Real, Public Utility Property Tax
Real Estate and Public Utility Property Taxes
Gross Taxes Levied, Taxes Charged, and Value of Property by
Class of Property and County, Calendar Year 1991 (1992
Taxes charged on all Ohio's real estate and public utility
tangible property by all local governments in Ohio for
calendar year 1991 (1992 collection) were $5,882.1 million on
a total assessed value of $113,751.1 million, as reported on
abstracts filed by the county auditors. This compares to
$7,946.9 million in taxes levied (before tax reduction
factors) on the same property.
Percentage reductions required by Section 319.301 of the Ohio
Revised Code were applied to the gross amount (taxes levied)
to obtain the net figure for taxes charged.
Cuyahoga County maintains the highest total values and taxes
(levied and charged). Vinton County holds the lowest real
property values and taxes while Wyandot County had the lowest
public utility tangible personal property values and taxes.
Cuyahoga County had the largest dollar increase in total
value from tax year 1990 to 1991 at $2.7 billion (17.5
percent) while Shelby County had the only dollar decrease at
$5.9 million (1.4 percent). Cuyahoga County had the highest
increase in total taxes levied at $242.8 million and the
highest increase in total taxes charged at $114.6 million.
Separate percentage tax reductions were applied to two
classes of real property: the combined value of residential
and agricultural property and the combined value of
commercial, industrial, mineral, and public utility property.
The tax reduction factors are calculated to eliminate the
effect of increases in the valuation of existing real
property in a taxing unit (school district, county,
municipality, etc.) on voted taxes. As shown on the attached
table, these percentage tax reductions do not apply to public
utility tangible personal property taxes. The "taxes charged"
figure is prior to any reduction of real estate taxes
resulting from the 10 percent rollback for all real property,
2.5 percent rollback for residential real property, or
homestead exemption. These reductions are fully reimbursed to
local governments from the State General Revenue Fund.
The figures were taken from abstracts filed with the Ohio
Department of Taxation.