GOVERNMENT

First half of property taxes due June 9

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Henry County Courthouse clock tower

More than 28,000 Henry County real estate tax bills have been mailed. Upon receipt, all property owners should review their tax bills promptly for any inaccurate information.

The first installment will be due June 9 and the second installment is due Sept. 9.

Payment procedures are the same as in past years, and all the information is on the back of the tax bill, including existing exemption information.

Henry County officials said every effort is made to insure the accuracy of information. As addresses change, ownership or status of exemptions, county officials need to be notified so records can be updated.

The staff of each county office have their own responsibilities. Those in the assessor’s office set the assessment and exemptions. As of Jan. 1 each year, the township assessor values property within Henry County. Assessors make market adjustments, add new construction and remove demolished buildings.

Staff in the assessor’s office review the assessments and apply equalization factors. Assessment changes are published in local newspapers. Property owners have 30 days to file an assessment appeal.