Real Estate General Information  

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(Please note the "Last Updated" Date, shown in red – Any changes after this date are not reflected.)

Real Estate Sales and Transfers

New Construction Form

Destruction or Demolition of Structures Form

  Real Estate Taxation, Reductions, & Miscellaneous  
2015 Tax Rates

2.5% Tax Reduction

Agricultural District

Board of Revision

CAUV Tax Law

Forest Tax law

Homestead Reduction

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
Real Estate Records & Taxation

As Chief Assessor, the County Auditor is required by Ohio Revised Code to set a fair market value on all real property parcels in the county for taxing purposes. State Law requires the entire county is appraised and every parcel visited every six years during a sexiennial reappraisal.   Coshocton County is scheduled for a county-wide reappraisal in tax year 2015, payable in 2016 . Three years after each appraisal, the records are adjusted upon recommendation of the Ohio Department of Taxation. This triennial update is not done by property inspection, but rather by sales to county market value ratio.   The last triennial update was completed in tax year 2012, payable in 2013.  Every time either a reappraisal or triennial is done, the Department of Taxation also orders the County Auditor to implement the newest set of soil values for CAUV purposes .

Between mandatory reappraisals or updates, property values can change when a form is filed to report new construction, destruction or demolition of structures, or to request a board of revision review. It is the property owner's responsibility to file the new construction or destruction forms to keep their records up to date between appraisals, to remove taxes on destroyed structures and to avoid penalties.  Forms for reporting new construction or demolition are available on the links to the left or on the On-line Forms link. 

Notice of Building Improvement or New Construction

Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 5713.17 makes it mandatory that any construction or improvement costing $2,000.00 or more shall be reported to the County Auditor within sixty (60) days from its beginning to avoid a 50% penalty. Please report any new buildings not on the tax records to avoid this additional penalty.

Destruction Form for Destroyed or Damaged Real Property
An application for a deduction from the current year’s value must be filed by Dec. 31 for property that is destroyed or damaged in the first nine months of the year. For property damaged in the last three months of the year, the filing deadline is Jan. 31 of the following year. This form should be filed with the county auditor of the county in which the property is located. Any deduction from value approved will affect the tax bills due the following year. The amount of the deduction equals a percentage of the reduction in value caused by the damage or destruction. That percentage is determined by the calendar quarter in which the damage occurred. See the back of the destruction form for the filing deadline and percentage deduction allowed for each calendar quarter.

Commercial Properties
Are you planning on building a commercial building? 

All commercial work (that includes renovation in existing buildings) should be submitted to the Mid-East Ohio Building Department for approval prior to the start of construction.  This process involves filling out an application and providing clear direction on the scope of work planned (drawings/sketches/cut sheets/etc.)  Currently, there are many projects that are found already in process that have no Approval (permit).  When this happens the owner may incur additional costs.

Information regarding tax reduction programs are also available by clicking on the appropriate links to the left.  There are several reductions available for taxpayers who qualify.

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