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About Our Office
The County Treasurer's office plays a vital role in the lives of Cuyahoga County residents. The office collects more than $2.0 billion in taxes each year. This revenue is critical to schools, libraries, parks, municipalities and to the Cuyahoga County government itself, which provides a myriad of social services to county residents. The Treasurer's Office manages an investment portfolio of more than $500 million, and earns more than $20 million each year in interest. The Treasurer's Office assists thousands of people every year with obtaining unclaimed funds held by the State of Ohio. An overview of the Treasurer's duties and departments in the office can be found below.
- Collecting property taxes (on real estate).
- Investing county monies - both long-term and short-term investments.
- Disbursing tax revenue to school districts, municipalities, libraries and other taxing subdivisions.
- Enrolling delinquent taxpayers in payment plans.
- Administering the monthly installment and automatic bill payment programs to make paying property taxes more convenient and less burdensome.
- Collecting delinquent taxes, including the selling of delinquent property tax liens.
Additional Functions of the Treasurer's Office
- Assisting residents in searching the State of Ohio's unclaimed funds list and filing claims with the Ohio Department of Commerce for those funds.