August Community Update

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August Community Update

A copy of a 2023 tentative value mailer sent from the Franklin County Auditor's office.

As we enter September, the 2023 Reappraisal is well underway and tentative property values have now been mailed to every property owner in the county. I encourage you to keep a lookout for your Tentative Property Value from the Auditor’s office arriving in your mailbox, if it hasn’t arrived already. Homeowners may also view new tentative values at the Know Your Home Value website.

Along with learning the tentative valuation, the Know Your Home Value website features a lot of information to assist you in your property review, including: GIS mapping technology, allowing homeowners to compare their new values with those in their neighborhood or across the county; an all-new Property Tax Estimator tool that shows your estimated taxes using the new tentative values; and the ability to learn more about this entire process. 

Your home is your biggest investment. Valuing it accurately is our top priority. We look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions. 

Audior Setenziano's signature

Michael Stinziano
Franklin County Auditor

A crowd gathers at the Affordable Housing Resource Fair held by the Franklin County in March of 2023.

Auditor’s Office to Hold Affordable Housing Resource Fair

The Franklin County Auditor’s office will hold an Affordable Housing Resource Fair on September 30 at Beechcroft High School with housing information and resources for the community. 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 offered by dozens of housing and social support organizations.

Financial institutions will also be present with information on mortgages and other assistance, and various family-friendly arts, crafts, and interactive activities will be offered. The Affordable Housing Resources Fair will be held September 30 from 11 am to 3 pm at Beechcroft High School, 6100 Beechcroft Rd. in Columbus.

A collage of photos from various events attended by staff of your Franklin COunty Auditor's Office


Look For Your Auditor's Office at an Event Near You

As we head to the fall, your Auditor's office appreciates all the opportunities we have had over the summer to bring the office to you. Whether to discuss your Property Value, programs to assist homeowners or licensing your dog, your Auditor's office wants you to know your role in the various functions of the office. This summer the office was at 127 events, engaging with community members across Franklin County, and will continue to do so. If you or your neighbors have any suggestions, please contact Michael at 614-525-HOME (4663) or

Look for our team at upcoming events, including: 

  • Paws at the Pool, September 5 from 6-8 pm at the David H. Mason Community Pool, 2100 Clifton Ave. in Bexley. The event is hosted by Bexley Recreation and Parks and gives dogs a last chance to enjoy the pool before it closes for the season.
  • Hot Times Festival, September 9 from 12 pm-5 pm at 240 Parsons Avenue in Columbus. Staff will be at the Family Activities Tent offering crafts and activities for families.
  • Westside Neighborhood Fair, held September 16 from 11 am to 2:30 pm at the Westgate Community Center, 455 S. Westgate Avenue. The Auditor’s office is partnering with the Recorder’s office to offer resources for New Americans and West Side neighbors. 

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano presents members of the Mutts & Co staff with a True Transactions Award certificate

Mutts & Co. Wins August True Transactions Award  

Mutts & Co. in Hilliard has won the August True Transactions Award for its use of accurate scales and scanners in its sale of high-quality natural pet care products and services. The award was presented on the occasion of National Dog Day on August 26. 

“Congratulations to the team at Mutts & Co. on their outstanding use of accurate scanners and scales in the sale of healthy and natural pet foods, treats and toys,” Stinziano said. 

Mutts & Co. offers natural pet care and carries a selection of natural pet food, treats, toys, and other supplies for both cats and dogs. It also offers kennel-free grooming and bathing, self-service dog washing stations, pet nutrition counseling, and pet adoption events. The Hilliard location is at 3907 Britton Parkway. There are also Mutts & Co. locations in Dublin, Grove City, Lewis Center, New Albany, Upper Arlington and Westerville. 

Community 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: 

  • Friday, September 8 at 12 pmIn-person community hours at Aladdin Shrine Center, 1801 Gateway Circle, Grove City  
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 2 pmVirtual community hours featuring Little Sicily’s Pizza, Brice 
  • Monday, September 18 at 1:30 pm – In-person community hours at Columbus Metropolitan Library, Northern Lights, 4093 Cleveland Ave., Columbus/Clinton Township 
  • Thursday, September 28 at 10 am – In-person community hours at Koffee Paradise, 6308 E. Main St., Columbus/Truro Township 


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