duty of the County Auditor
Geauga County has approximately 52,000 separate parcels of real property. It is the duty of the County Auditor, through the Appraisal office, to ensure that every parcel of land and any buildings thereon are fairly and uniformly appraised and assessed for tax purposes.
The State of Ohio mandates the County, ORC 5715.33 and 5715.34, to do a general reappraisal every six years and a triennial update during the third year after the general reappraisal. All properties in the County are visited during the reappraisal, also called a sexennial, valid market sales from the previous three years are examined, and land values are repriced if necessary. The triennial update is a trending of values based on the previous three years of sales and properties are not visited. The purpose of the triennial update is to provide a buffer for the sexennial reappraisal.
The Auditor’s Office provides detailed real estate information online through Geauga REALink, Geauga County’s property information system.