Crawford County Assessor Ronnie Dale and his staff will take personal property assessments between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at various dates at senior centers.

State law mandates that Arkansas residents assess their personal property between Jan. 1 and May 31 of each year to avoid a late penalty.

Dates and locations are Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Alma Senior Center at 248 E. Collum Lane; Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Mulberry Senior Center at 409 U.S. 64 West; and Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Van Buren Senior Center at 607 Knox St.

"With increased security at the Crawford County Courthouse, my office is not easily accessable because of all the steps," Dale said. "By providing these satellite office locations, I am able to bring my office to the residents."

Dale and his staff also will check the real estate parcel of a homeowner’s primary residence to make sure they are receiving their $350 Amendment 79 Tax Credit called the Homestead Credit, he said.

If the homeowner is disabled or 65 years old, with proper documentation the tax value on their residence can be frozen, Dale said.

Dale has visited Cedarville and Mountainburg.