Property Taxes and Values 101
Understanding your Tax Dollars
Watch a video from Auditor David Thomas explaining how to use Auditor Office resources to learn about your property value and taxes.
Watch a webinar from Auditor David Thomas giving an overview of Property Taxes 101 for Property Owners!
The Auditor’s Office role in your tax bill is to assess the market value on your property and calculate your taxable amount based on your location and tax district. The Auditor’s website has a good amount of information for you on your valuation and tax information.
For questions regarding your valuation, please contact the Auditor’s Office at 440-576-3783. For questions regarding payments, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 440-576-3727.
Below are examples of screens on the Auditor’s website which have important information for your property. It is important to note that all values and tax amounts are based on 1/1/2019.
The Parcel Summary tab shows the page after you have searched your property. This is the main screen for your values and will direct you towards a treasure trove of individualized info. Residents can also print off their individual tax bill by pressing tax bill on the right side of the screen. You must turn pop-up blocker off and should print the bill in Full Size (not the defaulted Shrink to Fit):
The Values tab displays the values of your property over the past 3 years on January 1st of each year:
The Tax Summary tab shows the tax calculation on your property and any tax credits you may be receiving and the reduction of your tax burden based on the local tax district:
The Tax Distribution tab gives your total tax distribution based on each levy. This screen shows the amount of mills in collection for each levy in your tax district as well as the total distribution per authority for your tax dollars:
Should you have any questions over these tabs or other matters, please don’t hesitate to contact the Auditor’s Office today!