Preble County

Lavon Wright

Preble County Auditor
Auditor Portrait
Address:Preble County Auditor
101 East Main Street
P.O. Box 361
Eaton, Ohio 45320-0361
Phone: (937) 456-8148
Fax: (937) 456-8108
Hours: 8:00-12:30 until April 6th, 2020 - or until the “Stay at home” order has been lifted by the Governor.

The Preble County Auditor and The Preble County Treasurer will close their offices to the public effective March 19th, 2020.

This is a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We feel it is important to help protect the public and our employees in the midst of this expanding health crisis.

Our offices will continue to provide services to our residents, but it is prudent to limit public access. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will open back up to the public as soon as possible. We will have a drop box in the lobby of the courthouse where documents and or payments can be placed if you do not want to use the mail system.

We recommend using our website WWW.PREBLECOUNTYAUDITOR.ORG to obtain as much information as possible. You can make tax payments and download most forms through the website. You can email any questions or concerns for the Preble County Auditor to or to the Preble County Treasurer to You may also call for information, the Preble County Auditor at 937-456-8131 or to the Preble County Treasurer at 937-456-8140.

Thank you for your understanding in this unfortunate public health crisis.

Lavon Wright
Preble County Auditor

A message from your Preble County Auditor:

As Preble County Auditor and on behalf of my staff, I, Lavon Wright, would personally like to welcome you to the Preble County Auditor’s Office Web Site!

As an elected official, I believe my most important duty is to serve you, the people of Preble County. Thus, probably the most important feature of this web site is the wide range of services that can be obtained here. Another advantage of the web site is that, unlike the County offices, web sites have no office hours. Information on the home page will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This will enable those people who cannot get to our office during the traditional office hours to access information they need.

As County Auditor, my responsibilities are varied and extensive. I am the chief fiscal officer for the county as well as the tax valuation assessor. It is my job to see that the funds of Preble County are spent legally and that tax revenues are distributed properly, but I do not audit anyone. The Auditor of State has that responsibility. As tax valuation assessor, I am required to have each parcel of real estate valued at market value every six years. The Ohio Tax Commissioner typically orders a statistical adjustment three years later based on actual market sales in our County.

Our office processes various license applications on behalf of the State of Ohio, most notably dog license, as well as vendor license and retail cigarette license. We also administer several property tax reduction programs such as homestead and current agricultural use valuation.

As the county sealer of weights and measures, I protect both buyers and sellers by maintaining equity in the marketplace and can save the average household up to hundreds of dollars each year. Gas pumps or grocery store scales are inspected to make sure you get the quantity of the product you paid for. Look for the inspection seal.

I sincerely believe this web site will provide yet another valuable avenue for information to flow between my office and the people of Preble County.

Lavon Wright
Preble County Auditor

*****FRAUD ALERT*****

Lavon Wright, Preble County Auditor, became aware of a scam concerning the purchase of fraudulent dog license through an online website.

The bogus website claims you can purchase a dog license that covers the entire State of Ohio, but it does not give you a link to Preble County. It also claims to give senior citizens a discount. This is a scam.

Preble County does not sell dog license online, nor do we take credit cards. Consumers are advised that you must buy your license in the county that you live in. Locally, dog license are sold by the Preble County Auditor's office and can only be purchased at the county courthouse or (during December/January) from outside vendors, listed on my website. you may also print out a form from my website, to purchase your license by mail.

Again, we do not sell Preble County dog license online, nor will we accept a fraudulent tag.


Lakengren has had a lot of Auditor Parcel Combinations completed in the last few months.
Although the New parcel is showing all of the lots that were requested to be combined are in fact combined.

If you have questions, please contact the Auditor's Office.


The Preble County Auditor, Lavon Wright, with the support from Preble County Farm Bureau, would like to provide information regarding changes to Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV).
Click here for more information on changes to the Current Agricultural Use Valuation Program.

2010 Flood Zones can be accessed through the mapping section of the website. Select the Map link under "Property Search"

New! Tax Estimator - Estimate your property tax by taxing district and property value. Find Tax Estimator highlighted in red under "Links"

NOTE: Property Tax payments can be made through this site. Go to your property information, Tax tab and Balance then follow the prompts.

Download Tax Year 2019 Tax Rates Here.

NOTE: To begin using the system, click on the Searches link above, or simply use the QuickSearch feature at the top of the page. First time users can access the Online Auditor Help at any time by clicking the Help link above. Before using AccuGlobe Internet Edition, please review our browser compatibility information in the help pages.

Links to surrounding county Auditor websites:

GIS parcel shapefile last updated 3/26/2020 12:48:37 PM.
The CAMA data presented on this website is current as of 3/26/2020 7:23:09 PM.