Medina County Treasurer John Burke has announced that 67,914 second half property tax bills will be mailed by this Friday, June 12th to county property owners. The Treasurer’s Office will be open to the public starting Monday, June 15th for the collection of tax bills. The due date is July10, 2020. Treasurer Burke noted that the total amount of second half real estate taxes billed is $150,187,809 with a total for the year of $315,047,399.
“During this COVID-19 pandemic the health and safety of county residents continues to be one of our top priorities and therefore my office will be following the best practices recommended by the Ohio Governor and Health Department,” Burke said. These procedures will include installation of cashier barriers, frequent cleaning of public areas, marked social distancing areas, face masks worn by cashiers, regular hand washing and daily symptom assessments of staff.
Payments may be made in person at the Treasurer’s office at 144 N. Broadway, Medina, from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday. The office will be open until 6:00pm on the July 10th due date. Checks, cash or credit cards – Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express – are accepted over the counter. A convenience fee will be assessed by the vendor. You will need to present your entire tax bill at time of payment.
There are many optional ways to pay property taxes according to Treasurer Burke. Another convenient way to pay by check is to use our convenient 24-Hour Drive-Up Drop Boxes at the following locations:
• Treasurer’s Office, County Administration Building, 144 North Broadway Street, Medina
• Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road, Brunswick
• Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi
• Wadsworth Municipal Building, 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth
Make sure to include your tax bill stub with your check.
Treasurer Burke noted “Online tax payments are easy, safe, fast and convenient and we provide a variety of online payment options.” Through the Treasurer’s website www.medinacountytreasurer.com taxpayers can pay by electronic check, credit card or PayPal account. There is a $1.50 vendor fee for an electronic check, and a 2.5% vendor fee on payments made by credit card, phone and PayPal. The vendor fees charged for each of these options are paid directly to the vendors. Medina County does not receive any part of the fees.
In addition, PayPal Credit offers a “bill me later” option, which allows payment over 6 months with no interest charged. “We have seen many taxpayers take advantage of this opportunity to gain extra time to pay. They meet the due date and avoid a 10% late payment charge,” said Treasurer Burke. More information is available on the PayPal website. This option is subject to prior credit approval.
Taxpayers may also pay by phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards toll-free at 1.888.607.8389.
Tax payments which are mailed MUST be postmarked no later than the July10th due date to avoid a penalty.
If taxpayers do not receive a tax bill in the mail they should call the Treasurer’s office at 330.725.9748 or access the Treasurer’s website (not the Auditor’s Website) at www.medinacountytreasurer.com to look up their tax bill. Just click “Search and Pay Taxes” in the left column to find the proper tax bill amount. Taxpayers can then print an official tax bill for paying by mail or in person.
If you have any questions, please call the Medina County Treasurer’s office at 330.725.9748.