Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When are taxes due?
    • Real Estate taxes are due February 5th and July 20th each year. If the due date falls on a weekend/holiday, taxes are due the following business day.
    • Manufactured Home taxes are due March 1st and July 31st each year. If the due date falls on a weekend/holiday, taxes are due the following business day.
  2. What is my balance due?
  3. Who do I make my check payable to?
    • Make checks payable to Char Lee, Fulton County Treasurer.
  4. Can I get a paid receipt for taxes paid by mail?
    • Your cancelled check can act as a receipt for payment. If a stamped receipt is desired, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope with your entire bill and payment.
  5. What if I don't receive a bill for my taxes?
    • You may find and print a copy of your bill through the Property Tax Search, or call the office and ask for a duplicate copy. Also, verify we are sending the bill to the proper address. Not receiving a bill does not prevent penalties. Bills are mailed in January and June, please reach out if you did not receive your bill.
  6. What if my taxes are delinquent?
    • Please contact our office at 419-337-9252. A payment program is available for you. Taxes that are delinquent by one or more years will be certified and sent to the Prosecutor for Tax Foreclosure.
  7. How do I make an address Change?
  8. Can I appeal the value of my property?
    • Yes. You will need to contact the Auditor's Office to file a complaint with the Board of Revision. The Auditor's Office can be contacted at 419-337-9200.
  9. Can my taxes be paid in advance?
  10. If I mail my taxes and they don't arrive until after the due date, will I receive a penalty?
    • All mail received with a U.S. Postal cancellation date stamp (not a private meter date) of the tax due date or prior will be accepted without penalty. All payments received with a cancellation date that is past the due date will be subject to a penalty as required by Ohio state law.
  11. Why did I get a tax bill when I just purchased the home?
    • Real estate taxes are paid in arrears. Typically, credit is given to the new owner for any pro-rated taxes at the time of sale. This information can be found in the closing papers. If you have any questions regarding the closing, please contact your closing agent (bank/lender, title office, etc.).
  12. How do I find out what I paid last year for my property taxes?
    • You can find this information in the Real Estate Information Property Search. A search can be completed with the parcel number, owner name, or property address. After you have located your parcel, the payments made will appear in the Payment History section.
  13. My taxes are delinquent. When will my name be published in the paper?
    • The County Auditor is responsible for publishing the Delinquent Tax list. To assure your name is not published, it is recommended you pay the tax due by the due date. The payment must be received, not postmarked, by the due date on the delinquent bill.
  14. How long do I have before my property is foreclosed on?
    • A specific date is not available. However, we are willing to work with those having trouble paying their taxes. Please call our office at 419-337-9252 or email us at for further assistance.