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

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.

Swearing in CeremonySwearing in Ceremony

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

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

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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.

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. Please bring this mailer with you to the meeting.

Residential and Agricultural Property Owners:
Public meetings will be held on the following dates and times at the Erie County Administrative Building: Room #210 - 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.

The Auditor’s website shows current tax year 2017 pay 2018 values. You can visit our website @ 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.

Rick Jeffrey
Erie County Auditor

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 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 ( 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.


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.

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Property Values
How do I challenge my property value? Real Estate Valuation Process:
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
Register with the Auditor for the following licenses
Tax Savings Programs
These programs may reduce your tax bill.

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
  • 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 6/25/2019 10:11:52 PM.
The CAMA data presented on this website is current as of 6/25/2019 9:02:44 PM.