The company, Tax Compliance Services, is targeting homeowners with direct mail solicitations claiming it has recently completed an audit of all property tax records in Erie County and has found them to be incorrect — a false statement, according to Erie County auditor Rick Jeffrey.
Property owners should be aware of the following:
• Any property owner can file a complaint with the auditor’s office on their property value.
• There is no filing fee.
• Most homeowners don’t need an attorney to do this.
• Neighborhood sales data this company is trying to sell is available at no charge on the Erie County auditor’s website.
• The complaint form and an explanation of how to present a case challenging a property’s value is also posted on the auditor’s website.
To contact the auditor’s office, call 419-627-7746.