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COUNTY DOG LICENSES GO ON SALE DECEMBER 1

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Contact: Caroline Licata

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Akron, Ohio, November 23, 2020 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE would like to remind Summit County residents that dog licenses will be available for purchase beginning December 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021. The cost for a single year license is $18, a three-year license is $54, and a permanent license is $180. If a lost dog is brought to Summit County Animal Control wearing a license tag, staff can find the owner quickly and reunite the family and pet. If a citizen finds a lost dog and it is wearing a license tag, they can go to “Kristen’s Kanine Search” on the County website at https://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net/index.php/dog-licensing/dog-search and type in the license number and find the dog’s owner information.
       

FISCAL OFFICER SCALISE AND WESTFIELD BANK OFFER HOMEOWNERS LOW INTEREST FIX-IT FUNDS HOME IMPROVEMENT LOANS

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Contact: Sarah Hegnauer

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Akron, Ohio, June 15, 2020 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE introduces the Fix-It Funds Home Improvement Loan Program to benefit the homeowners of Summit County. Qualifying homeowners can apply for low interest, fixed rate loans through Westfield Bank to fund large and small home improvement projects. Loan amounts can range from $5,000 to $50,000 and interest rates are up to 2% below the Bank's current rate.
   

SECOND HALF 2019 REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS IN THE MAIL, DUE JULY 17

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Contact: Sarah Hegnauer

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Akron, Ohio, June 5, 2020 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced that second half 2019 real estate tax bills will be mailed beginning Monday, June 8, 2020. The closing date for payment will be Friday, July 17, 2020, with the exception of military personnel. Property taxes are deferred for military reservists who are on active duty. Applications can be obtained by calling 330-643-2641 or visiting our website at http://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net.
     

FISCAL OFFICER SCALISE OFFERS RELIEF TO TAXPAYERS DURING NATIONAL EMERGENCY

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Contact: Sarah Hegnauer

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Akron, Ohio, April 28, 2020 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE is pleased to offer relief to taxpayers during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) national emergency. The Tax Installment Payment (T.I.P.) Plan will be available to property owners who are unable to make payment for second half 2019 real estate taxes due in July. Enrollment in T.I.P. can help property owners avoid late payment penalties.
       

SUMMIT COUNTY FISCAL OFFICE OPEN TO TAXPAYERS, DESPITE DOWNTOWN CONSTRUCTION

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Contact: Sarah Hegnauer

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Akron, Ohio, February 13, 2020 – The Summit County Fiscal Office’s main branch, located in the Ohio Building at 175 S. Main St. in Akron, is open to taxpayers despite the downtown construction. Payments for first half 2019 real estate tax bills can be made in-person at the Treasurer Division (3rd floor) during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As part of the Main Street Corridor Construction Project, the Ohio Building is undergoing extensive work on its underground vaults. The sidewalk along Main St. will have limited access as the demolition and construction continues through February; however, the Main St. entrance to the Ohio Building will remain open for the duration of the work. An alternative entrance is also available through the Summit County Parking Deck, 200 S. High St., Akron.

First half 2019 real estate taxes are due on Friday, February 21, 2020. Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE offers several convenient ways to make payment, including online, in-person, by mail, by phone, at participating banks, and at MoneyGram locations. For more information visit https://FiscalOffice.summitoh.net

Taxpayers who have questions about accessibility or their tax bill may contact the Treasurer Division’s Customer Service Department at 330-643-2588 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

FIRST HALF 2019 REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS DUE FEBRUARY 21st

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Contact: Sarah Hegnauer

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Akron, Ohio, February 11, 2020 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE would like to remind property owners that first half 2019 real estate taxes are due on Friday, February 21, 2020, with the exception of military personnel. Property taxes are deferred for military reservists who are on active duty. Applications can be obtained by calling 330-643-2641 or visiting our website at https://FiscalOffice.summitoh.net

There are several convenient ways for taxpayers to make payment:

  1. In person: Payments can be made in-person at the Summit County Fiscal Office, Treasurers Division, 3rd floor of the Ohio Building, 175 S. Main St., Akron 44308. Our office hours are 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  2. By mail: Mailed payments must be U.S. postmarked by February 21, 2020 to avoid the statutory 10% penalty for late payment. A private meter is not valid for establishing the date of payment.
  3. At banks that participate in the Regional Tax Collection System: A list of participating banks is included on your tax bill.
  4. Online or by phone: Tax bills can be paid online or by phone through a secure payment service provided by Official Payments Corporation. Taxpayers will need their parcel number on-hand. A nominal service fee will be charged by Official Payments Corporation. To pay taxes online or by phone, go to https://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net/index.php/on-line-tax-payments.
  5. At a MoneyGram location: In person cash payments can be made through MoneyGram, a payment service offered at 35,000 locations nationwide. MoneyGram provides guaranteed same-day transactions. A nominal service fee will be charged by Official Payments Corporation. To locate a MoneyGram center, visit www.OfficialPayments.com/locate or call 1-800-MoneyGram.

The Tax Installment Program (TIP) will be available again this year. Homeowners who pay their real estate taxes directly to the Fiscal Office, but cannot pay the full first half amount due, can avoid late payment penalties by enrolling in the TIP. To be eligible, all taxes and assessments must be current. The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 21, 2020, also the last day to pay first half 2019 real estate taxes. Call 330-643-2869 for more information.

The Fiscal Office continues to offer various plans to assist in the payment of delinquent taxes. Any taxpayer who is delinquent should call 330-643-2600.

We remind taxpayers that Ohio law states it is their responsibility to obtain and pay their tax bill on time. To get a copy of your tax bill, please call 330-643-2588 or use our toll-free number at 1-888-388-5613. Tax bills can also be downloaded from our website at https://FiscalOffice.summitoh.net. Click on the “Property” box in the top menu, search for your property and then click on the link in the left side menu titled “Tax Bill (PDF)”.

   

FIRST HALF 2019 REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS IN THE MAIL, DUE FEBRUARY 21, 2020

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Akron, Ohio, January 17, 2020 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced that first half 2019 real estate tax bills will be mailed beginning Friday, January 17, 2020. The closing date for payment will be Friday, February 21, 2020, with the exception of military personnel. Property taxes are deferred for military reservists who are on active duty. Applications can be obtained by calling 330-643-2641 or visiting our website at http://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net.
     

FRAUD ALERT: FISCAL OFFICER SCALISE WARNS OF DOG LICENSING SCAM

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Contact: Sarah Hegnauer

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Akron, Ohio, December 11, 2019 – Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE warns dog owners about a potential dog licensing scam. The website ohdog-license.com is fraudulently selling dog tags online and claims to be an intermediate between users and the State of Ohio. Consumers are advised to purchase their county dog tag directly from the Summit County Fiscal Office, online at the Fiscal Office’s website https://FiscalOffice.summitoh.net, or at one of the following community locations:

 
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Akron, OH 44308