Hancock County Treasurer

J. Steve Welton

 

OFFICE LOCATION

Hancock County Courthouse
300 South Main Street

Findlay, OH  45840

(419)424-7213

 


 

OFFICE HOURS

8:30 AM- 4:30 PM MONDAY– FRIDAY



PLEASE NOTE MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO ENTER THE HANCOCK COUNTY COURTHOUSE

CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN THE TREASURER’S OFFICE.

                                                                         For Your Information

                        

HANCOCK COUNTY REAL ESTATE TAXES FOR SECOND HALF OF 2019 WERE DUE JULY 17, 2020.  ANY UNPAID TAXES ARE NOW DELINQUENT. 

2020 TAX AMOUNTS  PAYABLE IN 2021 WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2020.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS “SAFE DISTANCING” GUIDELINES WE WILL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE OCCUPYING OUR OFFICE AT ANY ONE TIME TO 2 CUSTOMERS.  THIS MAY RESULT IN AN EXTENDED WAIT TIME.  ALL CUSTOMERS ENTERING THE HANCOCK COUNTY COURTHOUSE WILL BE ASKED A SERIES OF QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE COVID-19 AND MUST HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE TAKEN BY THE DEPUTY STATIONED AT THE SECURITY ENTRANCE. IF YOU FIND IT NECESSARY TO COME TO THE OFFICE WE ARE REQUESTING THAT ALL PAYMENTS IN THE TREASURER’S OFFICE TO BE IN THE FORM OF CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. A PAYMENT DROP BOX IS LOCATED INSIDE THE COURTHOUSE ENTRANCE FOR YOUR CONVIENCE.  

IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR HAVE BUSINESS THAT MAY REQUIRE A LENGTHY AMOUNT OF EXPOSURE TO THE OFFICE PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR AN APPOINTMENT.  419-424-7213 

 As always, payments can be made by the following methods:

*Check payments should be mailed to the Hancock County Treasurer at 300 S Main St Findlay, OH  45840.   

*Credit Card payments can be made by visiting The Official Payments website at www.officialpayments.com

Or via telephone 1-800-272-9829           

CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN THE TREASURER’S OFFICE.

 MAILED PAYMENTS MUST BE POSTMARKED WITH A U.S. POSTAL CANCELLATION (POSTAGE MACHINES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE) BY THE CURRENT HALF DUE DATE, OR PRIOR TO BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PENALTY. 

THE TAXPAYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TAXES DUE AND FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT AVOID PENALTY AND INTEREST CHARGES. 

 

Responsibilities of the Treasurer

The County Treasurer's major responsibility is the collection of various taxes. The most noted and largest dollar amounts collected in taxes come from Real Property Taxes. Other taxes collected by the County Treasurer are Manufactured Home, Inheritance, Hotel-Motel and Special Assessments.

The County Treasurer is the collector and safekeeper of all taxes collected in taxing districts such as schools, cities, townships and villages. As the tax collector for these various districts, the County Treasurer must efficiently and effectively account for all monies collected in these districts in a timely manner.  The faster the tax dollars can be accounted for, the faster the taxing districts can receive their income from tax monies collected. The taxing districts operate from the dollars collected by the County Treasurer.

My staff and I are ready to serve you either by phone or when you come to our office