Crawford County Auditor


Tax Rates

Current Year Tax Rates

Please click to bring up a table of the current year tax rates for each taxing district within Crawford County.

Computing Your Tax Bill

How to Compute Your Tax Bill

This example assumes your home has a fair market value of $100,000.

Property Tax Computation

Market Value x 35% = assessed value

Assessed value x full rate = gross tax

Gross tax x reduction factor = tax credit

Gross tax – tax credit = tax before credits

Tax before credits x 10% = 10% tax credit

Tax before credits x .025 = 2 1/2% credit

Tax before credits – (10% + 21/2%) = Net Tax

$39.25 = $1,373.69 – Net tax charged divided by 2 = Half Tax


$100,000 x .35 = $35,000

$35,000 x .06942 = $2,429.70

$2,429.70 x .3538600 = $859.77

$2,429.70 – $859.77 = $1,569.93

$1,569.93 x .10 = $156.99

$1,569.93 x .025 = $39.25

$1,569.93 – $156.99

$1,373.69/2 = $686.85 

Estate Tax

The County Auditor serves as the agent for the Tax Commissioner of Ohio in the administration of the Ohio estate tax. The following summarizes statutory and administrative rule changes impacting the regulation of estate tax in Ohio:

  • Beginning January 1, 2001, regardless of the decedent’s date of death, the tax commissioner has authorized an automatic, six-month extension of time to file the Ohio Estate Tax Return. However, any payments made after nine months from the date of death should be charged statutory interest.
  • The tax commissioner no longer requires an audit of a safe deposit box upon the death of the owner.
  • Beginning January 1, 2001, the county auditor is no longer required to issue a consent to transfer for accounts $25,000 or less.


Net Taxable Estate                                              Tax Rate

Over $338,333 but not over $500,000             $13,900+6% of excess over $338,333

Over $500,000                                                     $23,600+7% of excess over $500,000

Call 1-800-977-7711 for specific Estate tax questions.


The Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) is a business privilege tax measured by a business’s gross receipts.  

If you have any questions about this tax, you may contact the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) by visiting, and clicking on the “Contact Us” link.  You may also call ODT at 1-888-7-CATTAX (1-888-722-8829).

Owner occupancy (2 1/2% Rollback)

A home owner may receive a 2.5% reduction on their property tax bill, as long as the owner lives in the home. There is no application deadline.

To qualify, you must own and occupy your home as of January 1 of the year you apply for the reduction. A homeowner and spouse may only apply for one property in Ohio.

The reduction only applies to one acre of land and the home. Any additional acres on the property will not recieve an Owner Occupancy reduction. 

Over 65 or disabled? Lower your property taxes.

Applicants must meet each requirement:

  • At least 65-years-old during the filing year, or have a permanent and total disability, or a surviving spouse of a previous Homestead receiver
  • Own and occupy your home as your principal residence place as of January 1 of the application year
  • For Tax Year 2023 (Calendar Year 2024), new applicants’ annual adjusted Ohio gross income (OAGI) must be less than $38,600. For Tax Year 2022 (Calendar Year 2023), new applicants’ Ohio Adjusted Gross Income must be less than $36,100. This information is found on line 3 of your Ohio income tax return and must be effective for Jan 1 of the year you are applying. 

Disabled applicants must also submit either a Certificate of Disability form (DTE 105E) signed by a doctor or State/Federal Agency, or a notice of award letter with date of award (sometimes called a SSA Disability Determination Letter or Benefit Verification Letter) from the Social Security Office.

Military veterans permanently disabled from a service related disability may receive an exemption up to $50,000. This requires a different homestead form for disabled veterans.  

You will receive notification from our office no later than the first Monday in October.

If denied, you may contest our decision by filing an appeal through the Board of Revision. The appeal must be submitted before the real property first-half taxes deadline of the year.

You are eligible if you created the trust to be effective during your lifetime AND you provided the assets for the trust. Properties not owned by an individual are ineligible for homestead exemption.

No. In January, we send out continuing application forms. Please return this form ONLY if you no longer meet the eligibility requirements.

Yes. If one of the owners meets the age or disability requirement, the property is eligible.