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10/10/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Fiscal Office enrolling residents in homestead exemption

SUMMIT COUNTY — The Summit County Fiscal Office will host a series of community outreach sessions throughout the county to educate the public about changes to the Homestead Exemption, brought through the passage of Ohio House Bill 59.

The Homestead Exemption is available to homeowners 65 or older or totally disabled and younger than 65, and property is taxed at $25,000 less than its appraised value.

Beginning with tax year 2014, new participants will be subject to a means test of $30,000 or less per year, which includes the Ohio adjusted gross income of the owner and the owner’s spouse.

The Fiscal Office is providing an opportunity for eligible homeowners to enroll now, before the means test is applied. Staff will be on hand at the locations listed below.

In the West Side Leader’s coverage area, sessions will take place at:

  • Acme No. 1, 1835 W. Market St., Oct. 14 from at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Acme No. 10, 2226 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
  • Acme No. 6, 3200 Greenwich Road, Norton, Oct. 17 from at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
  • Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn, Oct. 18-19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
  • Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library, 3103 Smith Road, Fairlawn, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (veteran identification card also available);
  • Richfield Branch Library, 3761 S. Grant St., Richfield, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (veteran ID card also available); and
  • Odom Boulevard Branch Library, 600 Vernon Odom Blvd., West Akron, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (veteran ID card also available).

For more information, call 330-643-8472.

Reappraisal moves into Akron

DOWNTOWN AKRON — County appraisers will be working in the city of Akron in the next few weeks, according to Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise’s office.

Scalise said this week that the review phase of the state mandated 2014 Reappraisal would require appraisers to be in the city for three to four weeks.

Appraisers will physically evaluate residential parcels and can be identified by their identification badges and yellow work vests. Their vehicles will be marked with a placard stating they are from the Summit County Fiscal Office.

Appraisers work between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Fiscal Office does not perform evaluations after 4 p.m., Scalise added.

As the project continues throughout Summit County, the Fiscal Office will notify city and township officials that appraisers will be in their area. Residents who have concerns or questions may call the office at 330-643-2710.

 

Kathleen Folkerth and Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.

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