PRESS RELEASE – SUMMIT COUNTY FISCAL OFFICE
Akron, Ohio, May 4, 2020
Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced that the Appraisal Department will begin performing new construction evaluations on May 11, 2020. During these evaluations, appraisers will physically visit and assign values to all newly constructed and altered property in Summit County.
The project will begin in the northern part of the county and move south, concluding in the City of Green on July 31, 2020. Appraisers have divided the county into three areas and will abide by the following timeline:
- May 11, 2020 to June 5, 2020: Northfield Township, Village of Northfield, Village of Reminderville, Sagamore Hills Township, City of Macedonia, Village of Boston Heights, Boston Township, City of Hudson, Richfield Township, Village of Richfield, Bath Township, Twinsburg Township, and City of Twinsburg
- June 8, 2020 to July 2, 2020: City of Stow, Village of Silver Lake, City of Munroe Falls, City of Cuyahoga Falls, City of Fairlawn, City of Tallmadge, City of Akron, and Copley Township
- July 6, 2020 to July 31, 2020: Village of Mogadore, Springfield Township, Village of Lakemore, City of Norton, City of Barberton, Coventry Township, City of New Franklin,Village of Clinton, and City of Green.
Fiscal Officer Scalise has stated that it is important for residents to be aware that appraisers are in their community. Appraisers can be easily identified by their identification badge, yellow safety vest printed with the county name, and a car marked with the official placard of the Fiscal Office. They will not enter homes or other structures. Site visits will be conducted on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, county appraisers will practice safe social distancing and be equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE). When visiting a property, the appraisers will knock on the front door to inform the property owner that they are performing an evaluation.
Property owners do not need to answer the door, unless they would like to speak with the appraiser. During all in-person conversations, appraisers have been instructed to stand at least 6 feet from the other person. If no one is home during their evaluation, the appraisers will leave a door hanger to notify owners of their visit.