County warns of scam on valuation

County Auditor Julie Adkins is warning property owners to beware of companies offering to assist with property valuation appeals.

Tax Compliance Service LLC of Strongsville is one of several companies mailing letters to area residents stating they could be overpaying their taxes because “the county” value of their property might be in error.

Some mailings offer what some companies term “a custom report.” These companies offer their service for a fee.

Adkins said owners can do the research on their own and can file an appeal for no charge with the Board of Revision.

“We encourage taxpayers to review their property information, either online or they are welcome to call the office,” she said. “Taxpayers can also review recent sales of comparable properties on our website”