Deputy assessors head east


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Deputy Assessors will be in Stroud, Davenport and Kendrick next week to take exemption applications and personal property assessments according to Jackie Holcomb, Lincoln County Assessor.

Assessment business can be done at Stroud City Hall on 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 19-20. The assessor noted that deputy assessors will be in Stroud only two days instead of the three days typical in past years. She said that fewer than 10 property owners had been coming on the third day in recent years.

Deputy Assessors will be in Davenport at First Baptist Church 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Also, on Jan.21, deputy assessors will be at the Kendrick Community Center from 1-4 p.m.

The assessor said that it is possible that some local visits could be canceled due to the site being unavailable because of local Covid-19 restrictions. Property owners should check with the local site or the assessor’s office to make sure the local site is open.

Holcomb said that Oklahoma law requires that all personal property, except livestock and household furnishings, be listed and assessed each year during the January 1 through March 15 assessment period. Among the property that must be listed and assessed are tractors, farm machinery, farm equipment, business inventories, business fixtures and business equipment.

Applications for homestead exemption, double homestead exemption, senior valuation freeze and personal property mobile home exemption must also be filed no later than March 15 to be effective for the 2021 tax year.

The assessor also reminded 100% disabled veterans to bring their letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs confirming eligibility if they are applying for the 100% Disabled Veterans Exemption for the first time.