August Community Update

Franklin County OH Auditor

August Community Update

Auditor Stinziano speaking with residents.

Fall is upon us, and as the nights turn crisper and football season begins kids across Franklin County are headed back to classrooms. At your Auditor’s office, our employee committee just dropped off donated school supplies to East Franklin Elementary School to kick off the school year.  

With the start of school, several districts have put levies and bond issues on this November’s ballot, and your Franklin County Auditor’s office has just updated the Levy Estimator tool with new information so that homeowners can see how a proposed levy would affect their property taxes.

Levies and bond issues that support schools are on the ballot in several jurisdictions across the county, including in New Albany, Pickerington, Upper Arlington, Madison-Plains, and Worthington. Other levies are also on the ballot in Franklinton and Columbus, all of which affect the services we receive and your property taxes.   

To use the Levy Estimator, visit After selecting your home’s location or entering a parcel number, the estimator will show both your current and estimated taxes if a levy or bond issue in your jurisdiction passes in the November general election.

It’s important for homeowners to know how these levies will affect them and their communities, and the Levy Estimator promotes transparency and is a convenient way to see the costs of these issues should they pass.

Early and absentee voting begins October 12 and will run through November 7. As a reminder, mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by election day, November 8, or dropped off at the Board of Elections office at 1700 Morse Rd. by 7:30 p.m. on November 8.

For more information about voting and early voting hours, visit the Board of Elections website. With important issues and decisions about who will represent us in government on the ballot, I encourage everyone to make sure you’re registered and GO VOTE!

Audior Setenziano's signature

Michael Stinziano
Franklin County Auditor

FCAO Employee Committee

Employee Spotlight: Employee Committee

The Auditor’s office employees who dropped off donated school supplies this August to East Franklin Elementary School were members of the Employee Committee, which is responsible for planning and promoting ongoing events that support the needs of the office and the community. The committee also recognizes staff for achievements, birthdays, and hosts other employee events.

“We also enjoy enhancing the environment we work in by providing both fun and service-oriented activities throughout the year,” members of the committee said.

The Employee Committee is comprised of six members from across the Auditor’s office. Currently, the committee’s members are Connor Buchman (Board of Revision), Dianna Launer (Mediation), Pat Bucklew (Appraisal), Greg Kerr (Human Resources), Valerie Johnson-Raimey (Licensing), and Nancy Rhynard (Tax Incentives).

2022 Auditor's Sale Banner

Auditor Sale To be Held in September

The annual Auditor’s Sale of properties seized because of nonpayment of real estate taxes will be held Tuesday September 13 at the county courthouse, 373 S. High St., 1st Floor Auditorium.  There are 14 parcels that are being auctioned at this year’s sale.

Potential bidders may pre-register on the Auditor’s office website by September 6, or may register on the day of the sale starting at 7 am in the courthouse.

The auction will begin at 9 am and will continue until all of the parcels have been sold. A complete list of properties being offered for sale is available on the Franklin County Auditor's website at   

Successful bids up to $500 have to be paid in full on sale day, including recording, transfer and deed fees. Sales over $500 will require a deposit of $500. All deposits are non-refundable and all sales are final.

WagFest 2022

Auditor’s Office at Wag! Fest

In celebration of National Dog Day, the Auditor’s office was present at this year’s Wag! Fest, where staff offered family-friendly activities and also the ever-popular pup cups (cups of whipped cream) for our canine compatriots.

The event, one of the largest dog-focused events in the state, was held August 27 at Prairie Oaks Metro Park, 3225 NE Plain City-Georgesville Rd. in West Jefferson.

September 2022 Affordable Housing Resource Fair

Affordable Housing Resource Fair to be Held

The Franklin County Auditor’s office will hold an Affordable Housing Resource Fair September 17 at East High School in Columbus.

The fair, which is free and open to the public, will feature information and resources on affordable, accessible, and high-quality housing and social services. Attendees will be able to take advantage of resources offered by more than 30 community housing and social support organizations.

Several banks will also be present with information on mortgages and other financial information, and various family-friendly arts, crafts, and interactive activities will be offered.

The fair will be held from 1-4 pm at East High School, 1500 E. Broad St.

August 2022 TTA

K & M Market wins August True Transactions Award

K & M Market in Obetz won the August True Transactions Award for its outstanding use of accurate scales and scanners in the sale of its products to the community.

“Congratulations to the K & M team for their great record of using precise scales and scanners in the sale of goods at K & M, the ultimate convenience store,” Auditor Stinziano said. “Weights and Measures works closely with K & M’s staff to ensure accurate scales and scanners, a trait of a business that cares about its customers.”

K & M Market opened in 1975 and offers convenience in the sale of groceries and deli products to the Obetz community. It is located at 4305 Lancaster Ave. in Obetz.  

Comm Hours

Community Hours

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano continues to hold weekly Community Hours meetings where residents can stop by and visit, or join virtually via Facebook @mstinziano, and share firsthand their feedback and ideas about the Auditor’s office or any concerns they have.

Community Hours will be held at the dates and locations listed below.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 7th at 10:30am, virtual community hours featuring Das KaffeeHaus von Frau Burkhart and the Village of Lithopolis.
  • Thursday, Sept. 15th at 1:30-2:30pm, in-person community hours at One Line Coffee in Franklinton, 471 W. Rich St. Columbus, OH 43215.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 11:30am, virtual community hours featuring Joseppi’s Pizza and Pleasant Township
  • Monday, Sept. 26th at 10:30-11:30am, in-person community hours at Columbus Metropolitan Library – New Albany Branch 200 Market St New Albany, OH 43054.

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