Annual Certified Interest Rates

Lucas County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency and encourage citizens to avoid public offices. Please do not come to our office unannounced, follow the guidelines below. We are open and operating under:  S.E.T.


S-SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: The Auditor’s Office will take appointments via Facetime, and conference calls. See contact information below. Email, text or call.

E-EMAIL QUESTIONS AND REQUEST FORMS: Please email requests and questions to outreach@co.lucas.oh.us

T-TEXT A QUESTION TO (419) 309-7877
Last, please call our consumer hotline at (419) 213-4406.

Please use one of the options above before coming to our office.
A list of departmental phone numbers is listed below:
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 or (419) 213-4434 or (419) 213-4155 or (419) 213-4153
Commercial/Business Real Estate Questions: (419) 213-4833 
GENERAL QUESTIONS: 419-213-4338, or 419-213-4403, 419-213-4432, (419) 213-4335
Email questions to Outreach@co.lucas.oh.us
TEXT a question 419-309-7877
The Lucas County Auditor herself (419) 213-4322



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