Each year, the publishes a list of those folks who have not paid their personal property tax.
This is in hopes that those who owe the tax pay it, and those who shouldn't be on the list come to to fix it.
Personal property is described as machinery, furniture and fixtures for small and large businesses, leased equipment, as well as non-registered vehicles such as trailers.
Personal property taxes are not a homeowner's real estate taxes.
Tax Collector Melanie Yanus said that after the due date to pay personal property taxes passes, her office sends out the original bill again, a late notice, a demand notice (state statute) and then a lien and demand notice. They also call everyone.
"There are many opportunities to know that you are delinquent in your taxes," she notes.
What often happens, says Yanus, is many of the companies on the list are no longer in business or operating in Clinton.
"It's as simple as this - as of October 1, 2010, if you can prove you were not here and have no company in Clinton, then you can come off the list," she said.
To do so, you need to go to the , also located at .
Yanus said many folks do not realize that if you no longer have an operating company in the town of Clinton, you need to remove your company's name from the Assessor's list.
People often start the process of forming a company but it never comes to fruition, they move to another town or state, or close the company - but the is not informed of these changes.
"Call or come into the Assessor's office," said Yanus. "If you were not in business on October 1, 2010, you don't belong on the list."
If you don't make the necessary changes or adjustments, you'll be on the list next year, too.
For those who are operating a business in town and are on the list, please hurry over to the and pay your taxes.
A .pdf file of 83 delinquent personal property taxpayers and their companies is attached. It was printed by the tax collector's office prior to the Christmas holiday.