Ohio property taxes are charged at the city and county level. Cities and counties in Ohio rely heavily on property taxes to fund their budgets. Tax rates are determined at the local level as well and can vary widely by area. Property taxes are used to fund items such as roads, police and fire support, public libraries and local school systems. In many areas, there are additional taxes levied for school districts.
Like in most states, the amount of Ohio property taxes you’ll pay is dependent upon two factors: the value of your home and the millage rate. The local tax assessor will estimate the value of your home and send you a notice regarding the fair market value of your home. Land that is used solely for agricultural purposes is taxed differently.