2020 Property Revaluation

  • What is the 2020 Revaluation?
    • Ohio law requires that all County Auditors conduct a county wide reappraisal every six years . Ashtabula County’s last reappraisal was effective for tax year 2014, collection year 2015. The process has now begun for the next reappraisal which will be effective for tax year 2020, collection year 2021.
    • The lengthy reappraisal process involves a physical viewing of each property to ensure as much accuracy as possible in regard to placing a fair market value on a property. “With nearly 80,000 parcels in Ashtabula County, this is a huge project and one which greatly benefits our county”, shared Auditor David Thomas. Appraisers may personally visit individual properties to update and verify data but will visually look at every parcel.
  • How will this Revaluation affect my property values and taxes?
    • It is difficult to say how the revaluation of all parcels in Ashtabula County will affect your taxes and values. Each property will be reviewed individually, but the process involves a mass appraisal algorithm using market sales, property conditions, and market trends to determine values.
    • Property taxes are tied to your value, but are also representative of the overall tax district. Your individual taxes owed is a portion of the total district taxes owed, determined by your value portion of the total district value. If all values go up in your taxing district, your tax burden should stay relatively the same. Conversely, if your values rise, while others go down, you may be paying more in taxes.
  • What will the appraisers look like and will they enter my property?
    • The Auditor has contracted with Integrity Appraisal Services of Youngstown, Ohio to perform the appraisal of all properties. Before Integrity canvases a neighborhood, the Auditor’s Office will contact local authorities and entities to inform them of the vehicles and personnel. All vehicles will be specially marked as well as individuals having Auditor identification.
    • The appraisers will be inspecting outside of properties to ensure condition and property structures. Appraisers may knock on your door to ask questions or to check changes in structures.
  • Why are you using an out-of-county firm for your contracting?
    • This is a massive undertaking and project. Contracting for nearly 80,000 parcels simply could not be done by inhouse appraisers or Ashtabula County individual professionals. Integrity has been a highly respected firm working with counties across Ohio. They have completed the 2008 and previous revaluations.

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auditor@ashtabulacounty.us

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25 W Jefferson St, Jefferson, Ohio.

Contact Us

(P) 440-576-3783

(F) 440-576-3797

auditor@ashtabulacounty.us

25 W Jefferson St, Jefferson, Ohio

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