Erie County

Welcome to the Erie County Auditor's Website


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 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

September 13, 2019
Northwest Ohio Weights and Measures Inspector Meeting held 9/12/19

Rick Jeffrey, the Erie County Auditor and Jeff Fantozzi, Weights and Measures Inspector welcomed Inspectors and Auditor’s from surrounding counties of Sandusky, Ottawa, Seneca, Crawford, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Marian, Van Wert, Wood and Wyandot to our building on September 12th, 2019. This forum provided education and networking on the current issues and new processes in their professional field.

The Auditor’s Office per Ohio Revised Code, is the Sealer of Weights and Measures for the entire County, maintaining “Equity in the Marketplace,” thus protecting both buyer and seller from possible loss which may occur from faulty measuring devices, such as scales, scanners, retail motor fuel dispensers and meters. The Auditor is charged with the legal responsibility of ensuring that all State and National Laws relating to Weights and Measures are strictly enforced.

County Inspectors/Sealers are certified by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and must maintain the required Minimum Training Requirements established by the State. Inspectors must pass all National Institute of Standards and Technology test to attain certification, and 18 credit hours of training are mandatory for inspectors who have completed their training for maintaining certification each year.

Erie County tested 3143 devices which included 1068 gas pumps. They package checked 2033 items, and verified price in 218 establishments for 16,415 items in 2018.

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August 29, 2019

Rick Jeffrey, Erie County Auditor and the financial staff members of all Erie County’s Departments were awarded the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for Fiscal Year 2018. Lori Brodie, Northwest Regional Liaison for Keith Faber, Ohio Auditor of State presented the award. As the award reads: “This award is presented for excellence in financial reporting related to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and compliance with applicable laws for the fiscal year ended 2018. Your exemplary reporting serves as the standard for clean, accountable government, representing the highest level of service to Ohioans.”

Read the rest of the press release here.


August 29, 2019
County Office Closures

The Erie County Auditor and the other county offices located at 247 Columbus Avenue will all be closed on Labor day-Monday, September 2, 2019.

August 5, 2019
Erie County Fair

The Erie County Auditor’s Staff will be at the Erie County Fair on Tuesday, August 6th thru Friday, August 9th from 11 am until 2 pm in the Heritage Barn. Please stop by and see us.

May 22, 2019
County Office Closures

The Erie County Auditor and the other county offices located at 247 Columbus Avenue will all be closed on Memorial day-Monday, May 27, 2019. We honor and thank our Armed Forces for their service.

The Auditor’s office will also be closed for off-site training on Friday, May 31, 2019. Other offices that are closed on Friday, May 31th include the Erie County Treasurer, Erie County Recorder and Erie County Title office.

April 17, 2019
SMCC National Art Honor Society Paints a beautiful Mural depicting Erie County in Erie County Auditor’s Office

Gina Rosta, SMCC HS Art Teacher and the following NAHS students Lily Stouffer, Maggie London, Kiersten Near, Kenzie Quinn, Emma Maschari, Megan Kiser, Abby Grant, Abby Fullam, Avery Vansickle, Karina Near volunteered their time and talent to design and paint a beautiful mural depicting several Erie County attractions. You can see the mural in the lobby area of the Erie County Auditor’s Office at Room 210, 247 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio. The girls earned community service hours doing the project.


April 10, 2019
2019 CAAO Legislative Day Press Release

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March 28, 2019
May 7, 2019 Special 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 to learn - How will upcoming levies affect you.

March 28, 2019
Attention Erie County Hotel and Short-Term Rental Owners

The Erie County Commissioners amended the 4% hotel lodging tax regulation to include ALL establishments (hotel and rental homes) renting one or more rooms for less than 30 days starting 1/1/19.

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March 11, 2019
Swearing in Ceremony

Congratulations to Richard H. Jeffrey, Erie County Auditor Rick was sworn in yesterday for his Third Term as Erie County Auditor. The Auditor's term starts the second Monday in March after the election.

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February 22, 2019
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week: March 1-8, 2019

Click here to read the announcement

January 24, 2019
Certificate of Achievement for Excellent in Financial Reporting for Erie County

View the Certificate of Achievement

December 31, 2018
Real Estate Tax Due Dates:

First half real estate taxes are due February 15, 2019 and First half manufactured home taxes are due March 15, 2019.
Second half real estate taxes are due July 12, 2019 and Second half manufactured home taxes are due August 9, 2019.

December 26, 2018
NEW: DTE1 form - Complaint Against Vaulation is now available.

Click here to see the Board of Revision page, including the new DTE1 form and instructions.

December 17, 2018
NEW: 2019 Lodging Tax Guidelines

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ALL OLD AND NEW RENTAL PROPERTIES: Please review the details on the Hotel Lodging Tax page.

November 19, 2018
ODA Certificate 2019 – 2022 Areas of Training Completed.

Richard Jeffrey, Erie County Auditor and Jeff Fantozzi, Weights and Measures Inspector have been awarded their certificate for fulfillment of the Ohio Training Program Requirements for weights and measures personnel at a recent Ohio Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures Training in Reynoldsburg. Areas of training completed include History of weights and measures, weights and measures administration, Ohio weights and measure laws, Handbook 44, Handbook 133, Handbook 130 Uniform Packaging and Labeling regulations not listed and numerous training program courses. Continuing education and training hours must be maintained per year by Erie County to hold its credibility and keep up with the constant changes with technology.


October 18, 2018
Erie County Auditor Richard H. Jeffrey receives Thomson Reuters 2018 Office Holder of the Year Award.

Click here to watch award video

Thomson Reuters Corporation, a multinational mass media and information firm, is the software provider for the Erie County Auditor’s office. Every year they nominate and select six different Public Sector Champion Awards, which honors government jurisdictions and officials that have achieved excellence in planning, leadership and service:

  • Office Holder of the Year
  • Excellence in Business Process Transformation
  • Excellence in Community Service
  • Excellence in Office Leadership
  • Excellence in Crisis Management
  • Excellence in Public Outreach

This years’ recipients were announced at the Thomson Reuters SYNERGY 2018 Conference Award Banquet held in Riverside, California on September 19.

“Thomson Reuters Public Sector Champion Awards honor government tax professionals who personify excellence and good stewardship in their work each day” said Keith Nichols, managing director of Government for the Tax Professionals business of Thomson Reuters “It is a pleasure to recognize this years’ winners and their dedication to their constituents.”

Our very own Erie County Auditor, Richard H. Jeffrey was nominated and awarded the prestigious Office Holder of the Year. He was presented and accepted this award at the Thomson Reuters User Conference held in Columbus on Thursday October 4, with some of the office staff in attendance. Please see the link to watch the video release honoring Rick.

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Important Dates
  • Real Estate Tax Due Dates:
    First Half - February 15, 2019
    Second Half - July 12, 2019
    Manufactured Home Tax Due Dates:
    First Half - March 15, 2019
    Second Half - August 9, 2019
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GIS parcel shapefile last updated 9/13/2019 10:13:00 PM.
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