Notices- New Property Values Available for review

Lorain County Property Owners:  My office has now completed the 2024 State-mandated reappraisal.  State law requires the County Auditor to appraise all real property every six years.  The last time properties were appraised in this manner was in 2018.  Referred to as a reappraisal, the Auditor must reappraise each individual property through a mass appraisal process that determines an indication of market value as of January 1, 2024.  Each property was viewed coupled with neighborhood sales to determine an individual value.

An Informal Review will be held for property owners who would like to discuss their new tentative property value.  Property Owners are not required to attend this meeting.  However, if you have questions or concerns about your valuation, you may want to consider attending.  You will receive a letter with instructions on how, when and where to schedule a meeting for your area.  Letters will be sent out in groups corresponding to the areas and times where the meetings will be most convenient to your property location.  You can view the dates and locations of the meetings here. You can review your valuation by clicking on the map image or scaning the QR code.

  • Second half tax payments are due to the Treasurer (440-329-5787) by July 12, 2024.
  • 2024 Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) Inspections begin the week of June 24, and end August 1, 2024.  Annual field inspections are performed to ensure that each parcel in the program is in compliance. The property must meet the qualification required by Ohio Revised Code 5713.30-5713.99 to remain on the CAUV program. If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Lorain County Auditor's Office at 440-329-5212 or by email at  Click here to view the notice and a list of parcels to be inspected.
  • Important Changes Coming in 2024 for Homestead Exemption Program

Mobile Property Search Site

Introducing the Lorain County Auditor's GIS Mobile site that is compatible with mobile and tablet devices (Android and iPhone).  It has same look and setup as the desktop GIS Website, but made specifically for handheld devices.  No installation is required, just bookmark the address to access Lorain County real estate records with a small-screen friendly interface. 

You can search by Owner name, Address and Permanent Parcel Number (PPN) to find any parcel within Lorain County.  On the search bar, choose the drop down arrow and select which field you want to search by.  You can read more details by tapping on the “About” (letter i) widget.

Use this QR code to access the Lorain County mobile-friendly site.


Award for excellence in financial reporting

Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass has received his 20th award for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Auditor's Office wins gis best practices award

The Lorain County Auditor’s Office was presented with the Ohio GIS Best Practices Award at the Ohio GIS Conference held in Columbus, Ohio. The Best Practices Award is presented annually by the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP), a State agency made up of mostly volunteers who share a common interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and in using geographic information in Ohio.

Auditor's office to return $1.8 Million to local entites

We're pretty proud to be able to make this announcement. For the first time ever in Lorain County, we will be able to return almost $2 million to the schools, cities, villages, townships and other entities that receive levy funding.

You can view the full press release including refund amounts->

Pictured above is Auditor Craig Snodgrass with North Ridgeville resident Roberta Benedict discussing the recent changes to the Homestead Exemption at the North Ridgeville Senior Center Luncheon.  Representatives from the Auditor's Office are available to meet with area groups to discuss a variety of real estate related issues.  Call 440-329-5717 for more information. 

News Links

  • Lorain County Auditor, Craig Snodgrass has achieved the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation for excellence in diverse business-based accounting concepts stressing professional conduct and ethical standards.
  • Auditor's Office employee Annie Croft Wins NAACP Mother of the Year! (Picture) (Article)

The 2021 real estate taxes were certified to the Lorain County Treasurer on December 31, 2021.    Click here to search real estate information. 

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