The Franklin County Auditor's Office maintains the most comprehensive set of real estate records available in Franklin County. The real estate division's employees oversee the appraisal of 429,687 parcels. Ohio law mandates a general reappraisal every six years, with an update at the three-year midpoint.
The most recent general appraisal was completed in 2017 and the next triennial update will be completed in 2020. While the appraisal department is charged with assigning fair market values, other departments are responsible for managing tax reduction programs; maintaining proper ownership records; ensuring the correct property taxes have been charged; and processing and distributing more than $2 billion in tax collections to more than 85 entities countywide.
Our property search site is annually visited by more 1.4 million unique devices making it one of the most popular websites in the county.
The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) in August 2017 honored the Franklin County Auditor’s Office with its Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration, the highest professional honor an assessment jurisdiction can obtain. Franklin County became the first county in Ohio to attain this prestigious accolade and is one of just 36 counties or cities in the United States to now own this certificate. There are 88 counties in Ohio and more than 3,500 such assessment jurisdictions in the United States.