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"Drive-By" appraisals---

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ASHTABULA County, Ohio is being subjected to 'drive-by' appraisals-- looking to eliminate CAUV status for people who are 'not farming'-- so, city folk are determining that a hayfield or greenhouse is not a farm activity, but an overweight mini-horse with a 'tude is--- these 'appraisers' are demanding 'reciepts' from long time farmers-- going to point of saying the schedule F ( filed with the IRS 'long form') is not valid!!!!:grit: The county is ignoring state regulations about the CAUV usage- even ignoring the lot sizes in relation to financial 'reports' that determine if the CAUV status is legal--- I know of several instances where the county has tried to make the buyer of a piece of property that has carried CAUV 'pay back' the unrealized taxes from the previous owners...

Study your state codes, folks---and know them well-- there is trouble afoot, and the small guy who just wants to take care of himself will be paying the price.... In Ohio, I have found agricultural issues peppered in some of the strangest places of both revised and administrative codes...many things go 'unenforced' but it is wise to know what they are, too. Soil and water regulations are rife with agricultural provisions...

Terry W-- who made SURE she retained the right to complain, by VOTING!!!!
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Officials are using satelite images for evaluating your property taxes too. Mine was re-evaluated and charged a slightly higher tax based on a wood shed I built on my property. All it consisted of was 6 poles and 2 sheets of plywood.

Apparently they take a image of your property and calculate the square footage of any buildings that exist. Home, barn, well house, chicken coop, wood shed, etc. all of it's calculated whether you list it or not.
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