New Construction Assessments Wrapping Up
Every year the County Auditor, Roger Corlett, is required to review all properties undergoing new construction, updates, demolition, etc. Sometimes the work being done to a property doesn’t cause a change in value, but even then the review is needed to ensure the county records are accurate. This year’s review of nearly 2,000 properties is coming to a close.
At the start of these projects, including the county-wide reassessment done every 6 years, Auditor Corlett notifies the Sheriff and police departments of the inspections. “We get a list of people and the vehicles they are driving over to law enforcement just so they are aware,” says Corlett. “But even though my people all have marked cars and ID badges to identify who they work for, I always encourage the public to be cautious. Badges can be faked and when the bad guys know there is a project going on they can pretend to be a part of it.”
“We have begun the early steps for the reappraisal due for 2020, but not the field work at this time. If someone comes to your door claiming to be a part of that project, or anything from this office, scrutinize them. Anyone working in the field for me will happily wait for you to call my office, 576-1437, or the police if need be,” Corlett explains. “Never answer questions if you are not satisfied who someone is and why they are at your property.”
For more information on these projects, or any other questions about the Auditor’s Office, please call us at 576-1437.