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Cuyahoga County Property Tax Rates by City

Cuyahoga county recently published 2023 property rates.  Property taxes are paid in arrears in Cuyahoga County which means that 2023 taxes are paid in 2024.  

I reviewed the list and here are the highlights:

  • the average property tax rate in Cuyahoga County is 2.58%.  Property taxes average around 1.10% in the United States as a a whole, and about 1.40% in the state of Ohio.  Cuyahoga county has the highest average rate in the state. 
  • about half of the states in the US have average property tax rates of 1% or to the rest of the country (with a few exceptions like Illinois and some areas of the east coast) our property tax rates are very high
  • the cities with the lowest rates in the county 
    • Brooklyn Hts (1.70%)
    • Cuyahoga Hts (1.70%)
    • Independence (1.84%)
    • Valley View (1.76%)
    • Westlake (1.94%)
  • the cities with the highest rates
    • Cleveland Hts (3.74%)
    • Garfield Hts (3.55%)
    • Maple Hts (3.16%)
    • Newburgh Hts (3.17%)
    • Shaker Hts (3.90%)
    • University Hts (3.76%)
  • Lakewood has been known as a high property tax city but at 2.63% is only slightly above average
  • Bay Village also has a higher property tax rate at 2.80%

For a full list of all tax rates in Cuyahoga County:

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