Second-Half 2012 Real Estate Collection Due to the Treasurer
The Franklin County Treasurer's office mailed out second half property tax bills on May 23, 2013. The deadline to pay is June 20, 2013. Tax bill information will be available on our website parcel search application to view and print.
Previously, our website only offered one view of the property information. Now there are six different views, including property details, account balance, valuation, payments, distribution and special assessment.
Franklin County to host NACo's Large Urban County Caucus
Leaders from the nation's largest counties will meet this week in Franklin County to explore innovations in economic and workforce development, education and human services delivery, and fighting poverty in urban communities during the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2013 Large Urban County Caucus Annual Meeting, June 19-21, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel.
Clerk of Courts eFiling for Media Guide
from Clerk of Courts
You want to be in the know, know what to do, and learn how to e-File your required Permission Entries and Orders in the Court of Common Pleas, Franklin County, Ohio. A customized, illustrated Media guide, produced by the Clerk of Courts' in-house communications and operations teams, is now available for you.
This comprehensive guide is hosted on the Clerk's site. Click on the "e-Filing" prompt.
Learn how to quickly e-File your requests BEFORE you come to the Courthouse.
This Media guide will help you meet the requirements of e-Filing your Permission Entries and Orders, and also help you transition into the e-Filing community of all e-users.
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July 02 - Public Hearing on 2014 Tax Budget - 9:00am 373 S. High Street, 26th Floor
There's always something going on at Veterans Memorial. Check out their upcoming events! Your Entertainment and Events Complex!
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- County Engineer's Construction Projects
- Court of Appeals Docket
- Foreclosure Assistance
- Guidelines for Reporting Child Abuse
- Ohio Benefit Bank Online
- Safe Havens for Infants
- Self-Guided Tour of Art at the Courthouse
- Senior Options Program
- Social Networking Links
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the 2014 Franklin County Tax Budget. This hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 9:00 am in the Commissioners' Hearing Room, 373 South High Street, 26th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Shannon Cross, Clerk of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, at 614-525-5387.
What could be better than a day on the golf course, especially a great course like Tartan Fields, with the added benefit of doing it all for a great cause? If that sounds like fun to you, then join a fun group of folks on June 25th, 2013 for the Second Annual "FORE! The Child Classic," to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Franklin County. The winning foursome will take home a Team Entry to the Central Ohio NFL Alumni Golf Tournament, a prize worth $5000. Entry is limited to the first 24 foursomes, so hurry and enter now! Full details and registration forms are available here. You may also contact CASA by phone at (614) 525-7450. CASA's mission is to provide a powerful and consistent voice in court for the innocent child victims of abuse and neglect.
Community mural projects have a proven record of strengthening community connections. This year, ADAMH, in collaboration with Community for New Direction (CND) and ALTernative, will work to provide a community mural at CND's east location situated on 993 East Main Street, Columbus 43205.
Franklin County Commissioners have approved $1.7 million for summer camp opportunities for local youth. For the first time ever, camp vendors were required to integrate math and reading enrichment activities aimed at mitigating summer learning loss in addition to offering fun, active camp experiences.
Each year at our annual meeting, the ADAMH Board of Franklin County recognizes members of the community who have been exceptional in helping others find their path to recovery. ADAMH is currently accepting nominations for three award categories. The award categories are:
- Randall M. Dana Award of Excellence
- Barry Mastrine Award
- Art Lynn Consumer & Family Advocate Award
from Metro Parks
Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks will host the 2013 Ohio Prairie Conference in the Nature Center at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park on July 12 and 13, 2013. The 14,000 square-foot nature center features a 50-foot-long Living Stream and many interactive displays. Attendance at the conference will be $35 per person ages 13 and older $25 per person ages 12 and under, and includes conference materials, Friday evening snacks, Saturday morning bagels and donuts and a box lunch for the field trips. To register call (614)508-8111.
On Saturday, June 1, approximately 75 students, family members and teachers attended the Conservation Poster Contest Awards ceremony held at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The ceremony consisted of a presentation introducing Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, the poster contest theme of "Where Does Your Water Shed" and our county-wide winners. Each winning student received a certificate with his or her poster in addition to a mug and key chain with each student's poster on them.
After a dog leaves the shelter, we love to hear stories and see pictures of how they are doing in their new homes. Check out our new "Happy Endings" photo album featuring dogs that have been adopted from the Franklin County Dog Shelter, and see how happy they look now that they have found a forever home. If you have adopted a dog from us and would like to be featured in our album, message us a photo of your dog and tell us how they are doing! Email us: AdoptionFollowups@FranklinCountyOhio.gov
Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo has started a new mediation program to resolve property-value complaints. The program is expected to help cut down on the backlog of property owner complaints currently pending before the County Board of Revision.
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners has released a free Mobile App for iPhone and Android devices that gives residents enhanced access to county government agencies from their smart phones.
The app features an adoptable dog search, county agency directory, commissioners' news and job postings, and business service information, including open bid opportunities and surplus auction items.
from Board of Elections
On May 7th, 2013, the State of Ohio held a Primary Election. The Franklin County Board of Elections has released the official results of this election and made them available on their website.
The County Commissioners and the Columbus Chamber have released the 2013 Retail Report, which details the challenges that retail stores in Franklin County have faced in recent years, and growing signs of recovery in the retail industry. Released at the annual Retail Summit, an event held jointly by the Commissioners and the Chamber, the report details challenges to retailers, such as a rise in online shopping, the decline of the housing market, and expanding home delivery services.
Thanks to a partnership among the Commissioners, the City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC), nearly 1,700 Franklin County youth and young adults age 14-24 will have the opportunity to get real-world job experience to develop the skills, attitudes and commitment necessary to succeed in today's workforce. Whether in or out of school, you can register for this summer jobs program. Applications will open May 1, 2013.
from Office on Aging
The Franklin County Office on Aging, an agency of the Board of Commissioners, has been awarded the Ohio Employer Supported Guard and Reserve's (ESGR) Chairman's Above and Beyond Award, intended to honor outstanding employers who have gone above and beyond the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) for the past year.
Franklin County Recorder Terry J. Brown is now providing a new service to Franklin County's veterans! Veterans who record, or have recorded their discharge documents (DD214 papers) with the Franklin County Recorder's Office can now purchase a new ID card that displays a photo of the veteran, their service dates, and other pertinent information regarding their service to our country.
Veterans can use the new card to show proof of military service in order to gain access to certain veterans benefits, and show proof of qualification for discounts at participating retail establishments and restaurants. The cost of the ID card is $1.00 and arrangements will be made for those veterans who may need financial assistance to purchase an ID card.
Recorder Brown is inviting Franklin County's veterans to come to his office, located in the Franklin County Government Center at 373 S. High St, Columbus, OH 43215, on the 18th floor to both record their discharge documents for safekeeping, and purchase a new ID card. For additional information about this exciting program, please click here!
from Public Health
Franklin County Public Health will be at the Winsor Park, 4330 Dudley Avenue in Grove City on Friday, June 21st, to make life a little safer for your four-legged family members. FCPH will offer rabies immunizations, dog licenses, and micro chipping from 1-3PM. Full details are available on the Public Health web site.
The GreenSpot Rain Barrel program has launched for its third season, running from April 1st through October 31st, with the ambition of encouraging residents to "go beyond rain barrels."
Developed by the City of Columbus and Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District in 2011, the GreenSpot Rain Barrel Program has grown to include multiple communities and has reached over 2,000 participants in Franklin County.
from Metro Parks
Scioto Audubon Metro Park will stay open till midnight on the second and final Fridays of every month through October. Climbers must bring their own equipment to use the climbing wall. On these same Fridays, the dog park will also remain open till midnight, and you'll be able to enjoy late-night fishing from the dock on the Scioto River.
from Children Services
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both children who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems as a result. See more.
from Soil & Water
Before deciding to use any pesticide on your property, do a quick accounting of what you want from your yard and the possible environmental impacts. Do you want golf-course quality turf grass and a garden suitable for a glossy magazine? Or are you willing to put up with some imperfections to minimize the effects of some pesticides on pollinators, including native bees and butterfly caterpillars? Also, think about cultural practices that can minimize the need for pesticide use. For instance, according to OSU Extension Ohioline, "The most important practices to reduce insect pests in lawns are proper turfgrass species and cultivar selection, thatch management, proper mowing and irrigation."
For more information, call the Franklin County Master Gardener's Garden Information Line at 688-GROW or go online to these OSU Extension articles: IPM for the Home Vegetable Garden and Managing Lawn Pests.