Applications must be filed in the Auditor’s Office on or before the deadline.  Applicants must be 65 years of age or older OR be permanently and totally disabled.  The total Ohio Adjusted Gross Income of the owner and the spouse must be $32,200 or less for the preceding tax year.  Applicants must own their home on or before January 1, 2018 in order to qualify for 2018. If you are a disabled veteran and meet certain criteria you may be entitled to a Homestead reduction, and may contact our office for more information.  Applications are available in the Auditor’s Office at 31 N. Limestone Street, Springfield OH, by calling 937-521-1890 or online at www.clarkcountyauditor.org.

 

Homeowners who wish to submit an application for the 2018 tax year Owner-Occupancy 2.5% tax credit must also file with the Auditor’s Office on or before December 31, 2018. Applications for Owner Occupancy Credit are also available in the Auditor’s Office at 31 N. Limestone Street, Springfield OH, by calling 937-521-1890 or online at www.clarkcountyauditor.org.

 

“I want to make sure that the taxpayers are informed regarding all options available to help reduce their tax burden,” Auditor Federer said.

 

 

December, 2018

2019 DOG TAG SALES BEGIN DECEMBER 1, 2018

November 16th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “2019 DOG TAG SALES BEGIN DECEMBER 1, 2018”

Clark County Auditor John S. Federer announced that the 2019 Clark County Dog Tags will go on sale beginning December 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019.  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 “2019 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, 2019 will be subject to a $20.00 penalty per tag.  Therefore, please purchase your tag(s) prior to January 31, 2019.

AUDITOR SHARES FUNDS WITH LOCAL TAXING DISTRICTS

September 18th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “AUDITOR SHARES FUNDS WITH LOCAL TAXING DISTRICTS”

Clark County Auditor, John S. Federer, is announcing that once again he has authorized a release of $1,000,063.94 from the Auditor’s “Real Estate Assessment (REA) Fund” to the various taxing authorities within Clark County.  He authorized a similar release of funds in 2014 and is once again authorizing the release of funds in 2018. Auditor Federer is very pleased to be able to approve these funds twice in his tenure as Clark County’s Auditor.

The REA Fund is a special restricted fund maintained on the Auditor’s books to help defray the expenses associated with the appraisal of properties and the related assessment of taxes.  The REA account receives its funding by deducting a small percentage, per the Ohio Revised Code, of property taxes from settlements to local schools, townships, municipalities, ambulance districts, etc.

In all, 35 taxing entities will receive funds.  The amount to be received by each entity was calculated on a pro-rata basis based upon the amount of taxes collected on behalf of each taxing authority for the collection years of 2015 through 2017.

Auditor Federer credits, in large part, the furthering of efficiencies in the Auditor’s office for the ability to be able to issue these funds back to our local taxing entities within Clark County.  “The Auditor’s Office has continued to research and adopt best practices and technologies that have yielded cost saving measures.  I’m proud of the accomplishments in this office over the last seven plus years “, Federer says.

In a letter to the leaders of the various taxing authorities, Federer thanked those entities for their cooperation over the years with the Auditor’s Office, and also the employees of the Auditor’s Office for their unfailing and ongoing efforts to keep costs under control.  Auditor Federer is confident that those efficiencies played a large part in making this release of funds possible.

September 18, 2018

Forfeited Land Sale

June 19th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Forfeited Land Sale”

The lands, lots, and parts of lots, in the County of Clark forfeited to the State for the nonpayment of taxes together with the taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, interest and costs charged to them, agreeably to law, and the dates on which the lands, lots, and parts of lots will be offered for sale are contained and described in the following list:

Notice is hereby given to all concerned that the following forfeited tracts, lots, and parts of lots are offered for sale subject to all liens and encumbrances, except for liens for real estate taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, and interest for which the lien was foreclosed and in satisfaction of which the property is to be sold.

Starting at 10:00 a.m. on July 3, 2018 on the Court House steps, the following parcels will be sold:

 

Parcel Number                        Address                              Delq. Taxes, Assessments, & Penalties

010-05-00025-306-023         Dogwood Rd                                            $   1,237.90

010-05-00025-306-024         Dogwood Rd                                            $    1,237.91

340-06-00003-117-011         1741 Allison Ave                                      $  11,449.71

340-06-00004-212-024         211-213 S Race St                                     $    9,088.77

340-06-00005-422-014         121-123 N Jackson St                               $    1,565.96

I 340-07-00023-313-042         304 Bellevue Ave                                      $  16,952.41

I 340-07-00028-104-012         1069 Mc Kinley Ave                                 $     3,817.06

340-07-00029-306-001         1151 Lagonda Ave                                    $   28,732.48

340-07-00033-203-001         503 Rice St                                                $     5,870.62

340-07-00033-203-002         1312-1314 Clay St                                     $   15,182.56

340-07-00033-221-022         1745 Kentucky Ave                                   $     7,694.15

 

I = These parcels have building improvements

 

Notice is hereby given to all concerned, that if the taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, interest and costs charged on the list are not paid into the county treasury, and the county treasurer’s receipt produced for the payment, before the respective dates mentioned in this notice for the sale, each tract, lot, and parts of lot, so forfeited, on which the taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, interest, and costs remain unpaid, will be offered for sale on the respective dates mentioned in this notice, at the court house in the county, in order to satisfy such taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, and costs and that the sale will continue for four days until  each tract, lot, and part of lot specified in the list has been disposed of, or offered for sale.

If the tract, lot, or part of lot, so forfeited, is sold for an amount that is less than the amount of the delinquent taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, and interest against it, the court in a separate order may enter a deficiency judgment against the last owner  of record of the tract, lot, or part of lot before its forfeiture to the state, for the amount of the difference, if that owner of record is a corporation, the court may enter the deficiency judgment against the stockholder holding a majority of the corporation’s stock.

Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that I, John S. Federer, Auditor of Clark County, Ohio, will sell such real property at public auction, for cash to the highest bidder for an amount not less than the court and publishing costs incurred on each parcel.

 

 

June 19th 2018 & June 26th 2018                     John S. Federer, Clark County Auditor

COUNTY AUDITOR RECEIVES CONTINUING EDUCATION AWARD

June 18th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “COUNTY AUDITOR RECEIVES CONTINUING EDUCATION AWARD”

Clark County Auditor John S. Federer is a recipient of the “Distinguished County Auditor” award, presented by the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO).  The award recognizes County Auditors who have completed 100 or more hours of continuing education during their term of office.  Mr. Federer was recognized and received the award from CAAO President Fairfield County Auditor Jon Slater, Jr. during the recent CAAO Summer Conference.  In recognizing this achievement the CAAO notes, that when you consider the time commitments on County Auditors in general, it is truly an accomplishment for a County Auditor to have over 100 hours of credit.

 

Section 319.04 of the Ohio Revised Code requires County Auditors to complete at least 24 hours of continuing education during their term of office.  Mr. Federer obtained his training in topics such as Valuation, Millage and Tax Levies, Budget Commission and Rate Setting, GIS and Technology and two mandatory classes in ethics and substance abuse.

Auditor’s Office Releases New Tool

April 19th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Auditor’s Office Releases New Tool”

Auditor’s Office Releases New Tool

Development Contacts List

     Springfield, Ohio— April 19, 2018—The Clark County Auditor’s Office has launched a new Development Contacts List, a tool designed to help citizens with contact information regarding the developing or updating of their property, within the County’s GIS application.

     Local property owners can easily access a list of contacts specific to their address for zoning, building, plumbing, road services and utilities. The feature is located at www.gis.clarkcountyauditor.org, under Maps & Tools, Layers and Base.

     The feature was developed through collaboration among the Clark County Planning Commission, Clark County Community and Economic Development Department and the Clark County Auditor – GIS Department. 

     “We, in the Auditor’s office, continue to work hard every day to help all taxpayers in Clark County”, said Clark County Auditor, John S. Federer.  “This tool is just one more avenue that helps property owners know where and whom to call for assistance.  We continue to strive to exceed customer service expectations, not just meet them.”

 

Instructions to get to Development Contacts List

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.

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.

June 2017 Auditor Sale

May 31st, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “June 2017 Auditor Sale”

The lands, lots, and parts of lots, in the County of Clark forfeited to the State for the nonpayment of taxes together with the taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, interest and costs charged to them, agreeably to law, and the dates on which the lands, lots, and parts of lots will be offered for sale are contained and described in the following list:

 

June Newspaper

 

Auditor Sale Deed Letter

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