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Tolling Order Appears to Extend Deadline to File Tax Complaints

04.08.20 written by

The Supreme Court of Ohio’s tolling order appears to permit the continued filing of tax complaints seeking to adjust the valuation of real property. Ohio Revised Code Section 5715.19(A)(1) requires that tax complaints be filed with the county auditor on or before the 31st day of March.

However, as a result of the COVID-19 situation, Ohio passed an emergency bill (HB 197) which may affect this deadline. Per Section 22 of the legislation, all deadlines in the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code (including R.C. 5715.19(A)(1)’s March 31 date) are extended until the COVID-19 emergency is declared over (via the expiration of Executive Order 2020-01D) or on July 30, 2020 — whichever is later. As a result, tax complaints may still be permissible in light of recent events.

If you require any assistance with regards to a tax complaint, please contact Attorneys Matthew R. Hunt ( or Mathew E. Doney (

NOTE: This general summary of the law should not be used to solve individual problems since slight changes in the fact situation may require a material variance in the applicable legal advice.