BATAVIA, Ohio (Oct. 10, 2018) — The Clermont County Auditor’s Office is pleased to announce as part of the countywide reassessment project that Tyler Technologies, Inc., of Dayton will provide detailed, high-resolution street level images. Tyler Technologies’ field staff will photograph properties throughout the county from customized white vans that will be clearly marked with signs indicating that they are conducting an imaging project for the county. This imaging project will begin the week of Oct. 15, 2018, and continue into February 2019.
All personnel assigned to this project have been issued photo identification badges that will be visible at all times. Local law enforcement have been notified of van descriptions and their locations. All photographs are taken from public right-of-way whenever possible, but it may be necessary to pull into driveways to get an unobstructed image. No images will be taken of homeowners or children when present on residential properties, and license plates and open garages will be blurred from images.
“The countywide reassessment process is an in-depth review of every property in the county,” said Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. “Tyler Technologies will provide our county with accurate up-to-date property images and data so that our reviewers have the best information available to them to make an assessment that serves constituents fairly and equitably.”
Ohio Revised Code requires that all real estate in a county be viewed and reappraised every six years.
The digital imagery project will correct up-to-date property information improving the overall quality of the county’s real estate data, and save taxpayers money by making the property tax administration process more efficient. It will also assist homeowners with “before” photos in case of loss and validate property addresses to identify homes for fire, police and medical emergency response. All attributes of this project ultimately are to ensure fair and equitable property values.
Your cooperation in this important project is appreciated. For more information, please visit our website www.clermontauditor.org or contact the Clermont County Auditor’s Office at 513.732.7150.
BATAVIA, Ohio – A meeting with local jurisdictions to discuss the apportionment of the Local Government Fund for 2019-23 will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the Engineer’s Office, 2381 Clermont Center Drive.
Township trustees from throughout Clermont County and elected representatives of the county’s cities and villages are expected to attend. County Commissioners and members of the Clermont County Budget Commission will also attend.
Ohio’s Local Government Fund (LGF) is funded with general tax receipts of the state, and is distributed back to counties and cities in Ohio. The amount of the LGF is authorized in the state’s biennial budget.
Since Gov. John Kasich came into office, the Local Government Fund has been cut by 45%, according to reports. For 2018-19, the Local Government Fund is $381.8 million compared to $694 million in 2010-11.
Currently, Clermont County and local governments within it are expected to receive $2.5 million in total from the Local Government Fund. Under the current formula for allocating funds within the county, approximately $1.22 million of the $2.5 million goes to the county and $1.29 million goes to local jurisdictions, including Milford and Loveland, townships and villages. Distributions from the state are received every month.
Ohio law requires that distribution be based on either a statutory formula, or an alternative formula that is agreed upon by the governmental jurisdictions. County Auditor Linda Fraley, in a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners on June 13, said that Clermont County had long used an alternative formula that is reviewed and changed, if needed, at least once every five years.
Under the law, a vote must be held at least every five years to determine the alternative formula that will allocate the Local Government Fund revenues between the county, and the cities, villages, and townships within its borders. This formula must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners; the legislative authority of the largest city in the county – in this case, Milford City Council; and a majority of the boards of township trustees and village councils in Clermont County. The BCC has one vote, Milford has one vote, and other jurisdictions have one vote.
The meeting on June 28 will allow the townships and municipalities to hear any recommendations for alternative allocation formulas and attempt to gain a consensus on a formula that all can take back for approvals.