Dog licenses for 2016 are now for sale in Muskingum County.
Anyone in the county who owns a dog three-months or older must purchase a dog license by January 31 to avoid a penalty. Muskingum County Auditor, Debra Nye, said if you don't have a license on your pup by February 1, the price doubles.
"For a one year dog license, it's $10, for a three year dog license it's $30, and if you have a puppy you'll probably want to purchase a permanent one, and it's $100, and we also have...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.