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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I did not receive my tax bill?
You need to determine where your bill was mailed. You can get a duplicate tax bill printed. Call 330.287.5450

When are property taxes due?
Twice a year bills are issued in June/July and December/January. The exact closing date for each collection is on your tax bill.

What if I don't pay on time?
State law requires us to add an automatic 10% penalty. If you think you are going to be late, you may wish to consider paying by credit card, or you may want to talk to someone in the Treasurer's Office at 330.287.5450

How much tax do I owe?
Call 330.287.5450

Do you accept a personal check?
We accept personal checks made payable to: Wayne County Treasurer. Please make sure you include your Parcel numbers in the memo section of your check.

What are my tax rates?
Call 330.287.5450 for rates in your taxing district or you can download the Tax Rate Sheet.

What is the value of my property?
The County Auditor sets the valuation of your property for tax purposes. Call their real estate division at: 330.287.5430

What if I wish to challenge the valuation placed on my property?
You have the right to file a complaint with the Wayne County Board of Revision. Complaints must be filed by March 31st of each year. Complaint forms are available from the Wayne County Auditor's Office. Call 330.287.5433

What are "Special Assessments"?
They are one-time fees levied by your local government, for improvements such as street lighting, sidewalks, and sewer lines. For more information call the Wayne County Auditor's Office: 330.287.5435

I would like to have a paid receipt for my taxes. What do I need to do?
Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your entire tax bill along with your payment.

I can't remember if I paid my taxes. How can I find out?
Call 330.287.5450

Can taxes be paid in advance?
Call 330.287.5450

Do you accept credit cards?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through Point & Pay. We also accept Credit Card payments in the office.

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How can I make an address change?
Ohio law (SS.323.13 ORC) requires that any mailing address change for property tax bills must be made in writing to the treasurer. See Change of Address Form on this site or call 330.287-5450

What part of my taxes go to my local schools?
Look at the center right hand side of your tax bill or call (330) 287-5450

How do I appeal a penalty amount?
By filing a Remission of Penalty Form 23A with the Department of Tax Equalization.
For a Form call: 330.287.5450

My name has been misspelled on my tax bill and/or my name has changed. How do I correct this?
Call 330.287.5450

Do you accept postmark?
Yes, we will accept post mark envelopes from the post office.

Do you charge a fee for returned checks/stop payments?
Yes, there will be a $15.00 fee for any check returned unpaid by your bank.

How are real estate taxes calculated?
The steps outlined below show how a real estate tax bill is calculated. The calculations used in the example are for a $100,000 home for tax year 2000; Full tax rates and reduction factors can be found on the tax rate sheet.

  1. Determine the assessed value
    Formula: (Appraised Value) x 35% = Assessed Value
    Example: $100,000 x .35 = $35,000

  2. Divide (Assessed Value) in half to Calculate Half-Year Tax Bill Amount.
    Formula: (Appraised Value) / 2 = Assessed Value (For Half-Year Tax Bill Calculation)
    Example: $35,000 / 2 = $17,500

  3. Calculate the gross tax
    Formula: (Assessed Value x (Full Rate) = Gross Tax (for Half-Year) / 1,000
    Example: $17,500 x 84.25 / 1,000 = $1,474.37

  4. Calculate the reduction factor credit amount
    Formula: (Gross Tax) x (Reduction Factor) = Credit
    Example: $1,474.37 x .370835 = $546.74

  5. Reduce the gross tax by the reduction factor credit amount
    Formula: (Gross Tax) - (Reduction Factor Credit) = Adjusted Tax
    Example: $1,474.37 - $546.74 = $927.63

  6. Calculate the rollback credit amount
    Formula: (Adjusted Tax) x (Rollback) = 10% Rollback Reduction
    Example: $927.63 x .10 = $92.76

  7. For "Owner-Occupied" Residential Properties, there is an additional 2.5% Rollback.
    Formula: (Adjusted Tax) x (Rollback) = 2.5% Rollback Reduction
    Example: $927.63 x .025 = $23.19

  8. Reduce Adjusted Tax by Total Rollback for Half-Year Tax Amount.
    Formula: (10% Rollback) + (2.5% Rollback) = Total Rollback Reduction
    (Adjusted Tax Amount) - (Total Rollback Reduction) = Total Half-Year Tax Amount.
    Example: $92.76 + $23.19 = $115.95
    $927.63 - $115.95 = $811.68
    Half Year Tax Amount: $811.68 Billed Semi-Annually

Disclaimer: Records from the Office of the Treasurer are public information under the Ohio Public Records Law.