How Washington Township Services Are Funded
View the 2017 budget.
Washington Township’s primary source of revenue is property taxes. This chart illustrates how Washington Township property taxes are allocated. The 2014 figures are based on a $200,000 home in taxing district 273 . Washington Township receives about 11 percent – or $686.
Ohio law limits unvoted property taxes to “inside” of 10 mills, which is known as inside millage. Additional taxes “outside” of the 10 mills may be approved by voters and are known as outside millage.
Residents’ tax rates are determined by a number of factors, including township of residence, county and school district. Each of these entities have their own tax rates largely determined by outside millage.
The current total millage for Washington Township is 15.45 mills, with an effective millage for residential and agricultural property of 9.79 mills. (Effective millage allows tax levies to be reduced based on increases in property values.) The 15.45 rate includes permanent tax levies as well as limited levies, which have expiration dates. The last temporary fire levy approved by voters in 2010 was for 8.25 mills and expires in 2015.