Effective Monday July 19th, Conveyance Forms and Fees will be collected in the Auditor’s office on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse.

When filing a Deed in Preble County you will…

1st take to Preble County Land Use Management, 1st floor, they will approve the Legal Description (other prior approvals may be needed if creating new parcels) and provide parcel number sheet.

2nd take to Preble County Auditor, 2nd floor, they will complete your Conveyance form and collect your conveyance fees.

3rd take to Preble County Recorder, 2nd floor, they will then record the Deed and collect recording fees.

Dear Preble County Taxpayers,

Due to the current environment of the COVID VIRUS, there will be some changes made regarding paying the first half real estate taxes for 2020 due in 2021.

I would like to encourage that payments be made using the following choices:

  1. Mail in your check along with the bottom stub on the tax bill.
  2. You may pay by credit card through the Auditor's web site (directions will appear on the top right of the tax bill). This transaction takes 5 to 7 business days to complete so you must plan ahead.
  3. You may also have the tax payment set up through your bank checking account. (online billpay)
  4. We also have a drop box inside the courthouse at the security desk that is available.
  5. You may also pay at the local banks and branches during their business hours. You can not pay at US Bank or Fifth Third Bank at this time.

If you need to contact our office regarding your tax bill or the delivery of the tax bill, call us at 937-456-8140. If you are requiring to come into the office, you will need to call and schedule an appointment. I will try to accomodate all requests and make sure you are in the correct location to get the problem solved.

As the County Treasurer it is my job to make sure that the payments received will be posted in an efficient and timely manner. We work very hard in this office to make sure that happens.

Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe.


Brenda White

Preble County Treasurer




Tenative Values are now available for your review.

Due to the Ohio Division of Tax Equalization Demand and Real Estate Sales Data analysis, values are higher than we had hoped. We tried our best to keep this value increase as low as possible, but unfortunately, we had to comply with the order or we would jeopardize County school funding. 

Please take time to look over your property value increase, that will affect your 2021 property taxes.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sean Maggard at 937-456-8131.

Thank you!

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101 East Main Street
P.O. Box 361
Eaton, Ohio 45320-0361

(937) 456-8148

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Preble County Auditor Open To Public
Sep 02 2020
Welcome to the Preble County Auditor’s Office Web Site!
May 15 2020

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.

Fraudulent Dog Licenses
May 15 2020

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.

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2010 Flood Zones

2010 Flood Zones can be accessed through the mapping section of the website. Select the Map link at the top of the page.

Tax Estimator

New! Tax Estimator - Estimate your property tax by taxing district and property value.

Links to surrounding county Auditor websites:

Darke County, Ohio Montgomery County, Ohio Butler County, Ohio