Franklin County property tax deadline prolonged

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The deadline for property owners in Franklin County to make their property tax payments in the first half of the year has been extended by nine days.

Franklin County’s Treasurer Cheryl Brooks-Sullivan was originally scheduled for January 20, and the deadline was moved to January 29, one week from that Friday.

The reason for the extension is alleged protests against the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday.

“Given the warnings from Governor DeWine and others of the potential for anti-government violence at the Ohio Statehouse in the coming days, I cannot in good conscience ask anyone to come downtown this week, and I have not been able to clear the late fee for what was lawful for prescribed for anyone who did not want it, ”Brooks-Sullivan said in a press release.

Franklin County residents can pay their property tax in one of the following ways:

• PAYMENT BY MAIL: We accept a check, money order, bank draft, or certified check payable to the Franklin County Treasurer. Make sure your check includes your name, district parcel number, phone number, and the voucher you received in the mail. Post payments to:
Franklin County Treasurer
373 South High Street, 17th floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6306

• PAY ONLINE: You can pay by credit card, debit card, electronic check or ACH / electronic check on the Treasurer’s website. Visit and look for the Pay Taxes Online box. Credit card payments have a 2.30% processing fee per transaction (minimum fee 2.00 USD) and debit cards have a flat fee of 3.50 USD. These fees do not come back to the county in any way. Payment by electronic check or ACH / electronic check is free.

• TELEPHONE NUMBERS: Call 877-495-2729 to speak to a live agent who can take your payment by electronic check, credit card, or debit card. Have your card or bank and account information ready. In addition to the debit or credit card fees described above, there is a $ 5.00 fee. This fee does not come back to the county in any way.

• PAY BY ELECTRONIC BANKING: You can plan your property tax payment using your bank’s invoice payment application.

• REMOTE PAYMENT: A service called CheckFreePay allows you to pay in cash at participating Kroger stores and other retailers. To find a location near you, visit

Taxpayers with questions about their tax bills or payment options can speak to a customer service representative at the Franklin County Treasurer’s Office at 614-525-3438.