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Charity A. RauschenbergHancock County Auditor

Charity A. Rauschenberg

Hancock County Auditor

Hancock County Auditor
Charity A. Rauschenberg

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

Phone: (419) 424-7015
Fax: (419) 424-7825

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


The deadline to submit initial and renewal Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) applications is Monday, March 6th.  Failure to comply with returning applications will result in the last 3 years of tax savings being recouped on your 2023 property tax bill.   Please call 419-424-7820 with any questions.

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 (ACFR). 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 2023 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 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the year ended December 31, 2021. 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 2021 ACFR

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

2023 Hancock County dog tags are now on sale from December 1, 2022 through January 31st, 2023. Please click here for more information.

Hancock County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg has announced that tentative property values for the 2022 Reappraisal will be available for review on September 20, 2022.  The new property values will be displayed on the Hancock County Auditor’s website at  

Appraisers will be available for an informal value review at the Hancock County Courthouse for the week of September 26th – 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Appointments may be made for evening hours on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28th and 29th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hancock County Auditor, Charity Rauschenberg, receives the Ohio State Auditor Award with Distinction for 2021 Financials

2021 Award

Front Row; Charity Rauschenberg- Hancock County Auditor, Lori Brodie, Representative of Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber
Middle Row; Kristen Stover-Deputy Clerk, Bryce Dysert- Deputy Clerk
Back Row; Adam Witteman- Fiscal Services Administrator, Kim Boudrie- Fiscal Accounting, Rhonda Switzer- Payroll Administrator

For fiscal year ended 2021 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