Property Tax Rates In Twinsburg To Increase By 10 Percent

Find out what your new property tax rate is by searching in a database produced by the Plain Dealer.

Property tax rates in Twinsburg will increase substantially in 2013, according to a database produced in the Plain Dealer.

The tax rates that property owners pay to fund various governments from the schools to the library system will increase more than 9 percent, according to the newspaper's data.

According to the Plain Dealer, Twinsburg homeowners will pay $1,832 per $100,000 of home value in their 2013 tax bills, up from $1,674 per $100,000 last year.

The general trend has been higher and higher taxes each year for Twinsburg property owners. Three years ago, homeowners were paying $1,597 per $100,000.

These property taxes are used to fund a variety of governmental functions, including the schools, county government, city government and others.

Here's a complete breakdown from the Plain Dealer's coverage:

Government Tax Per $100,000 Approx. Percentage Twinsburg Schools $1,260 69% Summit County $387 21% City of Twinsburg
$67 4% Cuyahoga Valley JVSD
$61 3% Twinsburg Library District
$58 3% TOTAL $1,832 100%

Visit the Plain Dealer to search the database for tax info on any community in Northeast Ohio. The newspaper also has a detailed breakdown, which breaks down where your tax money is spent in even greater detail.

Dave January 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Before people start an outrage over this increase, the residents have no one to blame for this other than themselves. We have all voted to renew/add property tax levies over the years. We will have an opportunity to vote on a new school levy this May. The school board will tell you it is not a new levy or any new money. That is not 100% true because if this levy is passed it will be a permanent levy and not have to be renewed every 5 years as the current levy does. Twinsburg residents will also have an opportunity to vote later this year on deciding to continue or repeal the 1/4% income tax increase passed four years ago. Based on revenues the city is collecting and the amount of spending going on, I hope the residents realize that this additional tax is no longer needed and will vote to repeal this 1/4% tax. So before anyone complains about additional taxes, we need to look in the mirror and see where the blame lies. This is not like the federal or state governments that can pass tax increases. We as residents have voted for this. And if you do not like that they were proposed and had to be voted on, then you need to find out about the positions that your candidates for council or school board take on finances and vote in/vote out whose position's you support.
Carl S January 23, 2013 at 12:53 PM
You are 100% right Dave. I fear our older residents are soon going to be "outpriced",if thats a word:-). I had heard the words,fixed income, but never gave it a second thought until I unexpectedly became one due to illness.
nevAuMind January 23, 2013 at 04:46 PM
So Dave should we vote Against the next school levy?
nevAuMind January 23, 2013 at 04:55 PM
I also think Twinsburg should hit up the " residents" who live in the Apartments or Housing projects ( everyone knows where those are ) if they want to live in this fine community. Seems all that those who live in those buildings do is bring crime to the area and that would be one way to keep them out . Charge them to live here. I don't mind paying more taxes for the children of Twinsburg as long as they are actually children of Twinsburg. I have had it with trashy people moving into our community to give their kids a better education . If those kids really wanted to learn they could do it in any school all they need to do is pay attention. Again, make them pay !!
Nassman January 23, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Although we can argue about the need to continue the 1/4% income tax increase, it has no effect on the property tax rate talked about in the article. Also, the income tax increase only applies to people who work in the city and has little negative effect on residents because of reciprocity and the fact that more than likely the city that they do work in has a tax rate equal to or greater than Twinsburg's.
baabaabooie January 23, 2013 at 06:49 PM
10%.....Hope everyone is getting a 10% raise. Funny how inflation is only 3% but government needs 10%. Must be nice to guilt parents into funding over generous teaching pensions and benifits and then claiming it will "help the children"
Nassman January 23, 2013 at 07:42 PM
I am a firm believer in supporting the schools however I do feel that the BOE and the Administration need to start being honest with the tax payers. Did you get your property tax bill in the mail last week and notice that it is much higher? That is because the NEW levy we passed was RETROACTIVE to the first of the year even though it only passed in November. Did anyone hear about this before hand? Now, they want to make a levy renewal into a permanent tax stripping the voters of the ability to discontinue the tax in the future if WE deem it unnecessary. They are trying to slide this permanent tax through in May so that if we catch on on vote it down they will try again in November. Let's call their bluff and demand honesty from them! If you hear them saying that it's for the children and do not hear the word "permanent" call them out on it. Like many in Twinsburg I have no problem supporting our schools but really hate being lied to be the overt omission of facts.
Dave January 24, 2013 at 02:30 AM
Yes, vote against the levy because you will never get to vote on it again!
Dave January 24, 2013 at 02:32 AM
I know the 1/4% income tax is separate from the school levy tax, I just wanted to let people know there will be an opportunity to get some tax relief on another front later this year.
Reminderville January 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Hi, I live in the nicest apartments in Twinsburg and I can say that it is not cheap. I'm not sure about the ghetto ones but I know there is a bad area up over the hill behind GetGo. As far as myself I am paying the extra because as soon as the levy passed they started charging us for water usage; I already pay a $1000 for a two bedroom. The owners have to pay so it gets passed on to us too. Your post sounds very mean and vendictive towards renters. I probably pay more in rent than you do for your peice of shit house that you can't afford. We all pay one way or another.
Resident January 29, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Reminderville I am with you 100%!!!! NevAuMind what the hell are you talking about???? If you look at all the apartments Pebble Creek, Deer Run, Rolling Meadows, Whitewood Apartment, those area ALL high end apartment buildings. So they are NOT housing!!!! The only place is the one by GetGo. Do your research and homework first before you write posts that you have no clue what you are talking about. Maybe you were one of those kids that didnt pay attention in school.
77buttons February 28, 2013 at 05:36 PM
You will not ever see or hear the word "permanent" connected to this levy. Ballot language states it is a renewal levy for a continuing period of time. Which means it won't be presented for a vote again. BOE has until March 15 to decide if this renewal levy vote will be in May or November and whether it will be a renewal for a continuing period or a renewal for five years.


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