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Auditor's imaging project comes to West Chester in July
Property owners may soon notice white vans and photographers canvasing Township streets as part of the Butler County Auditor’s imaging project.
The 2020 reappraisal process, spearheaded by the Butler County Auditor’s Office, will make its way into West Chester neighborhoods in early July, according to officials. The state-mandated project requires a new photo be taken of every residential and commercial property.
Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds has contracted Tyler Technologies, Inc. to provide detailed, high-resolution street level images for the county’s 2020 general reassessment. Tyler Technologies field staff will photograph properties from customized white vans that will be clearly marked with signs indicating they are conducting an imaging and address verification project for the county.
The imaging project initially began in April and was split into six geographical phases. West Chester Township falls under Phase 4. While in the area, imaging crews will be in constant communication with the Auditor’s Office. Information concerning their routes will be provided to 911 dispatch centers.
West Chester Police continue to encourage residents to report any suspicious activity or behavior even while the county’s imaging project is in progress. Call WCPD on the non-emergency line at 777-2231 or dial 911 in an emergency.
Digital photographs taken during the imaging project will improve the quality of visual data used by Butler County appraisers during and after the reassessment, as well as assist in the verification and correction of addressing discrepancies. The photos will also be helpful for emergency management recovery reports that are necessary for state and federal assistance.
In addition to street-level imagery, Butler County appraisers will utilize information provided by high resolution aerial photography and desktop verification during the reappraisal process. This allows appraisers to measure the dimensions of a deck or see that an in-ground pool has been added or removed.
Final assessments in this cycle are expected to be finished by the fall of 2020. Property owners will have an opportunity at that time to ask questions and challenge the valuations.
For further information, please contact the Auditor’s Office at 513-887-3154 or visit www.butlercountyauditor.org.