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Auditor Federer named Vice President of Southwest District of the CAAO

December 18th, 2015 Posted by Auditor's Office 0 comments on “Auditor Federer named Vice President of Southwest District of the CAAO”

Clark County Auditor John Federer was installed as Vice President of the Southwest District of the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO) for 2016 at their annual Winter Conference.

Please see press release below

Press Release-CAAO District Officers


September 30th, 2015 Posted by Auditor's Office 0 comments on “DELINQUENT LAND TAX NOTICE TO THE CITIZENS OF CLARK COUNTY”

John S. Federer

Clark County Auditor





Please find below a list of properties located in Clark County that have recently been certified delinquent in real property taxes. Ohio law requires that my office publish this list to give delinquent taxpayers fair notice. By failing to pay these taxes, property owners make their property subject to foreclosure. Should the property remain delinquent it could be placed in foreclosure and is subject to be sold at a public auction. We hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct list of lands, lots and parts of lots with the description thereon, per information available to this office.



Respectfully Submitted,

John S. Federer

Clark County Auditor


1st 2nd delinquent publication list 2015

1st 2nd Moble Home delinquent list 2015


August 13th, 2015 Posted by Auditor's Office 0 comments on “COUNTY AUDITOR ANNOUNCES STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES”


Clark County Auditor John S. Federer is pleased to announce to all taxpayers, as well as individuals outside our community, the transparent availability of Auditor property record data via Smart Phone technology in both Android and Apple platforms. The new “App” can be downloaded free from the Google and Apple App Stores by simply searching “Clark County Auditor”. Also within this new technology one can access “via links” various points of interest throughout the county; i.e., dog tag purchases, community events, etc. This new piece of technology will also enable the Auditor’s Office to notify application holders of special information via “push notifications”.


“It has been an exciting time in the Auditor’s Office,” said Auditor Federer, “bringing the County into the 21st century.” We have partnered with the City of Springfield in bringing GIS functions to many departments, both City and County, to increase efficiency. Additionally, we kicked off our 18-month long project of installing a new financial package that benefits all county government. All of this technology has been implemented as cost-saving measures to the Clark County taxpayer in the form of saving time and money.”




August 11, 2015

Homestead Exemption Program Sign-Up Press Release

January 5th, 2015 Posted by Auditor's Office, Homestead 0 comments on “Homestead Exemption Program Sign-Up Press Release”


Clark County Auditor


Applications may be filed from January 6, 2015 until JUNE 1, 2015

The Homestead Program is designed to provide tax credit to citizens who are at least 65 years of age or permanently and totally disabled. To qualify for the program, a homeowner must:

  1. Own and occupy the home as their primary place of residence as of January 1 of the year of the application; AND
  2. Applicants must have an Adjusted Gross Income (line 3 of the Ohio Income Tax Return) of $31,500 or less if filing for the 2015 tax year and for late filers for the 2014 tax year the OHIO AGI is $30,500 or less and meet one of the requirements below:
  • Turn 65 years of age, or older, by December 31 of the year of the application; or
  • Be permanently and totally disabled as of January 1 of the year of application*NOTE* must include appropriate paperwork. or;
  • Be the surviving spouse of a person who was receiving the Homestead Exemption at the time of death and where the surviving spouse was at least 59 years old on the date of death.


Persons who are already on the Homestead program but moved last year may file

  • FORM 2 –DTE 105G Transferring Homestead application


Newly Expanded Homestead Exemption Information for Disabled Veterans

& Surviving Spouses

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION has been enhanced for military veterans who have a 100% disability rate from a service connected disability.


  • H.B 85 Increases the homestead exemption amount from $25,000 to $50,000 to qualified disabled veterans.
  • The bill also exempts disabled veterans from the newly established income limit.
  • If a disabled veteran dies while receiving the exemption, the exemption continues for the homestead if a surviving spouse acquires ownership of the homestead and resides there. No age restriction is placed on surviving spouses. The exemption continues through the year in which the surviving spouse dies, ceases to own or occupy the homestead, or remarries.
  • Homeowners would first receive the exemption for tax year 2014 (or tax year 2015 for manufactured homes)

How to apply:

Along with the application you must submit a letter or other written confirmation from the Department of Veterans Affairs, its predecessor or successor agency, evidencing 100% disability rate, either from a single service-connected disability or from a combination of service-connected disabilities for which the Department of Veterans Affairs has granted 100% disability.

While the Department of Veterans Affairs certifies both a compensation rating and a disability rating, the auditor will only consider the veteran’s disability rating. The compensation rating will not qualify a veteran for homestead even if the compensation rate equals 100%.

For more information please contact Regina Rollins at 937-521-1862 or visit our website at

Clark County Auditor John S. Federer’s Office Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

November 14th, 2014 Posted by Auditor's Office 0 comments on “Clark County Auditor John S. Federer’s Office Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting”

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Clark County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.


An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement is awarded to the individual(s), department or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR, and this has been presented to John S. Federer, Clark County Auditor.


The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.


The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C.


For Information Contact:  Stephen Gauthier, GFOA

(312) 977-9700



November 13, 2014


October 9th, 2014 Posted by Auditor's Office, Finances 0 comments on “AUDITOR PRESENTS CHECK TO LOCAL TAXING ENTITIES”

Representatives from school districts and other taxing entities were at the Clark County Auditor’s Office on October 8, 2014 to commemorate the refund of a surplus of real estate assessment dollars.  “I am proud to work with and support those entities in need,” said Federer.  He further added that “a refund of surplus funds is the right thing to do to help move our community forward.”Taxing Entities at Auditor's Office


Second half tax bills mailed out

June 20th, 2014 Posted by Auditor's Office 0 comments on “Second half tax bills mailed out”


Second half tax bills were mailed out on June 9th .  The tax bills are due for the second half by July 11th at 6:00pm  The Treasurer’s office will remain open later than usual that day (usually close at 4:30 pm) to accommodate taxpayers.

Auditors Support Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans

March 21st, 2014 Posted by Auditor's Office 0 comments on “Auditors Support Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans”

Clark County Auditor John S. Federer applauds the March 11th recommendation of the Ohio House Finance Committee to move Amended House Bill 85 forward.  If enacted by the Ohio House and Senate, H.B. 85 would offer additional property tax relief to disabled veterans in Ohio. The bill, sponsored by Representatives Anne Gonzalez and Louis Terhar, increases, from $25,000 to $50,000, the amount of the homestead exemption that is available to qualified homeowners who are disabled veterans.

According to Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo, who testified in support of the bill on behalf of the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio, “Ohio is one of only four states that did not offer any sort of property tax relief for veterans.  We can and should do more in Ohio to help and assist our disabled military veterans.”

The homestead exemption is a statewide program, administered by County Auditors, which allows qualified senior citizens and permanently and totally disabled homeowners to reduce their property tax burden by shielding some of the market value of their home from taxation.

The Disabled Veterans’ Exemption allows qualifying homeowners to exempt $50,000 of the market value of their homes from all local property taxes. For example, an eligible owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 will be billed as if the home were valued at $50,000.

To receive the increased exemption under the bill, a homeowner must be a veteran of the United States armed forces, reserves, or National Guard who was honorably discharged with a service-connected total and permanent disability certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or other federal agency. When applying for the exemption, the veteran must provide written confirmation of the disability from the federal government.

 County Auditor Federer believes the additional savings included in the bill to disabled veterans would be substantial and warranted.  Auditor Federer urges members of the Ohio General Assembly to enact the measure quickly.

Auditor Releases 2013 Tenative Values

September 12th, 2013 Posted by Auditor's Office 0 comments on “Auditor Releases 2013 Tenative Values”

Clark County Auditor, John S. Federer, announced today that his office will be sending out the first of three waves of mailers to property owners this week which will contain important information about property values and the 2013 Property Reappraisal.  “As your County Auditor, I am required by Ohio law to reappraise real property at its estimated fair market value once every six years” explained Mr. Federer.  “This notice will outline the reappraisal process, address many frequently asked questions, and show property owners the “tentative” 2013 market value which has been determined for their properties.”  The first wave is scheduled to be mailed on September 3rd followed by a second on September 16th and the final mailing on September 27th.  “Please don’t disregard this as junk mail,” urged Mr. Federer.  “It’s extremely important that you review the information contained in this notification.  The reappraisal of property for tax purposes is an important and sensitive issue.  I want to assure you that every effort has been made to ensure that fair and accurate values have been placed on your property.” 

 After reviewing the information should property owners have questions or concerns, they are urged to call the Auditor’s Office for an appointment to discuss their tentative values with a staff member.  These appointments will be made during the Open Book Period from September 25th to October 25th and will be scheduled in various locations throughout the County including WorkPlus of Clark County, Springview Government Center, Enon Library and New Carlisle Library.  Those property owners requesting an appointment will be asked to provide supportive documentation.

The Auditor has been making presentations to groups throughout the County to educate constituents on the reappraisal process and to answer questions.  For additional information, please visit the Auditor’s website at , on Facebook at ‘Clark County Auditor’, or you may call or visit the office at 31 N. Limestone Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield, Ohio (937) 521-1878.

County seeks bids for financial system

August 2nd, 2013 Posted by Auditor's Office, Finances 0 comments on “County seeks bids for financial system”

Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Clark County, Ohio, in the Office of the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, 50 East Columbia Street, P.O. Box 2639, Springfield, Ohio 45501, UNTIL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013, AT 10:00 A.M. for the Clark County Accounting and Payroll System.

Notes of Pre-Proposal Conference 7-25-13

 Request for proposal documents are on file at, and may be obtained from, the Auditor’s Office, Clark County, Ohio, 31 North Limestone Street, Springfield, Ohio 45502. Contact Bob Vanderhorst at 521-1871 or  to obtain proposal documents.

 Each proposal shall contain the full name and address of each person or company submitting the proposal.  All proposals must be submitted to the Clerk’s Office of the Board of County Commissioners, County Offices Building, 50 East Columbia Street, P.O. Box 2639, Springfield, Ohio, 45501-2639, NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013 AT 10:00 A.M.  Proposals will be opened by the Clerk in public session at approximately 10:00 A.M. on August 22, 2013 in the Commission Conference Room, Fifth Floor, County Offices Building, 50 East Columbia Street, Springfield, Ohio.  Proposals are to be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope in the lower left hand corner “RFP for the Clark County Accounting and Payroll System”. The name and address of the person or company submitting the proposal shall also appear on the outside of the envelope.

 The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any defect in a proposal that does not materially alter the proposal.

 Please note the County is exempt from all Federal, State, and Local Sales and/or Excise Taxes.

 Attention to all persons or companies submitting proposals is called to the following requirements: compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity policies; signing of Non-Collusion Affidavit, Personal Property Tax Statement, Non- Discrimination Form, and Affidavit in Compliance with Section 3517.13 of the Ohio Revised Code, and their return with the proposal.  The person or company submitting the proposal that is accepted must also submit a performance bond and meet the County’s insurance requirements (requirements are included in the request for proposals documents).

 The proposal shall be accompanied by a bond or certified check, cashier’s check, or money order on a solvent bank or savings and loan association.  Proposal security furnished in bond form shall be in the full amount of the bid, which shall be issued by a surety company or corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety.  Proposal security in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or money order shall be in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the proposal cost, made payable to the Board of Clark County Commissioners.  Failure to submit a proper Proposal Guaranty will automatically invalidate the bid.

You may view this notice on the Board of Clark County Commissioners web site by going to and clicking on the Notices/Hearings link or you may enter   This notice will also be posted on the State of Ohio Public Notice Website.  You can view it by visiting

By order of the Board of County Commissioners, Clark County, Ohio

Megan Lokai, Clerk

News-Sun: July 18, 2013