Frequently Asked Questions
will find some of the most frequently asked questions about real estate taxes.
Answers to the questions
provided. Please understand that most policies regarding real
estate taxes are set by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
local treasurer’s office has very little flexibility in most tax collection
Q. My tax bill goes to my mortgage company, which pays
taxes out of my escrow account. How can I get a copy of my tax bill?
A. Simply call
the treasurer’s office (946-4800/4820) with your request. Please use the
book plat parcel number, or address,
to identify the property. Keep in mind that a duplicate bill cannot
be produced once it is paid, so try to make your request
before the payment deadline.
Q. Do I get a discount if I pay my taxes early?
Q. Can I pay my taxes by credit card, and which cards are
A. Yes. All major credit cards are accepted. For more
details, call the treasurer’s office at 946-4800/4820.
How can I get my real estate taxes lowered?
amount of real estate taxes on your property is determined by tax levies in your
community and the market value of
your property. The market value is the only one of the two that can
For details on filing a challenge call the
Board of Revision at 946-4035.
Q. Can I pay my taxes in installments?
A. You can pre-pay your taxes in installments. For
details, call 946-4788.
Q. How much is the penalty if I can’t
pay my taxes on time?
A. For the first
ten 10 days the payment is late, the penalty is 5%.
After 10 days, the penalty, set by state law,
increases to 10%.
Q. If I am penalized, can I challenge
A. Yes. Call 946-4800 and request a penalty remission
Q. When are real estate taxes due?
A. Real estate
taxes are paid twice a year, in June and in January. The specific date can
vary slightly, but the date
will always be on the tax bill and on our web site.
Q. I’m not getting the 2 ½ %
rollback. How do I get it?
A. Contact the auditor’s office
Q. Why am I not getting the
stadium tax credit?
A. The stadium tax credit is
automatic if you are entitled to, and are getting, the 2 1/2% rollback.
latter is for property you own and occupy.
Q. Why am I getting two tax
bills on the same property?
A. Because the property in
question has more than one parcel. A tax bill is created for each parcel.
If your question is not answered
here, feel free to contact the treasurer’s office at:
-Delinquent Personal Property Phone
-Real Estate Fax
-Delinquent Personal Property Fax