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.
An Important Message from Treasurer Ed Leonard about property tax collection
The due date for 1st half property taxes has been moved to January 30, 2015. This delayed due date is only for 1st half of 2015. The Franklin County Treasurer and Auditor's offices have recently upgraded software systems and the date has been moved to ensure timely billing and processing this collection cycle under these new systems. Tax bills are expected to be mailed the first week of January, 2015.
Homestead Credit Update
Beginning with the 2014 tax year, new homestead exemption applicants will be subject to an income means test. Existing homestead recipients will continue to receive the credit without being subject to this test. Read More
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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Monday, February 16, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
- Presidents' Day
- January 30, 2015 First-Half 2014 Real Estate Collection
- June 20, 2015 Second-Half 2014 Real Estate Collection
- March 3, 2015 First-Half 2015 Manufactured Home Tax
- July 31, 2015 Second-Half 2015 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