Helen R. Phillips, Upshur County assessor, wishes to remind all business property owners who have not been assessed for the 2014 tax year for property owned on July 1, 2013, to please do so by Sept. 1, 2013
Phillips also wishes to remind property owners whose land may or has previously qualified for "farm use" to make application by Sept. 1, 2013, to continue their qualification.
All landowners who qualified for 2013 tax year were mailed an application in July 2013. If you did not receive your application, please stop in the assessor's office to receive another copy.
To qualify for "farm use" a parcel less than 5 acres must sell $500 worth of products. A parcel with more than 5 acres must produce at least $1,000 in products sold, used and consumed on farm operation.
The assessor, by law cannot accept any "farm use" applications after the Sept. 1 deadline.