EL RENO, Okla. – Canadian County is one of the fastest growing counties in Oklahoma and now it’s facing some growing pains.
A change to property taxes has some residents aching.
James Niles was flabbergasted when he opened his new property tax bill.
Niles said, “I just don’t think it’s fair and I don’t think people should have to endure opening their mail and seeing that their properties have doubled and tripled.”
Long-time realtor and property owner Karen Graves said the numbers just don’t add up.
Graves said, “This year, I got the assessments and we have a building that’s gone up $42,000. It went from $180,000 to $222,000. Our home went up and our office building went up as well.”
She said the system the county assessor is using is not yielding accurate numbers.