FAQs

  • What do I do with an animal I can no longer keep?

    We strongly recommend trying to re-home your animal yourself. There are many breed rescues and private rescues that may be willing to help you place your animal. You can also place your pet up for adoption on one of the website such as PetFinder. Always thoroughly screen potential adopters to make sure they are an appropriate home for your animal. If you are unable to find another home, you may bring your pet to the Animal Shelter. Pleae do so in person so you can give us all the information we need to try to find a new home for your pet. Be aware that no pet is guaranteed a home.

  • I found a stray pet. I am interested in keeping it. What should I do?

    Stray animals found in Adams County's jurisdiction should be brought to the shelter to allow the owners to have an opportunity to find it. If the animal is not reclaimed and is considered adoptable, you may place a hold on the animal. Please contact the shelter staff for more information regarding the hold procedure.

  • I lost my animal. What should I do?

    Contact the animal shelter immediately for instruction on how to post your lost pet on PetHarbor. Also, visit the shelter in person frequently, preferably daily, to check for your pet. We hold animals for five days to allow owners to find them, after which they may be adopted, transferred or euthanized. Descriptions vary tremendously; it is important to look for your pet personally, instead of calling us to see if we have a match. We always recommend posting lost ads in PetHarbor, Craigslist and other websites to reach anyone that may be holding your lost pet.

  • What do I do with an animal I can no longer keep?

    We strongly recommend trying to re-home your animal yourself.

  • I found a stray animal that I want to keep; what should I do?

    Stray animals found in Adams County's jurisdiction should be brought to the shelter to allow the owners the opportunity to find it. If the animal is not reclaimed and is considered adoptable, you may place a hold on the animal. Please contact the shelter staff for more information regarding the hold procedure.

  • I lost my pet; what should I do?

    Contact the animal shelter immediately for instruction on how to post your lost pet on PetHarbor.  Also, visit the shelter in person frequently, preferably daily, to check for your pet. 

    We hold animals for five days to allow owners to find them, after which they may be adopted, transferred or euthanized. 

Assessor

  • How can my assessment or value change when I haven't done anything to my property?

    Real estate values are influenced by numerous external economic, social, governmental and physical factors. For example, general economic conditions such as interest rates, inflation rates, supply and demand, changes in tax laws, new highways and a number of other factors can change and affect the value of property. As property values change in the market place, those changes must be reflected on the assessment roll.

  • Are there any specific property tax credits or deferrals that I can receive?

    Yes. Depending on the specific circumstances, you may qualify for certain property tax credits and/or deferrals. Details pertaining to this information are described in a brochure entitled "Credits and Deferrals for the Elderly and Disabled." The brochure may be obtained from your local county assessor or on the Division of Local Government website.

  • How do I find out the owner of another property?

    Ownership can be determined by either contacting the county assessor by telephone and requesting the information, telephoning the 24 hour automated system, using the assessor / GIS search on our website or by emailing your request to the assessor. However, you need to have a name, address, parcel identification number or an account number when requesting this information.

  • Are there property tax credits or deferrals that I can receive?

    Yes, depending on the specific circumstances, you may qualify for certain property tax credits and/or deferrals. Details pertaining to this information are described in a brochure entitled "Credits and Deferrals for the Elderly and Disabled." The brochure may be obtained from your local county assessor or on the Division of Local Government website.