News From The Treasurer's Office
|Property taxes are due on Feb. 17, 2017 (for the 1st half of the year). Tax bills should be in the mail by the middle of Jan. 2017. Anyone who does not receive a bill by Feb. 1 and should have one: please call the Treasurer's office at 740-474-2370.
Manufactured homes: taxes are also due on Feb. 17, 2017.
Taxes may be paid with MasterCard or Visa, either in person or by phone; Visa, Mastercard, Amex & Discover are accepted via out website.
Treasurer's office hours are: M-F 8AM-4PM.
As required by law, any payment made within 10 days after the due date is subject to a 5% late penalty and any payment made 10 days or more after the due date will have a 10% late penalty.
These penalties apply to real estate, manufactured homes and personal property taxes.
Please feel free to call our office with any questions. Thank you for allowing me to serve you.
Treasurer holds third tax-lien sale
County Treasurer Ellery Elick completed the 3rd tax-lien sale for Pickaway County on Dec. 7, 2015, which netted $433,489.56 in delinquent real estate tax revenue. This translates into additional tax dollars for the townships, villages, city and county. Treasurer Elick stated that "through the use of tax-lien sales, the overall delinquency rate has significantly decreased. Tax-lien sales are another tool that we use to increase revenue and decrease the number of parcels carrying delinquent balances."
Since the inception of the tax-lien sales, the treasurer has increased tax revenues significantly.
Treasurer named to executive position in state association
Ellery Elick was installed as the second vice president of the County Treasurers Association of Ohio at the November 2015 conference. Mr. Elick previously held the offices of Secretary and Treasurer of the State Association. He has also served on the Legislative Committee since 2004, and several times has been a part of the conference planning committee. "Our State Association is a great organization in which treasurers from all over the state of Ohio can share information and ideas to better serve our counties," he said.
Primary Purpose of Department
*Intangible-property tax was the business tax collected on inventory, sales, etc.; this is no longer being collected because it has been phased out by the state legislature.
Major Accomplishments of 2015
|The treasurer continued the practice of investing funds in local
financial institutions, which yielded maximum return on investments while
supporting our community at the same time.
The treasurer cross-trained staff, which makes better use of work time and staffing.
The department collaborated with the county prosecutor to develop a plan to actively pursue the collection of delinquent property taxes. These collection efforts will be an ongoing process.
The office continues to accept major credit cards, and this was added at no expense to the county.
The use of email tax-payment processing for payments from mortgage companies continues to expedite the posting process.
Future plans for the department
There will be a continued emphasis on collecting delinquent payments.