Dear Resident:

As County Auditor, I'm here to safeguard the assets of Geauga County and to help the County continue on the path toward a strong financial future.

It is my job to see that the funds of Geauga County are spent legally and that tax revenues are distributed properly.

This Office keeps the general accounting records; prepares financial reports; prescribe systems for the receipts and disbursements of the County; audits and processes accounting transactions for grants, payroll and invoices; verifies compliance with purchasing laws; performs statutory reviews of records maintained by other officials, and prepares annual estimates of budget revenues.

Ohio law places more responsibility upon the County Auditor than any other County Official. Many of the functions performed by my office are complex and require the skills of trained public servants with many years of experience. I am proud of my employees and of the outstanding job that they do for the people of Geauga County. They do their jobs with pride and care for you, the citizens of Geauga County. The major duties of each department are summarized in their pages accessible throughout this website.

This first quarter of 2018 we are especially busy at your service driven by deadlines for:

  • Taxes are typically billed in January (first half) and June (second half) of each year and are always due on the second Wednesday of February and the second Wednesday of July.
  • Homestead Exemption has a new amount to qualify.
    • Income level must be less than $32,200 (2017 Ohio Adjusted Gross Income).
  • Registration of the County’s dog population renewal (licenses) deadline is January 31st, 2018.
  • Flyover completed, coming Fall 2017 - Click Here for Information
  • The County Reappraisal of properties is near completion and the tentative abstract is due to the State Auditor by June 12th, 2017
  • 2017 Dog License Numbers:
    Total Completed:

Also, my public calendar issues are below:

January, 2018
Purchase existing Dog license tag deadline.
October, 2017
#1 Dog entries are due back to the Auditor's Office.
September, 2017
Start of the #1 Dog Contest.
May, 2017
Auditor Gliha will be hosting a small group of high school students from Laurel school to speak on his role in the county and the current challenges the county faces. This is part of a two-week course the students are participating in focusing on Geauga County.
April, 2017
Auditor Gliha is special guest at the Middlefield Senior Center visiting with the residents and sharing breakfast with them at 9:00 a.m.
February, 2017
Speaking on the State of Geauga at Kent State-Geauga branch.

Please do not hesitate to call or visit us personally at the Court House Annex Building, 231 Main Street, Chardon, Ohio.

Our office is open 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.


Frank J. Gliha

Geauga County Auditor

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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

Geauga County Auditor Frank J. Gliha is a recipient of the “Distinguished County Auditor” award, presented by the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio (CAAO).

Monday, Oct 2, 2017

Frank J. Gliha Announces the Release of 2017 Aerial Images.  These Images will be Available in REALink - the Auditor's GIS Mapping System.  Click Here for Announcement Flyer.

Monday, Oct 2, 2017

Check the Updated Levies That Impact Your Taxes Calculator to see how Proposed Levies on the November 7th 2017 Election will Impact your Property Taxes.

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
Michele Stys, Cleveland Regional Liaison for Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost presents Geauga County Auditor Frank Gliha with the state of Ohio’s top award for having a clean audit of the county’s financials in fiscal year 2016 at the Aug. 31 meeting of the Geauga County Commissioners. Stys said only 5% of government entities in the state receive the award.  Links:  Letter -- Award -- Picture
Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

Auditor Gliha and fellow Auditor’s from Northeast Ohio at the Northeast Auditor’s District meeting in Wayne County.