Coshocton County Auditor

Christine R. Sycks, County Auditor

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September 30, 2016 – Transfer of Ownership of Real Property

Date : September 30, 2016
From : Coshocton County Auditor
Re : Transfer of Ownership of Real Property

The Auditor’s office, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 319.28, will cut off data entry as of October 26, 2016 for the 2017 tax year so that the October 31 statutory abstract date can be met. Due to this, the ownership for the current year will be changed as per legal instrument only if presented in our office ready to transfer by October 26, 2016 at 4 p.m. Any changes to the auditor’s real estate data for legal instruments presented after this date will be made for tax year 2017, payable in 2018.

The tax bills will be affected in a like manner. Real estate tax bills will be sent to new owners if the Auditor’s transfer was done by October 26. For any document presented for transfer later than this date, the owner’s name on the tax bill will remain in the prior owners’ names as certified on the tax list and duplicates. The Treasurer’s office will change only the mailing name and address for the current tax year if parcel is transferred in its entirety.

***Split parcels will be billed to the prior owner with the original acreage reflected and taxed.***   Please prorate taxes accordingly.

Sincerely yours,

Christine Sycks
Coshocton County Auditor

September 1, 2016 – County Auditors Launch Statewide Skimmer Sweep

  • For Release 9 a.m. EDT, September 1, 2016 Media Release

    County Auditors Launch Statewide Skimmer Sweep

    September 1, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Inspectors to check 12,000 gas pumps for skimming devices over Labor Day weekend

Coshocton County Auditor Christine Sycks joined 60 other county auditors from across the state today to launch a “Skimmer Sweep” over the Labor Day Weekend to protect holiday travelers from illegal credit card skimmers.

More than 80 weights and measures inspectors, including Coshocton’s inspector, Jarrod Tipton, are expected to visit more than 1,500 gas stations at targeted locations state-wide, checking more than 12,000 Ohio gas pumps for the devices.

“With numerous recent reports of skimmers being found in our state, we are participating in this sweep to protect unsuspecting travelers from identity theft,” said Sycks. “I am pleased to partner with other auditors across the state to take steps to combat this crime. Jarrod will be able to inspect every single pump in the county during this sweep.”

At least 30 skimming devices have been found in Ohio gas pumps since last October. Most have been found in southwest Ohio and along the I-75 corridor, although the devices have been found in 12 counties across the state.

According to Sycks, the frequent discovery of these devices indicates that the threat of this crime will continue, so consumers should always be alert when refueling. Anything that seems out of place or indicates that a pump has been tampered with should be reported.

“Paying for gas with cash is always the safest option,” said Sycks, “and never input your debit card pin number into a device.”

Customers paying with plastic should use credit cards rather than debit cards. Those who use their debit cards at the pump risk their PIN numbers being stolen. In addition, monthly bank and credit card statements should always be reviewed for any fraudulent charges.

Credit card skimmers can be used to steal credit card and debit card numbers as well as PIN numbers for the purpose of identity theft. These devices often are equipped with Bluetooth technology, which allow identity thieves to access private information from a distance up to 100 yards away.

March 8, 2016 – Skimmer Summit

If you are an owner/operator of a gas station, involved in the banking industry, local government or law enforcement, or just interested in protecting your own credit, you are invited to this informational summit concerning the growing concern over ‘skimmers’ stealing consumer information from gas pumps, ATMs, or other electronic devices.
There is no cost, but registration is required.


Registration Form

February 12, 2016 – More Mailings Offering Public Records for Sale Reported

• For Release 12 p.m. EDT, July 6, 2016 Media Release

More Mailings Offering Public Records for Sale Reported

February 12, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Once again, County Auditor Christine Sycks is cautioning property owners to check with local offices before paying for copies of deeds, property cards, and other public records.

Record Transfer Services of Westlake Village, California, has mailed letters to area residents saying they are recommending property owners obtain a copy of their ‘Grant Deed’ and complete ‘Property Assessment Profile’. “The mailer is a little misleading, because it appears to be a bill with a due date, even though they specifically state “this is not a bill” in smaller print.”, said Sycks. “These mailings seem to appear a few times each year, from various addresses and business names. The last couple were from Columbus in November and from Wilmington, Delaware in June.”

For a charge of around $80 or $90, the mailings offer to provide copies of the deed and property record information that can be acquired at little or no charge from the County Recorder’s and Auditor’s Offices. “The only thing listed in the mailing that is not normally included in the deed or property record card are “area comparable values” of the property,” Sycks said. “Most people don’t need that unless they are planning on appealing their taxable value or selling their home. However, owners can do the research on their own from sales records on file in my office for no charge, if needed. Taxpayers can also either contact a Realtor who is active in their area for an independent opinion or appraisal of their value.”

The records described are public and in the possession of the County Recorder’s and Auditor’s Offices. A copy of the deed, which is the document that identifies one as a property owner, can be purchased at the Recorder’s Office for between $.25 and $1.00 per page, depending on the age of the deed. Most deeds are no more than three or four pages long. Property record cards can be acquired at the County Auditor’s Office for $.10 a page (or for free if they are your own parcel). One can also view and print current records or review recent sales of comparable properties on the auditor’s website at”

The County Auditor’s Office can be reached at 622-1243 and the County Recorder’s number is 622-2817.

Contact: Christine Sycks, County Auditor
349 Main Street
Coshocton, OH 43812
Phone: 740-622-1243