Departments - Estate Tax

The Franklin County Auditor's Office serves as an agent for the State of Ohio in administering the estate tax. Our purpose is to create a tracking system, in which it may be determined if an asset in an estate is taxable or not. This is determined through a tax release.

We are also responsible for collecting any taxes owed. When a tax return is filed with money due, we distribute that money to the proper districts.

You may call 614-525-3235 for more information.

On Jan. 1, 2013, Ohio's estate tax ended. Legislators repealed the law when they approved Ohio's two-year budget in 2011.

The State of Ohio, Department of Taxation, Estate Tax Division has moved. The new address is:

P.O. Box 183050
Columbus, Ohio 43218-3050
(614) 387-1976
(614) 387-1984 Fax