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Budget & Settlement

The Clerk of the Budget Commission and the Settlement Officer coordinate the distribution of tax dollars and verify and certify tax levy amounts before the issues are placed on the ballot

The Franklin County Budget Commission, comprising the Auditor, Treasurer and Prosecutor, approves tax budgets for the various political subdivisions within Franklin County, attends statutory meetings and approves certificates of estimated resources for schools, municipalities, townships and other agencies that are funded by tax dollars.

The Clerk of the Budget Commission receives the budgets and appropriations from each Franklin County subdivision and agency. Anyone interested in receiving a copy of a subdivision's tax budget may contact the Clerk at 614-525-3743. Written requests can be mailed to: Franklin County Auditor, Budget Commission Clerk, 373 S. High St., 21st Floor, Columbus, OH 43215.

The Settlement Officer distributes real estate, personal property, estate, motor vehicle license, gasoline, cigarette and manufactured home taxes to each political subdivision and agency that receives funding from these sources.

You may call 614-525-4663 or email the auditor's office for more information.