ACH Direct Debit
ACH Direct Debit

ACH Direct Debit for Tax Payments

The Treasurer now offers ACH Direct Debit for Tax Payments on all Real Estate Parcels that owe current taxes. The Taxpayer MUST sign an ACH Debit Authorization Form and provide a copy to the Wayne County Treasurer.

Please Note: Adjustments to your Property Value may affect your Taxes and your ACH Debit Amount. Therefore, the Treasurer cannot be responsible for any possible overdrafts to your account.


ACH Authorization Agreement for Direct Debit

Please complete this form, SIGN it, and provide the Original to the Treasurer's Office.

ACH Debit Discontinuation Form

If you wish to Discontinue using the ACH Debit Option for paying your Real Estate taxes, please complete this form, SIGN it, and provide the original to the Treasurer at least seven (7) days in advance.


If you have any questions please call the office at (330) 287-5450.

Wayne County Treasurer

428 West Liberty Street

Wooster Ohio 44691


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

Credit Card Payment
Credit Card Payment

Pay by Credit Card:

Pay your Wayne County real estate and manufactured home tax with American Express, MasterCard, Discover or VISA.  The processor charges a fee equal to 2.49% of each transaction amount, or $1.50 for E-check (under $50 E-check $0.15 fee), or Visa Debit which is a flat fee of $3.95.  When using Visa Debit, please us the payment method drop down and select "Visa Debit for Tax."



Pay Online

To pay your taxes online, click on the type of tax being paid:

Pay Real Estate Taxes                Pay Manufactured Homes Taxes


Pay by Phone

To pay by phone, call the toll free number 877-823-5165 and follow the instructions.

You will need the following information to complete payment by phone:

  • The type of tax (real estate or manufactured home)
  • The PARCEL NUMBER for real estate tax or REGISTRATION NUMBER for manufactured home tax.
  • Your credit card information
  • The amount of the tax payment

PROVEN SAFE AND RELIABLE

This service is safe and reliable. The Wayne County Treasurer's office has selected Point & Pay as the credit card service provider for Wayne County Taxpayers. Point & Pay provides services for more than 350 entities across 37 states.


If you have any questions please call the office at (330) 287-5450.

Wayne County Treasurer

428 West Liberty Street

Wooster Ohio 44691

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

Delinquent Taxes
Delinquent Payment Plan

Delinquent Payment Plan

The Delinquent Payment Plan allows you to pay off your "Delinquent Taxes" in installments. 

  • If you are interested in establishing a Payment Plan, please contact our office for details.
  • Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Phone: 330.287.5450

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

Help And FAQs
Help and FAQs

Frequently Asked Question


What should I do if I did not receive my tax bill?

You need to determine where your bill was mailed. You can print a duplicate tax bill from our website. Call 330.287.5450


When are property taxes due?

Twice a year bills are issued in June/July and January/February. The exact closing date for each collection is on your tax bill.


What if I don't pay on time?

A 5% penalty will be added to the unpaid taxes the first 10 days after the due date.

A 10% penalty will be added to the unpaid taxes 10 days after the due date. 


How much tax do I owe?

Go online to www.waynecountyauditor.org or 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 and a current phone number in the memo section of your check.


What are my tax rates?

The Tax Rate Sheet can be downloaded from our website. 


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 self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your tax bill and payment.


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

Go online to www.waynecountyauditor.org or Call 330.287.5450


Do you accept credit cards?

Pay your Wayne County real estate and manufactured home tax with American Express, MasterCard, Discover or VISA.  The processor charges a fee equal to 2.49% of each transaction amount, or $1.50 for E-check, or Visa Debit which is a flat fee of $3.95.  When using Visa Debit, please use the payment method drop down and select 'Visa Debit for Tax."

Credit Card payments may be made online at www.waynecountytreasurer.org , by calling toll free 877-823-5165 or in person at the Treasurer's office.  Transactions completed by midnight on the due date are timely and will not be charged a penalty.  


How can I make an address change?

Please make address changes on your tax bill in the space provided 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


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. 

Please note: We do not accept postmark for our delinquent billing cycle in September. 


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?


Please contact the Auditor's Office at 330-287-5430.

Real Estate Escrow
Real Estate Escrow Program

Real Estate Tax Escrow Program

The Tax Escrow Program can help ease the strain of the semi-annual tax payment by allowing the Taxpayer to budget their "Current Taxes" into Monthly Payments. Your semi-annual real estate tax bill is PREPAID by being divided into equal monthly payments. Easy to use Coupons or Direct Debit are made available to help you make the monthly payments. There is no service charge for this program.

  • Please contact our office for details on enrolling in the Real Estate Escrow Program.
  • Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Phone: 330.287.5450
Tax Bill Description
Tax Bill Description

Tax Bill Description

  1. This area shows the Treasurer's name, address, office hours, phone number, tax period, due date, tax district and address to which the tax bill is mailed.
  2. This area shows the parcel number, legal owner, legal description, property address, appraised value, assessed value (which is 35% of the market value), tax rate, and effective tax rate (after reductions).
  3. This area shows the calculation of taxes: Gross real property taxes minus all your reductions, the net tax amount for the half year period, and any other amounts such as Special Assessments, Delinquent Taxes, Recoupment Amounts and/or Payments made. This area also shows how your tax dollars are distributed.
  4. This area is the part of your bill you return with your payment. If you would have an address change, this is the place to make your corrections.

Tax Forms and Links
TAX INFORMATION
TAX INFORMATION

Tax Information

Chart of Tax Districts and Rates: CLICK HERE

Tax Due Dates:

  • All first half real estate tax bills are issued January/February with Due Date on the bill.
  • All second half real estate tax bills are issued June/July with Due Date on the bill.

General Information:

  1. Real Estate Tax

    Real Property tax is one of the oldest taxes in the State of Ohio and is also one of the most stable tax bases, the taxable value of land and buildings. Tax rates vary between tax districts depending on all levies approved either by legislative authority or by the voters in the district. Ohio law limits local government authority to assess property taxes by creating the 10 mill limitation.

  2. Manufactured Home Tax

    Similar to the above property taxes, MFG Home Taxes were instituted in 1925 with the development of Manufactured Homes. The tax base is 40% of the depreciated value of the home and the rate is the total of all taxes levied in the district. New law passed by the Ohio General Assembly in December of 1998 significantly changes Manufactured Home taxation by assessing the value of the home similar to Real Estate, at market values.

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

Treasurers Duties
Treasurers Duties

Treasurer's Duties

  • County Treasurers of Ohio's 88 counties have traditionally served as the local tax collector. However, we do much more than just collect taxes. The Treasurer serves as the County's Chief Investment Officer, administrator of Delinquent Tax Collection programs and the keeper of Property Tax Escrow accounts.
  • With the investment of approximately $60 million in county funds, earning about $2.5 million in interest a year, we help fund local schools, municipalities, and county services. We help return state unclaimed funds to Wayne County residents. We constantly strive to use our investment, cash management, and financial planning strategies to improve service to the taxpayers and citizens of Wayne County.


Treasurer's Role and Responsibilities

County Treasurers, who are elected to four year terms, serve as the County banker, safe keeper of all taxes and investor of local funds. The responsibilities of County Treasurers include:

    • Collection of local taxes, particularly the real property and manufactured home taxes. They also are responsible for taxes on hotel-motel and special assessments.
    • Safe keeping of taxes collected in tax districts for the Schools, City of Wooster, City of Rittman, City of Orrville, the 16 Townships and 12 Villages.
    • Chief County Investment Officer who oversees the County's portfolio and provides to the County Investment Board financial data, investment instruments, forecasting and interest rate schedules.
    • Prepares daily and monthly statements of deposits into the County Treasury.
    • As a member of the County Board of Revisions oversees complaints of property owners who feel their property taxes are too high.
    • As a member of the County Budget Commission takes an active role in approving the level of spending for the cities, townships, and schools.
    Unclaimed Funds
    Unclaimed Funds

    Unclaimed Funds

    Unclaimed Funds are derived from intangible personal property that the state holds for the rightful owner after it has been unclaimed over a period of time. The following are just a few sources of unclaimed funds:

    • Uncashed Checks
    • Undelivered Stock Shares and Uncashed Dividend Checks
    • Uncashed Insurance Benefits
    • Forgotten Rent and Utility Deposits
    • Intangible Safe Deposit Box Contents

    How does property become Unclaimed Funds?

    Ohio Revised Code Section~169 states that property becomes unclaimed when, over a period of years, the owner cannot be located by the holder of the Funds. The time frame varies depending on the property - but in most cases it is five years. The funds are then turned over to the State for safekeeping.

    How does the Division of Unclaimed Funds locate the owners?

    The Division of Unclaimed Funds annually publishes the names of unclaimed fund users in newspapers in all of Ohio's 88 counties. The Division actively seeks to find unclaimed fund owners by giving individuals an opportunity to check their names at the State and County fairs, shopping malls and other events. In addition, various activities are planned to let people know they may have funds waiting for them. An owner then writes to Unclaimed Funds giving their full name and address. The division will check the name against the owner list. If they are listed they are sent a claim form. Owners then fill out the claim form and return it to the Division with the proper documentation to establish ownership and allow payment.

    Is there a time limit for claiming funds?

    No, the funds are held until the rightful owners claim them.

    How can I view the most recent State of Ohio Unclaimed Funds List?

    The unclaimed funds list for Tax Year 2019 can be found here - State of Ohio 2021 Unclaimed Funds List.

    Write to:

    State of Ohio

    Department of Commerce - Website

    Division of Unclaimed Funds

    77 South High Street

    Columbus, Ohio 43264-0545

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