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The Clark County Budget Commission will hold an Emergency meeting

December 18th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “The Clark County Budget Commission will hold an Emergency meeting”

NOTICE

The Clark County Budget Commission will hold an Emergency meeting on DECEMBER 21, 2018 at 10:00 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 purpose(s):

  1. To hold an emergency meeting relating to the Clerk of Courts and the Certificate of Title Fund.

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

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 .

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