December Community Update

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December Community Update

As we approach 2023 your Auditor’s office is completing a monumental undertaking: the Mass Property Reappraisal, during which the office reappraises every property in the county to determine appropriate current values.

As we conduct the 2023 Reappraisal, as required by state law, I am dedicated to leading an office with programs and initiatives that will help existing homeowners afford to stay in their neighborhoods as well as promote more affordable housing.

The Auditor’s office wants to engage residents and make them an integral part of the reappraisal process, ensuring their voices are heard about their home values.

For the first time ever, the office is conducting a Neighborhood Survey, where residents tell us about their neighborhoods to help appraisers assign more accurate home valuations. No one understands a neighborhood better than the people who live in it, and in seeking the direct input of residents before tentative value are established, the Auditor’s office seeks to eliminate bias in the reappraisal process.

After appraisers have determined tentative values in fall 2023, the office will again offer opportunities, both in-person and virtual for Informal Value Review sessions, where homeowners who feel their values are too low or too high can have one-on-one meetings with Auditor’s office appraisers. You’ll hear more about these sessions throughout 2023.

The Auditor’s office will continue to serve Franklin County residents and businesses with forward-thinking initiatives and programs that help make our community the very best place to live and work. I look forward to engaging with the community throughout 2023 and taking the opportunity to help Franklin County residents as we complete the reappraisal.

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Michael Stinziano
Franklin County Auditor

Neighborhood Survey

Stinziano with Pugs

Dog Licensing Underway Dog license renewal season is underway, and licenses are now available for purchase without penalty at the Auditor’s office.

The dog license renewal period will run through March 31, an extension of two months to increase the rate of licensing. As in past years, licenses may be purchased at, or at the Auditor’s office license counter, 373 S. High St., 21st Floor in downtown Columbus. The counter is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm.

One-year, three-year and permanent dog licenses can be purchased through March 31. After the deadline, the cost to purchase a license doubles.

The office will also offer licensing at expanded locations across the county, including at pet vaccination clinics, the Franklin County Dog Shelter, and at other community events. 

Owners can also change addresses, download forms and update dog information via the online licensing system. 

In addition to being required by state law, dog licensing ensures that a dog has been vaccinated against rabies, which is required in Franklin County. It also ensures any lost dog is returned quickly to their owners. License fees help support the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center. 

BOR Filing Season In Full Swing - Homeowner Assistance Program for Filers Coming Soon

The Board of Revision is now accepting complaints from homeowners who believe their 2022 home value is incorrect.

The Board is accepting complaints from homeowners through the March 31 deadline. Hearings can be held online or in-person at the Board of Revision office, 373 S. High St., 20th Floor, Columbus. For more information on the Board of Revision, the filing process, the complaint form and the Homeowner Assistance Program, please visit the BOR website.

In addition, for a third year the Board will offer the Homeowner Assistance Program, which helps lower-and middle-income homeowners file challenges with the BOR. The program consists of filing clinics staffed by volunteer real estate professionals with referrals for possible further representation at BOR hearings. More information will be coming soon regarding the program.

FYI: Tax Bills Available at Treasurers Office

Property Tax Bills for the second half of 2022 are now available from the Franklin County Treasurer’s office.  To view and pay your tax bill, visit the Treasurer’s office website and enter your home address.


Employee spotlight – Carlette Nixon

One of the Auditor’s office employees who is busy at this time of the year is License Specialist Carlette Nixon. Carlette joined the office in August 2022 and with the arrival of dog license renewal season is now busy answering phones and processing hundreds of dog license applications. She also processes vendor licenses and cigarette vendor licenses.

“I enjoy the opportunity to interact with both co-workers and members of the community,” Carlette said.   

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Colin's Coffee Wins December True Transactions Award

Colin’s Coffee in Upper Arlington has won the December True Transactions Award for its use of accurate scales and scanners in the sale of its coffees and café food and drinks.

“I’m happy to recognize Colin’s Coffee for their use of accurate scales and scanners with their high-quality coffees,” Auditor Stinziano said. “Customers know they not only get great tasting coffees, they’re getting everything they paid for.” 

Colin’s Coffee is Upper Arlington’s only independent coffee shop and sells coffees, lattes, mochas, teas, smoothies and breakfast sandwiches. It is located at 3714 Riverside Dr. in Upper Arlington.

Stinziano with Interns

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, January 4th at 10:30am - In-person community hours at Grove City Library, Study Room 202, 3959 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43213
  • Monday, January 9th at 12:30pm - Virtual community hours featuring Shamonshamo Coffee in Minerva Park
  • Thursday, January 19th at 10:00am -  In-person community hours at South of Lane, 1987 Guilford Rd., Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221 
  • Tuesday, January 24th at 10:30am - Virtual community hours featuring Drunch Eatery and Bar 

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