2020 Reappraisal

2020 Tentative Values are now Available.

2020 Reappraisal Maps and Comparison Tools

 


 

2020 Tentative Values are Available

 

As County Auditor, I am required by Ohio law to reappraise real property every six years and 2020 is the year we are mandated to value your property.  The primary purpose of a reappraisal is to set the value of each property so that everyone is only paying their fair share of real estate taxes.  Clermont County’s last complete reappraisal was in 2014 with a statistical sales based update performed in 2017.

 

It is important to note that the process for this year’s property reappraisal began over three years ago and has been our most comprehensive review to date. To establish the 2020 appraised values, we utilized advanced technology to perform extensive reviews of property, conducted comprehensive sales analysis of comparable properties, collected information from on-site visits to your property, and updated current building costs.

 

The reappraisal of real property for tax purposes is an important and sensitive issue, especially in today’s environment. I want to assure you that every effort has been made to place a fair and equitable value on your property.

 

I think it is important to provide as much information as possible to our Clermont County property owners. We encourage you to review all of the 2020 Reappraisal information, through property searchinteractive maps and comparison tools and the 2020 Reappraisal Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Many of your questions may be answered in the details provided, but remember you always have the opportunity to review and question your value and are welcome to contact us with those questions, concerns or objections.

 

If you have questions or would like to provide additional information concerning your valuation, please contact us at our 2020 Reappraisal HOTLINE 513-732-7700 or email us at reappraisal@clermontcountyohio.gov. Appointments to review property valuations will be conducted by phone or Zoom and will conclude by October 23, 2020.

 

Our goal is to provide all Clermont County residents with courteous, accurate and efficient services and to administer property tax laws in a fair and impartial manner.  I, along with my staff, am proud to serve the residents of our county and look forward to addressing any questions you may have regarding your property value.

 

Clermont County Auditor

 

Contact Us @ 513.732.7700 or reappraisal@clermontcountyohio.gov

 


 

 

2020 Reappraisal Frequently Asked Questions
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Auditor’s must reappraise each parcel of property every six years, referred to as the “Reappraisal,” and update the information every three years known as the “Triennial Update”. Valid real estate sales that have occurred in 2017, 2018 and 2019, are the basis for adjustments in values during this 2020 Reappraisal.

Two components determine your property tax bill: appraised value and tax rate. According to Ohio law, county auditors are responsible for the first component, appraised value.

Ohio law mandates the County Auditor assess all property at its appraised value. The best indicator is the amount similar homes have sold for. The reappraisal is a reflection of the most recent market activity, not a prediction of the future.

Appraised value is the most probable price a property would bring in a competitive and open market under all conditions requisite to an arm’s length transaction, a willing buyer and seller.

Assessed value is the value of property against which the tax rate is applied in order to compute the amount of taxes due. By Ohio law, assessed value is set at 35% of the appraised value.

Try to determine what you think your property is worth by comparing your property to similar home sales in your area. Our website is an excellent source of information.

The 2020 Reappraisal is not intended to increase or decrease taxes, but to keep property values up to date with the County’s real estate market. The goal of the Auditor’s office is to complete the most accurate appraisal of your property and not to increase or decrease your taxes.

An increase or decrease in appraised value does not equate to a dollar for dollar increase or decrease in taxes. Ohio Revised Code section 319.301 prevents an increase in revenue from voted levies due to inflation.

As a result of a reappraisal, tax rates are adjusted to collect the same amount of revenue as was collected the year before on all voted levies.  Additional revenue may only be raised with the approval of the voters.  The only part of the tax rate which is allowed to rise or fall with value is referred to as inside millage and cannot exceed 10 mills (A mill is equal to one dollar for every $1,000 of taxable value).

For more information on the estimated impact of proposed levies, please use our property search function to find a property and select “Proposed Levies for November 3, 2020 Election”.

Contact the Auditors office and review and verify the property characteristics. Send any sales or listing contracts if property was recently bought or sold; an appraisal performed within the last 2 years; photographs of damage to your property; repair estimates for your home; additional sales information for comparable homes in your area.

 

If you are still not satisfied with the value placed on your property, you may file a complaint form with the Clermont County Board of Revision. The Board is comprised of the County Treasurer, a representative from the Board of County Commissioners and the County Auditor. The applications are available from our office between January 1 and March 31 of each year.

Producing and sending out mailers to every property owner in the county is a significant expense. Because we have the technology available to do the same online and for budgetary reasons we felt this was a prudent decision.

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