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Tax Estimator

An Explanation of Franklin County Property Tax Rates

Voted Tax Rate
the total rate approved by the voters in your taxing district for support of your school district, library, municipality, vocational school, metro park system, police and fire departments and county-wide services. This rate also includes 10 mills of unvoted taxes guaranteed by the Ohio Constitution.

Effective Tax Rate
your tax rate after the tax reduction factor is applied. You are protected from unvoted increases in property taxes by Ohio legislation known as House Bill 920. Passed in 1976, HB 920 reduces your rate as property values in your district increase during triennial reappraisals and updates.

Tax as a Percentage of Market
a simple percentage used to estimate total property taxes for a property. Multiply the market value of the property by the percentage listed for your taxing district.

Example: Taxes for a $100,000 home in

  • Columbus - $100,000 x 1.48% = $1,480.00
  • Whitehall - $100,000 x 1.72% = $1,720.00
  • Hilliard - $100,000 x 2.08% = $2,080.00

Special Assessments
charges by your city or the county to cover the cost of improvements or services.

Homestead Exemption
a reduction in property taxes available to senior citizens and disabled homeowners with limited incomes.

Owner-Occupied Tax Reduction
a reduction in property taxes available to homeowners who live in their primary place of residence.