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Harrison County alters real estate tax payment process

CADIZ — In-office first-half real estate tax payments will temporarily no longer be accepted at the Harrison County Treasurer’s Department.

The decision was announced by Treasurer Vicki Sefsick in response to concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taxpayers are encouraged to make payments by check or money order through the mail or by credit card. Those wishing to make payment by credit card may contact the treasurer’s office at (740) 942-8864.

“We are working with the county commissioners to keep exposure of this virus as low as possible in the Harrison County Courthouse for the public and employees,” Sefsick said. “I know this is a big change for many of our taxpayers. Those who need more information, or wish to arrange another form of payment, can call the office during regular business hours.”

Sefsick said tax bills will be mailed to all those owning property within the county this week.

“If you haven’t received your bill by the end of January, you may visit the county auditor’s web page or call my office,” she noted.

To visit the auditor’s website, go to harrisoncountyohio.org/auditors-office. Once there, click Real Estate Tax Search and select either the owner’s name, address or parcel number button and fill in the required information.

“You will then need to click the parcel line you are interested in and information will be available there,” she noted.

Questions pertaining to parcel values can be directed to Auditor Allison Anderson’s office at (740) 942-8861.

“I regret the change in the payment process,” Sefsick said. “However, I am working to make this tax season run as smoothly as possible. Your cooperation is appreciated. It is my hope that we all stay safe and healthy during these trying times.”

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