Livingston County Assessor Steve Ripley reminds personal property owners, including businesses, that they must report personal property owned on January 1 to the assessor’s office by March 1, 2017.

Livingston County Assessor Steve Ripley reminds personal property owners, including businesses, that they must report personal property owned on January 1 to the assessor’s office by March 1, 2017. In early January, the assessor had mailed a list to those personal property owners whose names appeared on the tax rolls. Those not returning a completed list to the assessor’s office by the March 1 deadline are subject to a penalty. “Penalties range from $10 to $100 depending on the value of the property,” Ripley said. “The statutes provide the assessor with almost no discretion to waive the penalties.” Property owners who have not received a personal property list or who are new to the county are not excused from filing and should contact the assessor’s office at 660-646-8000, ext. 2, or stop by the office (Suite 3) on the first floor of the Livingston County courthouse. Ripley said that with just a week to go until the March 1 deadline, that only 58 percent of the personal property assessment lists have been returned to the office.