Razed and Damaged Structures

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Razed and Damaged Structures

State law allows County Auditors to reduce property values, and consequently property taxes, for structures that have been razed or significantly damaged by fire or other causes. Property values may be reduced on a sliding scale per quarter of the year in which the damage occurs.

Since property taxes are paid a year in arrears, any reduction in taxes due to damaged, destroyed, or razed structures will be reflected in the billing for the year following the occurrence causing the value change.

Forms and information may be obtained by calling 937-498-7202, by e-mailing the Shelby County Auditor’s Office at agrillot@shelbycountyauditors.com or by completing one of the following forms:

DTE Form 26 Application for
Valuation Deduction for Destroyed or Damaged

Completed forms should be hand-delivered or mailed to:

Shelby County Auditor’s Office
129 E. Court St.
Sidney, OH 45365