Real Estate Appraisal

Ashtabula County has more than 78,000 separate parcels of real property. It is the duty of the auditor to see that every parcel of land and the buildings thereon are fairly and uniformly appraised and assessed for tax purposes. A general reappraisal is mandated by Ohio law every 6 years with an update at the 3 year midpoint. The office maintains a detailed record of the appraisal on each parcel in the county. These records are open for public inspection. For taxation purposes, you are assessed at 35% of fair market value

Understanding Your Property Valuation
  • Who: Taxing authorities such as school districts, park districts and city councils set tax rates and levy taxes.
  • Why: Because taxpayers demand services.
  • What: Taxing authorities require money to provide those services.
If You Are Concerned about Rising Taxes, You Should:
  • Attend budget hearings.
  • Work for efficiency in government.
  • Call or write the taxing authorities.
  • Decide whether you are willing to do without services to keep taxes low.