Coshocton County Auditor

Christine R. Sycks, County Auditor

Month: September 2016

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.