Welcome to the Hancock County Auditor Homepage.
It is my pleasure to serve as Auditor of Hancock County, Ohio. As Auditor I serve as the County's Chief Fiscal Officer, Chief Assessor, Chief Payroll Officer, and Sealer of Weights and Measures. As fiscal officer, the auditor is responsible for maintaining county financial records, issuing warrants (checks) for payment of county obligations and preparing the County's Annual Financial Report (CAFR). As assessor, the auditor determines property values for taxing purposes and transferring real property deeds. And, as sealer of weights and measures, the auditor tests and certifies the accuracy of various commercial measuring devices, such as gasoline pumps, to ensure consumer protection.
The Hancock County Budget Commission will meet each Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Auditor's Office in the Courthouse if deemed necessary.
AUDITOR'S OFFICE ANNOUNCES DOG LICENSES CAN BE PURCHASED/RENEWED ONLINE
Effective January 24, 2014, Dog licenses can be purchased/renewed online. Click here to purchase/renew license. (May not work with all Internet Browsers)
Ohio Dog Law
The State of Ohio requires that dog owners license their pets. The license renewal period this year is December 1 - January 31. During this time, last year's 2013 licenses can be renewed and new licenses can be purchased without penalty.
The Board of Commissioners in each Ohio county sets the dog license fees and contracts for a Dog Warden.
Licenses purchased after January 31 are subject to a penalty (double the license fee = $40 in Hancock County) unless the dog has been acquired within the past 30 days.
If you would like more information on CAUV - please visit the Department of Taxation Website: http://www.tax.ohio.gov/real_property/cauv.aspx
If you would like to review the information presented at the CAUV meeting from 10/2/13: Powerpoint Presentation (viewable in Adobe)