It is with great pride that I offer you the Delinquent Tax Payment Program. The program was created in 1987 and has helped thousands of Summit County property owners.
My office continues to provide assistance to those taxpayers who want to help themselves. I am pleased to inform you that in March 1988, the Ohio Legislature passed legislation that permitted the other 87 counties in Ohio to offer their taxpayers our original program.
- Your property must be delinquent
- Your delinquent balance will be paid off in monthly installments
- Additional interest will be abated when program is completed
- You MUST pay current taxes when they become due
Increasing tax delinquencies in counties throughout Ohio is a concern of all County Treasurers. Since we have multiple problems, we needed multiple solutions to assist in the collection of outstanding accounts.
The Delinquent Tax Payment Plan gives Summit County the opportunity to take the lead once again and provide its citizens with a caring payment program.
In addition to the Ohio Legislature passing an expanded payment plan for all of Ohio, my program has also received national recognition via an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties.
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Contact my staff in the Delinquent Tax Department at 330-643-2600. A Tax Collector will work out a payment schedule based on the amount of the delinquency and the financial ability to pay.
We can also put taxpayers in contact with Family Services Consumer Credit Counseling. They are prepared to handle residential delinquent taxpayers who require a budget analysis.
HOW THE DELINQUENT TAX PROGRAM WORKS
- Your delinquent balance will be paid off in monthly installments.
- Additional interest will be abated when program is completed.
- You MUST pay current taxes when they are due.
- You have the option to become part of the existing Tax Escrow Program (monthly installments on forthcoming tax collections.)
To be eligible your property must be delinquent, meaning you have missed a first and/or 2nd half payment.
BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM
The Delinquent Tax Payment Plan allows residential taxpayers and business owners to keep their property without the worry of foreclosure. Our schools benefit from tax revenues otherwise not being collected.
Under the plan, all delinquent balances are frozen into a special payment account; that is, no further interest is assessed against the delinquent balance providing the taxpayer meets the required payment schedule.
If you are a business owner and need assistance with any Tangible Personal Property Tax delinquencies, we can provide a monthly payment plan.