Time to File Ohio Property Tax Complaints for the 2021 Tax Year

The State of Ohio requires counties to reevaluate property tax values ​​every six years. In the meantime, counties are required to update values ​​midway through this cycle. This cycle is not evenly distributed among Ohio’s 88 counties. For the 2021 tax year, four of Ohio’s counties were required to complete a full reassessment and 19 other counties performed a value update. Values ​​for the 2021 tax year have a valuation date of January 1, 2021 and serve as the basis for property tax bills paid in 2022.

It can be difficult for counties to fully understand the specific challenges facing a particular property or type of property. While counties can generally understand market trends, often the mass appraisal process overlooks key factors in valuing a market segment or a single property. It is essential for owners to be proactive and examine any changes in value and determine how potential changes affect property tax expenses.

Property taxes are often the largest non-productive expense incurred by property owners, and proactive management of this expense can result in increased profitability. Now is the time to review your tax assessments to ensure that each property is valued appropriately and that you are paying your fair share, and only your fair share, of the property tax burden. All complaints must be filed by March 31, 2022 to dispute property tax assessments for the 2021 tax year.

Although property tax values ​​may be challenged in any county for the 2021 tax year, the following counties are those required to reassess or update tax values ​​effective January 1 2021:

Reassessment counties Update counties

Allen

Coshocton

Guernsey

Sandusky

Vinton

Belmont

Brown

Crawford

Cuyahoga

Erie

fayette

mountains

Huron

Jefferson

Lake

Lorain

Lucas

Morgan

Muskingum

Ottawa

Carrying

Rigid

Warren

williams

Vorys has significant experience analyzing property tax assessments and securing property tax savings for Ohio and nationwide property owners. To discuss an analysis of value opinions assigned by your county auditor, please contact us for a free review.

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