Fairfield County Auditor
2025 Reappraisal

The Tax Commissioner for the State of Ohio has ordered a reappraisal of all real property located within Fairfield County.  This reappraisal is to be completed for the tax lien date of January 1, 2025. To implement the order of the Tax Commissioner, the Fairfield County Auditor is accepting proposals (from qualified firms authorized by the Tax Commissioner) to conduct a reappraisal.  The Request for Proposals, which contains terms and conditions relevant to the project, are available at the following contact below, beginning February 9, 2023:
  • Copies of the Request for Proposals may also be picked up, beginning February 9, 2023, between 8 am and 4 pm at the County Auditor’s Real Estate Offices, 108 N. High St., Lancaster, OH.
  • Proposals will be accepted until 10 am on Monday, March 20, 2023.  Proposals will be opened at the County Auditor’s Real Estate Offices, 108 N. High St., Lancaster, OH, in conference room 202, on Monday, March 20, 2023, at 10:15 am.
  • If you have any questions, please call the Fairfield County Auditor’s Office at 740-652-7030, and request to speak with David Burgei, REA Director.



Carri L. Brown, PhD, MBA, CGFM

County Auditor

revised 03.02.23
The Request for Proposal requires a performance bond as outlined within Section 2.2.  The County is maintaining the requirement for a performance bond. 

Over the past 3 years, the County has averaged 2,100 New Construction parcels per year.

The Offer shall highlight within their proposal the variables they plan to use for completing a neighborhood analysis.  Items typically associated with this analysis are represented within section 13.1.

The word “footprint” can be removed from Section 15.2, this was a typo within the RFP.  The wording should say, “ . . . the Offeror shall be responsible for applying an accurate land breakdown for all commercial, . . .”
This section refers to the variance within land uses in agricultural properties. Additional consideration may be given to items such as topography, drainage, etc.  This is not intended to replicate the State of Ohio’s CAUV formulas for productivity; rather it is to demonstrate productivity of land is a consideration of market value.
No, the County is not looking to receive individual parcel or economic unit worksheets.  The County is looking to receive a guide or worksheet that shows the Offeror’s  process for determining typical types of depreciation, such as physical, functional, and economic depreciation. This guide or worksheet will help to ensure uniformity.
The County has not indicated a preference. The County will evaluate each method proposed.
The county expects a one hundred percent (100%) review of the preliminary estimates of value prepared for each parcel of property.  The offeror shall prepare a proposal to meet Department of Taxation standards, and using technology is acceptable.  The offeror shall demonstrate what the offeror believes to be of the highest quality in using technology and field visits, as well as any combination of methods.
Yes, the county centerline (roads) and other GIS features in shapefile format can be found on the County Auditor’s Office: GIS Data Downloads page:  https://www.co.fairfield.oh.us/gis/