Ashtabula County

2020 Real Property Revaluation

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2020 Tentative Value

You can find your tentative value by clicking on the Property Lookup button below and searching by your parcel ID number. From there, you may submit an inquiry form for any valuation-related questions. We DO NOT know how new valuations will impact property taxes.

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Note: If you don't know your parcel number, please visit our Property Search. You can find your parcel number by searching using either the owner name and/or property address.

Timeline

  • March 2019 - August 2020 - Field Collection
  • August 31st - Submit tentative abstract to State for approval
  • Late-October - Send notices to property owners
  • Mid-November - Last day for Informal Hearings
  • December 1 - Finalize 2020 property values
  • January 2021 - Tax bills sent based on 2020 values
  • January 1 2021 - March 31 2021 -Board of Revision filing period for 2020 values

How will this affect my property taxes?

We DO NOT know the specific impact on any individual owner’s property tax. The purpose of the 2020 reappraisal is for tax equalization, not for raising or lowering a district’s revenue. The reappraisal helps us fairly calculate an individual’s share in their respective taxing district.

The rates for tax year 2020 are unknown at this time for two reasons:

  1. Voters still have the opportunity to pass or reject levies on the November 3 ballot. Each levy's individual rate contributes to a district's overall rate
  2. After the election results, Ohio’s Division of Tax Equalization adjusts each district’s overall rate to prevent additional revenue collection from voted-on levies

It’s important to note that an increase in property value does not result in more tax revenue for voted-on levies (also known as outside millage).


What is the 2020 Revaluation?

As the county auditor, it is our role to ensure that each property is valued fairly and accurately. Ohio has each county conduct two reappraisal efforts for property tax equalization: a sales and market analysis every three years and a comprehensive parcel-by-parcel revaluation every six years. Together, these two measures help achieve equity by accounting for market trends and individual property characteristics.


What is my reappraisal based on?

A parcel’s reappraisal is based on a combination of the following:


What constitutes an improvement?

An improvement is a building or other structure attached to the land. Improvements are characterized as being permanent and adding value to the property. Examples of improvements can range from a barn, wood deck, or well and septic.


What is the purpose of submitting a value inquiry?

An inquiry submitted using the online tool is the easiest method for asking questions about your new value. This is not a formal complaint. The inquiry is a simple form that only takes a few minutes to complete. Our office will review all submissions and determine one of the following outcomes: no value change, value and/or property description change, or informal review needed. For more information about informal reviews, please see the question below.


What is an informal review and what should I expect?

An informal review is an opportunity to discuss your property value with Auditor staff. You will be able to provide photos, sales documents, appraisal reports and any other evidence you may have to reduce your property value for the ensuing tax year. A final determination will not be made at the end of the informal review. Appraisal staff will need to review all submitted evidence and, if needed, perform a field inspection to verify if a value change is warranted.