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.

Tax Calculation and Property Valuation:

Real estate taxes are calculated annually by the County Auditor. The County Auditor is also responsible for determining a property's fair market value as part of the calculation process. The Auditor uses the fair market value to determine a property's taxable value, which is 35% of the fair market value. The County Auditor is required to do a reappraisal once every six years and a value update in the third year following the reappraisal. 

Special Assessments:

In addition to the base property tax, taxpayers may be subject to special assessments. A special assessment can be added for certain projects including weed removal, curb repair, etc. Special Assessments can be levied by a city, village, township, or county office. The base property tax and any special assessments form the tax bill. 

Tax Collection:

Real estate taxes are collected by the County Treasurer twice each year. The first half due date is typically in mid to late February and the second half due date is usually in early August. The due date will be provided on your semi-annual tax bill and will be posted on our homepage during collection periods. Click here to see the yearly collection timeline. 

In Ohio, taxes for the previous year are collected during the current year. This is known as arrears.

Topics of Interest:

For additional information regarding real estate taxes, please see the links listed on the right under 'Topics of Interest'.


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