Unclaimed Funds

Individuals attempting to claim the funds on the owner’s behalf, please enclose a Limited Power of Attorney form.  You must be a vendor in our system requiring a completed W-9 form (once) to be on file with our office in order to process your payments.

In regards to surplus tax amounts, the current parcel owner and the mail to name are listed.  Whoever can provide proof of payment is the owner who ‘caused’ and is entitled to the unclaimed surplus.  Proof of payment may include a mortgage statement, escrow statement, copy of the cancelled check (front and back), settlement statement, bank statement, Treasurer’s receipt, etc.  The surplus requests can be directed to the following departments & contacted in writing:

8310.8326 – Real Estate Dept
8310.8340 – Mobile Home Dept
8310.8342 – Estate Tax Dept

Mail to:  Lorain County Auditor
Attn: __________ Dept
226 Middle Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44035

For all other unclaimed requests, use the Unclaimed Funds form attached and complete all of the information requested.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office.  Thanks.

Kaitlyn Schmidt
Accounting Department
Lorain County Auditor
226 Middle Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44035