1st half real estate
tax bills due Feb. 6
TOLEDO, Jan. 1, 2019:
Lucas County Treasurer Lindsay Webb said that her office has
begun to mail the real estate tax bills for the first half of
2018, which are due by Wednesday February 6, 2019. There
are roughly 207,000 parcels in Lucas County, and Webb said that
her office mails roughly 150,000 tax bills, with the remaining
parcels billed electronically. She said that all bills should
be in the mail by the end of next week.
As Ms. Webb announced
earlier this year, the semiannual real estate tax due dates are
every FIRST WEDNESDAY IN FEBRUARY (first half) and every LAST
WEDNESDAY IN JULY (second half). She further noted that 1st
half payments sent via mail must be postmarked by Wednesday
February 6, 2019 to avoid penalty and interest. Due to recent
changes in postal sorting procedures, Webb recommended that
taxpayers sending payments close to the deadline inquire at
their local post office regarding postmark procedures and
Ms. Webb said she expects
to collect approximately $300 million, which will go to fund
local schools, senior citizen services, libraries, Metroparks,
the 911 system, the zoo, and other agencies supported by
property tax levies.
Taxes can be paid in
person at the Lucas County Treasurer’s office, located on the
5th Floor of One Government Center, which is open from 8 a.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Treasurer’s Office
also offers taxpayers a convenient outdoor Drop-Box located in
front of the Safety Building (at the corner of Erie and Jackson
Streets, across from the Government Center); the Treasurer’s
DropBox will accept real estate payments 24 hours a day
(checks/money orders only). Credit card and E-Check payments may
also be made by phone through Forte (1-877-690-3729) or through
the Treasurer’s website at (www.co.lucas.oh.us/treasurer).
Per section 323.122 of the
O.R.C. members of the National Guard or reserve components of
the U.S. Armed Forces that are called to active duty may be
granted an extension on their property taxes.
Questions can be directed toward the office's Real Estate
Department, at 419-213-4305.