Annual Certified Interest Rates

Contact Information



The office of the Lucas County Auditor is open. Call our office at 419.213.4406 or email us at outreach@co.lucas.oh.us

If you need to complete a deed transfer, we recommend contacting a company that offers E-Recording, who may assist you for a fee: Transfer Conveyance List of Professional Companies to E-Record

Auditor's departmental phone numbers are listed below. Once you call the number and reach the menu, please dial the last four digits again as the extension:

Deed Transfer/Conveyance  (419) 213-4439 or (419) 213-4332
Board of Revision  (419) 213-4424 or (419) 213-4327
CAUV/Homestead  (419) 213-4873
Dog, Cigarette or Vendors License  (419) 213-4443
Finance  (419) 213-4329 or (419) 213-4435
Disbursements  (419) 213-4328
Tax Accounting  (419) 213-4446 or (419) 213-4154
Special Assessments-Exemptions  (419) 213-4292 or (419) 213-4154
Payroll  (419) 213-4348 or (419) 213-4346
Weights and Measures  (419) 213-4447
Homeowners Real Estate Questions  (419) 213-4142, (419) 213-4434, 
(419) 213-4155 or (419) 213-4153
Commercial/Business Real Estate:  (419) 213-4833
GENERAL QUESTIONS:  (419) 213-4338, (419) 213-4403, 
(419) 213-4432 or (419) 213-4335
Email questions  Outreach@co.lucas.oh.us
TEXT a question (419) 309-7877
Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez (419) 213-4322



General Information


In October each year, the State of Ohio Tax Commissioner certifies interest rates that apply to overdue taxes during the next calendar year. For most taxes, the interest rate is calculated by adding three percentage points to the short-term rate (rounded to the nearest percentage point) that was in effect during July of the current year.

Based on this formula, the Tax Commissioner has certified that the interest rate that will apply to most overdue taxes during 2020 is 5%.

Interest Rate Tables