Ohio Property Tax

 

What is Real Property Tax?

property tax deductionsReal property tax is a system of taxation that requires owners of land and buildings to pay an amount of money based on the value of their property holdings.

While the federal tax brackets are the same across the board (based on your filing status and taxable income), state real property taxes are a different story. Any individual who owns real property in Ohio is subject to Ohio real property taxes.

In fact, Ohio property tax was constituted in 1825, making it the oldest type of tax in the state.

Who Owes Property Taxes in Ohio?

If you own real property in Ohio, you are required to pay Ohio property taxes. Even if the real property was gifted to you through an estate or you own a rental real property, you have an obligation to pay the taxes.

What is the Ohio Property Tax Rate?

Ohio property tax rates vary from county to county. The total tax rate for a parcel includes all levies either enacted by a county authority or approved by the voters of all taxing jurisdictions in which the property is a part.

The average Ohio property tax rate is 1.57%, which ranks as the 13th highest in the U.S, according to SmartAsset.com.

The table below presents average effective tax rates, median real estate tax payments and median home values for every Ohio county.

County Median Home Value Median Annual Property Tax Payment Average Effective Property Tax Rate
Adams $98,000 $996 1.02%
Allen $110,900 $1,424 1.28%
Ashland $122,000 $1,466 1.20%
Ashtabula $106,300 $1,488 1.40%
Athens $116,500 $1,685 1.45%
Auglaize $143,100 $1,497 1.05%
Belmont $94,800 $1,018 1.07%
Brown $118,600 $1,255 1.06%
Butler $162,300 $2,478 1.53%
Carroll $116,700 $1,250 1.07%
Champaign $126,700 $1,522 1.20%
Clark $107,300 $1,554 1.45%
Clermont $160,600 $2,401 1.50%
Clinton $123,700 $1,335 1.08%
Columbiana $104,300 $1,239 1.19%
Coshocton $95,500 $1,131 1.18%
Crawford $85,600 $1,204 1.41%
Cuyahoga $123,900 $2,982 2.41%
Darke $113,200 $1,250 1.10%
Defiance $112,700 $1,445 1.28%
Delaware $279,800 $5,064 1.81%
Erie $132,400 $1,880 1.42%
Fairfield $168,500 $2,282 1.35%
Fayette $108,900 $1,306 1.20%
Franklin $158,400 $3,270 2.06%
Fulton $134,700 $1,897 1.41%
Gallia $103,200 $1,127 1.09%
Geauga $228,000 $3,484 1.53%
Greene $163,500 $3,043 1.86%
Guernsey $103,100 $1,166 1.13%
Hamilton $145,800 $2,633 1.81%
Hancock $132,600 $1,531 1.15%
Hardin $95,400 $1,148 1.20%
Harrison $88,600 $787 0.89%
Henry $116,200 $1,493 1.28%
Highland $107,800 $1,244 1.15%
Hocking $118,400 $1,351 1.14%
Holmes $183,800 $2,053 1.12%
Huron $118,800 $1,395 1.17%
Jackson $93,900 $976 1.04%
Jefferson $88,700 $946 1.07%
Knox $138,900 $1,716 1.24%
Lake $150,100 $2,679 1.78%
Lawrence $101,500 $870 0.86%
Licking $157,800 $2,247 1.42%
Logan $127,200 $1,453 1.14%
Lorain $140,300 $2,346 1.67%
Lucas $109,000 $2,174 1.99%
Madison $156,700 $2,103 1.34%
Mahoning $99,300 $1,543 1.55%
Marion $93,700 $1,250 1.33%
Medina $185,800 $2,762 1.49%
Meigs $87,400 $874 1.00%
Mercer $137,900 $1,653 1.20%
Miami $138,900 $1,691 1.22%
Monroe $97,400 $890 0.91%
Montgomery $112,100 $2,454 2.19%
Morgan $90,500 $948 1.05%
Morrow $139,400 $1,602 1.15%
Muskingum $112,500 $1,307 1.16%
Noble $91,300 $869 0.95%
Ottawa $145,400 $1,601 1.10%
Paulding $92,500 $1,234 1.33%
Perry $102,500 $1,162 1.13%
Pickaway $152,000 $1,863 1.23%
Pike $100,100 $933 0.93%
Portage $152,000 $2,187 1.44%
Preble $116,900 $1,424 1.22%
Putnam $147,200 $1,474 1.00%
Richland $103,700 $1,518 1.46%
Ross $114,600 $1,273 1.11%
Sandusky $111,900 $1,357 1.21%
Scioto $93,000 $1,080 1.16%
Seneca $98,600 $1,233 1.25%
Shelby $137,800 $1,475 1.07%
Stark $127,100 $1,795 1.41%
Summit $137,000 $2,474 1.81%
Trumbull $101,600 $1,504 1.48%
Tuscarawas $117,100 $1,387 1.18%
Union $186,000 $2,743 1.47%
Van Wert $99,000 $1,071 1.08%
Vinton $85,700 $1,021 1.19%
Warren $200,100 $3,176 1.59%
Washington $119,400 $1,185 0.99%
Wayne $140,100 $1,898 1.35%
Williams $94,200 $1,301 1.38%
Wood $154,700 $2,388 1.54%
Wyandot $110,600 $997 0.90%

(Source: SmartAsset.com)

What Are Real Property Taxes Used For?

The money collected by Ohio is used for multiple public services throughout the state, like:

  • First responders and other law enforcement
  • General government services
  • Local levies
  • Municipal infrastructure and land construction or improvements
  • Municipal employees’ pay
  • Resident services
  • Recreational services
  • Protective services

How Do You Pay?

If you pay your mortgage statement, you can set up your real property tax to be taken out of escrow. Your payment usually includes:

  • Principal
  • Interest
  • Homeowner’s insurance
  • Ohio real property taxes

Look at your current mortgage statement to view your Ohio real property taxes paid.

You can also elect to pay your Ohio state property taxes independently. Look up the Ohio county treasurer, versus the Ohio Department of Revenue to pay.

When Are These Taxes Due?

The due dates vary by county. For example, in Franklin County Ohio – 1st half due Jan 20th, 2nd half June 20th. Montgomery County Feb 14th and Aug 14th. Clermont County – Feb 12 and July 8.

Real property tax due dates change by year, too. So, make sure you check with your local county government website to verify due dates each year.

More State Property Tax Help

If you’re looking for more state of Ohio real property tax help, look no further than Tax Pro Go, a service from H&R Block. We’ll pair you with a tax pro with state-specific expertise. Tax Pro Go allows you to have your taxes done by a real tax pro without visiting an office, which appeals to many people in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Taking in these local and state tax considerations, we can make sure you are supported when it comes to taxes.

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