Welcome to the website of Adrian Biviano, Trumbull County Auditor. This site is provided for access to public information in an effort to better serve the citizens of Trumbull County.
The county auditor maintains the integrity of financial administration of county government by overseeing the financial record-keeping for the county and to assure that all expenditures comply with the county budget. The county auditor must audit all bills approved for payment by the board of commissioners before checks are issued. All expenses must be legitimate with adequate funds to cover payments within each departmental budget.
The county auditor's office is broken down into various divisions in order to best serve the public. Within these divisions you will find personal property, board of revisions, manufactured homes, estate tax, and vendor, dog and cigarette licensing, just to name a few. Located within the navigation bar to the left of the screen are all divisions of the auditor's office with clickable links to information on each area.
July 17, 2014
*** HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION APPLICATION ***
Beginning with the 2015 tax year, new homestead exemption applicants will be subject to an income means test. Existing homestead recipients will continue to receive the credit without being subject to this test.
The application period for the program is open annually after the first Monday in January through the first Monday in June. The 2015 application period is January 6 – June 1, 2015. Application forms are as follows:
To qualify for the program, a homeowner must:
Own and occupy the home as their primary place of residence as of January 1 of the year for which they apply; and
Be 65 years of age, or turn 65, by December 31 of the year for which they apply; or
Be totally and permanently disabled as of January 1 of the year for which they apply, as certified by a licensed physician or psychologist; or
Be the surviving spouse of a person who was receiving the homestead exemption at the time of death and where the surviving spouse was at least 59 years old on the date of death.
Have a total income (for both the applicant and the applicant's spouse) that does not exceed the amount set by the law, which is adjusted annually for inflation. "Total income" is defined as the adjusted gross income for Ohio income tax purposes. The current maximum for the 2015 application period is to be determined.
Note: Homeowners who received a homestead exemption credit for tax year 2013 will not be subject to the income requirement even if they move to another Ohio residence. In other words, the grandfather status is "portable".
All homeowners who qualify for the homestead exemption will receive a flat $25,000 property tax exemption on the market value of their home. The exact amount of savings from the exemption will vary from community to community based on local tax rates.
If you are interested in filing a homestead exemption application, call our office at 330-675-2420 or visit our offices at 160 High St., Warren, Ohio. If you missed the 2014 deadline, you may still claim the credit for the missed tax year, but must wait until the 2015 application period to apply.
Those homeowners who already receive the homestead exemption do not need to reapply every year. However, if your circumstances change you must notify our office. A continuing homestead exemption application is sent each year to those homeowners who received the reduction for the preceding tax year. Please return this form only if there have been changes in eligibility status, e.g. you no longer own the home, no longer occupy it as your primary place of residence, or if your disability status has changed.
July 1, 2014
Auditor Biviano announces the release of the 2013 CAFR and PAFR Reports
The 2013 CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) and the 2013 PAFR (Popular Annual Financial Report) are now available for viewing. The CAFR report represents full disclosure of all Trumbull County's financial activities during 2013. The PAFR report provides a brief analysis of where the County revenues came from and where those dollars were spent in 2013.
February 14, 2014
Auditor Biviano Receives the CAFR and PAFR Award for Fiscal Year 2012
Trumbull County Auditor, Adrian Biviano, has once again received an award for the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) and the PAFR (Popular Annual Financial Report) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. The 'Certficate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting' received by the CAFR is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
December 10, 2013
Trumbull County Auditor Receives Continuing Education Award
Trumbull County Auditor, Adrian Biviano, is a recipient of the "Distinguished County Auditor" award, presented by the County Auditors' Association of Ohio (CAAO). The award recognizes County Auditors who have completed 100 or more hours of continuing education during their term in office. County Auditors are required to complete at least 24 hours of continuing education during their term in office. Auditor Biviano obtained his training in topics such as Valuing Real Property, Financial Audits, Certified Public Records Training, and two mandatory classes in ethics and substance abuse.
October 25, 2011
Auditor Biviano Receives 'Auditor of State Award with Distinction' from Auditor of State Dave Yost
The Auditor of State Award with Distinction is given to those entities that file an annual CAFR and timely financial reports in accordance with GAAP, as well as receive a "clean" audit report. The "clean" audit report means that your financial audit did not contain findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or any questioned costs.
October 25, 2011
The 2011 Tentative Reappraisal Values are available on our Property Search page. If you should have further questions please contact us (330) 675-2895.
Ohio Law requires the county auditor to reappraise all real property every six years and to update values every three years. In Trumbull County, the last reappraisal was completed in 2005, and the last update was in 2008, so 2011 is a reappraisal year.
Under Ohio Law, the county auditor does not raise or lower property taxes. Taxes are determined by the voters. The auditor’s responsibility is to determine a fair market value for your property, the price at which the property would change hands between a willing seller and a willing buyer.
Auditor Biviano and His Staff Receive Award for Excellence in Financial Accountability from Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor
Trumbull County Auditor Adrian Biviano's office has been recognized for its excellence in financial accountability for the fourth consecutive year with the Making Your Tax Dollars Count Award for having a clean audit in 2008. This prestigious award had been received by less than 5 percent of all Ohio governments. In the eight-county Youngstown region, Trumbull County is the only county to receive the award for 2008. << See Article...
Click here for article and photos of the presentation of the 2007 award by Ohio Auditor, Mary Taylor to Mr. Biviano.
September 1, 2008
***Safety Forces/Law Enforcement Redactment Form***
With the passing of House Bill 46 as stated in section 319.28 (B)(1), effective September 1, 2008, a "Safety Forces/Law Enforcement Redactment Form" is now available to those individuals who are employed in the safety forces or law enforcement fields. The bill entails that these individuals, if applicable, may request in writing that the Trumbull County Auditor's Office redact personal information of that individual from any records made available to the general public on the internet.
Special Note: This form is only to be filled out by those employed as a peace officer, parole officer, prosecuting attorney, assistant prosecuting attorney, correctional employee, youth service employee, firefighter, or EMT.
January 17, 2008
***Residential Rental Property Registration Notice***
Ohio Revised Code Section (R.C.) 5323.02 requires an owner of residential rental property to register a contact agent for that property with the county auditor's office within 60 days (including weekends and holidays) following the day a real property conveyance form for that property is filed with the county auditor. Failure to file this information in a timely manner may result in the assessment of a penalty of up to $150 against the property that is the subject of the violation. Click here for details or on the link below to obtain a copy of the form: