Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Auditor

June 2, 2014 - 4:42pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Muskingum County Auditor Debra Nye met with the county commissioners Monday afternoon.

Nye updated the commissioners on various items from the auditor's office including a cost savings measure with the reduction of phone lines.

"When people call in, now they have an automated teller that you would press one to go to real estate and press two to go to accounting," Nye said.  "It makes it nice because we're not tied up on the phones all the time. The person...

December 17, 2013 - 12:18pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

There's just over a month left for you to purchase dog tags for your pet at the regular fee.

From now until January 31, a one year dog tag costs $10, a three year $30 and a permanent tag for $100. After the 31st the prices double. There are 13 vendors in the county that sell the tag, but if you're interested in a three year or permanent tag only the Auditor's office or Dog Pound can sell them.

There are some drawbacks to these types of tags.

"You cannot transfer that...

September 19, 2013 - 11:42am
2 years 2 weeks ago

New software creates a way for Muskingum County to work more efficiently.

The County Auditor met with Commissioners to talk about new payroll and accounting software. Auditor Debra Nye said the hardware in their office is now 25 years or older. The plan is to relocate software support to ISSG in Springboro, Ohio to cut down on complications and breakdowns when it comes to printing payroll checks.

"We were down for three days. An operating system went down and we actually had...

August 26, 2013 - 4:58pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met Monday morning with the County Auditor to discuss the new prices for dog tags.

Once the state legislation passed House Bill 59, it increased the length of time the tags are valid for. Pet owners have three time frame options of one year, three years or a permanent tag.

"The one year dog tags is still available for anyone that wants to purchase that and that would be at 10 dollars, the three year that would be at 30 dollars and the...

January 24, 2013 - 1:41pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

A warning is going out to homeowners in Muskingum County.

Some property owners received a letter in the mail from a Cleveland company claiming their property value is incorrect and that they're paying too much in taxes. The county auditor said that reappraisals were just completed in October and November.

"That's the reason we go through a reappraisal once every six years," explained Muskingum County Auditor Debra Nye. "It's required by state statute by Ohio law...

October 11, 2012 - 11:09am
2 years 51 weeks ago

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...

April 22, 2011 - 5:56pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

If you're looking to cash in on the value of your home, the Muskingum County Auditor may have the answer for you.

County Auditor Debra Nye says the county is required by state statute to re-appraise property values in every Ohio county once every six years. She says efforts are already underway in assessing all of Muskingum County's properties which is expected to take around 18 months. Nye says the first step is to review properties through aerial photographs taken.

"So we...

January 20, 2011 - 6:27pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

With property values taking a major dive in the housing market, experts say you may actually be able to cash in on the decline of your home's appraised value.

According to Muskingum County Auditor Debra Nye, as your home's value decreases, your property taxes could go down putting more money in your pocket.

"We have a review process. Our appraisers go out and review that particular parcel. And then if they are satisfied with the review that we have done, then we make any...

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