March Community Update

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March Community Update

A advertisement for a Board of Revision Mobile Filing event inside a school gymnasium.

This March edition of the Franklin County Auditor’s office newsletter is being sent early so I can remind homeowners that the deadline to challenge property values with the Franklin County Board of Revision (BOR) is rapidly approaching on April 1. To assist, your Auditor’s office is continuing to hold walk-in BOR filing clinics through the end of March that help homeowners navigate the BOR complaint process at locations across the county.

If you need help filing with the BOR, I encourage you to visit one of these filing events:

  • Friday, March 22, 11 am – 1 pm, Near East Neighborhood Pride Center, 1393 E. Broad St.
  • Saturday, March 23, 9 am – 1 pm, Parsons Library, 1113 Parsons Ave.
  • Friday, March 29, 8:30 am – 4 pm, Franklin County Courthouse Auditorium, 373 S. High St., 1st Floor
  • Monday, April 1, 8:30 am – 4 pm, Franklin County Courthouse Auditorium, 373 S. High St., 1st Floor

The clinics are educational events that walk homeowners through the process of filing complaints with the BOR, which has the authority to change property value assessments. For your convenience complaints can be filed online at the BOR website. The deadline to file with the BOR is April 1, 2024.

Once you have filed, a hearing or mediation will be scheduled where you can present evidence to the BOR to support your opinion of your home value.

The Auditor’s office continues to work hard to ensure homeowners’ voices are heard regarding their home values in the wake of an historic 2023 Mass Reappraisal. If you feel your home value is incorrect, I urge you to take this opportunity to file a challenge with the BOR.



Audior Setenziano's signature

Michael Stinziano
Franklin County Auditor

Cars in line waiting to unload documents for the Shred Hunger drive in St. Stephen's parking lot.



Auditor’s office to Host E-recycling and Shredding Event in Canal Winchester

The Auditor’s office is partnering with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) and Keep Columbus Beautiful to hold “Shred Hunger,” an event that offers free document shredding and electronic waste recycling services and also accepts donations of food for local nonprofit organizations.

Residents are invited to bring their unwanted paper documents and electronics to Brobst Park, 5355 Winchester Pike in Canal Winchester, on May 4 from 10 am to 1 pm to have them collected and recycled in a safe, secure, and environmentally friendly way. This drive-through style event will take place in the parking lot of the park, with staff and volunteers on site to direct the flow of traffic and assist with vehicle unloading.

Among the materials that are accepted for e-recycling are: computers, laptops, tablets, monitors, cellphones, MP3 players, printers, copiers, printer cartridges, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, cameras, batteries of any kind, cables, hard drives, keyboards, and mice.

Household appliances, vacuum cleaners, lamps, and lightbulbs are not accepted.

Participants are also encouraged to bring nonperishable food and household items for donation to Canal Winchester Human Services and Groveport Madison Human Needs. In particular, donations of canned soup, canned fruits and vegetables, oatmeal, cereal, pasta, condiments, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and laundry detergent are welcome. 

Auditor Stinziano stands with a puppy from the Franklin Count Dog Shelter at Puppypalooza 2023.

Puppypalooza Coming in May

Puppies and their owners are invited to Huntington Park this May 1 to watch the Clippers play the Toledo Mud Hens as part of Nationwide Pet Insurance Puppypalooza.

The event features a reserved section in the ballpark for dogs and their owners, a dog parade on the field and a video welcome on the scoreboard from Auditor Stinziano.

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. 

Though the deadline to license dogs without a penalty was January 31, dog licenses may be purchased for an additional fee online 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.

The Auditor’s office will also be present at a second Nationwide Pet Insurance Puppypalooza at Huntington Park that will be held September 5, 2024.


March True Transactions Award winner poses with Auditor Stinziano

Urban Market Wins March True Transactions Award

The Urban Market in Hilliard has won the March True Transactions Award for its use of accurate scales and scanners in its sale of clothing shoes and accessories. “Congratulations to owner Lauren McKinniss and the Urban Market team on winning the March True Transactions award for your outstanding use of accurate scales and scanners, which is a sign of a great business,” Auditor Stinziano said.

The Urban Market carries high-quality women’s, men’s, and baby and toddler clothing, shoes and accessories. It has two locations, one in downtown Findlay and the Hilliard location, 4055 Main St., Suite 200 in Hilliard.

Community Hours

April 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, April 3 at 9: 30 am – In-person community hours at Old Worthington Library, Owl Room, 820 High St. in Worthington
  • Tuesday, April 9 at 11:30 am – Virtual community hours featuring Port Side Café II, Hamilton Township
  • Thursday, April 18 at 8:30 am – In-person community hours at Coffee Connections of Hilliard, 4004 Main St. in Hilliard  
  • Monday, April 22 at 11 am – Virtual community hours featuring La Oaxaquena, 63 S. Murray Hill Rd., Prairie Township
  • Wednesday, May 1 at 12:30 pm – Virtual community hours featuring Little Sicily’s Pizza, Brice 


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