Tax Data Series

All Property Taxes

Property Taxes: Delinquent Property Taxes
Taxes Due and Payable, by County, in Calendar Year 1997

The table shows total delinquent property taxes for calendar year 1997 for all Ohio counties. The delinquent taxes listed include taxes in preceding years, which were still unpaid in 1997, as well as taxes that were due and went unpaid in calendar year 1997. Three categories of delinquent taxes are presented: tangible personal property; all real property plus public utility personal property (delinquencies for real and public utility personal property taxes are not separated on the county auditor abstracts); and special assessments. The actual amounts of the delinquencies, and additional penalties and interest imposed on the delinquent taxes are included in the figures.

Total delinquencies were $857.9 million, an 8.7% increase from the 1996 total of $789.0 million. Of this amount, real and public utility personal property delinquencies comprised $505.5 million while tangible personal property delinquencies amounted to $276.4 million. Special assessment delinquencies totaled $76.0 million.

Among Ohio counties, Cuyahoga had the highest amount of total delinquencies, with $176.1 million. Approximately $115.6 million of this amount was comprised of real property. Wyandot County had the lowest amount of delinquencies at $275,059 (real property accounted for $257,599 of this amount).

Data for this table were taken from abstracts filed by county auditors with the Ohio Department of Taxation.