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Land Splits / Combining Properties/ Tax Accounting
Combination Forms may be obtained from, and filed with the Lucas County Auditor's Office. Signed, original documents are required for our records. Parcels involved in the combination must be contiguous and the owner of record, for all parcels involved, must be exactly the same. The combination of parcels is for tax purposes and do not require that a separate deed be filed in the Recorder’s Office. Changes in the land valuation may occur when parcels are combined.

Property owners should be aware that adjustments will be applied to the following tax duplicate and billed the following year. These adjustments will be made to our permanent records, and any subsequent split of the parcel may require Planning Commission approval. This may make it difficult to sell or mortgage a portion of the new parcel. To split portions of land or create new plats or condominiums, parcels must meet conveyancing standards and Plan Commission Regulations. Splits under five acres must be approved by the appropriate Planning Authority.

Subsequently, a deed containing the new legal description is submitted to the Deed Transfer Department. During this process, the deed will be forwarded to the Tax Map Department for approval of necessary standards. Upon their approval the property may then be conveyed and recorded. The changes are entered on the Auditor’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and reflected on the Auditors Real Estate Information System (AREIS). The Tax Accounting Department is responsible for all quality control checks, creation and deletion of parcels and assessor numbers, updates to legal descriptions, changes in valuation as a result of appraisal field inspections and new values generated by our Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA).

Land changes that have similar requirements and processing are street and alley vacations, annexations, and right of way takes. The Tax Accounting Department processes all valuation changes that are a result of Exemptions, Tax Abatements, Land Banking Programs, Forfeited Land Sales, Auditors Adjustments, Informal Reviews, Board of Revision Complaints, and New Construction and/or Razes.

Yearly changes in property valuations are compiled, submitted to and approved by the State of Ohio, Department of Taxation. Upon the state’s approval the tax duplicate is set and tax bills are generated.

For more real estate tax information, please visit the Auditor’s Real Estate Information System (AREIS) or contact our office at (419) 213-4406.

Additional contact information:

Tax Accounting Department, Suite 770
(419) 213-4154 

Lucas County Engineer's Office Tax Map Department, Suite 770
(419) 213-4448

Toledo/Lucas County Plan Commission, Suite 1620
(419) 245-1200