Allen County Auditor
301 N. Main St, Room 105
Lima, OH 45801-4434
(419) 228-3700 ext. 8794
Please notify the Allen County Auditor if you have questions regarding:
· The appraised value of your property – An increase in the amount of your current real estate tax must be attributed to valuation changes, tax levies, or bond issues. Any increase due to tax levies or bond issues is voted upon and passed by the voters in your taxing district. Your taxable value is 35% of the market value of your property. Neither your County Auditor nor your County Treasurer have the authority to increase your taxes. Your real estate taxes are based on the appraised value of your home. You have the right to appeal the appraised value of your home by filing a complaint with the Board of Revision. Complaints must be received by the Auditor’s Office between January 1st and March 31st. Postmarks are NOT accepted.
· Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled (Homestead Tax Reduction)
The State of Ohio provides a real estate tax relief program for home owners who are elderly (those 65 years of age and older) OR for individuals who are totally and permanently disabled. The Homestead Reduction lowers the value of your home by $25,000. To download an application form, click HERE. Applications must be postmarked or delivered to the Auditor’s Office between the 1st Monday in January and the 1st Monday in June. For more information, or to receive an application, please contact the Allen County Auditor’s Office at (419) 223-8700 ext. 8794.
· Special assessments on your tax bill