Lorain County, Ohio Tax Assessors' Office
226 Middle Avenue, 2nd Floor
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Where is the Lorain County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Lorain County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Lorain County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Lorain County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Lorain County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Lorain County Assessor's Office at (440) 329 5207 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Lorain County Facts:
The median home value in Lorain County is between $145,959.00 and $148,841.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Lorain County?
You can try contacting the Lorain County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Lorain County is located in the County Courthouse in Elyria, which is where the Lorain County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Lorain County with the contact info listed below.
Lorain County Phone Number
Lorain County County Courthouse Address
226 Middle Ave
Elyria, OH 44035-5629