According to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, 61,083 more unemployment claims were filed in Ohio for the week ending May 2. The number of initial jobless claims filed in Ohio over the last seven weeks is more than 1.1 million.
State law allows the tax commissioner to approve delay requests for up to one year on six-year reappraisals “if the commissioner finds that good cause exists for the extension.”
The extra time will allow for the gathering of more evidence regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local housing market, Reynolds said. It also affords the usual county process of communicating with property owners on value changes, which will be difficult given continuing social distancing and other measures to avoid coronavirus infections.