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Understanding your Tax Bill

We realize that understanding how your Property Tax bills are created can be confusing. Please see below timeline of how our process works at each step until you receive your actual bill.

Step 1

1st Tuesday of NovemberVoters

Voters vote on levies (schools, zoo, senior options). General Election is the first Tuesday of  November.

Step 2

End of NovemberBoard of Elections

Board of Elections certify the election results (Usually three weeks after elections).

Step 3

1st week of DecemberCounty Auditor

County Auditor calculates tax rates and valuation data and sends data to Ohio Dept. of Taxation for approval.

Step 4

1st week in DecemberOhio Department of Taxation

Ohio Department of Taxation certifies and sends approved tax rates to the County Auditor.

Step 5

2nd week of DecemberCounty Auditor

County Auditor calculates individual tax charges and sends to County Treasurer.

Step 6

3rd week in December Treasurer's Office

FINALLY the Treasurer’s office gets the information from the County Auditor to print and mail out at least 20 days before the due date (Jan. 20 and June 20) 

There are 427,110 parcels in Franklin County.
211,420 parcels are paid by a mortgage company (the owner may never see a bill – unless they go online).
213,018 parcels are mailed out to the owner for payment.
16,516 parcels are in our monthly budget pay program.