Nichole Hannahs

Muskingum County Appraises Property

by Nichole Hannahs on October 11, 2012 at 6:46 am

Next tax season property owners in Muskingum County could see changes to their taxes.

Muskingum County is currently finishing an appraising process that’s taken two years to complete. According to Ohio Revised Code property reappraisals must take place every six years. The Muskingum County Auditor said that there are over 68,000 parcels within the county and each one must be reviewed.

"They are going to look at location, they are going to see if there has been in additions to your home, any new garages and even on the contrary of that we also look for any demolition, buildings that have been destroyed that haven’t been taken off of your property taxes," said Muskingum County Auditor Debra Nye.

Nye said that the tentative home values will be on the auditor’s website so that property owners can review the values and express any concerns prior to values being officially set. Starting next week, the auditor, will be holding appointments with the appraiser in person, if you have any questions appointments should be scheduled in advance through the auditor’s office. There is also another way to appeal.

"We also have a process called a board of revision," said Nye. "They have the opportunity to homeowners to file a complaint against their home value from January 1st through the end of March."

Nye said overall home values are down across Muskingum County.