Property Taxes

All Real Property taxes are based on the assessed or taxable value of land and buildings. The taxable value is 35% of market value. Cuyahoga County sends out a property tax bill semi- annually, the first one in December and the second in June each year. 
The current effective tax rate (millage) in Pepper Pike-Orange is 79.26 mills or $79.26 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation for tax year 2012 paid in 2013.
 This tax is distributed as follows:

    Orange Schools -    49.01 mills (60.94%)

    Cuyahoga County - 13.22 mills (17.08%)

    Pepper Pike City -    9.46 mills  (12.21%)

    Cuyahoga Library -   2.50 mills (3.23%) 

    Cuyhaoga Community College - 3.10 mills (4.0%)

    Metro Parks - 1.85 mills (2.39%)

   Port Authority - .12 mills (.15%)

City of Pepper Pike Property Tax Distributions - the Real Estate Tax Rates for the Pepper Pike/Orange School District are as follows:
EntityPercentageEffective Millage
Schools 60.94 47.20
County 17.08 13.22
City 12.21 9.46
Library 3.23 2.5
Cuy. Comm. College 4.0 3.10
Metro Parks 2.39 1.85
Port Authority .15 .12
  100.00000 77.45

Additional factors affecting your tax bill:
Special Assessments - charges by your city or county to cover the cost of improvements or services.

Homestead Exemption - Starting July 2, 2007, the Homestead Exemption is now available to all Ohio homeowners, regardless of income, who are either age 65 or older or permanently and totally disabled. These changes are the result of House Bill 119, which was signed into law by Gov. Ted Strickland on June 30, 2007.

Previously, eligibility for the Homestead Exemption was restricted through income tests that disqualified most senior citizens. For example, during the 2006 tax year, any senior citizen or disabled Ohioans with household income of more than $26,200 per year could not qualify for the savings.

Another important change: All households who qualify for the Homestead Exemption will now receive a flat $25,000 property tax exemption on the market value of their home. Previously, benefits were tiered according to homeowners’ income and usually not as valuable.

Because of these changes, the number of households eligible for the Homestead Exemption is expected to grow from 220,000 to an estimated 750,000. The average size of tax relief available to qualifying homeowners is expected to grow by about 25 percent per household.