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To: All Citizens
From: Christopher A. Galloway, Lake County Auditor
Date: November 20, 2020

At the Lake County Auditor’s office, we are firmly committed to being public servants to the highest possible standard, without putting the health and well-being of our staff or the public at risk. We understand the importance of cooperating with anyone trying to complete real estate property transfer or dog license renewal during times of uncertainty.

Due to the impact of pandemic illnesses COVID-19 and to ensure the safe continuation of our services, we have a plan in place which allows for the continuation of most operations concerning real estate property transfers and dog license renewal.

Effective November 23, 2020 and until further notice, the Auditor’s office will be closed to the general public and will be utilizing the operating procedures set forth in the Lake County Commissioners Press Release found by clicking here.

We will be accepting transfers, mortgages, death designations and any other document that needs to be transferred and/or recorded by mail or treasurer’s drop box located in the rear parking lot of the Administration Building.

All transfers should include the following when applicable:

• Separate checks for payment to Lake County Treasurer (transfers) and Lake County Recorder (mortgages, death designations, etc.)
• Self-addressed stamped envelope for returning the documents
• All forms completed in their entirety (i.e. DTE 100, 100EX, 101, 102, etc.)
• Contact information (name, phone and email) for the person responsible for the transfer
• We reserve the right to reject any transfers based on the same criteria already in place used for transferring property. You will be contacted by telephone or email in these instances.

We will be checking the Treasurer’s drop box periodically throughout the day ending at 2:00 PM. Any documents submitted after that time will be considered a transfer for the following day.
Although we will also be accepting dog license renewal applications and new dog license applications in the Treasurer’s drop box, we prefer you mail in or use the online system for orders. To use the online system for please click here. When choosing to drop off please follow the same procedures listed here for submitting dog license renewals applications.

We will continue to watch carefully for new developments as the situation unfolds and adapt our procedures accordingly. However, if you have any immediate questions or require any further information, please direct to: [email protected] or (440) 350-2532.

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$16.5M in CARES Act relief funds distributed in Lake County
$16.5M in CARES Act relief funds distributed in Lake County

$16.5M in CARES Act relief funds distributed in Lake County

Lake County has received and distributed to local communities an additional $16.587 million in COVID-19 aid authorized by Ohio House Bill 614 and provided for by the federal Coronavirus Aid,



**Notice to Taxpayers**

The Lake County Board of Revision will be holding an open meeting on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am in the Auditor’s Conference Room, 1st Floor of the Administrative Bldg. C, Ste 101, 105 Main St, Painesville, Oh 44077.

This meeting will be the last meeting for the Board of Revision for 2020.


DATE: September 18, 2020

Please be advised that the Lake County Board of Revisions has scheduled a PUBLIC MEETING/ WORK SESSION
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 9:00 AM
In the Auditor’s Conference Room-1st Floor-Administration Building C, 105 Main Street, Painesville, OH 44077 for the purposes of:
For the approval/denial of the Application for the Remission of Penalties (R.C. 5715.39)
CAUV Program (R.C. 5713.30)
Uncollectible Personal Property Tax

Action will be taken at the meeting.

Thank you for your attention.


Lake County Auditor’s Office
Position Description

Position Title: Deputy Auditor – Appraisal Manager Supervisor: Chief Deputy Auditor
Wage: Dependent on Experience/ Qualifications Send resumes to: [email protected]

FLSA Status: Exempt Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular Hours: 8:00am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday


Under direction of the Auditor: oversees procedures and personnel involved in real property valuation; performs statistical analysis of real property values; prepares and files report as required by statute and rule; creates and provides additional analysis and oversight in the name of public good; represents department at public hearings; responsible for training and teaching of staff.

Perform statistical analysis to insure uniform, consistent and equitable valuation; develop, maintain and calibrate the appraisal model; develop and maintain an operations manual. Ensures all parcels of land and buildings in the county have values applied in a uniform and consistent manor; oversee processing of related documents; oversee and coordinate training of appraisers in real property appraisal techniques and approaches; oversee appraisals and reviews resulting from taxpayer appeals or requests from the court, prosecutor, or commissioners; processes formal complaints for the Board of Revision; acts as expert witness in hearings before the Tax Appeals Board (State of Ohio), Court of Common Pleas, Board of Revision, prosecutor, courts, and Department of Tax Equalization. Supervises personnel in appraisal section of the Auditor's office (e.g., train employees, schedule and assign work, evaluate performance, recommend discipline or commendation, approve or deny leave requests, etc.). Prepares or supervises preparation and submission of records, reports, and other documentation in compliance with the Department of Tax Equalization.

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be able to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Serve as a member of the Management Team.
2. Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the Appraisal Department within the Lake County Auditor’s Office.
3. Directs the appraisal operations of the Auditor’s office; prepares or oversees preparations of the annual valuation abstract to be submitted to the Ohio Department of Taxation.
4. Oversees the integrity of all real property and manufactured home records for all of Lake County.
5. Oversee systems, protocol, and procedures are in place to ensure the quality, equalization, and integrity of the real property and manufactured home records.
6. Maintain a high level of engagement with current and evolving governmental regulation on local, state and federal levels to assure timely implementation and compliance with existing developing law applying to tax assessment.
7. Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operational effectiveness of the Lake County Auditor’s office.
8. Establish credibility throughout the Lake County Auditor’s office and Lake County as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
9. Provide technical assessment advice and knowledge to others within the real estate assessment discipline within the scope of the Auditor’s office responsibilities.
10. Continual improvement of the Auditor’s office processes through education of department managers on issues pertaining to software/financial changes/regulation changes.
11. Be an advisor from a user perspective on any contracts into which Lake County may enter or Requests for Proposals related to real estate appraisal and or assessment.
12. Evaluate the appraisal division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group, as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.

13. Work directly with the Ohio Department of Taxation as related to the Lake County real estate assessments and valuations.
14. Coordinates department communication and work between the Auditor’s departments and outside departments.
15. Completes special projects as requested by Lake County Auditor.
16. Represents the Lake County Auditor’s office when necessary outside of office hours. Must maintain the ability to exhibit a cooperative and participant management style inside and outside the office with staff and citizens.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position is Deputy Auditor – Appraisal Manager. This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Appraisal Department. This position also works closely with the Chief Deputy to assist with any required duties.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accomm

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💥PUBLIC NOTICE💥The Lake County Auditor and Engineer have set the date, time, and place for a public hearing to consider ...
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The Lake County Auditor and Engineer have set the date, time, and place for a public hearing to consider the proposed revisions to the Lake County Transfer and Conveyance Standards.
Changes to the Transfer and Conveyance Standards will update a previous version. The changes and additions will also define clearer procedures for reviewing documents that will be transferred and recorded.
The Hearings will be held on Friday, September 11 at 10:00 AM and Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00 AM in the Assembly Room in Lake County Administration Building, 105 Main Street, Suite C004, Painesville, OH 44077.
Changes to the Lake County Transfer and Conveyance Standards may be viewed at the Lake County Auditor’s Office 105 Main St, Suite C101, Painesville OH, 44077, the Lake County Tax Map Department 105 Main St, Suite B302, Painesville OH, 44077 and the Lake County Auditor’s website:
Any questions regarding the Public Hearing should be addressed to the Lake County Auditor’s Office 105 Main St, Suite C101, Painesville OH, 44077, by telephone at (440) 350-2619 or email: [email protected].
Christopher A. Galloway, Lake County Auditor
James R. Gills, P.E., P.S., Lake County Engineer
Publish: News Herald August 28, 2020 and September 4, 2020 and posted on the Lake County Auditor’s website

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Lake County Auditor's Office Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM Location: 105 Main Street Painesville, Ohio 44077

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30


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