Community Resources

United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties' WHIRE service

WHIRE– Wayne Holmes Information Referral Exchange is a community resource line. Residents of either Holmes or Wayne County can dial (330) 263-6363 to find assistance or information. Calls will be answered by a live person M-F between 8am – 5pm and messages answered within 48 hours. You can also search online for assistance by clicking on this link.

If you are in crisis and need immediate crisis intervention, please call the 24 hour crisis hotline at (330) 264-9029.

Other Community Resources


Commercial Device Weights

Due to changes in the operation of the State of Ohio Weights and Measures programs, many of the above devices have not been tested to prove that they are both accurate and correct. These devices are extremely important to businesses, as they are used to determine weight, measure, or count for the purpose of placing a value on their commodities.

Many of our businesses in the county have a contract or agreement with a service company to inspect and maintain their devices at regular intervals to ensure that they are in proper working condition. Weights and Measures commend them for doing this, and strongly encourage them to continue this practice. If your business does not currently have a contract with a service company, I am asking you to consider doing so. Please see details on the above link.

Conveyance Fee Notice

The Ohio Revised Code 319.54(G)(3)(a) reference to Federal Instrumentalities, which are exempt from Real Property Conveyance Fees, does not apply to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The Auditor's Office does require appropriate conveyance fees for these conveyances.

Muskingum Watershed - Updated appraisal record

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) has completed an update to its land parcel information system (Subsequent Appraisal Record) as required by law. Legal notices were published January 28, 2011 in the daily newspapers across the MWCD region.

If your parcel number was listed, and you have questions, you may contract the Wayne County Clerk of Courts office where a copy of the Subsequent Appraisal Record has been placed on file. Or you may contact the MWCD office toll-free at 866-755-6923.

Tax Levy Notice

For details on how the Cost of Levies are Calculated please view the above link.


County Employment Application (Click here)

NOTICE: The Wayne County Auditor's Office does not currently have any open positions.

Estate Tax

The Ohio Estate Tax was repealed effective January 1, 2013.  There will be no estate tax on estates of individuals with a date of death on or after January 1, 2013.  This legislative change occurred with the passage of the 2012-2013 Budget Bill, House Bill 153.

For more information click here.

Fraud Reporting

Auditor of State’s System of Reporting Fraud (Click Here To View)

The auditor of state shall establish and maintain a system for the reporting of fraud, including misuse and misappropriation of public money, by any public office or public official. The system shall allow Ohio residents and the employees of any public office to make anonymous complaints through a toll-free telephone number, the auditor of state's web site, or the United States mail to the auditor of state's office. The auditor of state shall review all complaints in a timely manner.

Whistleblower Protection (Click Here To View)

If an employee in the classified or unclassified civil service becomes aware in the course of employment of a violation of state or federal statutes, rules, or regulations or the misuse of public resources, and the employee's supervisor or appointing authority has authority to correct the violation or misuse, the employee may file a written report identifying the violation or misuse with the supervisor or appointing authority. In addition to or instead of filing a written report with the supervisor or appointing authority, the employee may file a written report with the office of internal auditing created under Section 126.45 of the Revised Code.



Interest rates are determined by the Tax Commissioner as required by Ohio Revised Code section 5703.47

For 2019 Calendar Year the general interest rate is five percent (5%), and the interest rate for unpaid or overpaid general business Personal Property and Estate Taxes is two percent (2%).

Interest Rates for previous years

If you have questions regarding these Interest Rates please call the Auditor's Office at 330.287.5430.



The County Auditor is responsible for the production of bi-weekly paychecks and maintaining pay records for all County elected and appointed officials, approximately 900 County employees, as well as the Wayne County election poll workers. The Auditor is also responsible for the preparation and distribution of all payroll deductions which includes all taxes, unions, deferred compensation programs, credit unions, retirement systems, child support, insurance, garnishments and attachments.

IRS Withholding Calculator

For questions regarding your paycheck, deductions, etc. please contact the Payroll Clerk in your Department.