New Construction Inspections Starting
County Auditor Announces Inspection of New County Construction
Jefferson- Even during a pandemic, Ashtabula County residents have been busy with home improvements and new construction according to Ashtabula County Auditor David Thomas.
“We’re fortunate in our County to still see great economic growth and folks not only moving here, but growing their current home and properties”, explained Auditor Thomas.
Every year the Auditor’s Office takes note of all new construction which has occurred over the past year for residential, commercial, and agricultural properties. Their work includes confirming information for property details such as garages, building additions, new buildings, decks, or any construction of value.
“The key is making sure we have accurate data for your property as of January 1, 2021”, shared Auditor Thomas. “You pay taxes one year behind, so we are working on tax values to be paid in 2022.”
Auditor staff and appraisal contractors with Integrity Apprasial from Mahoning County review permits pulled through zoning and building departments in addition to visual inspections of changes to properties. The workers will knock on the homeowner’s door to identify themselves and ask questions related to the new construction.
Auditor Thomas encourages residents to share details related to any new construction with the Auditor’s Office. Staff look for information such as the type of materials, time frames for construction, size of the new structures, and use of the building. Staff will be in the field now until early September.
If property owners have concerns or questions, the Auditor recommends reaching out to the office and speaking with a staff member by calling 440-576-3783 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
(Pictured is Auditor Office Appraisal Contractor Scott Yamamoto with Integrity Appraisals measuring a renovation project along with County Auditor David Thomas.)