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Anthony L. Hatmaker
Court House
315 Madison St.
Room 201
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
Bus: (419) 734-6750
Fax: (419) 734-6738

Welcome to the office of the Ottawa County Treasurer.

Important Announcements

  • The due date for the 2nd half Real Estate taxes (for 2023) is July 11, 2024.

    The due date for the 2nd half Manufactured Home taxes (for 2024) is July 25, 2024.

    In order to avoid a late payment penalty, payment must be received or post-marked by the appropriate due date. A ten percent (10%) late payment penalty will be applied to the amount due after the due date.

    If you pay your taxes directly (they aren’t escrowed) and you don’t receive a tax bill by June 15, 2024, please contact our office.

  • Reminders to Taxpayers

    The due date is the due date. There is no “grace period”.

    After the due date, payments are posted according to when they are received. Post-marks are no longer considered unless the post-mark was on or prior to the due date.

    If you are relying on a post-mark to evidence an “on-time” payment, it is strongly advised you have your envelope post-marked in the post office where it is mailed on or prior to the due date. Often times, envelopes deposited in mail receptacles on the due date will end up being post-marked the next day. If we receive your payment after the due date and it is post-marked after the due date, it is considered late and the late payment penalty will be applied.

    Electronic Payments (Credit Card/Debit Card/eCheck) are only accepted through a third party payment processor. Generally, that system has a very high degree of availability however there could be times when that system may not be functioning or a taxpayer may need assistance in navigating the process. Therefore, it is highly advisable that taxpayers wanting to make their payment by one of these methods do so earlier than the due date.

    If you utilize on-line bill pay through your bank, please understand that those payments aren’t necessarily made immediately by your bank. When payments are actually made varies from bank to bank. If you utilize on-line bill pay through your bank and payment doesn’t reach us by the due date and either doesn’t have a post-mark or has a post-mark after the due date a late payment penalty will be applied.

    It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to ensure that we have a valid mailing address for your tax bill. If your taxes aren’t paid through an escrow service and you are not receiving a tax bill please contact our office.

  • Payment Options:

    In person – at Room 201 in the Ottawa County Courthouse between 8:30AM and 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. Note, only cash or checks are accepted at the office.
    Drop Box – located under the canopy at the Jefferson Street entrance of the Ottawa County Courthouse. Please do not make cash payments via the drop box.
    Mail – Please make sure payments are postmarked by the appropriate due date in order to avoid a late payment penalty.
    Electronic Payments (Credit Card/Debit Card/Echeck) By phone or on-line. By phone call 1-888-357-8394 and use the jurisdiction code of 4561 for Ottawa County. On-line – click the “Start Here” button on the “View and pay your real estate tax bill” line below. Find your parcel via the search screen. Then click on the electronic payment method you want to use toward the bottom of the screen which will take you to our third party processor’s website. Note, there are additional charges for using these electronic payments methods.
    Coming Soon We hope to offer taxpayers the additional option of paying their taxes via an ACH debit out of their bank account later in 2024. Please check this website for updates and availability.

  • For more information on current ditch assessments please click here: Current Ditch Assessments. If you have further questions, please contact the Engineer's Office 419-734-6777.

Use this website to:

  • View and pay your real estate tax bill. Start here.
  • View current tax rates and calculations. Learn more.
  • View and print official tax forms and documents. Learn more.
  • Obtain general information about Ottawa County's Office of the Treasurer. Learn more.
  • Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Learn more.
  • Learn about Public Records Policy. Click here.

Hours of Service
8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Unclaimed Funds Information
Foreclosure Auction Information

Other Links of Interest
Ottawa County Auditor's Office
Ohio Department of Taxation
Ohio Treasurer of State


Disclaimer: Records from the Office of the Treasurer are public information under the Ohio Public Records Law.