Property tax rates are determined by the budgetary requests of each government unit, as approved by a vote of the people. Your tax bill is the result of multiplying your property's assessed value by the tax rate that has been set by voters in your community. This is your proportional share of the cost of operating your local government, including schools, townships, villages, and the county. Below are the current rates of taxation for each district in Ross County.
Although the County Auditor cannot raise or lower property tax rates by law, the Auditor's Office does determine the eligibility of properties for various tax reduction programs, including the Homestead Exemption, Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program, Ohio Forestry Tax Law, and others. Please contact our office for more information on eligibility, especially if you are a low-income senior citizen or disabled person, or a disabled veteran.
In addition to property tax, there are two school districts in Ross County that levy an income tax (see below). For more information on school district income taxes, including online payment options, please visit https://tax.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/tax/individual/school-district-income-tax.
- Union-Scioto LSD (district 7106), 0.5% traditional income tax
- Zane Trace LSD (district 7107), 0.75% earned income tax