Madison County Treasurer's Office 
Honorable Donna L. Landis
 

1 N. Main Street ~ P.O. Box 675 ~ London, Ohio ~ 43140 - 0675

Penalty & Interest Dates for Real Estate

February 14th - Last day to pay 1st half taxes without penalty

February 15th - 5% penalty is added on the current half tax if payment and the 5% penalty are received within those 10 days

February 25th - 10% penalty is added on the current half tax

June 20th - Last day to pay 2nd half taxes without penalty

June 21st - 5% penalty is added on the unpaid current year tax if payment and the 5% penalty are received within those 10 days

July 1st - 10% penalty is added on the current tax

July 1st - Interest will be added to all prior years’ delinquency

December 1st - Interest will be added to all total delinquency

Penalty & Interest Dates for Manufacture Home

March 3rd - Last day to pay 1st half taxes without penalty

March 4th - 5% penalty is added on the current half tax if payment and the 5% penalty are received within those 10 days

Payment Due Dates for Real Estate

  • First Half: February 14th
  • Second Half: June 20th
Payment Due Dates for Manufacture Home
  • First Half: March 3rd
  • Second Half: August 1st

I received my tax bill in the mail. It is supposed to be paid by my bank. What do I do?

Answer: This commonly happens if you have recently refinanced or have in any way changed the information on your tax bill. We suggest you forward the tax bill to the correct lender. Ask them to notify us in writing to change future billing.

I received a bill for a property I just sold. What should I do?

Answer: Normally at the time of closing, taxes are pro-rated to the new owner and the seller is no longer responsible for the payment of any further taxes. You can forward the bill to the new owner or contact our office for further information or contact the Title Company that handled your closing.

I have received a bill for a property that I just purchased and noticed the bill states it is for last year. Am I responsible for the payment of these taxes?

Answer: In the State of Ohio, real estate taxes are collected one year behind. Therefore, in 2011 we collect for 2010 taxes and in 2012 we collect for 2011 taxes, etc. You will need to check your closing statement or with your closing agent to determine if you are to pay this bill but normally taxes are pro-rated to the new owner at the time of the sale. Any tax that comes due after the purchase date then becomes the new owner’s liability to pay.

If I mail my tax payment on the due date, is it going to be late?

Answer: No. The Ohio Revised Code states that the Postmark or Postal Cancellation of the due date is considered to be timely paid. A private metered date of the due date is not sufficient. We are required to use the US Postal Cancellation Date.

What happens if I do not pay may real estate taxes?

Answer: If the current taxes are not paid then your name will appear in the Delinquent Tax List that is published in the local newspaper. If your taxes are a year or more behind, then they are subject to foreclosure action by the County Prosecutor.

Please Examine Your Bill

Please return wrongfully sent bills to our office. Failure to receive a bill does not excuse failure or delay in payment of your taxes. Please notify the Treasurer’s Office of any change in the mailing address. Remember to read the important information on the reverse side of your bill.

Delinquent Payment Plan

We are able to offer plans to help with the payment of your delinquent taxes. Contact the Treasurer’s Office for complete details.

Where to get Answers

*Payment Information - Treasurer - 740-852-1936

*Missing/Lost Tax Bill - Treasurer - 740-852-1936

*Valuation Information - Auditor - 740-852-9717

*Special Assessments - Auditor - 740-852-9717

*Homestead Exemption - Auditor - 740-852-9717

*C.A.U.V. - Auditor - 740-852-9717

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March 14th - 10% penalty is added on the current tax

September 1st - Interest will be added to all prior years’ delinquency

August 1st - Last day to pay 2nd half taxes without penalty

August 2nd - 5% penalty is added on the unpaid current year tax if payment and the 5% penalty are received within those 10 days

August 12th - 10% penalty is added on the current tax

December 1st - Interest will be added to all total delinquency

Questions About Payment of Taxes

Call the Madison County Treasurer at 740-852-1936 or 1-877-454-3309 (within Madison County)

We accept Cash, Credit Cards, Money Orders or Checks. Make checks payable to: Donna L. Landis or Madison County Treasurer. Office Hours are 8:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday.

Ways to Pay

PAYMENTS BY MAIL:

Please send the bill stub along with your check. The check can be made payable to “Donna L. Landis, Treasurer”. Your envelope must be postmarked (with the United States Post Office postmark not a private meter) by the last day of the collection (the due date); otherwise, state law requires us to add a 10% penalty. The due date for the collection and the mailing address is on your bill. If you wish to receive a receipt return the whole tax bill with your payment along with a self stamp addressed envelope.

PAYMENTS IN PERSON:

The Treasurer’s Office is in the Court House, on the main floor. The address is 1 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140. Our regular office hours are 8:00AM to 4:00PM Monday through Friday. If you pay in person, you MUST do so by the last day of the collection to avoid a penalty.

Night Deposit Box:

There is a night deposit box located on the South side of the Court House (the doors that face High Street) building for your convenience in paying taxes after hours, weekends and holidays.

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