Property owners may be eligible for a reduction in their real estate tax valuation if their properties were damaged or destroyed as a result of the June 13 storm. State law gives county auditors the authority to reduce real estate values for properties that have been damaged or destroyed.

To take advantage of this reduction, DTE Form 26, the Application for Valuation Deduction for Destroyed or Damaged Real Property, must be completed and returned to the Pike County Auditor’s Office, 230 Waverly Plaza, Suite 200, Waverly, OH 45690.

Those that qualify will receive up to a 75% reduction on the valuation of the destroyed or damaged building(s). The reduction will be in effect for the 2022 tax bill, payable in 2023. The application deadline is Dec. 31, 2022.

DTE Form 26 can be picked up in the Auditor’s office or downloaded from the Forms section of the Pike County Auditor’s website at

Personal property loss, such as furniture, appliances, or vehicles, is not considered by the Auditor’s office. The value deduction is based solely on real property damage.

The Auditor’s office is available for questions at 740-947-4125 Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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