Hancock County Auditor 
Charity A. Rauschenberg, CPA


It's time to Purchase your 2020 Dog License

Ohio Dog Law

The State of Ohio requires that dog owners license their pets. The license renewal period this year is December 1 – January 31. During this time, last year's 2019 licenses can be renewed and new 2020 licenses can be purchased without penalty.

The Board of Commissioners in each Ohio county sets the dog license fees and contracts for a Dog Warden.

Licenses purchased after January 31st are subject to penalty (double the license fee = $40 in Hancock County) unless the dog has been acquired within the past 30 days.

**Click here to Purchase your Dog License**

Click here for a printable dog tag application

Welcome to the Hancock County Auditor Homepage

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.

Hancock County's 2020 Appropriations (expenses) are 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, 2018. 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 2018 CAFR 

The Hancock County Budget Commission will meet each Tuesday at 11:00 p.m. in the Auditor's Office in the Courthouse if deemed necessary.

If you would like more information on CAUV - please visit the Department of Taxation Website: 

Notice:  Tax Returns for the current year have been revised and the valuations have been completed and are open for public inspection in the Auditor's office.  Documents can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


New DTE Form 109(A) CAUV Continuing Applications have been mailed for renewal.

An initial application, DTE Form 109, may be filed with the Hancock County Auditor's Office between the first of January and prior to the first Monday in March of the tax year seeking CAUV valuation.

All continuing applications for land already in the CAUV program must be filed prior to the first Monday in March.

On the second Tuesday in March, the Auditor determines whether all continuing and initial applications (for land already in the CAUV program) have been filed, and notifies those current owners who failed to file the continuing or initial application by the deadline.

The first Monday in June is the last day for the Auditor to view land upon which applications have been filed to determine whether it is devoted exclusively to agricultural use.

The first Monday in August is the last day for the Auditor to notify, by certified mail, each owner of land whose CAUV application is denied, citing reasons for the denial.

Hancock County Auditor Rauschenberg Receives the Auditor of State Award for 2016 Financials

Auditor Charity A. Rauschenberg with Auditor of State Dave Yost

For fiscal year ended 2016 Hancock County received the award by meeting the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

  •     The entity filed timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  •    The audit report did not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contained no comments related to:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than $10,000
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Reconciliation
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    • Findings for recovery less than $100
    • Public meetings or public records
  • The entity had no other financial or other concerns

Hancock County Auditor

Hancock County Auditor

Charity A. Rauschenberg, CPA

Office Information

Hancock County Auditor
Hancock County Courthouse
300 South Main Street
Room 21 & Room 22
Findlay, Ohio 45840

Phone: (419) 424-7015
Fax: (419) 424-7825
Email: hanauda@co.hancock.oh.us

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.