Paulding County farmers could be in for a rude awakening when they get their tax bills in January.
The CAUV (or current agricultural use value) is going up for many soil types in the county.
The CAUV rate is going from $670 an acre to $1,600 an acre for crop use and $850 for woodland use. The CAUV rates are set by the Ohio Department of Taxation.
There are 23 counties that are undergoing either a re-evaluation or tri-annual update in the state. Paulding is the only local county in this round.
Property owners in Paulding County will see the new rates on their 2013 tax bills, which will be mailed out in January. Williams County underwent a re-evaluation in 2012, which was payable in 2013. In 2014, payable 2015, rates will be examined in Defiance, Henry, Putnam and Williams counties.