Real Estate Tax

Real Estate Tax

The money collected from real estate taxes helps fund local government including schools, townships, and the county. Your tax bill is based on the tax rate multiplied by your property valuation.

DUE DATES: The County Treasurer collects real estate taxes for the previous year during the current year. This is also known as arrears. Semi-annual taxes are typically due in February and August.

Payments must be received in the Treasurer's office, or contain a U.S. postal service postmark, by the due date reflected on the semi-annual tax bill. Per section 323.12(B) of the Ohio Revised Code, a private meter postmark on an envelope is not a valid postmark for purposes of establishing the date of payment.

PROPERTY SEARCH AND/OR VIEW YOUR TAX BILL ONLINE: To conduct a property record search and/or view your tax bill online, please click here. For detailed information such as sales data and value history, please visit the County Auditor's website.
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PROPERTY VALUATION: The County Auditor is required by Ohio law to conduct a countywide reappraisal of real estate properties every six years with an update at the three year midpoint. The County Board of Revision allows taxpayers to contest their property valuation. Applications must be filed with the County Auditor's Office between January 1 and March 31 of each year.
 
FORECLOSURE: Per section 323.25 of the Ohio Revised Code, if the taxes are not paid within one year from the date they are due, the property is subject to foreclosure for tax delinquency. If you have any questions, please contact our Delinquent Tax Division by calling (513) 785-6759.
 
PAYMENT PLAN FOR PAST DUE TAXES: For information on a payment plan for past due taxes, please click here or contact our Delinquent Tax Division by calling (513) 785-6759.
 
MONTHLY ESCROW: Escrow allows you to make monthly prepayments on your semi-annual tax amount. The money that you pay will be held in an escrow account in your name and will be applied to your semi-annual tax bill when it comes due. To sign up for escrow, please click here. You may also contact our office by calling (513) 887-3181.
 
PAYMENT METHODS: Please click here for a list of payment methods.
 
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION: Under the new state budget, beginning on January 1, 2014, the Homestead Exemption will only be available to homeowners with a household income that does not exceed $30,500 as determined by the Ohio adjusted gross income for the preceding year. The income requirement may be adjusted annually by the Ohio Department of Taxation. Note: Homeowners who already receive the exemption will not be affected by the changes.
 
The Homestead Exemption, which takes the form of a credit on tax bills, allows qualifying homeowners to exempt up to $25,000 of the market value of their home from local property taxes. If you are at least 65 years of age, or totally and permanently disabled, or a surviving spouse of a person who received the Homestead Exemption, please click here for additional information. Applications must be filed no later than the first Monday in June of the year in which taxes are due.
 
OWNER OCCUPANCY CREDIT: The Owner Occupancy Credit (formerly known as the 2.5% rollback) is a tax reduction program for owner-occupied residential homes. Under the new state budget, the credit applies only to tax levies passed or in existence prior to the November 2013 election. If you own and occupy your home as your principal place of residence, please click here for additional information. Applications must be filed no later than the first Monday in June of the year in which taxes are due.
 
CHANGE OF ADDRESS Please click here to submit a change of address for your tax bill(s).
 
For information regarding the following items, please click the links provided below or contact the County Auditor's Office:a

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