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 2019.

In early January, the Assessor’s office 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 office at 660-646-8000 ext. 2 or stop by the office on the first floor (Suite 3) of the courthouse.

Ripley says that with just a few weeks to go until the March 1 deadline that only 55 percent of the personal property assessment lists have been returned to the office.