Officials recently launched a digital levy calculator, automatically tallying how much homeowners in Erie County will pay if certain levies in their voting district are approved.
No matter the house’s value, any area homeowner or property owner can accurately see how much they’ll pay in taxes.
The Erie County auditor’s website can now inform people how much they’ll pay in taxes if certain levies in their voting district are approved:
To view the information:
1. Log onto erie.iviewauditor.com .
2. Look at the page’s top right corner. In the box underneath “QuickSearch” type a name or address. Click “submit.”
3. Find the parcel or property best matching your search. Click the parcel number.
4. Find the “tax tab” at the top of the screen, just underneath “Data for Parcel.”
5. Underneath “Tax Data,” scroll your mouse cursor onto “Click here for Levy Calculator.” Click it.
6. A popup window will appear, informing you of how much you’ll pay in taxes if any type of levy or money issue is approved.
7. Just under the levy calculator is the tax distribution. This feature can show you a breakdown of how your taxes are divvied up among local government agencies.
“We are basically telling people, if you were to vote ‘yes’ or if a specific levy were to pass, this is how it could affect you as a property owner,” said Mark Wroblewski, Erie County’s geographic information systems coordinator. The calculator’s perfect for Tuesday’s election.
For instance, homeowners in:
• Sandusky can see how much they’ll pay in taxes if the Erie County Health Department’s renewal levy — keeping the same tax rate for an extended amount of time— is approved.
• Perkins Township can see how much they’ll pay in taxes if Perkins Schools’ additional levy and EHOVE Career Center’s replacement levy — both seeking new tax money — along with the health department’s issue are approved.
• Huron can see how much they’ll pay in taxes if Huron Schools renewal levy along with EHOVE’s and the health department’s issues are approved.
“Anytime the taxpayer faces an issue, they need to be informed and need to be given the facts,” Erie County auditor Rick Jeffrey said. “There is no emotion involved here. This is what it is, it’s specific to the property and it’s here to inform voters.”