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Tax Reduction

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Media Release –
January 19, 2024

Contact Judi Boyko, County Administrator, Butler County
(513) 887-3032

BUTLER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REDUCE PROPERTY TAXES FOR 2024

BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO – In order to counter unprecedented inflationary increases in residential property valuation, the Butler County Board of Commissioners voted last November to grant a reduction in property taxes for 2024.

With that action, the Butler County Commissioners waived in 2024 nearly $6.0 million dollars in property taxes collected, directly benefiting the taxpayer. The reduction in property taxes is a result of managing finances, constraining the growth of government and expenses, and collecting greater revenues. The County's financial position is extremely solid and the Board of Commissioners is in a position to extend the benefit to the taxpayers.
Board president Cindy Carpenter acknowledges this reduction in property taxes is a result of the Commissioners’ leadership and the hard work of the elected offices to maintain costs low. “I am pleased to be part of the first Board of Butler County Commissioners to grant reductions in property taxes first for 2022 and now for 2024. Though, there remains extensive work to ensure our most vulnerable residents and children are served and the quality of their lives improved.”
“As the 7th largest county in the State of Ohio, we operate with the State’s lowest sales tax rate at 6.5%; one of only four of the 88 counties at that rate. We hold the line on spending and maintain quality services to taxpayers, and we do it at lower cost than most of our peers,” said Board vice-president Don Dixon. “Our cash balance and reserves are the healthiest they’ve ever been and candidly, the taxpayer should benefit.”
Board member TC Rogers emphasized, “With the County’s strong fiscal management under this Board of Commissioners, Butler County accomplished a credit rating upgrade to Aaa in 2018; achieved a debt free General Fund in 2020; and now, has enough General Fund reserve to operate County government while still reducing a portion of the inside millage to benefit the taxpayer. This is a result of the hard work and cooperation of all our officeholders and employees.”
This year is the second time in three years the Butler County Board of Commissioners reduced property taxes for all property owners. The first was in 2022.


Media Release
- November 27, 2023

Contact Judi Boyko, County Administrator, Butler County
(513) 887-3032

BUTLER COUNTY ANNOUNCES REDUCTION IN PROPERTY TAXES FOR 2024

BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO – The Butler County Board of Commissioners, at its regular meeting on November 
27, initiated the process to grant a reduction in property taxes for 2024.

This reduction in property taxes for 2024 is the second time in three years the Butler County 
Commissioners reduced property taxes for all property owners.  The first was in 2022 where Butler 
County homeowners benefited from a property tax reduction of slightly more than
$76.00 per $100,000 in home value.  The 2024 projected benefit for the 0.44 mill inside millage 
reduction is $40.00 to the average property owner.

Board President TC Rogers emphasized, “With the County’s strong fiscal management under this Board 
of Commissioners, Butler County accomplished a credit rating upgrade to Aaa in 2018; achieved a 
debt free General Fund in 2020; and now, has enough General Fund reserve to operate County 
government while still reducing a portion of the inside millage.  This is a result of the hard work 
and cooperation of all our officeholders and employees.”

Board Vice-President Cindy Carpenter acknowledges this reduction in property taxes is a result of 
the Commissioners’ leadership and the hard work of the elected offices to maintain costs low. “I am 
pleased to be part of the first Board of Butler County Commissioners to grant reductions in 
property taxes first for 2022 and now for 2024.  Though, there remains extensive work to ensure our 
most vulnerable residents and children are served and the quality of their lives improved.”

Over the last several years, as a result of prudently managing finances, constraining the growth of 
government and expenses, and collecting greater revenues, the County's financial position has 
improved dramatically and the Butler County Board of Commissioners is in a position to extend the 
benefit to the taxpayers.

“As the 7th  largest county in the State of Ohio, we operate with the State’s lowest sales tax rate 
at 6.5%; one of only four of the 88 counties at that rate.  We hold the line on spending and 
maintain quality services to taxpayers, and we do it at lower cost than most of our peers,” said 
Board member Don Dixon.  “Our cash balance and reserves are the healthiest they’ve ever been and 
candidly, the taxpayer should benefit.”

Butler County residents will still have a property tax bill in 2024 for the County’s inside 
millage, as this is only a partial reduction.  Other taxing entities will levy and collect their 
statutorily enacted tax levies.  The average estimate in savings is a projection and may fluctuate 
based on the valuation process currently underway with the Butler County Auditor and the State of 
Ohio Tax Commissioner.