Ohio Revised Code Section 323.31 outlines provisions for a Delinquent Tax Contract which may be established by the Clermont County Treasurer enabling a taxpayer to make scheduled delinquent installments on real property tax.
A Delinquent Tax Contract is initiated when the owner of the property comes into the Clermont County Treasurer’s office, signs the contract and pays the first delinquent installment and any current tax that may be due. The Delinquent Tax Contract permits a minimum of two years to pay off the prior delinquency. As a courtesy, coupons are provided to make the scheduled monthly delinquent installments. Payments for delinquent installments may be made at any time during the same month they are due; however, the delinquent installment must be received or postmarked on or before the last day of the same month.
As long as the Delinquent Tax Contract remains valid, all interest and penalty charges are not applied to the account. If the Delinquent Tax Contract is voided, previously accrued interest charges will be immediately applied to the account. Voiding a Delinquent Tax Contract may subject the property to foreclosure proceedings.
Payment of the delinquent installments may be made with cash, a personal check, money order or cashier’s check and must be made out for the exact amount of the delinquent installment(s). The canceled check will be your receipt.
Please contact the Clermont County Treasurer’s Office at 513-732-7715 for additional information.