1. When are my real estate taxes due? Tax bills are mailed out twice each year, typically in January and June. The due date for payment is usually a month later, in February and July.
2. Why do the due dates for payment change? The due date for payment of real estate taxes is established by the Treasurer but is dependent on when the Auditor provides the actual computer file of correctly calculated tax amounts.
A variety of situations can impact the timing - Auditor reappraisals both in Medina County and in adjoining counties, computer glitches, etc.
It is only after the Auditor has completed the property tax calculations and made the computer file available that the Treasurer can establish the due date and schedule the printing and mailing of the tax bills.
3. How much are my real estate taxes? You can find the amount of your taxes by submitting a Tax Bill Search request within the Real Estate Taxes or Manufactured Home Taxes sections of this website, depending on which type of property you own.
4. Have my real estate taxes been paid? You can find out if your taxes have been paid by submitting a Tax Bill Search request within the Real Estate Taxes or Manufactured Home Taxes sections of this website, depending on which type of property you own.
5. Where can I pay my real estate tax bill? You can pay your tax bill in person at the Treasurer’s Office located at 144 North Broadway Street in Medina or at one of our convenient 24-Hour Drive-Up Drop-Off boxes in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth. For more information click here.
6. To whom do I make the check payable? John A. Burke, Medina County Treasurer
7. Can I pay my taxes online? Yes. To find out how, go to Pay Taxes Online. You will have three options : automatic debit from your bank account, e-check, or credit card. There is a convenience fee for using these options paid to the vendor.
8. Are credit cards accepted? Yes. Master Card, Visa, and Discover cards are accepted by phone, in the office and online. American Express is NOT accepted in the office or by phone, but is accepted online. There is a convenience fee for this service charged by the vendor. For more information click here.
9. Can I prepay my real estate taxes on a monthly basis? Yes. The Pre-Pay Tax Program can make budgeting your taxes easy. You may choose from 2 options to make monthly payments instead of the large payments twice a year. You may have monthly payments automatically debited from your bank account (ACH) or you can choose to mail in monthly payments with coupons.
10. What if I pay my taxes late? If your payment is received after the due date, State Law mandates a penalty be assessed by the County Auditor on payments made after due date.
Late Payment Penalties
Payments made within 10 days after the due date will be assessed a 5% penalty.
Payments made after 10 days past the due date will be assessed a 10% penalty.
11. Can I appeal to have my penalty waived? Yes, you can apply to have your penalty waived or refunded to you by completing an Application for the Remission of Penalty (Form 23A). Click here to download the form or contact our office at 330-725-9199.
12. Can I get a receipt for my payment of real estate tax? Yes, you can print a receipt online by searching and viewing your tax bill payments, click here.
13. How can I change the mailing address for my real estate tax bill? To change the mailing address of your tax bill you must send us a written request. Click here to download form. If the address is to be changed to a mortgage company, we must have the request letter from the company.
14. What should I do if I didn’t receive a tax bill? You can view and pay your current tax amounts due or print a copy of your original January Real Estate Tax bill by clicking here, or call our office at 330-725-9748.
15. My real estate taxes are paid with my mortgage, but I received a tax bill. What should I do? If you receive a tax bill in error, contact your mortgage company immediately and forward the bill to them.
16. How are my taxes determined? The assessed value, which is determined by the Auditor, is approximately 35% of the market value and is multiplied by the Effective Tax Rate. Click here for the current tax rate chart.
17. Is there a real estate tax deduction for elderly or disabled people? Yes. The Homestead Exemption is available to anyone 65 years of age and older or who is permanently disabled. If you are 65 years or older, you may receive a tax deduction on the first $25,000 value of your property. If you are disabled, you may qualify as well.