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  1. When Are Taxes Due?
  2. Is A Post Mark Acceptable?
  3. I Did Not Receive A Bill. What Should I Do?
  4. What Are Your Office Hours?
  5. Where Is Your Office Located?
  6. Do You Have An 800 Number?
  7. What Did I Pay In Real Estate Taxes Last Year?
  8. Do You Take Credit Cards?
  9. What Do I Owe?
  10. Do You Sell Real Property For Taxes Owed?
  11. There Are Two Amounts Listed On The Bill. Which One Do I Pay?
  12. How Do I Change My Mailing Address?
  13. Can I Have Property Taxes Deducted Right From My Bank Account?
  14. Why Does The Bill Say These Are Taxes From Last Year?


1. When are taxes due?

Second half of 2016 taxes will be due July 14, 2017. If you have any questions, please call the Treasurer's office at 419-627-7701.

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2. Is a post mark acceptable?

Yes, a post mark is acceptable.

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3. I did not receive a bill. What should I do?

Please call the Treasurer's Office at (419) 627-7701. Erie County residents can call (888) 399-6065.

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4. What are your office hours?

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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5. Where is your office located?

Our office is located at 247 Columbus Avenue, Suite 115, Sandusky, Ohio.

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6. Do you have an 800 number?

(888) 399-6065

Please note that this number works within Erie county only.

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7. What did I pay in real estate taxes last year?

The Erie County Auditor's website has payments listed now. You may also call the Treasurer's office at (419) 627-7701.

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8. Do you take credit cards or electronic payments?

Not in the office, but yes, we have a link to Official Payments where you may use your credit card or make an electronic payment.

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9. What do I owe?

Please call our office: (419) 627-7701 or toll free in Erie County above.

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10. Do you sell real property for taxes owed?

Real property cannot be sold for the dollar amount owed in back taxes. However, if the taxes owed are two years delinquent and a payment plan has not been followed to bring the taxes current, the property may be sold at Sheriff's sale by the Treasurer, for 2/3 of the appraised value, unless the taxpayer has filed bankruptcy protection. Tax lien sales are not conducted in Erie County. 

Example: If a property is worth $100,000.00 and there are taxes due for $5,000.00, we cannot sell the property for $5,000.00.

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11. There are two amounts listed on the bill. Which one do I pay?

In February, you may choose to pay only the first half or the whole year. If you pay the whole year, you will not receive another bill until January of the next year. If you pay the half year, you will receive a bill in June, due in July of this year. The amount you pay will be the same either way.

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12. How do I change my mailing address?

This must be done in writing. Please complete our change of address form (PDF, 103KB).

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13. Can I have property taxes deducted right from my bank account?

Yes, this is a new program we are starting for first half 2009 taxes due in February, 2010. Please read carefully and fill out the form (PDF, 19KB) and mail to the Treasurer's Office. We need to have an original signature on file..

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14. Why does the bill say these are taxes from last year?

We are always a year behind in billing for real estate. Taxes are on the property, and so follow the property, not the owner.

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