Tax Data Series

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 Collections)

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.