Thursday, January 27, 2011

Butler County Treasurer Mails 2010 Tax Bills

Hamilton, Ohio -- Butler County Treasurer Nancy Nix, CPA, announced today that property tax bills for First Half 2010 will be mailed to property owners the first week of February and will be due February 28, 2011.

Taxpayers may also view their bill and make payments online through the Treasurer’s office website at “Through our website, taxpayers who have moved in the past year can still make payments on time and send us a request for a change of address,” said Nix.

Payments can be made by mail, website, or in person at the Treasurer’s office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. , Monday through Friday. The Treasurer also provides a drop box behind the Government Services Center building on Court Street and one outside the office for convenience. There is also a phone payment option that taxpayers can use by calling 1-888-272-9477. Bills paid after February 28 are subject to a state-imposed late fee of up to 10%.

Nix says that her office offers payment plans for those with delinquent tax balances and escrow plans for those who wish to pay their tax bills on a monthly basis instead of every six months.

The Treasurer’s office receives many questions regarding property values, special assessments, or reductions shown on the tax bill. All values and reductions are calculated by the Butler County Auditor’s office. Taxpayers can apply for revaluation by contacting the Auditor’s office at (513) 887-3154.

The mailing and availability of tax bills is reliant on calculations made by the Butler County Auditor’s office in conjunction with the State of Ohio. Once calculations are provided to the Treasurer’s office, the County Treasurer typically mails bills to taxpayers within two weeks.

Information regarding property taxes can be found at the Treasurer’s web site at, or by calling the office at (513) 887-3181 during normal business hours. The Treasurer’s office is located on the 10th floor of the Government Services Center at 315 High Street in Hamilton.