How are property taxes collected?

In Cuyahoga County, the County Fiscal Officer and Treasurer are responsible for determining property value, maintaining all property records, billing and collecting property taxes. Property taxes are billed by the County semi-annually and are normally due in January and July. Property taxes are billed in the year following the tax year upon which the bill is based. 

Property located in the City of Shaker Heights is taxed by the Shaker Heights School District, the Shaker Heights Public Library, Cuyahoga County and the City. Each of these separate entities sets its own tax rate. The tax rate that appears on the tax bill is the combined tax rate of all four. Property taxes paid by a Shaker Heights homeowner are distributed as follows:

  • 73% - Shaker Heights School District
  • 15% - Cuyahoga County
  • 8% - City of Shaker Heights
  • 4% - Shaker Heights Public Library

For more information about a specific property, visit For additional information, visit the County's website at


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1. Are the City's annual budgets and financial reports available to the public?
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3. What is the Shaker Heights City income tax?
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