Where can I find the lot size?
On the General Information Screen under the Land heading --------------- Why does the acreage on the General Information Screen under property information not always match the total acreage under the Land heading?
The acreage under property information section reflects the acreage in the current tax year; the total acreage under the land section is what was last appraised. If a split, transfer, combination, or annexation has taken place, these numbers may not match until the tax year is completed. ------------- What is the appraisal cycle and how does it affect the web site?
Every 6 years, each county in the State of Ohio is required to undergo a reappraisal of each parcel in their jurisdiction. The reappraisal process is typically begun 1 to 2 years prior to the values being set into place. Once every parcel is reappraised, the State must approve these values before they are implemented for tax purposes. The web site will not reflect these values until both the county and the State has approved them.
Similarly, 3 years after the county has undergone a reappraisal, the State of Ohio requires an equalization update. Again, these values will not be reflected on the website until both the county and the State are satisfied they are an accurate reflection of the true values. In an equalization year, the Land and Improvement section values will not be changed. However, typically, the Notes section on General Information screen will indicate the percentage of change and the change in value resulting from the Equalization update broken down between land and improvements. The market and taxable values will be correct once the values are implemented for tax purposes. ------------- Why are the Dates on the History Screen not always listed in order?
The most significant portion of the date in the assessment history is the year. This represents the tax year the value came into effect. Regardless of how the “Date” appears, the lines are listed in the chronological order they were entered and the first line listed is the most current. When new construction, demolition, or other changes occur for a parcel, it is necessary to break these changes in value onto their own lines so one can accurately determine how much value change to contribute to each reason. -------------- What is the CAUV Program?
CAUV is a State-sponsored, county-implemented program which provides property tax relief for owners of land exclusively used for agricultural purposes. To qualify, you must have 10 or more acres devoted exclusively for farming, or have less than 10 acres devoted exclusively to farming which produces an average gross income of at least $2,500. To apply, contact the Auditor’s office. The filing period for CAUV is from the first Monday in January through the first Monday in March. The applicant must renew each year by returning a renewal form to the Auditor’s office. ----------------- What is the 2 ½ percent Homestead Rollback?
2 ½% is a State-sponsored, county-implemented program to provide a measure of property relief for owner-occupied residential property. All owner-occupied residential property automatically qualifies for the program. However, the property owner must file with the Auditor’s office to receive the reduction. Once you are signed up for the program, you never need to renew unless you purchase and move into a different house. ---------------- How do I change the address where my tax bills are mailed?
The county Treasurer’s office is responsible for tax mailing addresses. They can also answer questions concerning delinquencies, due dates, tax payment programs, and other items related to the actual payment of your tax bill. ---------------- Why is the property I purchased this year still in the former owners name?
Owner information on the web site will reflect the current taxpayer as of January 1 of the current tax collection. Recent transfers will show on the history screen, but ownership will not be updated on the general information screen until the following year.