VANDALIA — Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith is holding property value review sessions here in the Huber Heights area at the Huber Heights YMCA in August and September.
The Montgomery County Auditor’s Office invites the community to review and appeal their values at the informal review sessions. In total there will be 32 full-day informal review sessions at 15 locations throughout the county in August and September. These sessions will allow property owners to meet one-on-one with an auditor’s office representative to discuss their property’s value. Keith says he is striving to make his staff available to property owners “in their own backyards.”
“We will go above and beyond to educate property owners about their property values and to provide easy access to the appeal process,” Keith said.
Keith was one of the first county auditors in Ohio to hold informal review sessions and invite property owners to inspect the details of their valuations. Property owners are encouraged to view information about their property online at mcrealestate.org.
Property owners will be receiving new values this year as part of the auditor’s office 2017 property value update. More than 220,000 new tentative property value notices were put in the mail to Montgomery County property owners on July 24. Property owners should expect to receive their notice in the mail before the end of July. Keith said property owners who miss their notice in the mail should call his office to be notified of their new value.
The Montgomery County Auditor’s Office is not required by law to send notices of new property values to homeowners, but rather is doing so to increase transparency in the property valuation process, according to Keith.
“We send the value notices to keep residents informed. We hope this will increase their participation in our process,” Keith states. “Property owners who have questions or concerns should attend one of our informal review sessions.”
To schedule an informal review or to receive more information, property owners should call Keith’s “Property Owners Hotline” at 937-225-5096.