Beavercreek City Taxes

Note:   Some of the information on this website was current as of calendar year 2012, but some dates back to 2008 or earlier.  I no longer keep it up to date, but to my knowledge everything written here was accurate and current when I posted it.

The City of Beavercreek collects revenue from property tax levies to fund police, streets, and general city obligations.  City tax levies on residential and agricultural taxpayers currently total 10.94 mills, with each mill equaling about $30.63 in annual taxes for each $100,000 of appraised property value.  (That total millage number and the effective millage spreadsheets below are current as of calendar year 2012 (tax year 2011).

You can look up the current effective tax rates for your property or any other property on the Greene County website.  Click on "Auditor - Real Estate Information," look up the property you want, and click on "Tax Dispersal/Levies."  For more information, contact the Greene County Auditor's Office.

Beavercreek relies exclusively on property taxes to fund city operations, instead of using a combination of property taxes and local income taxes as nearly all surrounding cities do.  Since many Beavercreek residents work in surrounding cities, and many residents of surrounding cities work in Beavercreek, the differing tax procedures create some imbalances.

These city-by-city comparisons, prepared by the City of Fairborn in April 2008, illustrate one effect of those imbalances.  Of 24 area cities and villages, Beavercreek's total property tax rate is the 13th highest, solidly in the middle. But because Beavercreek has no local income tax, Beavercreek's total cost of local government is the lowest of all 24 cities--for taxpayers who both live and work in Beavercreek.  For taxpayers who live in Beavercreek but work in (and therefore pay income tax to) some other city, the total cost is much higher.
Many Beavercreek residents pay local income taxes to surrounding cities, which lowers the amount of revenue those cities need to collect via property taxes.  No residents of surrounding cities pay income tax to Beavercreek, since there isn't one, which raises the amount of revenue Beavercreek needs to collect via property taxes.  All Beavercreek residents pay a share of that increase.

The concept of a local income tax has been proposed in recent years to address those imbalances.  Click here for a discussion of how a local earned income tax in Beavercreek could work, if one is implemented in the future.


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