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Cleveland Heights Property Taxes Rise in 2013

Here are the numbers that make up your property tax bill this year

Cleveland Heights property taxes will rise by 3 mills this year, according to data provided by The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com.

Homeowners will pay $3,415 for every $100,000 in home value this year, up from $3,321 last year, according to the database.

Overall millage stands at 111.5 this year, compared to 108.46 in 2012.

The top rates in the state belonged to two neighboring areas — the Shaker Square portion of Cleveland in the Shaker Heights School District and the City of Shaker Heights. Cleveland Heights' rate might have been higher if the school board would have approved the master facilities bond issue last year. The issue included a 5.9-mill levy and an estimated $15 additional dollars per $100,000 of valuation.

At 74.3 mills, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights district, by far, gets the largest share of property taxes in the city, costing $2,276 per $100,000 valuation.

The county gets the next-highest amount, or $405. The city collects 13 mills, which translates to $398 per $100,000.

For a more detailed look at Cleveland Heights' tax situation, click here to see the Cleveland.com database.

Garry Kanter January 23, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Good article! I think the 2012 levy would have also required voter approval...
Eric Mack January 23, 2013 at 01:25 PM
I wish the custom would be for property tax to be paid by tenants, as it is in some countries, so they can appreciate how much property tax costs each month: $275 to $400 for many Cleveland Heights homes!
Garry Kanter January 23, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Well, a landlord could itemize that portion of the monthly rent, but the fact is that tenants *are* paying the property taxes. No different than they pay the landlord's mortgage, upkeep, etc... And your $ figures are high for an apartment or rented single family home.
Eric Mack January 23, 2013 at 02:42 PM
My property taxes are $4329.52/year for a ~2,400 sq. ft. home in Cleveland Hts. You do the math. Some homes, closer to University Circle, are worth a lot more and a few are almost certainly rented out to visiting doctors or professors. My point is that a tenant might think twice before voting for a school levy if he/she saw how much it costs.
Garry Kanter January 23, 2013 at 02:43 PM
I don't disagree at all. I'm saying that's not the level of home that is commonly rented. Peace.
Lol McIntosh January 29, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Yes, when I started organizing all my tax info I was floored by my taxes. Makes me think seriously about moving to another city as it is like paying on another loan!

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