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Treasurer’s office makes changes

Staff Reports

LISBON – Columbiana County Treasurer Linda Bolon announced a list of changes to the operation of the office as the coronavirus cases have continued to grow over the past few weeks.

Bolon said while staff will continue working, the office has been closed to the general public starting on Monday, a change that will remain until further notice.

Taxpayers or others having business with the office are strongly asked to conduct their business remotely whenever possible. If it is necessary to go in person to the courthouse, people will be required to call ahead at 330-424-9514 to make an appointment. Masks are required.

Tax payments can be sent by mail and will be processed. Taxpayers are further encouraged to utilize the option to make an online payment. Temporarily, credit cards payments will be processed by phone.

Those needing to make a delinquent tax payment plan arrangement can call the office.

The treasurer’s office will continue to accept pay-ins, but asks that the department staff follow the recommendation of having one- person at the counter.

“The treasurer’s office takes our duty to serve and protect the public very seriously,” Bolon said in a release on Monday. “We believe the changes outlined above position us to respond effectively to the threat of COVID-19 and to continue providing service to our community.”

Besides changes due to COVID-19, Bolon announced the due date for the first half real estate and manufactured homes has been set for Friday, Feb. 12 and the tax bills will be mailed in early January. Second half tax bills are due on July 30.

The county treasurer’s office joins the county auditor’s office and probate court in making changes at the courthouse this week due to the rise in the virus.

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