Office of Real Property Services

Local Assistance Incentive Payments

The Office of Real Property Services works with localities to improve the administration and equity of real property tax assessments. To facilitate these efforts, the Office may make payments to the localities. We examined the payments made over a two-year period to determine whether they complied with applicable laws and regulations. We found that many of the payments we reviewed did not fully comply with laws and regulations. For example, some localities received payments even though they had not submitted to the Office certain required information about the real property in their area. We recommend certain improvements in the Office's procedures for reviewing and approving applications for local assistance incentive payments.

For a complete copy of Report 96-S-35 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.
For a copy of the associated follow-up report click here.