With Cuyahoga County’s new estimates, most property tax bills will go up; see partial estimates for your city


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Property tax bills for most Cuyahoga County homeowners will rise, the result of a new series of assessments recently completed by the county.

However, the exact amount depends on where you live and the value of your property.

The county sent letters that had recently arrived in mailboxes showing what value, according to the latest reviews, houses are now worth, according to the latest reviews.

The county’s estimates for 2021 were based on selling prices for nearby homes until earlier this year – making consistent changes based on the county’s designated areas within each city. House-by-house valuations are not planned before 2024.

A hot housing market fueled by low mortgage rates linked to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, affordable and upscale cities have seen sharp spikes in sales prices over the past 15 months, which likely impacted new valuations.

Exactly what these new real estate values ​​will mean for the individual tax assessments will not be known for months as the district officials do additional calculations and wait for the state’s certificate.

On an individual basis, this depends heavily on how taxes are administered in the individual municipalities. Some individual taxes within the total tax bill rise and fall with inflation; others don’t.

However, cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer calculated the estimated portion of the increase on each property tax bill based on information from the county as to which portion of the bill may be increased under local and state laws.

(You can see the estimates for each ward at the end of this story.)

Certain individual taxes within a bill rise with inflation, including the rates prescribed by city charter and a small amount of other taxes known as “inner mills” for each parish.

The calculations suggest that a homeowner’s tax bill increases from these taxes by an average of $ 64 for every $ 100,000 a home is worth. That is, if a home is worth $ 300,000, the bill increases by an average of $ 192 per year. If a home is worth $ 75,000, the bill increases by $ 48 per year.

Some of the largest increases have been in the inner ring suburbs, which were hit hard by the foreclosure crisis in the mid to late 2000s. In Garfield Heights, for example, a property tax bill is estimated at $ 236 per year for every $ 100,000 a home is worth, based on the portion of the bill associated with city taxes and “inner mills” paid by the local governments are shared. In Maple Heights this amount is $ 191 and in Bedford it is $ 145.

But it’s not just there. In Lakewood, where property values ​​are higher, the bill is valued at $ 198 per $ 100,000 of home value from the charter and in the mills alone. This is based on the citywide average increase of 27%. Some parts of the city rose at lower rates, others at higher rates.

Some more upscale areas won’t raise their bills. In Hunting Valley, which has the highest average property tax rate of any county in the county, homeowners shouldn’t see an increase in these set taxes, although other taxes included on the bill could cause a change once the county completes its calculations later this year Has .

And while the county said it doesn’t have exact numbers on property tax increases for residents, it has estimates of how much each county will charge from the new valuations.

The city of Cleveland, for example, is expected to see sales growth of around $ 7.2 million based on the new estimates, according to these estimates. While many parts of the city have benefited from hot housing markets in recent years, many parts still suffer from poverty and have housing values ​​that reflect this.

But other cities with higher property values ​​- and multiple charter taxes homeowners pay each year – can see their bills rise the most. For example, the county said the new estimates should bring Lakewood more than $ 4.5 million in additional revenue annually.

City officials of the western suburb did not provide anyone for this story.

And Garfield Heights, a town of about 27,000 people that is estimated to have seen the largest increase in property taxes but still have cheaper homes, is expected to bring in only $ 1.62 million from the increase.

To get an idea of ​​how much any homeowner’s taxes will rise, we’ve calculated the following numbers based on charter taxes and the statutory insider millage; There are many other taxes in the total tax bill that are limited to change due to inflation. These estimates are based on a value of $ 100,000 per home.

local community Home equity
Tax increase
Bay village 16% $ 103
Beach wood 10% $ 38
Bedford 17% $ 145
Bedford Heights 17% $ 149
Bentleyville 2% $ 6
Berea 17% $ 83
Roast number 12% $ 37
Brecksville fifteen% $ 66
Broadview Heights 12% $ 52
Bach Park 25% $ 77
Brooklyn 20% $ 74
Brooklyn Heights 18% $ 55
Sufferings fifteen% $ 46
Chagrin Falls parish 0% $ 0
Cleveland 23% $ 129
Cleveland Heights 11% $ 63
Cuyahoga Heights 11% $ 34
East Cleveland 6% $ 35
Euclid 18% $ 72
Fairview Park 22% $ 114
Garfield Heights 22% $ 236
Gates Mills 3% $ 9
Glenwillow 9% $ 28
Highlands 7% $ 24
Highland hills 20% $ 61
Jagdtal 0% $ 0
Independence 9% $ 28
Seewald 27% $ 198
Linndale 0% $ 0
Lyndhurst 18% $ 96
Maple heights 29% $ 191
Mayfield 13% $ 40
Mayfield Heights 14% $ 71
Middleburg Heights 16% $ 49
Moreland hill 9% $ 48
Newburgh Heights 7% $ 21
North Olmsted 20% $ 112
North Randall 20% $ 61
North Royalton 13% $ 40
Oak wood 18% $ 55
Olmsted Falls 16% $ 49
Olmsted municipality 10% $ 31
orange 7% $ 29
Parma 24% $ 74
Parma heights 22% $ 112
Pike Pike 6% $ 25
Richmond Heights 11% $ 69
Rocky river 19% $ 93
Seven hills 19% $ 58
Shaking heights 5% $ 24
Solon 8th% $ 25
South euclide 18% $ 93
Strongsville fifteen% $ 46
University Heights fifteen% $ 85
Valley view 10% $ 31
Walton Hills 18% $ 55
Warrensville Heights 18% $ 55
Western lake 12% $ 64
Woodmere 0% $ 0

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