COVID19 Auditors Office Status of Operations

Portage County Auditor’s Office – Operations and Access during COVID-19 Emergency

The Portage County Auditor’s Office will remain open with reduced staffing while maintaining essential services and processing for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency.  While we are unable to provide face to face service currently due to the closure of the County Administration Building, assistance is still available via phone as well as email.

1.) Forms for many programs and services offered through the Auditor’s Office, including Homestead, Owner Occupancy, property tax exemption, CAUV, and Board of Revision appeals can be downloaded from our public property search site: portagecountyauditor.org and can be submitted either through mail or email.  We would additionally encourage individuals seeking dog licenses to purchase them online through the link at above mentioned website.    

2.) Those individuals seeking vendors licenses can apply for them online through gateway.ohio.gov; please call (330)297-3570 or email kcruise@portageco.com for further assistance.

3.) Board of Revision Appeals for Tax Year 2019 may still be filed either by mail or email through Tuesday March 31st, 2020. Please call (330)297-3568 or email madelman@portageco.com for further assistance.

The process for transferring real property during the building closure will proceed as follows:

  • Mail documents to Recorders Office or place in drop box at Recorders Office for deeds, mortgages, etc.
  • Deed, conveyance form, checks for auditors and recorders must be placed in envelope with contact information.
  • The Recorders Office will review contents and forward to tax map to complete their process.
  • Tax Map will forward documents to Auditors to complete their process.
  • Auditors will deliver to Recorder for final processing.
  • In the event of any necessary corrections, Recorder, Tax Map, or Auditor will contact sender to make arraignments.
  • If you have further questions regarding the real estate transfer process please call (330)297-3569 or email elong@portageco.com.

For all other general assistance please contact our office at (330)297-3561.  Further updates will be provided at our website: https://www.co.portage.oh.us/auditor-janet-esposito

Janet Esposito, Portage County Auditor    Phone: 330-297-3565   Email: jesposito@portageco.com