The office of the Lucas County Auditor is open. Call our office at 419.213.4406 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to complete a deed transfer, we recommend contacting a company that offers E-Recording, who may assist you for a fee:
Auditor's departmental phone numbers are listed below. Once you call the number and reach the menu, please dial the last four digits again as the extension:
Deed Transfer/Conveyance (419) 213-4439 or (419) 213-4332
Board of Revision (419) 213-4424 or (419) 213-4327
CAUV/Homestead (419) 213-4873
Dog, Cigarette or Vendors License (419) 213-4443
Finance (419) 213-4329 or (419) 213-4435
Disbursements (419) 213-4328
Tax Accounting (419) 213-4446 or (419) 213-4154
Special Assessments-Exemptions (419) 213-4292 or (419) 213-4154
Payroll (419) 213-4348 or (419) 213-4346
Weights and Measures (419) 213-4447
Homeowners Real Estate Questions (419) 213-4142, (419) 213-4434,
(419) 213-4155 or (419) 213-4153
Commercial/Business Real Estate: (419) 213-4833
GENERAL QUESTIONS: (419) 213-4338, (419) 213-4403,
(419) 213-4432 or (419) 213-4335
Email questions Outreach@co.lucas.oh.us
TEXT a question (419) 309-7877
Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez (419) 213-4322
TYPES OF MILLS
The property tax rate is measured in mills; a mill is one tenth of a cent and is used in expressing tax rates on a per-dollar basis. This translates to $1 for each $1,000 of assessed property value.
Inside Mills -
Inside Mills are NOT approved by the voters, but instead are approved through the (Lucas) County budget commission. Inside mills are limited to 10 mills on each property and for each taxing district. Inside mills are NOT subject to provisions of H.B. 920; meaning funding (and your tax) rises as the value of your property rises, and falls as the value of your property falls. In its current configuration, there are no available inside mills throughout Lucas County.
Voted or Outside Mills -
Voted or Outside Mills are voted mills in excess of the 10 mill (inside mill) limitation. Voted mills are subject to provisions of H.B. 920, meaning the State adjusts the tax rate, such that a voted levy collects no more in the future than it collects during the first year it is enacted. Only voted current expenses and permanent improvement rates are subject to H.B. 920.