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Wayne County

Jarra L. Underwood

Wayne County Auditor
Auditor Portrait
Address: 428 West Liberty Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Phone: (330) 287-5430
Fax: (330) 287-5436
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-4:30PM
Auditor Email:
Treasurer Email:

During these uncertain times, the Wayne County Auditor’s Office will continue to operate all of its essential functions during normal business hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Please see the links below for specific instructions on changes we have made to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The safety and well-being of the public, as well as that of our employees, remains our top priority. We recommend you take advantage of all of the tools (drop-off boxes, web access) available through this Office.

I am confident in my team members’ ability to adapt to these extraordinary times as we continue to deliver the level of service you deserve. We will continue to take proactive, educated actions with the needs, health and safety of our customers, employees and communities at the forefront of every decision we make.

***Drop boxes will be checked daily at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:15 PM and 3:00 PM.

  • Real Estate Transfers
  • Deed Drop Form
  • Mobile Home Transfers
  • Dog Licenses
  • Vendor Licenses
  • BMV License Agency Closure Information
  • BMV License Agency Press Release 4-7-20
  • BMV License Agency Re-open Press Release 5-22-20

  • Check back often as these links will be updated as new information becomes available.

  • Interactive map of local restaurants, retail stores, and accommodations Local business organizations are working to keep this map current. Due to rapidly changing information, please check the business website or Facebook page before visiting.
  • Wayne County residents with questions about COVID-19 can call the United Way's WHIRE line at 330-263-6363.
  • Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 information
  • Wayne County Health Department

  • Notices
  • The Wayne County Auditor's Office is accepting employment applications. Click the Employment link to the left for details.
  • ALERT: Auditor Underwood urges dog owners to be cautious when purchasing dog licenses on line. No outside vendors legally sell dog licenses in Wayne County. We have had reports of an online vendor fraudulently selling licenses to unsuspecting dog owners. Click here for a statement regarding this scam.
  • ALERT: We have had reports of recorded deed notices being received by property owners in the county. These notices offer a copy of your deed and property assessment information for a "document fee". These notices are not affiliated with our office and this information can be obtained from the Auditor's and Recorder's Offices for a minimal fee (or often, free of charge). Click here for an example of these notices.
  • For updated information on United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties WHIRE service, access the Community Resources link on the left.
  • We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Ohio Treasurer of State's Ohio Checkbook project. The Ohio Checkbook provides transparency into government spending. Expenditures from the 2nd quarter of 2019 have recently been added to our dataset. You can access our Ohio Checkbook site here.

  • ALERT: Some potentially fraudulent tax value notices have been mailed to Wayne County property owners, claiming their properties are over valued. These companies claim to be accredited through the BBB. If you are in doubt, please contact the BBB, or the Wayne County Auditor's Office, to confirm the validity of any such notices. Please note that there is NO FEE for filing an appeal with the Auditor's Office.
  • 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (Click to download)
  • Vendors: Fillable W-9 form (Click to download)
  • Fourth quarter 2019 financial reports are now available on the Budgetary Accounting link to the left.
  • 2020 Dog Licenses went on sale December 1st. Applications were mailed the last week of November. Dog License Satellite Offices (Click to download)
  • Compare 2018 tax rates with 2019 tax rates.
  • Contact Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District at 866-755-6923.
  • Visit the Tax tab for your property to view proposed levies and estimated additional tax amounts.
  • Pay Taxes Online
  • Note: It is the policy of the Wayne County Auditor, Map and Recorder offices NOT to accept deeds by mail.
  • To begin using the system, click on the Searches link above, or simply use the QuickSearch feature at the top of the page. First time users can access the Online Auditor Help at any time by clicking the Help link above. Before using AccuGlobe Internet Edition, please review our browser compatibility information in the help pages.

    Additional resources:
    Links to Chippewa Creek and Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Districts:
    Links to Cities and Villages:
    Links to surrounding county Auditor websites:
    The CAMA data presented on this website is current as of 6/6/2019 4:17:10 AM.