If your property was impacted by May's tornadoes, you should not be stuck paying a full tax bill on your damaged property.
Your current tax bill for 2019 will not reflect any damage done to your property. The current bill is based on the value of your property as it existed on January 1, 2018. Any reduction in value will be reflected on 2020's first half tax bill.
To receive a reduction in your value as a result of storm damage, you must fill out an Application For Valuation Deduction for Destroyed or Damaged Real Property. The reduction in taxable value to your property will be updated for the 2020 tax bill based on the date of the tornado. That form is available in the link above, or you may call the Auditor's Office at 937-225-4326 to request a form by mail. The state requires that these forms be notarized, so please visit the Auditor's Office during business hours if you need a notary.
If you are having difficulties making your tax payments due to the tornadoes, you may be eligible for an extension on your tax bill that you received this July. Please contact the Montgomery County Treasurer's Office at 937-225-4010 (Option 1) to find out more.
We'll be hosting Mobile Assistance Centers in the impacted communities throughout the month of August, where we will provide 1-on-1 help with the application and our notaries will certify your application on-the-spot. Please join us at one of our last mobile assistance centers:
Welcome to the Montgomery County Auditor's official web site.
The Auditor serves as the county's chief fiscal officer, chief assessor, and sealer of weights and measures. As fiscal officer, the auditor is responsible for maintaining county financial records and issuing warrants for payment of county obligations. As assessor, the auditor is charged with determining property values for taxing purposes and transferring real property deeds. And, as sealer of weights and measures, the auditor tests and certifies the accuracy of various commercial measuring devices.
Additionally, the Auditor serves as administrator of the county's data processing center and secretary to the Data Processing Board, secretary to both the Board of Revision and the Budget Commission, and deputy registrar for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Other duties include issuing dog and vendor licenses, certifying tax rates, administering various tax reduction programs and maintaining the county's tax map.
For additional information about the Auditor's Office and its services, please click on the appropriate tabs and links. Please feel free to email our office with any questions or concerns.