Ohio’s House Bill 75 – the proposed Bill that would have improved the tax appeal process passed the Senate but failed to obtain concurrence in the House and the Governor’s signature before the end of 2020. Below are some of the main objectives of that legislation:
- Required a school board or the legislative authority of a county, municipal corporation, or township, before filing a property tax complaint or counter-complaint, to pass a resolution approving the complaint or counter-complaint at a public meeting.
- Modified the circumstances under which a county auditor must notify the property owner or a school board that a property tax complaint has been filed against a property.
Click here to review the latest version of House Bill 75.
There was also a concerted effort to enact legislation to provide the opportunity for property owners to seek a reduction in property value due to COVID-19 circumstances. That effort came extremely close to passing but fell just short of the finish line. Both efforts will resume this year – with the COVID-relief language having a chance at passing on an expedited basis.