Permits and Annual Maintenance

Annual Value Changes

Property taxes are paid for the prior year and displayed as such:

  • Certain information displayed in the residential record is for the current tax year.
  • Updates or changes to any parcel record during the current year will be applied to the record the following tax year.
  • Information displayed in the transfer history record, such as ownership and sales data, is current for the record and is typically displayed within 24 hours after a sale or transfer.

New Construction

The Appraisal Department receives approximately 20,000 building permits from all cities in Cuyahoga County each year. An appraiser determines if the change has an effect on the value of the property.

Properties are viewed for the tax year following the year construction began. Any value change will be reflected on that December tax bill.




Property Splits

The Appraisal Department handles approximately 7,000 property changes every year. They may include dividing and combining properties. These changes to land descriptions may increase or decrease the property value.






The Ohio Revised Code allows for several types of Incentives or Tax Abatement Programs as an incentive to invest in property improvements and/or create jobs. The property owner must have the approval of the local government and must comply with the requirements provided by the Ohio Revised Code.

Once tax abatement is approved, it is the Fiscal Officer's responsibility to appropriate value adjustments and follow the terms of the agreement.

If you have questions, please contact your local city hall or the County Fiscal Office at (216) 443-HOME (4663).