How To Read Your Tax Bill
The Real Estate Tax Bill has a new look! Below is an explanation of the new layout! If you have further questions, call us at 419-337-9252.
1. Number assigned to your property in Fulton County records.
2. Type of property such as residential, commercial, agricultural as assigned by the County Auditor.
3. Legal owner of the property.
4. Legal address of the property.
5. Number assigned to the city, township and school district of your property.
6. Value of your property.
7. Amount used to calculate your taxes – 35% of the appraised value.
8. Legal description of your property.
9. Effective tax rate after the State credit reductions.
10. State credit allowed by the House Bill 920 Reduction Act.
11. Owner-occupancy credit.
12. Dollar amounts paid in property taxes that goes towards Fulton County, your township or city, library and school district.
13. Charges by your community for special services such as sewers, road work, lights and unpaid utility bills.
14. Amount of property value that is not subject to taxation due to the Homestead Exemption. This is a state funded program that reduces taxes for low income seniors and disabled persons.
15. Last day to pay your tax bill during this half collection. Your payment must be postmarked by this date if sending in the mail. You may personally drop it off to the Treasurer’s Office, or our drop box located in front of the building. Failure to make payment by this date will result in the State penalties of 5% to 10%.
16. CAUV (Commercial Agricultural Use Valuation) Savings
17. Amount of tax due for the year prior to any credits or reductions.
18. Amount of your State credits or reductions.
19. Taxes minus credits or reductions.
20. 10% reduction in taxes for all non-business properties.
21. Additional 2.5% reduction in taxes if you own and live in the home.
22. Dollar amount of your homestead credit.
23. Tax subtotal dollar amount.
24. The amount added back to the bill if the land or portion of the land does not meet the CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Value) requirements to remain in the program.
25. Total of unpaid taxes.
26. Total of special taxes charged by your community. (See #13)
27. Unpaid special assessments from prior periods.
28. Late payment penalties and interest after the tax payment due date as required by Ohio law.
29. Payments received.
30. Total amount of taxes due for this half of the year.
31. Total amount of taxes due if paying the year in full.
32. Mailing address of person receiving the property tax bill. By Ohio law, changes in the billing address must be given in writing to the County Treasurer.