E-Filing with Kofile Technologies Inc.
Guernsey County now has the ability to receive and record documents electronically (e-filing or e-recording) through Kofile Technologies Inc., making the process of document recording faster and more efficient.
Transmitted documents are checked-in by the recorder staff. Documents are then routed electronically and processed by the tax map and real estate office staff. The approved documents will be stamped electronically and forwarded to the recorder’s office for recording. Once a document is recorded, it is available to the public for viewing. Some documents that cannot be e-recorded are: Plats and Military Discharges (DD214).
Documents can be transmitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will be processed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holiday and other office closures). Documents transmitted after 3:00 p.m. or when the offices are closed will be processed the next business day. If a document or conveyance form is rejected the processing time will restart as soon as the corrected conveyance form or document is received.
Welcome to the *NEW* Guernsey County Auditor Website!
Use this website to look up any property to view its tax appraisal and payment history, and you can run reports of recent sales.
Property information may be accessed by using the search bar or SEARCH link on the upper right of the page. You can utilize the INFO section on the upper right to view information on the various services offered by this office and access the numerous forms required. In the TOOLS section, you will find various reports and calculators for your convenience. Finally, you can navigate to our GIS Parcel Viewer by clicking the MAP link on the upper right.
We hope you find this useful, and we encourage you to report any additions or corrections to our office.
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Office Closed Holiday Schedule
Option 1 Real Estate
Option 2 Weights & Measures
Option 3 Licensing
Option 4 Bookkeeping
Option 5 Dial by Name
(740) 439-6265 Real Estate
(740) 439-6219 Licensing
As your County Auditor, I am responsible for a wide variety of duties that affect every resident of the County. Ohio law places more fiscal responsibility upon the County Auditor than upon any other County Official. As the chief disbursing agent, fiscal officer, and tax assessor I faithfully exercise all power and perform all duties vested in or imposed by general law.
As Chief Fiscal Officer, I am responsible for issuing warrants for liabilities incurred by the County, it’s departments and agencies. The auditor’s office is responsible for the preparation of the County payroll, maintaining all financial records and reports, and establishing taxing rates for manufactured homes and real estate. Once collected, tax receipts are distributed to the appropriate city, village, township, fire district, or school district in accordance with the legally adopted rates.
As Tax Assessor, I am responsible for determining the value of all real property in Guernsey County for tax purposes. Every six years the Auditor must conduct a full reappraisal of real property, and every three years, an update of real property values is required. Tax credits are also maintained in my office, including Owner Occupied Credit, Non-Business Credit and the Homestead Exemption. We also are responsible for the valuation of farm land and the administration of the Current Agricultural Use Value program (CAUV).
It is the duty of the Auditor to perform professionally the statutory duties of County Auditor with integrity, independence, and a spirit of innovation. We strive to provide our services with outstanding customer service while providing the public with access to accurate and reliable public information.
- Sealing gas pumps, scales and other measuring devices
- Licensing dogs, vendors, and others
- Calculating taxes and administering assessments
- Administering tax exemptions for senior citizens, the disabled, charities, and churches; etc.
- Budget Commission - Secretary
- Board of Revision - Secretary
- Records Commission - Member
Located in the Appalachian foothills, Guernsey County was founded March 10, 1810 and named for Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel from which many of the county's early settlers emigrated. Guernsey County, was first formed from portions of Muskingum and Belmont counties.
It lost some land area during the formation of Noble. It reached its present boundaries in 1851. After dispute whether the county seat should be established in Cambridge or Washington, it was established in Cambridge after two individuals proposed to donate the land and furnish the public buildings if built in Cambridge.
|Total Area||528 sq. mi.|
|Land Area||522 sq. mi.|
|Water Area||6 sq. mi. (1.10%)|
|Population Density||78 per sq. mi.|
|Total Acreage||338,560 ac|
|Roadway Miles||1,240 miles|
|GIS Home Page||View Parcel Map||View Recent Sales Map||View Floodplain Map|
The Guernsey County Enterprise GIS is a collaboration of personnel and data from the Guernsey County Auditor’s office and the Guernsey County Map Department.
Our goals are to:
Increase efficiencies and effectiveness of spatial data and GIS applications
- Increase the ability of county agencies to meet their business needs.
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- Sneeze guards have been installed on office counters that serve the public.
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