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Delinquent Taxes

The Treasurerís Office provides these programs for the payment of delinquent taxes to assist homeowners in avoiding foreclosure.

Delinquent Tax Contract

The Delinquent Tax Contract is a payment plan for taxpayers who are delinquent in their real estate or manufactured home taxes. Once a contract has been signed and the first payment has been made, no additional interest or penalties will be added to your account. The amount of your delinquent taxes is divided into five (5) equal installments. The first payment* is due upon signing the contract. The remaining installments will be added to your next (4) tax payments due in February and July. In some cases, it may be possible to spread the payments over a longer period of time (see SMART Payments Program). If you fail to make a payment, the contract will be canceled and any applicable penalty and interest will be added back to your account.† For further details, e-mail us at treasurer@rosscountyohio.gov or call our office at 740-702-3080 and ask for Julie Pierce or Lynn Rose.

SMART Payments Program

The Simplified Monthly Agreement for Regular Tax (SMART) Payments Program is designed to make it easier for taxpayers to pay off their delinquent real estate or manufactured home taxes. Participants make one payment a month that keeps their current taxes up-to-date while also paying off the past due taxes. These easy monthly payments may be spread over 30 months and in some cases longer.

How SMART Payments work. Once you sign the required contract and authorization and make your first payment*, no additional interest or penalties will be added to your account. We will provide you with payment coupons to use when making your monthly SMART Payments. During each six-month period, participants make five (5) monthly coupon payments and then receive a statement for the sixth month that shows the amount paid so far and the amount that must be paid for the sixth month. There are no extra fees or charges for this service, however, if you fail to make your payments, the contract will be canceled and any applicable penalty and interest will be added back to your account.

To enroll in the SMART Payments Program or for further details, e-mail us at treasurer@rosscountyohio.gov or call our office at 740-702-3080 and ask for Julie Pierce or Lynn Rose.

Delinquent Personal Property Tax

Payment plans are also available for delinquent personal property taxes. To learn more, e-mail us at treasurer@rosscountyohio.gov or call our office at 740-702-3080 and ask for Julie Pierce or Lynn Rose.

* If legal action has already started, a court cost will be added to your first payment.

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