Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment
The office of the Lucas County Auditor is open. Call our office at 419.213.4406 or email us at email@example.com.
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
The Auditor's Reappraisal and Triennial set the fair market value of properties in Lucas County.
By law, valuation occurs twice in a six year cycle; first Revaluation then Triennial three years later.
The last Lucas County Revaluation was 2018 and 2015 was the most recent Triennial. The 2021 tax year marks the beginning of the next revaluation cycle.
The Triennial does not require visiting each property, instead values are determined by statistical analysis of sales and market data.
The 2018 Revaluation included a physical examination of every residential, commercial, and agricultural parcel in Lucas County.
Each 2018 Revaluation property was visited for an updated front facing photograph, used to update the county’s public webpage: AREIS.
New photographs and updated satellite imagery are used to inspect features on each parcel. To equalize sudden value changes in neighborhoods such as individual improvements, demolitions, and changing economic conditions; all properties are included in the 2018 Revaluation.
Characteristics evaluated on each 2018 Revaluation property included type, construction style, story height, additions, outbuildings, major remodels and overall condition.
New values are only one part of real estate taxation. Taxes are based on levies (millage) passed by the taxpayer, multiplied by assessed value (35% of fair market value). Local tax rates are applied to calculate each tax bill. Taxes are also adjusted when State-mandated reductions, called rollbacks, are applied to the tax rate.
For those that qualify, reductions include an Owner-Occupied credit, Homestead exemption, CAUV (current agricultural value use) and House Bill 920.