Contact Information

Defiance County Auditor
500 Second Street, Suite 301
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Marlene J. Goodwin, Auditor

Office Directory

Accounting (419) 782-5311
Board of Revision (419) 784-3111
CAUV (419) 784-3111
Licenses (419) 782-1926
Estate Tax (419) 782-1926
Homesteads (419) 782-1926
Manufactured Homes (419) 782-1926
Map Room (419) 784-3111
Personal Property (419) 782-1926
Real Estate (419) 784-3111

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Land Use Codes

RESIDENTIAL

500 Vacant platted lot
501 Vacant land 0-9.999 AC
502 Vacant land 10-19.999 AC
503 Vacant land 20-29.999 AC
510 Single family dwelling
511 Land with single family 0-9.999 AC
512 Land with single family 10-19.999 AC
513 Land with single family 20-29.999 AC
520 Two family dwelling
530 Three family dwelling
550 Condominium residential unit
560 Mobile Home on R.E.
569 Mobile Home on P.P.
599 Residential land with outbuildings

AGRICULTURE

100 Agricultural vacant land (Not on CAUV)
101 Agricultural land with house and building (Not on CAUV)
110 Agricultural vacant land (on CAUV)
111 Agricultural land with house and building (on CAUV)
160 Mobile Home on Real Estate (Not on CAUV)
161 Mobile Home on Real Estate (on CAUV)
168 Mobile Home on Personal Property (on CAUV)
169 Mobile Home on Personal Property (Not on CAUV)
190 Agricultural land with outbuildings (Not on CAUV)
199 Agricultural land with outbuildings (on CAUV)

MINERALS

210 Coal lands - surface and rights
220 Coal rights - working interest
230 Coal rights - separate royalty interest
240 Oil & gas rights - working interest
250 Oil & gas rights - separate royalty interest
260 other minerals

INDUSTRIAL

300 Industrial - vacant land
310 Food and drink processing plants and storage
320 Foundries and heavy manufacturing plants
330 Manufacturing and assembly, medium
340 Manufacturing and assembly, light
350 Industrial warehouses
360 Industrial truck terminals
370 Small shops (machine, tool & die, etc.)
380 Mines and quarries
390 Grain elevators
399 Other industrial structures

OTHER

700 Community urban redevelopment corporation tax abatements
710 Community reinvestment are tax abatements
720 Municipal improvement tax abatements
730 Municipal urban redevelopment tax abatements
740 Other tax abatements

EXEMPT

600 Exempt property owned by United States of America
610 Exempt property owned by state of Ohio
620 Exempt property owned by counties
630 Exempt property owned by townships
640 Exempt property owned by municipalities
645 Exempt property owned by or acquired by
metropolitan housing authorities
650 Exempt property owned by board of education
660 Exempt property owned by park districts (public)
670 Exempt property owned by colleges, academies (private)
680 Charitable exemptions - hospitals - homes for aged, etc.
685 Churches, etc., public worship
690 Graveyards, monuments, and cemeteries

UTILITY & RAILROADS

800 Agricultural land and improvements owned by a public
utility other than a railroad
810 Mineral land and improvements owned by a public utility
other than a railroad
489 Industrial land and improvements owned by a public
utility other than a railroad
489 Commercial land and improvements (including all residential
property) owned by a public utility other than a railroad
840 Railroad real property used in operations
850 Railroad real property not used in operations
860 Railroad personal property used in operations
861 Railroad personal property used in operations
870 Railroad personal property not used in operations
871 Railroad personal property not used in operations
880 Public Utility personal property other than railroads
881 Public Utility personal property other than railroads

COMMERCIAL

400 Commercial - vacant land
401 Apartments - 4 to 19 rental units
402 Apartments - 20 to 39 rental units
403 Apartments - 40 or more rental units
410 Motels and tourist cabins
411 Hotels
412 Nursing homes and private hospitals
415 Trailer or mobile home park
416 Commercial camp grounds
419 Other commercial housing
420 Small (under 10,000 sq. ft.) detached retail stores
421 Supermarkets
422 Discount stores and junior department stores
424 Full line department stores
425 Neighborhood shopping center
426 Community shopping center
427 Regional shopping center
429 Other retail structures
430 Restaurant, cafeteria and/or bar
435 Drive-in restaurant or food service facility
439 Other food service structures
440 Dry cleaning plants and laundries
441 Funeral homes
442 Medical clinics and offices
444 Full service banks
445 Savings and loans
447 Office buildings - 1 and 2 stories
448 Office buildings - 3 or more stories - walk up
449 Office buildings - 3 or more stories - elevator
450 Condominium office units
452 Automotive service station
453 Car washes
454 Automobile car sales and services
455 Commercial garages
456 Parking garage, structures and lots
460 Theaters
461 Drive-in theaters
462 Golf driving ranges and miniature golf courses
463 Golf courses
464 Bowling alleys
465 Lodge halls and amusement parks
480 Commercial warehouses
482 Commercial truck terminals
490 Marine service facilities
496 Marina (small boat)
499 Other commercial structures
489 See Utilities

Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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