Efficiency and customer service are always top priorities for me, which is why the Treasurer's interactive website is designed to offer you a variety of options to best suit your business or personal needs. Since becoming your County Treasurer in 2007, I have made many changes designed to help you more easily find resources you need, including website updates that provide online access to property information, payment options, forms you can print or fill out and answers to commonly asked questions.
Please take a look around the website and I welcome your comments or suggestions on how we can better serve you. Click here to learn more about the office. Thank you for visiting and come back soon.
2013 2nd Half Tax Bills
Franklin County Treasurer Ed Leonard announces that property owners can expect to receive their 2013 2nd Half tax bills in the mail as early as Monday, May 19, 2014. Tax amounts for 2013 property taxes can also be viewed and printed by accessing our Property Search Application. Payments can be also made paid online now by accessing the Treasurer's Online Payment Application.
Courthouse Entrance (373 S. High St) to Close
Beginning May 5, the main County Courthouse entrance (373 S. High St.), marked by two revolving doors, will be closed indefinitely due to the renovation of the Hall of Justice building.
Entry to the County Courthouse (373 S. High St.) is available at the Pavilion Entrance (365 S. High St.) and the Common Pleas Courthouse (345 S. High St.).
The renovation of the Hall of Justice is expected to be complete this fall. The repurposed facility will feature a first floor conference facility, while the Adult Probation department will occupy floors 4-6, and the Law Library will return to the tenth floor.
A lockbox to drop off tax payments will be located in the lobby of the 365 S. High Street entrance. Tax payers can drop off payments there 24/7.
The County's New Land Bank Receives $8.2 Million Demolition Grant
Treasurer's Lien Sale Nets Nearly than $8 Million in Total Delinquent Tax Collections
(Columbus, OH) Franklin County Treasurer Ed Leonard collected approximately $4.8 million in delinquent property taxes through the Treasurer's eleventh annual tax-lien certificate sale November 4, 2013. That is in addition to the $3.1 million collected from taxpayers who paid their delinquent taxes in full to avoid the lien sale. The money received from the sale is now available to go to area schools, levy agencies, and local governments early next year.
Treasurer Warns of Company Promising to Help Lower Property Taxes
Franklin County Treasurer Ed Leonard would like to remind homeowners that the Board of Revision application process is user friendly, and not to fall prey into paying unnecessarily for companies such as ValueAppeal to apply for them. "In the past, there have been companies who have solicited homeowners to file the paperwork for them. That is simply a waste of money," States Treasurer Leonard.
If you find that you are having trouble paying your mortgage, or if you are in foreclosure, you need to call for help. Free counseling assistance is available to struggling homeowners regardless of income.
The Treasurer, in collaboration with the Board of Commissioners and County Prosecutor, created the Homeowner Helpline. Calling HandsOn Central Ohio at 211 will connect you to a local non-profit housing counseling agency that can determine what type of help is best for you.
At the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, we realize that each homeowner's situation is unique. That's why Restoring Stability: A Save the Dream Ohio Initiative includes a variety of assistance options to help homeowners struggling with a temporary or permanent reduction in income. Even if you have been unable to qualify for existing loan modification or foreclosure prevention programs in the past, Restoring Stability may be able to help you get the assistance and support you need during a difficult financial time. The program's flexibility may allow you to combine programs if necessary-up to the maximum household benefit amount-to best suit your needs. Visit www.savethedream.ohio.gov or call 888-404-4674 to apply today.
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Columbus, OH 43215-6306
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- Open 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon - Fri
Monday, October 13, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
- Columbus Day
- January 21, 2014 First-Half 2013 Real Estate Collection
- June 20, 2014 Second-Half 2013 Real Estate Collection
- March 3, 2014 First-Half 2014 Manufactured Home Tax
- July 31, 2014 Second-Half 2014 Manufactured Home Tax
Duplicate Bill Fee
- Effective ImmediatelyThe Franklin County Treasurer's office will be charging a fee of $0.10 cents per duplicate bill on requests of 20 bills or more. If we are requested to mail the duplicate bills, we will also assess the actual amount necessary for postage.
Change Your Address
Ohio Law (Section 323.13, Ohio Revised Code) requires that any mailing address change for property tax bills be provided to the County Treasurer. Please keep the Treasurer's office advised when you move, change lenders or desire your tax bill to go to a different address.learn more
The Franklin County Treasurer's Office wants to make paying your taxes as easy as possible. The following provides you with information on property tax payments.learn more
The Homestead Exemption is a program that provides a reduction in property taxes to any senior or disabled citizen, regardless of income, on the dwelling that is that individual's principal place of residence and up to one acre of land of which an eligible individual is an owner.learn more