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The Cuyahoga County Treasurer’s Office has several programs to help homeowners better manage their property tax bill:
- EasyPay lets you spread tax payments across the whole year by setting up regular auto-withdrawals from your bank account. The monthly option may be easier to manage for those who have trouble budgeting for the regular half-year payment. Find out more about the EasyPay program here.
- Delinquent Tax Payment Plans let those who’ve fallen behind on taxes catch up – and avoid serious consequences of delinquency, which can include hefty penalties, debt collection and even foreclosure. A payment plan stops interest from accruing on your tax debt and halts a tax-related foreclosure action. Once you’re on a payment plan, it’s important to keep up with it. To find out if you’re eligible for a Delinquent Tax Payment Plan, call the Treasurer’s Office at 216-443-7420 or visit the Treasurer's Office website.
- The Homestead Tax Exemption lets qualifying homeowners reduce their property taxes. The program is designed to help senior citizens, disabled homeowners and, in some cases, their surviving spouses. Income-eligible couples can qualify even if only one partner is a senior or disabled. The annual deadline is the first Monday in June – but homeowners who met the criteria a year ago can check the “late application” box on the form to get the tax break for the previous year, too. For information about the program, call 216-443-7050 or visit the Fiscal Officer's website.
Other helpful resources:
Avoid lines when you pay taxes in person. You can find out what your tax bill is and pay online. Or pay taxes at any Keybank or at a drop box at any Cuyahoga County auto title office. For more information on ways to pay your taxes, visit the Treasurer's Office website.
If you’re a senior citizen having difficulty meeting your expenses, call the county Department of Senior and Adult Services (216-420-6700) to see if you qualify for benefits that may help.
Anyone having trouble budgeting – regardless of age – can call 2-1-1 for a referral to a nonprofit that offer free personal finance help.
If you’re planning to purchase a home:
Find out if your property’s tax bill might change because of a pending Board of Revision tax case at the Board of Revision's website.
The Department of Consumer Affairs’ mission is to make sure people who live or shop in Cuyahoga County get what they pay for.