The Tax Map Division is responsible for providing a set of current maps to assist the County Auditor in preparing taxes.
Ohio law mandates that the County Engineer create and organize the tax maps of his/her community.
These tax maps must be updated on a daily basis to reflect changes in property ownership.
This responsibility entails creating and maintaining a detailed inventory of every parcel of land in the county.
A map must be drawn for every parcel of property in the county and this map must be to scale.
The County Auditor's office uses these detailed tax maps as its official record for property tax purposes.
To establish the county's mapping system, all information from various public offices must be utilized -- recorded deeds, subdivision plats, street dedications, vacations, annexations, road records, etc.
The Tax Map Department also approves legal descriptions prepared for the purpose of transferring property, updates appropriate tax maps for each property transfer, assists the public with locating property and verifying ownership, and assigns all new addresses in unincorporated areas.