County response for delinquent tax list

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Hey Everbody, 

I got a response from an email I sent to a county to see how to get a delinquent tax list for vacant land. I want to know what do y'all think of their response and would you consider this, if it were you. Below is their response:

Mr. Johnson,

We do not have a report of the nature requested available in our office. We can, however, provide a delinquent taxpayer list and an export of our CAMA data that will allow you to research the information you have requested.

If you would like us to research the information in the format you’ve requested - we can provide this service at the rate of $35/hour for development.

Please complete the attached form.

Sincerely,

Franklin County Tax Office

Has anyone paid by the hour before, or do you see a "milking" about to happen, if I do it? Another county said a $100. That's fine. Paying is not the issue, but I don't want to end up with a $1000 bill because it took, the by the hour county, a long time to prepare the list.

Thanks for any replies in advance.

Hello Jay,

Never heard of any policy like that (!) , however I have been engaged for short term work in Franklin recently enough to know that someone at the county may need revenue bad enough to send it.

If the offices are open, it may be worth a visit to learn other options for researching yourself from a supervisor. 

Good luck.

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