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