Property taxes are assessed and billed by the Cuyahoga County Treasury.
Payment Plans & Credits with the Treasury Department
EasyPay property tax program
- An escrow program that allows taxpayers to pay upcoming property taxes in monthly, semi-annual (January and July) or annual installments.
- This program allows you to pay current property taxes before the due date.
- The option of making payments through automatic deductions from a checking or savings account or through mail in payment slips that you receive when you sign up.
- Allows you to budget for your upcoming taxes without having to make a large lump sum payment in July and January each year.
- Payment is always on time through automatic deduction, keeping you from accruing penalties and interest.
- Participants in EasyPay automatic deduction are eligible for a discount in the form of a credit towards property taxes. Mail in participants are not eligible for this discount.
Delinquent property tax program
- There are delinquent tax payment programs available for taxpayers.
- This program allows you to defer and waive all future interest once program is successfully completed
- Successful completion of the payment plan means all monthly installments were made on time and your current taxes were paid when due.
- If you were you on a delinquent tax payment plan and defaulted? You may be eligible for another one. Call our office at 216-443-7400.
- Has your property tax been sold for a tax certificate? Contact the third-party company, FIG and work with them to possibly redeem your property. They offer payment plans; however, they charge at least 14% interest.
- Has your property been slated for foreclosure? Sign up for a delinquent payment plan and start making regular payments on time, as well as pay your current taxes. Court and prosecution costs will still accrue; however, your home will not go to the sheriff’s sale while on the plan.
Available credits for property taxes
Owner Occupancy credit
- The home must be your primary residence
- You must own the home and occupy the home. If you have lived there and have not applied for the credit, you can apply for the previous year as well as the tax year you are currently applying for.
- You do not need to reapply every year. However, you do need to let the county know if you no longer reside in the home and have the owner occupancy credit removed. For more information contact the Fiscal Office at 216-443-7400
Homestead Exemption credit
This is a credit of up to $25,000
- Your home is your primary residence
- You are at least 65 years old or permanently and totally disabled
- The surviving spouse of a Homestead applicant
- You meet the eligible income requirements
- You are a Veteran with 100% total service related disability (Veterans’ credit is $50,000)
- For more information contact the Fiscal Office at 216-443-7400.
Information about billing, ways to pay, community tax rates, contesting property value, and change of address can be found at the Cuyahoga County Treasurer’s website here or by contacting the office below.
Cuyahoga County Treasury
2079 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44115