Each county in the State of Ohio is required to complete a re-evaluation of all properties within their area every six years. 2013 marks when Logan County is required to complete the required work.
There are around 36,000 parcels of land to value in Logan County. Teams of appraisers have been looking at these parcels to determine their fair market value over the past year. These values will be used to calculate property taxes in 2014.
Logan County Auditor Michael Yoder reports the tentative work of the county regarding the project has been completed and submitted to the Ohio Department of Taxation and has been approved.
A video on the process has been prepared by the County Auditor’s Association of Ohio and can be seen at www.yourhomevalue.org.
Yoder says the current tentative values may be reviewed free of charge at the county website at www.co.logan.oh.us/auditor/index.html. Users may click on the real property search button and then the values tab.
Before finalizing the valuations, informal hearings will be held September 9th through September 13th during regular business hours.
Evening appointments will be set up upon request of the owner. Those interested may call (937) 599-7209. Hearings are to discuss new valuations only.
The office reports they are unable to tell citizens what their taxes will be next year as that information will not be available until after the November election due to property tax levies possibly changing tax amounts.
Yoder reports in general, residential property values have decreased while farm land has gone up.