LIMA — Property owners have until April 2 to request a hearing about the value of their property, county Auditor Rhonda Eddy-Stienecker said today, and they should not pay a service to perform the work.Every three years, the county re-evaluates all of the property values. Other than that, a value can change only one of three ways: with construction, demolition or a decision from the Board of Revision. Eddy-Stienecker, Commissioner Greg Sneary and Treasurer Jim Link sit on the board. Paperwork for a revaluation request must be filed in person in the Auditor's Office by 4:30 p.m. April 2. The board then holds hearings on the requests.If a property owner wants to request a new value for a property, all of the information he needs is available for free and is public record, either on the county auditor's website at http://j.mp/zsfvZ9, or with a call to the office, Eddy-Stienecker said.Companies target homeowners especially, Eddy-Stienecker said, and market the ability to negotiate a lower property valuation or provide other information such as “property profiles” for a fee.“There is no need for a property owner to pay for any sort of record retrieval,” Eddy-Stienecker said. “This information is free and available to the public.”The last three-year revaluation happened in tax year 2009 that was payable in 2010. The office is currently working on a new revaluation for taxes payable in 2013.You can comment on this story at www.limaohio.com.
Tara Cutlip, 21 and pregnant with her second child, was shot and killed Saturday in her Bahama Drive home. Loved ones gather in front of Tara's home to remember her and speak out against domestic violence.