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Kent's Tax Rate for 2013 Rises Slightly

Here are the numbers that make up your property tax bill this year

Kent's tax rate will rise by almost 3 mills this year, according to data provided by The Plain Dealer and the Ohio Department of Taxation.

Homeowners in Kent will pay $2,100 for every $100,000 in home value this year, up from $2,017 last year, according to the database posted on Cleveland.com.

Overall millage stands at 68.57 this year, compared with 65.86 in 2012. That's an increase of 2.71 mills.

The increase represents a roughly $83 rise compared with last year.

The Kent City Schools get the largest share, with 49.38 mills costing $1,512 per $100,000 valuation.

The city gets the next-highest amount, or $281. The county collects 8.22 mills, which translates to $252 per $100,000.

For a more detailed look at Kent's tax situation, click here to see the Cleveland.com database.

Sa;;y January 23, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Yes, the tax rate is already up for 2013 and Kent City Schools want more..... I say, no more taxes... to the school's and the city of Kent.
Chris (Kit) Myers January 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM
My real estate taxes went from $1348 a half to $2237 a half. Next month my name will appear in the paper for tax delinquency because I can't pay that increase.
Teresa K. January 26, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Sa;;y: I'm for any kind of tax freeze for all of us in Kent. The city and schools are going to have to make do just like the rest of us. I dont know why any of us would vote for the school tax levy if the school system was able to get such high marks w/ distinction on the State Tests with no added funding. Does that even make sense?
Bethany Tipton Snyder January 26, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Teresa K - It doesn't make any sense to me to punish the schools for doing well. This levy will help ensure our schools keep doing well. A great school district helps everyone's property values.
Teresa K. January 26, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Bethany: who's trying to PUNISH who? That is such a telling statement to me that you- or anyone- would associate not wanting a raise in taxes as a PUNISHMENT to someone/something else. why can't it just be: we don't have the money. no punishment/ reward involved.

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