March 13th, 2019

Time Is Running Out to File Real Estate Tax Appeals in Ohio

Taxes & Tariffs 0

Property taxes are frequently the largest non-productive expense incurred by property owners, and proactive management of this expense may result in increased profitability. Now is the time to review your tax assessments to make sure that each property is valued appropriately and that you are paying your fair share, and only your fair share, of the property tax burden.

All tax year 2018 complaints must be filed on or before April 1, 2019 with the county boards of revision to contest the property tax valuations. The tax year 2018 values have an assessment date of January 1, 2018 and serve as the basis for property tax bills paid in 2019. For tax year 2018, 24 of Ohio’s 88 counties were required to conduct either a full reappraisal of property values or an update of property values. While property tax values can be challenged in any county for tax year 2018, the following counties are those required to reappraise or update the tax values as of January 1, 2018:

Reappraisal Counties Update Counties
Belmont
Brown
Crawford
Cuyahoga
Erie
Fayette
Highland
Huron
Jefferson
Lake
Lorain
Lucas 
Morgan 
Muskingum 
Ottawa 
Portage 
Stark 
Warren 
Williams
Allen
Coshocton 
Guernsey 
Sandusky 
Vinton

Two Vorys attorneys, Nicholas Ray and Andrew DeBord, recently presented a short 30-minute webinar for Ohio Council of Retail Merchants members on this topic.