Real Estate & Mobile Home Tax
Ohio Real Estate Taxes, commonly referred to as "property taxes", and Mobile Home taxes are collected by the county treasurer twice a year, based on the assessment of value made by the county auditor. Property and mobile home tax collections take place in February or March (called the "first half" collection) and July or August (called the "second half" collection). The exact dates change from year to year and the due date is noted on your tax bill.
In accordance with state law property taxes are billed at the end of the year in which they are assessed. Thus the taxes billed in December 2019 or January 2020 (and due in February or March 2020) are the taxes assessed for the first half of 2019. Although you will normally be billed for property taxes twice a year, you may also choose to pay once per year.
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Funding For Schools
Property taxes are the main source of revenue for school districts; between 70 and 75 cents of every dollar of your tax payment goes to your local school district. The total breakdown of each parcel is listed on the bottom of your tax bill underneath your name and address for your review.
At this time, the land and building values indicated on the 2019 tax bill payable in 2020 may not reflect the newly proposed land and building values that have been determined by the Washington County Auditor's Office. The new values will be available after they are certified by the State of Ohio in late December. For more information please contact the Washington County Auditor's Office at: (740) 373-6623 opt 3 opt 1.