Triennial 2021 Challenge Your Property Value

Dear Property Owner:


Thank you for your interest in filing a property review of your 2021 Triennial proposed value.


As Auditor, I am required by Ohio law to update real property values during the third year after a countywide reappraisal. This process is called the Triennial Update.


In the Triennial Update we review sales and do not actually view each property. The 2021 Triennial Update looks at sales from 2018, 2019 and 2020. After receiving a recommendation from the Ohio Department of Taxation and reviewing arm’s length sales, some areas will receive an adjustment in value. 


The Triennial Value Update is a duty I deem important and our team takes seriously. As your County Auditor, I assure you every effort was made to ensure a fair, equitable, and accurate value is placed on your property.


Regarding your 2021 real estate tax bill, please keep the following in mind: 1) Your property taxes will not change in the exact dollar proportion to your percentage of value change. 2) Property taxes are primarily determined by the voters of Lucas County; newly-enacted levies directly affect your property taxes. 2021 property taxes will not be available until election results are certified by the Board of Election and tax rates are certified by the State of Ohio. 2021 property taxes will be available late in December.


We will have information available for review until October 1, 2021. At the completion of the review, values are sent to the state of Ohio for final approval. 


Our staff is available to review data we have on your property. If you have general questions, I encourage you to schedule an appointment by calling (419) 213-4406 or schedule an appointment online at


If you are ready to proceed with an informal property review of your 2021 proposed value, you have the following options:


Online - This link will take you directly to our online Smartfile system, where you can register, claim your parcel for review and complete the request:


Email – Contact our office via email for questions or request property reviews at 


Mail – You can request a form from us at (419)-213-4406 to be mailed to you, you can complete, and hard copy mail it back to Lucas County Auditor’s Office; Attn:  Property Review - One Government Center, Suite 600, Toledo, OH 43604 


Drop Off - You can request a form from us at (419)-213-4406 to be mailed to you, you can complete, and deliver it to the lobby drop box at our office building; Attn:  Property Review - One Government Center, Suite 600, Toledo, OH 43604




Lucas County Auditor