Welcome to the Hancock County Auditor Homepage.
Due to the recent flooding, I want to take the opportunity to reach out to property owners. If your buildings experienced damage please notify my office of the damage or destruction to your improvements so that we may review and update to reflect accurate values of your property’s current condition.
If your real property sustained any damage or was destroyed by the recent flood or any demolition of structures due to the damage, you may qualify for a temporary or partial reduction in the value of the damaged portion of your home or structure by filing a DTE Form 26.
It is recommended that you file as soon as the damages can be estimated to avoid delays in value review and changes. According to law, you must file by December 31 for property that was damaged or destroyed in the first nine months of the year.
The instructions for completing this Form are on my website or in the office. There is a table for applicable percentages for damaged property that will be followed, and your situation may be unique. Please stop in during normal business hours of Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 419-424-7015 if you have questions.
It is my pleasure to serve as Auditor of Hancock County, Ohio. As Auditor I serve as the County's Chief Fiscal Officer, Chief Assessor, Chief Payroll Officer, and Sealer of Weights and Measures. As fiscal officer, the auditor is responsible for maintaining county financial records, issuing warrants (checks) for payment of county obligations and preparing the County's Annual Financial Report (CAFR). As assessor, the auditor determines property values for taxing purposes and transferring real property deeds. And, as sealer of weights and measures, the auditor tests and certifies the accuracy of various commercial measuring devices, such as gasoline pumps, to ensure consumer protection.
The Hancock County Auditor's Office is pleased to offer online services that allow you to purchase dog licenses or update your current owner information. Many dogs are found each year wearing a valid dog license, but the address or phone number in our records is outdated. Keep your owner information current online by renewing your license or by licensing a new dog with the link to the left.
The deadline for registration was January 31, 2017. The annual fee is now DOUBLED. The 2016 license expired on January 31, 2017.
Hancock County's 2016 Appropriations (expenses) are now available for public viewing. This working document is provided in a clear, concise format which is reader-friendly.
As Auditor of Hancock County, I am pleased to present the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ended December 31, 2016. This report conforms to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) and provides full and complete disclosure of the financial position and operations of the County. Click here to view the County's 2016 CAFR
The Hancock County Budget Commission will meet each Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditor's Office in the Courthouse if deemed necessary.
Click here to view May 2017 Levy Issues - Contains levies for Tax Year 2017 Only
Click here to view November 2016 Levy Issues - Contains levies for Tax Year 2016 & 2017
Click here to view March 2016 Levy Issues - Contains levies for Tax Year 2016 only
Click here to view November 2015 Levy Issues - Contains levies for Tax Year 2015 & 2016
If you would like more information on CAUV - please visit the Department of Taxation Website: http://www.tax.ohio.gov/real_property/cauv.aspx