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Welcome to the Erie County Auditor's Website

Auditor

I am confident you will find whatever information you are looking for on our website. My staff and I have made every attempt to make the site user friendly. As your County Auditor, I believe in providing accurate, thorough, helpful and easily accessible data. To that end, this website has been updated and I am confident you will find the website informative and helpful. If for some reason you cannot find what you are looking for or have difficulties navigating the website, please contact my office and my staff will assist you. Our goal is to assist you in being an informed taxpayer in Erie County

My staff and I hope you find the changes and openness in our website as exciting and informative as we do. If you have suggestions or comments regarding the website please contact my office by email at ecao@eriecounty.oh.gov or by telephone at (419) 627-7746. The Auditor's Office will make every attempt to respond to your inquiry within two business days of being contacted.

Rick Jeffrey
Erie County Auditor


News and Announcements

July 18, 2018
2018 Sexennial Revaluation Value Change Notification Letters

Ohio Law requires each County Auditor to reappraise all parcels of real estate, within the county, every six years. My office has completed this according to State mandate. It is not our intention to raise or lower taxes but rather to establish what your property would sell for on the open market.

The Ohio Department of Taxation oversees the work performed by my office and must approve tentative values based on property sales in Erie County occurring over the past three years.

The estimated value may not contain new construction completed in 2017 or 2018, the final results of a property split, a new application for the C.A.U.V program, tax abatement or C.R.A. application.

If, in your opinion your new proposed value is a reasonable estimate of the current market value, you do not need to take any action. If, on the other hand, your value seems too high or too low, you are welcome to meet individually with my staff and I and representatives from the appraisal firm, John G. Cleminshaw, Inc.

We realize that property valuation is a sensitive issue, and therefore respect any input that you wish to provide, after all... "It's your home, your value".

If your property value changed you will receive a letter, if there was no value change you will not receive a letter.

Residential and Agricultural Property Owners:
Public meetings will be held on the following dates and times at the Erie County Administrative Building: Room #110 - 247 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Monday, August 20, 2018 9am-6pm
Tuesday August 21, 2018 9am-4pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 9am-4pm
Monday, August 27, 2018 9am-6pm
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9am-4pm
Thursday, August 30, 2018 9am-4pm

In addition Public meetings will be held at the following dates and locations:

Wednesday, August 22 from 3pm-8pm *Huron High School
*710 Cleveland Rd W., Huron, OH 44839

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 4pm-8pm ** (EHOVE)
***EHOVE, 316 West Mason Rd., Milan, OH 44846

Wednesday, September 5 from 3pm-8pm *Vermilion High School
**1250 Sandford St., Vermilion, OH 44089

Commercial and Industrial Property Owners:

Commercial and Industrial property owners please call: (419) 627-7594 to set up an appointment to review your record. Appointments will begin 8/06/18 and conclude 8/17/18.

Please bring this mailer with you to the meeting.

The Auditor’s website shows current tax year 2017 pay 2018 values. You can visit our website @ www.erie.iviewauditor.com to verify property data. The 2018 values included in this letter will not be available on the website until the final approval from the State Department of Taxation in December 2018.

July 11, 2018
2018 Committee appointment

Congratulations to Jeff Fantozzi, Weights and Measures Inspector of the Erie County Auditor’s Office. He was appointed on behalf of the National Conference on Weights & Measures (NCWM) to the Multiple Dimension Measuring Devices Work Group.

Thank you Jeff for your willingness to serve for the benefit of the United States standards development process. Jeff’s expertise and years of experience will provide immeasurable benefit to the work group, the NCWM, and our customers. This work group evaluates criteria for the NCWM NIST Handbook 44 and addresses technical items to provide guidance to Weights & Measures professionals.

June 8, 2018
ERIE COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE ENGAGES IN REGIONAL SKIMMER SWEEP

Erie County Auditor Rick Jeffrey and Weights and Measures Inspector Jeff Fantozzi collaborated with multiple local counties by inspecting gas pumps in an effort to combat financial data theft. “Our office conducted a ‘skimmer sweep’ of gas pumps in Erie County,” said Auditor Jeffrey. “This was a coordinated effort by County Auditors across northwest Ohio. We have inspected 92 gas pump dispensers, interior and exterior, in service across the county, and have found no credit card skimmers. Even though skimmers weren’t found, consumers should still be wary of the possible presence of credit card skimmers on gas pumps. Vigilance by customers and gas station personnel will be the frontline defense against these criminals. I encourage daily inspections by gas station owners to supplement the inspections by our staff.”

“Skimmers” are installed by criminals to steal credit card data. The Weights & Measures Division of the Auditor’s Office inspects 1094 meters at gas stations and marinas across Erie County. Anyone suspecting the presence of a skimmer, or witnessing the tampering of a gas pump or credit card reader, should contact local law enforcement immediately. Paying for gas with cash is always the safest option at the pump. Using a credit card is safer than using a debit card, as customers using a debit card risk their PIN numbers being stolen. Motorists should use pumps nearest the attendant that are not open 24 hours, as criminals often target pumps further from view.

The Weights and Measure’s division of the Erie County Auditor’s Office can be reached at 419-627-7746.

June 7, 2018
Attention: Street Level Photography Project

Beginning June 11, 2018 the Erie County Auditor’s Office will have a contractor driving and photographing all buildings in Erie County as part of the 2018 Revaluation (Sexennial) Project. The purpose of this project is to acquire current photographs of all buildings for valuation purposes. The vehicle will have “Erie County Auditor” signs on it and the personnel will have identification with them. The goal is to use the latest information to ensure all buildings/improvements on a property are accurate and current. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call the Erie County Auditor’s Office at (419) 627-6647.

June 7, 2018
Real Estate Tax Due Dates

Second half real estate are due July 13, 2018 and Second half manufactured home taxes are due August 10, 2018.

May 24, 2018
Government Office Closures

The Erie County Offices of the Treasurer, Recorder, Auditor and Title located at 247 Columbus Avenue will all be closed on Friday May 25, 2018 and Monday May 28, 2018.

April 30, 2018
May 8, 2018 Primary Election Levy Calculator

Upcoming levy calculations can be seen by using the link to the right or by selecting the “Levies” tab on any parcel search. Click here (http://erieoh-auditor.ddti.net/home.aspx?pageid=18)to learn - How will upcoming levies affect your taxes.

February 28, 2018
Weights and Measures Week 2018

The Natonal Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) announces Weights and Measures Week 2018. This year’s theme is “Back to Basics as we Arrive in the Cloud”, as the members, including Erie County’s own inspector, Jeff Fantozzi, are quite familiar with tradition and technology.

February 22, 2018
Board of Revision - **Filing deadline**

Please be advised that the filing deadline for submitting a DTE-1 complaint AGAINST THE VALUATION form WITH THE BOARD OF REVISION is Saturday, March 31st per ORC Section 5717.19.

Our office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm.

IF FILING IN PERSON, you must have your complaint form in the Auditor’s office no later than Friday, March 30th at 4:00pm.

OR

IF FILING BY MAIL, your complaint form must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than Saturday, March 31st.

January 3, 2018
Real Estate Tax Due Dates

First half real estate are due February 16, 2018 and First half manufactured home taxes are due March 16, 2018.

December 21, 2017
New Tax information

2017 payable 2018 Tax Rates and Taxes are now available on website. You can see the new taxes on the individual parcel tax screen. Tax rate sheets links are on our home page.

December 7, 2017
70th Birthday Celebration of Radio Station WLEC

Auditor Celebrates 70th Birthday of Radio Station WLEC.

December 1, 2017
AREA COUNTY AUDITORS ELECTED TO DISTRICT OFFICES

The Northwest District of the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO) installed officers for 2018 at their annual Winter Conference. Those installed were: Erie County Auditor Rick Jeffrey as President, Morrow County Auditor Patricia Davies as Vice President and Sandusky County Auditor Jerri Miller as Secretary/Treasurer. Joshua Horacek, Assistant Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney, was the installation officer during a ceremony on Thursday, November 16th at the Embassy Suites Dublin.

The District works closely with the CAAO Columbus office to monitor legislative proposals that impact local taxpayers and to offer initiatives that assist County Auditors in carrying out their duties. During 2018 we anticipate much activity with ongoing examination of government reform measures, changes in a variety of taxation issues, and other legislative initiatives that assist County Auditors in carrying out their duties.

The CAAO includes all 88 Ohio County Auditors. Now entering into its 151st year, it was established to promote and protect the interests of the taxpayers of Ohio and to improve the administration of county government.

October 30, 2017
Historical Grand List Cards Now Available

NewHistorical Grand List Cards are available online to view, print or download. You can find them on the “Historical Grand List” tab when search on a specific parcel or by selecting the “Historical Grand List Cards” link on the left side bar menu on our Home page. These cards are a historical record showing property ownership as of July 2016 going back in time. Current ownership is available on website by using Quick search on home page. We hope this additional resource will assist you in researching historical property ownership information in Erie County, Ohio.

October 11, 2017
2017 Forfeited Land Sales

Click HERE to view the Notice Of 2017 Forfeited Land Sales

October 4, 2017
Delinquent Tax Due Dates

The delinquent bills mailed by the County Treasurer in late September are due by October 18th.

July 28, 2017
National Conference on Weights and Measures

Jeff Fantozzi, Weights and Measures Inspector, participated in 102nd National Conference on Weights and Measures in Pittsburgh, PA in July. This was a great opportunity for Ohio Inspectors to attend due to the close location. This conference established voting items for the National Institute of Weights and Measures Handbook 44, Specifications, Tolerances and other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices. These voting items are brought to the table from our Central Weights and Measures Association Chairperson who represents our state along with 11 others. These items which are voted on dictate how Weights and Measure Inspector do their job. In 2018 the Chairperson for Central Committee will be Tom Konst Inspector from Carroll County. This Conference brought many interesting speakers and topics the most memorable from Chairman Ms. Kristin Macey, California (pictured) who stated without a field staff finding issues and maintaining precedent, we the National, Central and NIST will not exist, “Weights and Measure Inspectors protect those vulnerable to false weights and measures both buyer and seller and without a Weights and Measures program commerce the main function of society is compromised”

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July 10, 2017
Real Estate Tax Due Dates

Second half real estate are due July 14, 2017 and Second half manufactured home taxes are due August 11, 2017.

June 22, 2017
New - 2017 Spring Aerial Photography now available on website

We just flew new aerial photography this Spring (2017). You can view this new imagery on the web map or it can be downloaded under the download “GIS Data Downloads (http://downloads.ddti.net/ErieOH/)” page under “2017 Aerials (http://downloads.ddti.net/ErieOH/2017aerials.asp)” link.

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Property Values
How do I challenge my property value? Real Estate Valuation Process:
Important Dates
  • Second half real estate are due July 14, 2017 and Second half manufactured home taxes are due August 11, 2017.
Licensing
Register with the Auditor for the following licenses
Tax Savings Programs
These programs may reduce your tax bill.
Forms

To view and download important forms in PDF file format, view the Forms page.

Levies and Taxes
Use these tools to help plan for future property tax bills.
Property Transfers
Buying, selling or transfering a property?
Contact Us
  • Email ecao@eriecounty.oh.gov
  • Real Estate (419) 627-7746
  • GIS/Mapping (419) 627-6647
  • Accounting (419) 627-6652
  • Fax (419) 627-7740
Pay Taxes Online

Pay Real Estate, Personal Property and Manufactured Home Taxes online.



GIS parcel shapefile last updated 7/17/2018 10:11:16 PM.
The CAMA data presented on this website is current as of 7/17/2018 9:03:14 PM.