Avon, Avon Lake: Your 2013 Tax Bill Breakdown

Taxes are going up. An interactive Plain Dealer chart details each levy ite

How much are you paying in taxes this year? An interactive chart by The Plain Dealer breaks down the number of levies in each town in Greater Cleveland and how much each levy is costing a property owner, per $100,000 home valuation.

Both Avon and Avon Lake will see higher tax bills this year in part due to levies passed in 2012.


Avon property owners will see an increase in this year’s tax bills. According to a comprehensive study by The Plain Dealer published Jan. 22, Avon’s tax bills have seen an increase in the past four years from $1,700 per year (2009 rate for 2010 bills) per $100,000 home valuation to $2,000 per year per $100,000 valuation (2012 rate for 2013 bills.

That number breaks down to 13 levies that support Avon Local School District for $1,285 per $100,000 home valuation. Although the Avon School district approved a $32 million bond issue actual taxes will not increase as a result. Eight city levies total $219 per $100,000 home valuation.

Click here to see The Plain Dealer’s breakdown of Avon's property taxes.           

Avon Lake

Avon Lake property owners will see an increase in this year in their tax bills. According to a comprehensive study by The Plain Dealer published Jan. 22, Avon Lake taxes have increased from $1,822 per $100,000 home valuation (2009 rate for 2010 bills) to $1,992 (2012 rate for 2013 bills).

The bulk of taxes collected, $1,204 (per collection on $100,000) is distributed to the school district.

That breaks down to 13 separate school levies, some dating back to 1999, including a $41.8 million bond issue (currently 3.37 mills). Taxpayers are also paying on six Avon Lake city levies that total $238, 13 separate Lorain County issues, two Lorain County JVS.

This year, collection will begin on an ambulance and E.M.S. levy approved in November that will collect $61 per $100,000 home valuation. 

Both cities are paying $394 for 13 Lorain County levies.

Click here to see The Plain Dealer’s Avon Lake’s tax breakdown.          

Check back later as Avon-Avon Lake Patch details levy expiration dates for both cities.  

David Dibbell January 25, 2013 at 06:22 PM
We're way past having kids in school and we have no grandchildren in Avon Lake schools, but we are prepared to help educate the children in our community as the community helped educate ours when they were in school. The "3r's" are, of course, basic but team sports and the arts are great teaching instruments as well. Appreciation of the arts is in large part what separates us from the animal kingdom!
Staci Starr January 27, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Educating a child in a public school doesn't happen by one families contribution. The public school system works for all children. It's not selfish, self-centered, or judgemental. It happens if, and only if, a community loves, supports, and stands behind, THEIR children. This May's levy has nothing to do with a one family. It has everything to do with our family as a community. When children need support, I'll always show up!
Joe Black January 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Joe Black Really Staci? You will always support a levy/bond. Is there some limit? So the school wants more money, then that's always a good thing. Look I have voted both for and against school bonds and levies. I try to look at the situation. When the school board reads a post like yours they figure they have Staci and thousands like her. Then the school diet. gets fat and waste is everywhere. Money = freedom. The more of your money the government takes the less freedom you have. I believe in supporting the local school district but at the end of the day they are not my children. The way you talk sounds a lot like Hillary's "It Takes a Village".
Cheryl Lister January 28, 2013 at 02:20 PM
To educate some other guys kids..Really Joe? Some other guy educated your kids! I spent 32 years teaching in the district. Did I always agree with the way the money was spent? Probably not always, but I would never think of voting against a bond/levy. I put my trust in the school board and teaching staff to provide the best education for each and every student in the system. If you believe you can do it better, perhaps you should meet with the board/ superintendant and discuss your ideas.
Joe Black February 03, 2013 at 04:25 AM
Joe Black Wrong Cheryl. I like so many others in this town went outside the dist. for education. We actually paid twice. You would never think about voting against a bond/levy? 10,15,25 mil. come on Cheryl there must be some limit! Maybe not.


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